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IBM Suremark 4610-TS1 Printer

 
 
 
 


4610-TS1 IBM SureMark Point of Sale Printer Model TS1


Abstract

The IBM 4610 SureMark Point of Sale Printer offers high performance and high function in a very compact package. It provides point-of-sale users with significant improvements in printing speed, quiet operation, open interfaces, and exceptional usability. These SureMark printers excel in flexibility by providing two printing mechanisms in one product. The thermal customer receipt station provides quiet, fast receipt printing. The impact document insert station provides printing of multi-part forms plus check printing and franking. When you add the SureMark's state-of-the-art check handling features, MICR reading and IBM's exclusive single pass check printing and franking, you have a printer that improves a retail operation's bottom line through shortened transaction times and improved customer service. Drop and load paper handling coupled with easy to load ribbon cartridges minimizes operator training time. The single pass check handling feature reads the MICR, franks the check, and prints the face of the check, all with a single insertion into the printer. This frees the operator to attend to the customer's needs, shortening the overall transaction time. Because the 4610 supports modular interface adapters, retailers have the flexibility to attach the printer to the platform that best meets their needs and ensures that their printer investment is protected. Today, RS-232 and RS-485 are available. The modular interface will enable retailers to migrate to new technologies, like USB, when they become available.

Combining fast print speeds (up to 52 lines per second) with high print quality, the ability to print logos and coupons, and resident barcode capability, the SureMark Thermal/Impact Printer is the product of choice for point-of-sale applications. Non-volatile memory (256KB) is resident in the printer to store fixed print data (graphic data such as logos and coupons), downloaded fonts and code pages, and it may also be used to store transaction data. Imagine the possibility of printing receipts which communicate marketing information to customers, in less time than it takes to print a plain receipt today.

The IBM 4610 SureMark printers can also emulate model 3 and 4 printers. Customers can replace the older model printers with 4610 SureMark printers and immediately reap the benefits of fast, quiet printing without any significant software changes.

Model Abstract 4610-TS1

The IBM 4610-TS1 is an administrative model for Supermarket customers who have non-IBM Point of Sale system units. It is functionally equivalent to Model TI1, the standard model, which features receipt and document insert printing with two-step check franking and printing. Supermarket customers who have IBM Point of Sale terminals installed should order the TI1 or TI2 models.


Highlights

The SureMark Thermal/Impact Printers offer:

  • Fast, quiet receipt printing making transactions quicker and improving in-store customer satisfaction
  • Single-pass handling of checks improving operator efficiency
  • Support for modular interface adapters (RS-232 and RS-485 are available today) protecting retailers' investments and enabling them to migrate to new technologies, like USB, when they become available
  • Drop and load paper and easy-to-load ribbon cartridge improving usability and reducing training expenses
  • Non-volatile memory and resident barcodes enabling printing of logos and coupons, opening marketing opportunities for retailers
  • Downloadable fonts and code pages giving customers flexibility
  • A small footprint enabling retailers to use valuable space for selling more merchandise
  • Emulation Mode for printer models 3 or 4 is standard feature.
  • Improved fonts, with support for downloadable fonts and code pages including the Euro character loaded in code page 858

Description

Improved Customer Service

Retailers are continually looking for ways to improve customer service and reduce transaction times. The SureMark printer can do both.

The speed of the receipt printer (up to 26 lines per second) coupled with the printer's non-volatile memory now enables retailers to improve and expand customer receipt data while at the same time improving throughput. These receipt data improvements are achieved by waiting until the end of the transaction to print the receipt rather than printing after the entry of each individual line item. This is enabled by the fast print speed of the SureMark printers.

Examples of these potential improvements are:

  • Combining like items so the customer doesn't have to search the entire receipt to see if he was charged for more items than were actually received.
  • Putting coupon information directly below the appropriate item so there is no confusion as to whether or not the savings were given.
  • Printing a receipt that is sequenced with all items purchased from a given department together, for customer convenience.
  • Printing a coupon with a percentage off the next purchase to encourage the customer to return to the store.

The quietness of the thermal receipt station improves customer satisfaction by eliminating printer noise that may annoy customers while waiting in line. This noise reduction also enables better communication between the cashier and the customer.

Investment Protection

The SureMark printers provide both the IBM RS-485 interface as implemented on the IBM 4680 and 4690 POS systems, and the RS-232 interface. Because both interfaces are provided on each printer, customers can choose the terminal platform that is best for them today with the knowledge that their printer investment is protected if they choose another platform in the future. In addition, customers with mixed terminal platforms can now roll out the same printer across their entire enterprise, thus enabling common printer training processes across the entire enterprise.

