The Communications Setup menu can be used to select the method used for Simplify-POS, Simplify-host, and Simplify-HEM communications. This menu also allows Wifi and/or Bluetooth to be disabled.
Communication types selected on this menu can be configured under POS Setup, Network Setup and/or Wireless Setup.
Accessing Communications Setup
Note: the following screenshot was taken from a Move 5000 PIN Pad.
Select Communications Setup on the Elavon Main Menu to display the Communications Setup menu.
Note: All references to TCP/IP on Communications Setup screens refer to TCP/IP over wired ethernet.
Comm Option - Can be used to enable/disable Bluetooth to Base. Set to Bluetooth to enable or Use Others to disable. If enabled, TCP/IP over Bluetooth to Base will be used for POS to Simplify, Simplify to Host, and Simplify to HEM communications (configured settings will be ignored).
POS to Simplify - View/modify the communications type used between the POS and Simplify. Supported methods are:
- POS client to Simplify server using TCP/IP (default), Wifi, RS232/USB, Bluetooth to Base, or native Bluetooth.
- POS server to Simplify client using using the same methods as above with the exception of native Bluetooth. Only used for Pay@Table.
Simplify to Host - View/modify the communications type used between Simplify and the host. Supported methods are Simplify Client to Host using TCP/IP (default), Wifi, Bluetooth to Base, POSRoute and (displayed on Move 5000 only) GPRS and GPRS w/Wifi priority. Note:
- POSRoute sends Simplify-host messaging via the POS, using the communications type defined under POS to Simplify.
- GPRS w/Wifi priority uses GPRS if Wifi is unavailable. GPRS is not used if Simplify attempts to send a transaction by Wifi and encounters a communications error.
Simplify to HEM - View/modify the communications type used between Simplify and HEM (the Ingenico update server for Simplify). Supported methods: Simplify Client to HEM using TCP/IP (default), Wifi, and Bluetooth to Base.
Wireless Switch - Select to display a screen allowing the user to disable Wifi and/or Bluetooth to conserve the battery (applies to both Bluetooth to Base and native Bluetooth). If disabled, the corresponding icon will not appear in the Status Bar.