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Documentation

Administrator
    00. Quick Setup
    01. Terminals and Applications
    02. Rates
    03. Customers
    04. Tickets (Time Codes)
    05. Pre-Paid and Post-Paid Sessions
    06. Shifts
    07. Point-of-Sale, cash drawer
    08. Goods and Stock
    09. Instant Messenger (Chat)
    10. License Key Management
    11. Power Management
    12. Daily Report
    13. Sales Report
    14. Traffic Calculation and URL Log
    15. Point-of-Sale. Receipt
    16. Options

 

Client Program
Reports
Web Reports
Web Reports by Email
Printer Watcher
Web Access
NComputing and Terminal Server Support
Wi-Fi Hotspot Support (Wireless Billing)
Wi-Fi White List
PayPal and Credit Cards Support
Customize Wi-Fi Pages
Valve Steam
Bandwidth Management
Game Console Billing
Advertisement
Database Cleanup
Language Editor
Database Workshop

Game Console Billing
(XBox, Nintendo, Sony PlayStation)

TrueCafe supports billing of game consoles such as XBox, Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, etc.

The idea is that you buy special AC modules which you plug your game consoles monitors into. The software turns on a monitor when you start a customer session and turns it off when you stop it or the pre-paid time is over.

1. Buy X10 modules

Contact X10.com (they have an online chat on the website) and get:

1. One computer interface CM15A

2. A number of AC appliance modules, one for every game console.

3. ActiveHome Professional software (provided for free).

2. Install X10 modules and software

1. Connect your X10 computer interface to your computer, plug in X10 appliance modules to your AC outlet, install ActiveHome Pro software on your computer. Plug in your game consoles monitors to the appliance modules.

2. Make sure that you can turn on/off any module (which means a console monitor) from ActiveHome Pro software:

3. Download and install X10 SDK

3. Add game consoles to TrueCafe

1. Download and install TrueCafe

2. Open TrueCafe main menu > Setup > Terminals. Add your game consoles to the list specifying X10 modules names (A1, A2, etc.) in the IP address field:

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4. Configure turn on/off commands

Open TrueCafe main menu > Tools > Options > Script tab. Specify turn on/off scripts:

"C:\Program Files\AHSDK\bin\ahcmd.exe" sendplc terminal_ip_address on

"C:\Program Files\AHSDK\bin\ahcmd.exe" sendplc terminal_ip_address off

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How this works

When you start a customer session on a game console icon on the server, TrueCafe replaces the terminal_ip_address command param with your X10 appliance module name and runs the following command, e.g.:

"C:\Program Files\AHSDK\bin\ahcmd.exe" sendplc A1 on

...which turns on the corresponding game console monitor.

Similarly, when you stop a session, the "turn off" command is executed.

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