Because the 4610 can emulate currently installed model 3 and 4 printers, customer' software investments are protected. When customers are ready to take full advantage of the 4610's capabilities, they can do so without changing hardware.

Improved Usability

The drop and load paper handling and easy-to-load ribbon cartridge of the SureMark printer improves operator efficiency by reducing the amount of time needed to change printer consumables. To load paper in the SureMark printers, the operator simply drops the paper into the paper bucket with the edge of the paper extended on the feed roller, closes the top cover, and proceeds with the transaction. Usability improvements like these help reduce transaction time at the register and have a direct impact on customer service.

Improved Performance

The print speed of the thermal receipt station (up to 26 lines per second) not only speeds up the transaction time but also gives retailers the flexibility of using the receipt as an advertising tool. The speed enables retailers to print their unique logos, coupons and sales information on the receipt while still improving transaction time at the register. Retailers can now tailor the receipt to uniquely identify their store over other retailers.

Barcodes can be generated within the printer via simple datastream commands, improving throughput over application-generated barcodes.

Non-volatile memory in the printer enables performance enhancements when printing logos, fixed messages and coupons on a receipt. Rather than repeatedly sending the same data to the printer, the application just needs to identify which logo/message, etc. to print out of printer memory.


Product Positioning

The SureMark Model TS1 printer is designed for retailers who have implemented or plan to implement electronic journaling. There is no physical journal station in these printers. They are targeted to image-conscious retailers who require quiet printing at the front end of the store and need faster transaction times at the POS register. These printers will also appeal to retailers who wish to take advantage of an opportunity to market to their customers by using the printer's stored image capability for coupons and product logos.

The models 3, 3R, 4 and model 4R printers and printers meeting fiscal requirements will continue to be available for retailers who continue to use paper journals, require 86 column document insert or must meet governmental fiscal requirements.


Model

Model Summary Matrix

                *Single                       Up to                  Pass               Document  26 lps    Non-         Journal  Check     MICR     Insert    Receipt   Volatile Model    Roll    Handling  Reading  Station   Printing  Memory -----   -------  --------  -------  --------  --------  --------  TS1      No      No        No        Yes       Yes      Yes  (Administrative non-IBM Supermarket model for maintenance purposes.  Same as TI1) 

* MICR read, check franking and check printing in one pass.

Maximum

Not applicable.

Customer Setup (CSU)

IBM 4610 Point of Sale Printers are customer setup products.

Devices Supported

The IBM 4610 Point of Sale Printers support attachment of one IBM cash drawer.

Model Conversions

None.

National Language Support

The publication language may be specified. See "Publications" and "No Charge Specify Codes."


Technical Description

Thermal Printing

The thermal printhead is an in-line type with 576 heating elements. No scheduled maintenance is required. The printhead is not a customer replaceable part. Thermal printing occurs by placing a heating element against a thermally sensitive paper and by energizing the elements. Thermal printers print dot rows horizontally across the page, with 576 dots making up a single dot row across the paper. Printing continues row by row until the entire character is formed.

The thermal printhead is protected from overheating conditions through a duty cycle algorithm which slows printing after a preset thermal limit is reached.

The 4610 prints the customer receipt using the thermal print head. Documents are printed using the impact head.

Thermal Paper

The paper used in the thermal receipt station must meet the following requirements;

Width
79.5 +/-0.5 mm
O.D.
80 mm Max
Thickness
0.00225 +/-0.0003 in
Weight
14.7 +/-0.8 lbs (55 +/-3 gms/sq.meter)
Bekk Smoothness
400 +100/-50 seconds
Stiffness(Gurley)
MD(mg) 47 Max; CD(mg) 25 Max

The paper must be wound with the printing side facing out with outer edge glued to prevent unravelling. The paper should not be attached to the core in any manner. There should be 5-7 feet of red stripe at the end of the roll. Papers tested and verified to meet these criteria are listed on the following Web site: http://www.raleigh.ibm.com/rds/html/4610d.html'

Note that POS grade non-topcoated thermal receipt paper is recyclable.

Impact Printing

The document insert station uses an impact printing mechanism with a nine wire ballistic print head whose wires are oriented at a 45 degree angle. As the head transverses in a horizontal direction some or all of the wires are energized to form the various parts of the character.

Forms Specifications

The SureMark printers will accommodate single and multi-part forms (up to 3 parts). The maximum thickness of multi-part forms is 0.47 mm. The maximum thickness of the front sheet of the multi-part form is 0.08 mm.

