March 5th, 2014
The SAM4s Tabby POS system is a unique system that operates on standard tablets and the iPad but is not cloud based. Most of the tablet and iPad POS systems on the market are cloud based and you pay a monthly subscription rather then pay for it, which results in a much higher cost to operate. With the SAM4s Tabby you own it and you can use over the counter hand held portable devices from Android or iPad to operate your POS.
The SAM4s Tabby is brought to you by the same company that makes the country’s best cash registers and they brought that experience into making the finest tablet POS system on the market.
One huge advantage of the Tabby system is scalability and potential growth . Because the Tabby is upgradable and not hardware dependent your system will always be able to be upgraded to have the latest and greatest features and functions in both hardware and software.
The SAM4s Tabby has not yet been released however is coming soon. For more details call us at 1-800-863-2274
February 28th, 2014
NCR Silver is a cloud based POS system designed for the iPad. This is a robust system that is very affordable and will help you grow your business. because NCR Silver is cloud based you can access your store’s sales and inventory information anywhere you have internet.
One of the most powerful aspects of NCR Silver is it’s ability to market to your existing customers. Email templates are built into the Silver software and allows you to create a special email for customers you have not seen in a while. All this just takes minutes whether you have ten customers or ten thousand customers.
NCR Silver is a cloud based system that is subscription based. Support is provided by NCR directly and so is the hardware warranty
If you need more information and you are looking for a POS system then give us a call at 1-800-863-2274
February 27th, 2014
|SAM4s SPS-530 FT cash register
The SAM4s SPS-530F cash register is a powerful register loaded with features for most every type of restaurant. The SAM4s SPS-530F is one of four registers in the SPS-500 series of registers. All of them operate the same with the same functions. the differences are the two 520 models have both a receipt and journal and the two 530 models have a single printer only. Both the 520 and 530 models come in a flat keyboard or raised keyboard versions.
When you buy a SAM4s SPS-530 FT register from National Business Systems at MSRP you will receive free basic programming and limited training. This is an easy machine to program as far as registers go, however keep in mind programing cash registers is a new to most people.
Need help deciding if this is the right cash register for you? Give us a call at 1-800-863-2274 and we will help you select the right one.
February 26th, 2014
Sometimes you can get a cash register stuck in a mode you just can’t get out of. It is often operator error but what matters is you are stuck, can’t figure out how you got there or how to get out. Most SAM4s cash registers have a procedure to perform an initial clear also know as an “init clear” This will return the SAM4s ER-650 back to an idle state given the fact there is nothing wrong with the cash register otherwise. This is not the procedure for every SAM4s cash register, this is specific to the ER-650 and ER-650R, do not try this procedure on another SAM4s register.
- Turn the power switch located on the right side of the register to the OFF position.
- Turn the control lock to the PGM position.
- Press and hold the key position where the SBTL key is located on the default keyboard layout.
- While continuing to hold the SBTLkey, turn the power switch to the ON position.
- The message “INITIAL CLEAR SERV”. will display momentarily when the initial clear is complete.
This procedure will not erase any programming, only clear the unknown state the register was in. If your memory is gone then something else is wrong with your cash register. Almost all SAM4s cash registers I have worked with have a similar procedure.
There is also a memory all clear that I may post later. The Memory all clear does in fact remove all data from the register.
Unlike Sharp cash registers the SAM4s machines do not require a special service key to perform the reset.
If you need support for your SAM4s cash register we can help, before you call please understand we do charge for our time. If you bought your register from us we do offer a level of free support, if you did not buy your SAM4s cash register from us please use the blog for free support or call and pay for service as needed. 1-800-863-2274
The above instructions are provided for free and use at your own risk.
February 25th, 2014
The SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register terminal is a hybrid model featuring a traditional raised keyboard along with a cutting edge 7″ color touch screen that work together seamlessly. When you first look at the 530 RT terminal you notice the large screen which sets this machine apart from the rest. The screen is used to make the cashier’s job easier and more accurate. The screen of the SPS-530 RT makes the owner/manager’s job much easier for programming and reporting.
The SAM4s SPS-530 RT cash register is best suited for a retail store with or without bar code scanning. Deployed with scanning you can have 60K UPC’s with the optional memory.
There are several great places to buy this model register. Try here
Make sure you buy your register from an authorized dealer that knows what they are doing. Don’t just buy from the cheapest place you find, often times those re-sellers have no idea what this machine is as they sell all types of POS. Use a dealer that specializes in SAM4s cash registers and all the options that go with them.
