Supported Device Classes (POS for .NET v1.14 SDK Documentation)

3/3/2014

Microsoft Point of Service for .NET (POS for .NET) v1.14 represents the 36 peripheral devices identified in the Unified Point of Service (UnifiedPOS) v1.14 specification by abstract Interface and Basic device classes. POS for .NET also provides nine abstract Base device classes that further implement core POS functionality specific to those particular device types.

Hardware vendors use the device classes to create Service Objects that link their peripheral devices to the applications.

Interface Classes

POS for .NET supplies Interface classes for all 36 UnifiedPOS devices. The Interface classes provide the entry points as specified in the UnifiedPOS specification, but offer minimal functionality.

Basic Classes

POS for .NET Basic classes contain basic functional support for all 36 devices. Basic classes provide generic support for opening, claiming, and enabling the device, device statistics, and management of delivering events to the application. In addition, each Basic class contains a set of inherited and protected methods that can be implemented by the Service Object.

Base Classes

For the nine primary UnifiedPOS device types, POS for .NET supplies fully functional Base classes that extend their corresponding Basic classes with device-specific members. You could think of these classes as enhanced or extended Basic classes. Because Base classes provide a nearly complete implementation, Service Object developers should derive from these classes whenever possible.

UnifiedPOS Devices and POS for .NET Device Classes

The following table lists the UnifiedPOS devices with their equivalent POS for .NET Basic and Base device classes (where applicable).

UnifiedPOS Device Interface Class Basic Class Base Class

Belt

Belt

BeltBasic

Biometrics

Biometrics

BiometricsBasic

Bill Acceptor

BillAcceptor

BillAcceptorBasic

Bill Dispenser

BillDispenser

BillDispenserBasic

Bump Bar

BumpBar

BumpBarBasic

Cash Changer

CashChanger

CashChangerBasic

Cash Drawer

CashDrawer

CashDrawerBasic

CashDrawerBase

CAT - Credit Authorization Terminal

Cat

CatBasic

Check Scanner

CheckScanner

CheckScannerBasic

CheckScannerBase

Coin Acceptor

CoinAcceptor

CoinAcceptorBasic

Coin Dispenser

CoinDispenser

CoinDispenserBasic

Electronic Journal

ElectronicJournal

ElectronicJournalBasic

Electronic Value Reader / Writer

ElectronicValueRW

ElectronicValueRWBasic

Fiscal Printer

FiscalPrinter

FiscalPrinterBasic

Gate

Gate

GateBasic

Hard Totals

HardTotals

HardTotalsBasic

Image Scanner

ImageScanner

ImageScannerBasic

Item Dispenser

ItemDispenser

ItemDispenserBasic

Keylock

Keylock

KeylockBasic

Lights

Lights

LightsBasic

Line Display

LineDisplay

LineDisplayBasic

LineDisplayBase

MICR - Magnetic Ink Character Recognition

Micr

MicrBasic

Motion Sensor

MotionSensor

MotionSensorBasic

MSR - Magnetic Stripe Reader

Msr

MsrBasic

MsrBase

PIN Pad

PinPad

PinPadBasic

PinPadBase

Point Card Reader / Writer

PointCardRW

PointCardRWBasic

POS Keyboard

PosKeyboard

PosKeyboardBasic

PosKeyboardBase

POS Power

PosPower

PosPowerBasic

POS Printer

PosPrinter

PosPrinterBasic

PosPrinterBase

Remote Order Display

RemoteOrderDisplay

RemoteOrderDisplayBasic

RFID Scanner

RFIDScanner

RFIDScannerBasic

RFIDScannerBase

Scale

Scale

ScaleBasic

Scanner (Bar Code Reader)

Scanner

ScannerBasic

ScannerBase

Signature Capture

SignatureCapture

SignatureCaptureBasic

Smart Card Reader / Writer

SmartCardRW

SmartCardRWBasic

Tone Indicator

ToneIndicator

ToneIndicatorBasic

See Also

Reference

Microsoft.PointOfService
Microsoft.PointOfService.BaseServiceObjects

Concepts

What's New in POS for .NET v1.14

Other Resources

POS for .NET v1.14 Features