The forms used in the impact station must meet the following size requirements if they are to be printed on both sides using the single pass feature:

Maximum Width
102 mm (4 in.)
Minimum Width
66 mm (2.6 in.)
Maximum Length
277 mm (10.9 in.)
Minimum Length
80 mm (3.14 in.)

Wider and longer forms may be used if they are not to be printed on both sides with the single pass feature.

Ribbon Description

The recommended ribbon is the Epson ERC 35. Several manufacturers offer replacements for the Epson ERC 35; among these are Infotech, Inc. (P/N RE35P - specify Black or Purple). Average ribbon life is 3 million characters.

Character Sizes and Specifications

  Characters per Line    80 mm wide receipt     Font A with 2 dot space             48     Font A with 3 dot space             44     Font B with 5 dot space             33     58 mm wide receipt     Font A with 2 dot space             35     Font A with 3 dot space             31     Font B with 3 dot space             25     Document printing     Font A with 2 dot space             52     Font A with 3 dot space             47     Font B with 3 dot space             37 

  Line Spacing (mm)/(lpi)    Receipt                            4.23/6    Receipt                            3.18/8    Document - Portrait                4.23/6    Document - Portrait                3.18/8                                       Impact         Thermal   Pitch                              ------         -------    17 CPI                Font A w/ 2.5 dot space    Font A w/ 2 dot space    15 CPI                Font A w/ 3.5 dot space    Font A w/ 3 dot space    12 CPI                Font B w/ 3.5 dot space    Font B w/ 5 dot space    Matrix (W x H)    Font A                              7 x 9        10 x 20    Font B                              7 x 9        12 x 24    Font Size (Dot center to center) (W x H)    Font A                           1.02 x 2.0     1.25 x 2.5    Font B                           1.28 x 2.0     1.50 x 3.0 

 Print Head   Dots                                9-Wires        576   Dot Size (mm)                      0.33 dia.     0.13 Sq.   Pitch (mm)                         0.25 Vert.    0.13 Hor.   Orientation                         45 deg      Horizontal   Print speed   6lpi                                 4.3 lps       19.6 lps   8lpi                                 4.3 lps       26 lps 

Resident Code Pages and Barcodes

The following code pages are resident in the printer;

  • 437 (US)
  • 850 (International)
  • 860 (Portuguese)
  • 863 (Canadian French)
  • 865 (Norwegian)

Additional code pages (two thermal and one impact) may be downloaded if needed.

The IBM 4610 Point of Sale Printers support the following resident barcodes via datastream commands;

  • UPC A/E
  • JAN 8(EAN)
  • JAN 13(EAN)
  • Code 39
  • ITF
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • Codabar
  • PDF-417

Memory Units

Non-volatile Flash Memory is used for multiple purposes.

Character Set Storage
80K (4 thermal,2 impact code pages)
"Fixed" Message Storage
8K
Logo or Graphics Message Storage
64K
E-Journal Data Storage
104K
Program Code/Resident Char. Sets
256K

Fixed messages are those that are printed on each receipt in a POS environment. Storing these messages in the flash memory greatly reduces the data transmission time to the printer and processing time of that data by the microprocessor. This is also true of graphics or APA messages which require a significant amount of transmission and processing time.

Flash memory can also be used as a storage place for customer data. This data could be Journal data and would be placed in E-journal data storage as a temporary storage place in the event of a terminal offline condition.

Communications Interfaces

The SureMark printers feature both a standard RS-232 and a IBM RS-485(TM) interface. The RS-232 supports 9600 and 19.2 KBaud rates. The RS-485(TM) operates at a 187.5 KBit data rate and provides for transmission of both power and signal. A single cash drawer port is also provided.

Physical Specifications

  • Width: 190.5mm (7.5 inches)
  • Width, with overhanging edge: 200.5mm (7.89 inches)
  • Depth: 272mm (10.7 inches)
  • Height: Front - 140mm (5.5 inches), Rear - 190mm (7.5 inches)
  • Weight Model TS1: 4.4kg (9.6 lbs)

>Operating Environment

  • Air Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
  • Relative Humidity: 8 to 80 percent
  • Regulatory approvals:

    • FCC Class-A Certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15 FCC (not for use in homes)
  • Noise level:
    • Operator position: 59 dB
    • Bystander position: 48 dB

Limitations

Because there is no physical journal station on the SureMark Model TS1, an electronic journaling application is required. Electronic Journaling eliminates the need to store paper journal tapes and the time-consuming task of searching paper tapes should the need arise.

