Integrated EFTPOS connects a terminal directly to a POS system. Either by a cable (USB, Serial or Ethernet), or wirelessly using Cellular, WiFi or Bluetooth. A final transaction amount is sent from the POS directly to the payment terminal, saving time and reducing operator keying errors.
Typically, a receipt is printed by a dedicated printer attached to the POS. This receipt will likely include both the items sold, and the transaction details.
Key benefits of having the terminal integrated into your POS:
- No manual inputting
- Reduced risk of Fraud
- Faster sales process
- Reporting capabilities
- Ease of reconciliation
POS connectivity - corded
Connecting the POS cable
Corded integrations with a POS can use one of the following cables:
All cables can be easily connected and disconnected to the terminal by following the instructions in the video below.
If your POS is integrated via Cloud EFTPOS Desktop or EftposPlus Enterprise, you can connect the QT850 to your POS using USB. Quest can supply a USB A cable which will connect to your PC, laptop or USB hub.
The terminal is powered over the USB cable and does not require an additional power adapter.
Serial (RS232) cable
If your POS is integrated via Cloud EFTPOS Desktop or EftposPlus Enterprise, you can connect the terminal to your POS using a serial (RS232) connection. Quest can supply a serial cable with a DB9 connector, which can connect to your PC, laptop or USB to DB9 serial adaptor.
When utilising a serial cable, a 12VDC power supply is required.
If your POS is integrated via the Cloud EFTPOS API, you can connect the terminal to the internet over your wire Local Area Network (LAN). Quest can supply a terminal connected ethernet cable with an RJ45 connector
When utilising a Quest ethernet cable, a 12VDC power supply is required.
Only use Quest 12VDC power supplies
Using a non-Quest power supply could damage your terminal and void your warranty. Please only use the power supply provided with your terminal.
POS connectivity - wireless
Below are the wireless connectivity options available. WiFi and Bluetooth is available on all terminals. Cellular is a build option and is optionally available on some terminals.
Wireless integrations with a capable POS include:
Bluetooth (BLE, Classic)
4G / Cellular
WiFi is an option in most modern POS systems. WiFi connections are very robust and should provide good connection between your POS and terminal.
Bluetooth would typically be used if your POS system is iOS or Android tablet or smartphone based (perhaps using our Airpay POS application)
Cellular allows 4G connectivity using any Australian telecommunications provider. A SIM card is required, which may be supplied with your unit by Quest or your Quest partner. Contact Quest or your Quest partner if you are unsure if your device has 4G connectivity.