If you want to talk to people that know the SPS-530 RT very well you can call us at 1-800-863-2274
February 21st, 2014
The SAM4s ER-650 cash register has been discontinued for awhile now. It was one of the most popular registers SAM4s ever made and there are thousands still in us. The SAM4s ER-650 was made very well and no reason to not see a service life of 7 to 10 years maybe more. This machine is worth repairing in most cases unless maybe you blew up the main board.
Because of the demand we have experienced from customers looking for replacement keyboards we decided to offer them online. The keyboard is very easy to change for the average DIY repairman and the entire thing can be done in less then 10 to 15 minutes.
The SAM4s ER-650 replacement keyboard is available for $99.00 at the The cash register guys. If you want to order by phone call 1-800-863-2274
February 20th, 2014
|SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register
The SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register is the most advanced model on the market today. Why you might ask? Well the SAM4s company has been very aggressive in designing and bringing to market the most feature reach registers in the world. While they use to play second fiddle to Sharp or Casio they now are the lead dog in the cash register market.
The SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register is a hybrid cash register featuring a large flat keyboard which is very traditional cash register paired with a seven inch touch screen which is very high end POS thus creating a hybrid cash register POS system.
You really have to use the SAM4s SPS-520 FT to appreciate the simplicity and efficiency in which it works. What you will notice right away is the keyboard operates just like a traditional register, press a button it sells the item right. No big deal as we have all seen that right. Press another button and rather then sell an item it may bring up a window of 24 items! Example lets say you press the Sandwich button and now up on the touch screen 24 different sandwiches appear to chose from. Not only that but now you select a Turkey Sandwich from the touch screen, the screen no goes to which type of bread do you want, you select and it goes to type of cheese and so on and so on. This is what makes the SAM4s SPS-520 FT such a powerful cash register unlike anything else on the market.
This just scratches the surface of the technology loaded in the SAM4s SPS-520 FT cash register. This machine also features an SD card port for back ups and transferring data, CF slot for memory expansion, keyboard port, menu driven programming, optional credit card interface with the Datacap Twin Tran, optional gift card interface, kitchen printer, kitchen video, SAM4s software, and more. The SAM4s SPS-520 FT really is in a league of it’s own.
To find out if this register will work for your business call us at 1-800-863-2274
February 19th, 2014
SAM4s software is available for many of their cash registers. Often times this type of tool will help with your programming and set up of the cash register. In the case when you have hundreds or thousands of PLU’s or UPC’s SAM4s software can save you hours and hours of your time.
Another good reason to us SAM4s software for cash registers is to be able to take your “Z” reports from your PC, which of course will allow you to interface to other software packages like Quick Books or Excel.
Many cash registers can be polled remotely over the internet while others are better suited for a direct serial connection between the cash register and the PC with the SAM4s software installed on it.
A few of the registers and software options do allow for inventory control. The inventory works well however be prepared to put in the work an inventory system takes to be worthwhile. There is a hand held data collector available for the SAM4s software if you decide to track inventory along with programming and reports.
If you need help deciding on which cash register and software is for you or need support for a system you already own give us a call at 1-800-863-2274
February 18th, 2014
The SAM4s SPS-320 cash register is very popular for Food Service operations like Cafeterias, Quick Service, Concessions, Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Stands, Sandwich, Pizza, Coffee, Bakery, Deli’s, and Bars
The 150 Preset PLUs facilitate fast and accurate registrations. With 150 key locations, the flat, spill-resistant keyboard can easily accommodate large menus with preset keys for each item. Where
menus change daily with breakfast, lunch or dinner times, the key-sheet under the overlay is easily exchanged. A simplified check tracking feature is available for bars and cafes (local register only).
Each SPS-320 can support up to four devices including direct or modem PC communications, cash drawer, kitchen printer, slip printer, coin dispenser, scale, pole display, kitchen video, video surveillance, UPC scanner, liquor dispenser or DataTran™ integrated credit card interface.
Please give us a call to discuss how this cash register would work for your business 1-800-863-2274
February 17th, 2014
How do I stop the receipt from printing on the SAM4s ER-285M?
- Press the RECEIPT ON/OFF key to toggle the receipt status from ON to OFF.
- If the RECEIPT ON/OFF key is not present on your keyboard:
- a. Turn the control lock to X
- b. To turn the receipt off, enter 9 9, press the SUBTOTAL key. Enter 1, press CASH.
- c. To turn the receipt on, enter 9 9, press the SUBTOTAL key. Enter 0, press CASH.
- If the receipt is off, press the CASH key after the sale is complete to issue a receipt.
The SAM4s ER-285M is a great entry level cash register with a flat keyboard and thermal printer. The ER-285M has an optional credit card interface with the Datacap Twin Tran, which also supports Gift Cards.
If you have questions regarding buying or service for the SAM4s ER-285M please give us a call at 1-800-863-2274