Emulation Mode

IBM 4610 SureMark printers can emulate model 3 and 4 printers by attaching the SureMark printers to the terminals and completing the following steps:

  • Run the latest 4610 utility diskette
  • Select 'enable Mod 4 emulation'
  • Reload terminals

When the customer is ready to take full advantage of all SureMark features, such as printing clean receipts, barcodes, etc., rerun the latest 4610 utility diskette and reload the terminals.

Emulation Mode Limitations

The following limitations must be considered when using the SureMark printer to emulate the model 3 or model 4 printer:

  1. Printing the face of checks requires application changes. (Franking the back of checks should not require changes).
  2. Printing wide documents may require changes. The document station on the model 4 printer supports 86 characters, while the SureMark supports 47 characters.
  3. Journal commands can be ignored or stored in the printer's flash memory. This needs to be decided when the printer is initially configured. During normal operations, journal commands are never sent to the printer since it requires an Electronic Journaling application and has no physical journal station. If the application is set up to send journal data to the printer (for example, if the terminal goes offline) the customer can configure the printer to store the data in the printer's flash memory. The electronic journal data needs to be retrieved manually using a sequence of buttons on the printer. The data is printed to the customer receipt tape.
  4. There is no top document registration (documents must be inserted from the front).
  5. User defined special characters are not supported.
  6. Emulation mode does not support the model 4 double byte character set.
  7. Emulation mode is currently supported on 4690 and DOS systems. 4690 OS level 9740 or greater is required to use this utility.

Hardware Requirements

When ordering 4610 SureMark printers for connection to 4694 Model S04, a prerequisite no-charge feature may be required for attachment to that 4694 model.

For complete details of this requirement, refer to the 4694 Sales Page Hardware Requirements section and the model description for Model S04.

Communication cables are available for RS-232 attachment.

Drivers are available for attachment of the SureMark printers to the following systems through the RS-485 port.

                                                      (RPQ 8Q1238)  Operating                                             Point of Sale System                        4683    4693    4694    Attachment Kit ------------------------      ----    ----    ----    ---------------- 4690 OS (RS-485)               X       X       X            X DOS (RS-485)                           X       X            X OS/2 (RS-485)                          X       X            X Windows 3.1, 95, or NT                 X       X            X (RS-485) 

RS-232 attachment is available on 4693, 4694, and 4695 as well as other vendors' terminals, or personal computers, and does not require a driver. 4690 OS does not provide support for RS-232 attachment.

Software Requirements

Drivers for RS-485 attachment are available for IBM DOS, OS/2, 4690 OS, Windows** 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows NT. IBM 4610 SureMark printers require one of the following if using the RS485 interface:

  • IBM DOS 7.0 or later with POSS for DOS V1.5 or later (# 4940)
  • OS/2 3.0 or later with POSS for OS/2 V1.4 or later (# 4950)
  • 4690 Operating System Version 1, Maintenance level 9700.
  • 4690 Terminal Services for DOS, Maintenance level 9701.
  • Windows** Version 3.1 with POSS for Windows V1.2 or later (# 4960)
  • Windows NT V3.51 with POSS for Windows (# 4960)
  • Windows 95 with POSS for Windows (# 4960)

IBM Point of Sale Subsystem for Windows supports the OLE for Retail POS (OPOS), documented in the Application Programmers Guide Release 1.1.

This support is for Windows 95 and Windows NT Operating Systems only.

If the RS232 interface is used, there are no drivers required.

Application Requirements:

IBM provides application support in 4680/4690 General Sales Application, 4680/4690 Supermarket Application and Chain Sales Application.

If IBM applications are being used, customers must be at the following level of applications if running with 4690 OS:

  • IBM 4680 Chain Sales Application - product number 5669-212, maintenance level 9701. PRPQ P85534 (5799-QYP) is required.
  • IBM 4680-4690 General Sales Application - product number 5696-546, maintenance level 9701 plus APAR IR33228. PRPQ P85533 (5799-QYN) is required.
  • IBM 4680-4690 Supermarket Application - product number 5696-536, maintenance level 9701 plus APAR IR33229. PRPQ P85532 (5799-QYL) is required.
  • Electronic Journal Function for 4690 OS - PRPQ 5799-QXL.
  • IBM Retail Application - 5696-539.

