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 From:  "Marcel Wiget" <mwiget at mac dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Ticket Printer Project
 Date:  Thu, 20 Dec 2007 06:09:16 -0500
Alex,

instead of printing the vouchers individually "on the spot" when the
customer is asking for it, we're looking more into an easier way to have the
store/shop printing the vouchers in advance and simply hand them out on
request. That's where the Flex2 idea kicks in, where the hotspot operator
can "mass produce" vouchers.

This would also take away all those nasty issues with printer not
working/out of paper and also of not having to add yet another electrical
device to each point of sale.

The only downside I see so far with creating vouchers in advance is that
they might run out of vouchers and need to get to a web based terminal to
create a new batch.

Marcel

On Dec 19, 2007 11:03 PM, Alex M <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net> wrote:

> Well still POS is whole different story. Its like separate project. I just
> wanna hace something like DLink solution. I guess I just get my dlink
> hotspot and do the video so everu one get my point
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jakob Strebel [mailto:jakob at teamstrebel dot ch]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 1:35 PM
> To: Monowall Support List
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Ticket Printer Project
>
> Hello list readers,
>
> what about the following idea.
>
> We could write the voucher Printig code in Flex2 / Actionscript-3.
> (Flex2 runs in the Flash player as a virtual machine in all the popular
> web browsers and is platform OS independent)
> This code could be hosted in the M0n0 or stored on a external webserver.
>
> Here are some advantages:
> - The complexity of the M0n0wall would not increase.
> (we all like m0n0wall because it is kept easy and simple)
> This Flash application would talk to the stable voucher application done
> by Marcel Wiget.
> - This solution would use standard printer drivers.
> - Widely lower cost USB Label Printer could also be used.
> - Labels could also be printed on a standard Laser Printer. This would
> allow to print adds or useful stuff on the voucher.
> - optional flexibility, executing printing of vouchers trough the
> landing page of the captive portal. For identification, customer name
> and voucher code could be printed on the Voucher.(possible misuse could
> be  prevented by checking the MAC address of the guest PC who requests a
> voucher)
> - optional flexibility doing a web based self service terminal.
> - Some EU countries dictate by law the registration of user name.
> - By doing this the developement cycle can be independent of the release
> of m0n0
> - Landing page branding could easily achieved.
>
> I do not have any intention to interrupt the current discussion. I
> thought it would be worthwhile to look at alternatives to implement a
> flexible voucher printing solution.
>
> Best regards
> Jakob
>
>
>
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