This is the information that appears in the thin grey bar underneath the menu grid. It is important to note that some of this information is presented in the form of function buttons that can be turned on and off.
Station – Displays the terminal number i.e. POS 1, POS 2, etc. For a standalone system, default station will be the terminal name.
Receipt – Shows the current status of the receipt printer. In the off mode, tax invoices are not printed automatically at the end of each transaction. This is to save thermal paper at the receipt printer. When the printer function is set to on, an invoice will be printed after every transaction.
If there is a receipt automatically printing after each transaction, this function button may have been turned on.
Surcharge: Off/On – Displays the current surcharge status of the station. In the off mode, no surcharge amount is added to the bill. Toggling to the on mode, a predefined surcharge (percentage of the total bill – eg. 10%) is added to the total of every transaction. This function is useful on public holidays and other days where the cost of goods rises to a premium.
Price – Shows the current price set in operation. Every item in ImPOS has three price sets. While only one is required, an item with two or more price sets configured can have scheduled price changes at set times. A common example of this is happy hour at a bar. Drinks on a Tuesday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm are discounted, and the system changes these prices accordingly, governed by rules entered via the back office software.
Price: Normal - specifies that the default price set (1) is in operation.
Time – Displays current date and time. This information is gained from the operating system of the terminal.
Holding Feature - In some circumstances it is necessary for an order be held back until everyone on the table has placed their order (eg. in a bistro). The holding feature will hold the printing of the order for such times. To enable this feature, click the Hold (off) button on the order information screen.