4610 Installation Utility Diskette

The Installation Utility Diskette is available by downloading from the Retail Store Solutions Web page: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/

  • Select 4610
  • Select Installation Utility Diskette

It contains the following:

  • MICR formats data file and ability to update MICR formats (MICR formats are pre-loaded)
  • Font image creation utility program and download utility (Resident Fonts are pre-loaded)
  • Microcode image and download utility (Microcode is pre-loaded)

It is a non-chargeable feature but you must specify feature code 9400 at order entry to receive it.

Compatibility

The SureMark printer model TS1 uses the same RS-485 interface as Model 3 and 4 printers.

The program interface is changed from that of the previous printers.

The SureMark Printers can emulate the model 3 and 4 printers. See Technical Description for more details.


Publications

The User's Guide will be shipped with the printer if feature code 9521 is specified. Only ONE per store is recommended.

          Title                 Feature      Order Number  -----------------------------  -------      ------------  IBM 4610 SureMark Point of Sale  9521        GA27-4151   Printers User's Guide   IBM Point of Sale Subsystem      4940        SBOF-4842   for DOS   Driver Diskette 1 of 2                       SX27-3960   Driver Diskette 2 of 2                       SX27-3961   IBM Point of Sale Subsystem      4950        SBOF-4843   for OS/2   Driver Diskette 1 of 2                       SX27-3942   Driver Diskette 2 of 2                       SX27-3943   IBM Point of Sale Subsystem      4960        SBOF-6222   for Windows   Driver Diskette 1 of 4                       SX27-4005   Driver Diskette 2 of 4                       SX27-4006   Driver Diskette 3 of 4                       SX27-4008   Driver Diskette 4 of 4                       SX27-4034 

Note: Only the Ship Pack publications appear in the Sales Manual. A complete list of publications is provided in the PUBS section of HONE.


Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange

No Charge Specify Codes

                          Machine Description               Type     Models    Features  Part Numbers ------------------------  -------  --------  --------  ------------ Thermal/Impact Printer;  No MICR or check          4610     TS1                 38H7302  handling function  (Supermarket Version of  model TI1) 

No-charge Specify Features: --------------------------- 1.8-m Power cord -         4610     TS1        9511     6952298  Non-locking 2.8-m Power cord -         4610     TS1        9514     6952297  Non-locking 

Specify feature codes, when ordered for field installation via MES, are billable to the customer unless ordered with a chargeable feature. (Color and voltage changes are always billable.) If price is not in the price file, an RPQ should be submitted.

Publication

IBM 4610 Point of Sale Printers User's Guide

A no-charge specify code, #9521, can be selected with each model ordered to indicate that a User's Guide should be shipped with the order. Specify #9526 if no User's Guide is required. Only one per site is recommended and this is available only on the initial order.

Power Cords/Voltage

Power Supply - RS-232, feature #4930, is a universal type which will automatically accept both high and low voltages.

The country code of the order will be used to determine which power cord is shipped.

With each feature #4930, specify one of the following power cords:

  • #9511, 1.8m (6ft) with non-locking plug
  • #9514, 2.8m (9ft) with non-locking plug

Note: A 1.8m (6ft) power cord (#9511) must be specified for use in Chicago, Illinois.

Note: User must order RS-232 communication cable for RS-232 attachment.

Diskettes

4610 Installation Utility Diskette

The Installation Utility Diskette is available by downloading from the Retail Store Solutions Web page: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/

  • Select 4610
  • Select Installation Utility Diskette

It contains the following:

  • MICR formats data file and ability to update MICR formats (MICR formats are pre-loaded)
  • Font image creation utility program and download utility (Resident Fonts are pre-loaded)
  • Microcode image and download utility (Microcode is pre-loaded)

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

ADJUSTABLE TILL INSERT FOR FULL SIZE CASH DRAWER (#1092, P/N 4783880)

This till gives the customer flexibility to accommodate different size currencies. Coin and bill dividers are provided with the till, and can be adjusted up to 5 each. This till is for use with full size cash drawer features #3382 and #3383. A till cover is an optional feature (#6718) for the till and may be ordered separately. Prerequisites: None. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

40-CHARACTER VACUUM FLUORESCENT POST EXTENSION (#3348, P/N 93F1111)

Provides a 83.8mm (3.3 in.) extension to the standard height display post. This post is for useful for increasing the display height particularly when the display needs to be seen above a tall device like a Printer.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Max orderable per printer: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

VERTICAL TILL INSERT FOR COMPACT CASH DRAWER (#3369, P/N 10H3330)

This till is adjustable to accommodate most major international size currencies and can be adjusted with up to seven currency slots and nine coin slots. It is for use with compact cash drawer features #3380 and #3381. A till cover is an optional feature (#6719) for the till and may be ordered separately. Prerequisites: None. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

