Configuring a Magnetic Stripe Reader

  1. Select the property, click Setup, and then click Workstations.
  2. Double-click the workstation to be used with the MSR.
  3. Click the Options tab, and then click the Display/Security subtab.
  4. Select the appropriate MSR options.

    Table 41-5 MSR Workstation Options

    Option Description

    12 - Mag Card Entry Required for Employee ID

    Select this option to allow all employee ID entries at the workstation to be made by swiping a magnetic employee ID card. The workstation does not accept an employee ID number entered through the keyboard or touchscreen.

    50 - Mag Card or Fingerprint Scan Required for Employee ID

    Select this option to allow all employee ID entries at the workstation to be made using a fingerprint scan or by swiping a magnetic card. That is, employees must swipe a card or scan a fingerprint.

    51 - Mag Card and Fingerprint Scan Required for Employee ID

    Select this option to allow all employee ID entries at the workstation to be made using a fingerprint scan and by swiping a magnetic card. That is, employees must both swipe a card and scan a fingerprint.

  5. If you are using an encrypted MSR (for example, the MSR sleeve for Oracle MICROS Tablet E-Series 8-inch and 11-inch devices with Transaction Vault Second Generation (TV2G)), complete the following steps:
    1. Click the Hardware/Cash Drawer subtab.
    2. Select 55 - Enable Encrypted Magnetic Stripe Reader Support.

      After you select this option, you cannot turn it off. Before setting this option, ensure that the credit card processor or gateway supports encryption functionality.

  6. Click the Devices tab.
  7. Click Add, and then select a magnetic stripe reader from the Select Peripheral Device Type drop-down list.
  8. Select the COM Port Settings (if necessary), and then click OK.
  9. Click Save.