Installing a touch screen
These instructions are provided as general guidelines for installing a touch-screen monitor for use with Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS). The actual steps for your device might happen in a slightly different order, include additional or fewer steps, or vary in other ways. Consult the installation instructions provided by the device manufacturer for details.
Turn off the computer.
Unpack the touch screen from its packaging and make sure all the parts are there.
In addition to the monitor, these parts might include a power cable or AC adapter; a VGA or DIVX video cable for connecting the device to the computer; a USB, PS2, or serial cable that allows the touch screen to simulate mouse input; and an installation CD-ROM.
Note: If the video and USB, PS2, or serial cables are not included, be sure to obtain the exact cables recommended by the manufacturer.
Connect one end of the video cable to an available video port on the computer.
If necessary, connect the other end of the video cable to the back of the touch screen.
Connect one end of the mouse-input cable to an available port on the computer.
If necessary, connect the other end of the mouse-input cable to the back of the touch screen.
If necessary, connect the power cable or AC adapter to the back of the touch screen.
Plug the other end of the power cable or AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
Turn on the computer.
If Windows detects the new hardware, follow the on-screen instructions.
If a CD-ROM came with the touch screen, insert it into the disk drive and follow the on-screen instructions.
In some cases, the touch screen will work as soon as you plug it in. However, you should still install and run the software that came with the monitor to make sure the screen is properly calibrated.
Make sure you are using a device driver that is compatible with your current operating system.
Test the touch screen by making sure the controls you touch with your fingertip or pointing device activate just as they would with a mouse.
Configure the touch screen in Microsoft Dynamics RMS.
In Store Operations Manager, open the properties window for the register where the device is installed. On the Touch Screen tab, select the check box to enable the device and, if desired, select a keyboard configuration.
For more information, return to the tutorial and click View instructions for configuring devices in Microsoft Dynamics RMS.
To test the device with Microsoft Dynamics RMS, log on to Store Operation POS, and then touch one of the function keys on the screen. For more information, return to the tutorial and click Learn about testing devices with Microsoft Dynamics RMS.
You can turn on the touch-screen keyboard. Press CTRL+F6 (Display), click the Touchscreen Keyboard tab, and then select the Show Touchscreen Keyboard check box. Click Window to change the size and position of the keyboard.
If the touch-screen keyboard covers up part of the transaction screen, press CTRL+F6 (Display), click the Transaction Screen tab, click Window, and then reduce the value in the Height box. Select the Show resizable border check box to make it easier to make additional adjustments to the window size.
If you want a different layout for the keyboard, or if you want to feature different POS functions on the keyboard, you can create a new touch-screen keyboard in Store Operations Manager. On the Database menu, point to Registers, click Keyboards, and then click New. (For instructions for adding keys to the new layout, click the Help button.) To enable the new keyboard on the touch screen, follow the instructions in Step 13 above.