HORIZONTAL TILL INSERT FOR COMPACT CASH DRAWER (#3379, P/N 10H3370)

This till accommodates standard U.S. size currencies and had four adjustable currency slots and 5 coin slots. A till cover is an optional feature (#6719) for the till and may be ordered separately. Prerequisites: None. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

COMPACT CASH DRAWER WITH VERTICAL TILL INSERT (#3380, P/N 72H3808)

Provides a compact size cash drawer with a vertical till insert. The till is adjustable to accommodate most major international size currencies and can be adjusted with up to seven currency slots and nine coin slots. A media slot accommodates approximately a 5.0mm stack of documents. The cash drawer dimensions are: Height 130mm (5.1")/Width 330mm (13.0"/Depth 475mm (18.7"). The cash drawer color is Storm Gray. Cash drawer opening is under program control, with support provided when the printer is attached via RS-232 interface on the following Operating Systems (see Software support section for details): DOS, Windows NT/3.1/95, OS/2. Extra vertical till inserts (#3369) may be ordered. Prerequisites: A lock insert (#9202 through 9211) or a non-operating lock plug (#9200) must be specified with the order. A short cash drawer cable (#3386) or a long cash drawer cable (#3387) must be ordered. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

COMPACT CASH DRAWER WITH HORIZONTAL TILL INSERT (#3381, P/N 72H3809)

Provides a compact size cash drawer with a horizontal till insert. The till accommodates standard U. S. size currencies and has four adjustable currency slots and 5 coin slots. A media slot accommodates approximately a 27.5mm stack of documents. The cash drawer dimensions are: Height 130mm (5.1")/Width 330mm (13.0"/Depth 475mm (18.7"). The cash drawer color is Storm Gray. Cash drawer opening is under program control, with support provided when the printer is attached via RS-232 interface on the following Operating Systems (see Software support section for details): DOS, Windows NT/3.1/95, OS/2. Extra horizontal till inserts (#3379) may be ordered. Prerequisites: A lock insert (#9202 through 9211) or a non-operating lock plug (#9200) must be specified with the order. A short cash drawer cable (#3386) or a long cash drawer cable (#3387) must be ordered. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

FULL SIZE CASH DRAWER WITH ADJUSTABLE TILL INSERT (#3382,P/N 72H3806)

Provides a full size cash drawer with an adjustable till insert. The till gives the customer flexibility to configure the till to accommodate different sizes of currencies. A media slot accommodates approximately a 20mm (0.75 in.) stack of documents. The cash drawer dimensions are: Height 120mm (4.7")/Width 449mm (17.7"/Depth 475mm (18.7"). The cash drawer color is Storm Gray. Cash drawer opening is under program control, with support provided when the printer is attached via RS-232 interface on the following Operating Systems (see Software support section for details): DOS, Windows NT/3.1/95, OS/2. Extra adjustable till inserts (#1092) may be ordered. Prerequisites: A lock insert (#9202 through 9211) or a non-operating lock plug (#9200) must be specified with the order. A short cash drawer cable (#3386) or a long cash drawer cable (#3387) must be ordered. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

FULL SIZE CASH DRAWER WITH FIXED TILL INSERT (#3383, P/N 72H3807)

Provides a full size cash drawer with a fixed till insert. The till has five coin and bill compartments. A media slot accommodates approximately a 20mm (0.75 in.) stack of documents. The cash drawer dimensions are: Height 120mm (4.7")/Width 449mm (17.7"/Depth 475mm (18.7"). The cash drawer color is Storm Gray. Cash drawer opening is under program control, with support provided when the printer is attached via RS-232 interface on the following Operating Systems (see Software support section for details): DOS, Windows NT/3.1/95, OS/2. Extra fixed till inserts (#3879) may be ordered. Prerequisites: A lock insert (#9202 through 9211) or a non-operating lock plug (#9200) must be specified with the order. A short cash drawer cable (#3386) or a long cash drawer cable (#3387) must be ordered. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

SHORT CASH DRAWER CABLE (#3386, P/N 72H3810)

Provides a cable for use when the cash drawer and printer are to be integrated. Prerequisites: One of the following cash drawer features: #3380, #3381, #3382, or #3383. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

LONG CASH DRAWER CABLE (#3387, P/N 72H3811)

Provides a 3.8M (12.5 FT) cable for use when the cash drawer and printer are to be distributed. Prerequisites: One of the following cash drawer features: #3380, #3381, #3382, or #3383. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

FILLER PANEL, (#3455, P/N 42H1184)

Provides a plastic panel which allows the SureMark printers (which are narrower than previous models) to be positioned on wide-footprint cash drawers. For use with point-of-sale I/O configurations using the I/O Integration Adapter Kit for Cash Drawer, feature #3375 on machine type 4693 and 4694 or specify code #9305 on 4695 or the standard system unit I/O integrated fence which ships with the 4694.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Max orderable per printer: 99.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

FIXED TILL INSERT FOR FULL SIZE CASH DRAWER (#3879, P/N 4783879)

This till has five fixed coin and bill compartments and is for use with full size cash drawer features #3382 and #3383. A till cover is an optional feature (#6718) for the till and may be ordered separately. Prerequisites: None. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

TILL COVER LOCKING FULL SIZE CASH DRAWER (#6718, P/N 6316718)

The till cover fits into the fixed till (#3879) or the adjustable till (#1092). Maximum: 99. Prerequisite: None. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

TILL COVER LOCKING COMPACT CASH DRAWER (#6719, P/N 10H3340)

The till cover fits into the horizontal till (#3379) or the vertical till (#3369). Maximum: 99. Prerequisite: None. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

CASH DRAWER MOUNTING BRACKETS (#6725, P/N 13H9614)

Brackets used to mount cash drawers to the underside of a counter top. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

CASH DRAWER NON-OPERATIONAL PLUG (#9200, P/N 4783923)

Provides a plug to cover the keylock opening when no keylock is desired. Maximum: 99. Prerequisite: None. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installable: Yes.

CASH DRAWER LOCKS (#9202 THROUGH #9211, P/N 33G3352 THROUGH 33G3361)

Provides a lock for the cash drawer. The customer also has the choice of specifying a plug feature (#9200) instead of cash drawer lock features #9202 through #9211. Maximum: 99. Limitations: None. Customer Setup: Yes. Field Installation: Yes.

FC #4920, INTEGRATED PRINTER CABLE, (P/N 93F0533)

Provides a cable for use with the SureMark printers when they are positioned on top of a system unit in an integrated configuration for RS-485 attachment to an IBM POS terminal model 4683, 4693, 4694, or 4695. Cables used to attach models 2, 3, 3R, 4, and 4R printers to 4683, 4693 or 4694 POS system may be used to attach the 4610 to these terminals.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Max orderable per printer: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Any model of the SureMark printers.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

FC #4922, DISTRIBUTED PRINTER CABLE, (P/N 93F0534)

Provides a 3.8-m (12.5 ft) cable for use when the printer and system unit are to be distributed for RS-485 attachment to an IBM POS terminal model 4683, 4693, 4694, or 4695. Cables used to attach models 2, 3, 3R, 4, and 4R printers to 4683, 4693 or 4694 POS system may be used to attach the 4610 to these terminals.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Max orderable per printer: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Any model of the SureMark printers.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

RS-232 CABLE (2 METER) (#4931, P/N 01L1874)

Provides a 2 meter (6.6 ft) cable for attaching the SureMark printer to an integrated system unit via the RS-232 interface. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Maximum Number of Features: 1. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be used with #4932. Customer Setup: Yes. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes.

RS-232 CABLE (4 METER) (#4932, P/N 01L1875)

Provides a 4 meter (13.1 ft) cable for attaching the SureMark printer to a distributed system unit via the RS-232 interface. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Maximum Number of Features: 1. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be used with #4931. Customer Setup: Yes. Limitations: None. Field Installable: Yes.

Provides a +24 VDC (3.0 amps) power supply for the SureMark printers when the RS-232 communication interface is in use. It connects to the printer via an 8-pin DIN connector. When the RS-485 interface is in use, power is supplied by the system unit and feature #4930 is not needed. This power supply is the only supported power supply for use with the SureMark printers and it should not be used with other devices.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Max orderable per printer: 99.
  • Prerequisites: Any model of the SureMark printers.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None. Power cords are provided based on country code of the order.

Point of Sale Subsystem for DOS (POSS for DOS) (P/N 73G0940)

The POSS for DOS is a device driver publication for RS-485 attachment that supports IBM's point of sale input/output devices in a DOS operating system environment. POSS for DOS provides an efficient application programming interface (API) for the device drivers along with utility aids for application development, error reporting and recovery, and sample applications. POSS for DOS supports DOS environment Expanded memory use.

The drivers can be downloaded from the IBM Retail Store Solutions url: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/

Operating support for the POSS for DOS is provided by DOS 7 or later or DOS V. One POSS for DOS per enterprise is required when running DOS, however, it may be more convenient to order one per site or one per 4610. The user may make additional copies for use with each 4610 in his enterprise.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Max orderable per printer: 99.
  • Prerequisites: DOS 7 or later.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Mutually exclusive with features POSS for Windows (#4960) and POSS for OS/2 (#4950).
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

Point of Sale Subsystem for OS/2 (POSS for OS/2) (P/N 73G0950)

The Point of Sale Subsystem for OS/2 provides OS/2 driver support for IBM POS Systems and I/O devices which attach via RS-485. The Point of Sale Subsystem for OS/2 allows OS/2 POS applications to use IBM POS system units and I/O devices.

The drivers can be downloaded from the IBM Retail Store Solutions url: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/ Max orderable per printer: 99. One POSS for OS/2 per enterprise is required when running OS/2. However, it may be more convenient to order one per site. The user may make additional copies for use with each 4610 in his enterprise.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer.
  • Prerequisites: OS/2 2.1
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Mutually exclusive with features POSS for Windows (#4960) and POSS for DOS (#4940).
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: 1.2 megabytes of system memory should be available for Point of Sale Subsystem for OS/2.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

Point of Sale Subsystem for Windows (P/N 42H0080)

The POSS for Windows**, is a device driver publication that supports IBM's RS-485 attached point-of-sale input/output devices in a Windows operating system environment on the 4610. POSS for Windows provides an efficient application programming interface (API) for the device drivers along with utility aids for application development, error reporting and recovery, and sample software.

The drivers can be downloaded from the IBM Retail Store Solutions url: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/

IBM Point of Sale Subsystem for Windows supports the OLE for Retail POS (OPOS), documented in the Application Programmers Guide Release 1.1, which is distributed by the OLE for Retail POS Committee.

This support is for Windows 95 and Windows NT Operating Systems only. The POSS for Windows Subsystem version should be 1.2.1 or higher. Visit out website for the latest version.

Operating support for the POSS for Windows drivers is provided by Windows 3.11 One POSS for Windows per enterprise is required when running Windows. The user may make additional copies for use with each 4610 in his enterprise.

  • Maximum Number of Features: One per SureMark printer. Maximum orderable: 99 per SureMark printer.
  • Prerequisites: Windows 3.11, Windows 95, or Windows NT
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Drivers required: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Mutually exclusive with features POSS for DOS (#4940), POSS for OS/2 (#4950)
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Cable order: None.

Feature Exchanges

Not available.


Accessories

Magnetic Head Cleaner Package (IBM P/N 73G2600) can be ordered through IBM Boulder.

LOCK CHANGE KIT: Provides the ability to install and remove all standard locks. This is not needed for the optional cash drawer locks. For additional Lock Change Kits, order P/N 4783922.

COIN ROLL OPENER: A replacement for the Coin Roll Opener included with the Compact Cash Drawer, order P/N 10H3355.

Customer Replacement Parts

None.


Machine Elements

Not available.


Supplies

None required with the machine order. One roll of thermal paper and one ribbon cartridge are shipped with the product.

Diskettes

4693 Reference Diskette

The 4693 Reference Diskette provides the following support for RS485 and RS232 attached printers when attached to any model of 4693 POS terminal:

  • Printer Diagnostics
  • Printer Maintenance Adjustment Utilities
  • Microcode download utility
  • Microcode image file(s)

4694/4695 Service Diskette

The 4694/4695 Service Diskette provides the following support for both RS485 and RS232 attached printers when attached to any model of 4694 or 4695 POS terminal:

  • Printer Diagnostics
  • Printer Maintenance Adjustment Utilities
  • Microcode download utility
  • Microcode image files
  • README.DOC file

The README file will include instructions for automating the download process. This allows large customers to initiate a download from a host rather than manually updating each printer.

Installation and Utility Diskette

The Installation Utility Diskette is available by downloading from the Retail Store Solutions Web page: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/retail/

  • Select 4610
  • Select Installation Utility Diskette

  • For fonts, fixed messages and logos:
    1. Ability to create, edit and download
    2. File formats and sample files
  • For Microcode:
    1. Ability to download
    2. Latest Image file
  • For MICR formats:
    1. Data file of existing MICR formats
    2. Ability to update the data file
    3. Sample program (written in C) that customers can include in their application to access the MICR data file
  • README files

Each operating system platform (4690 OS, DOS, OS/2 and Windows) will provide the capability to download microcode and fonts. 4690 OS will not support the RS232 interface.

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Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

File Last Updated on Wed, 7 Apr 1999