Tuesday, June 04, 2019

SAM4s SPS series is being replaced with the SAP series

SAM4s SPS-520R Cash Register

The SAM4s SPS-500 series is being replaced with the SAP series from SAM4s. The SPS series included the following models.
  • SPS-520F
  • SPS-520R
  • SPS-530F
  • SPS-530R

All of the SPS models have been discontinued however there are a few remaining on the market. They have all been replaced with the revolutionary SAP Series. The new series are Android based registers that operate the SAM4pos app. This series include the following
  • SAP-530F
  • SAP-530R
  • SAP-630F
  • SAP-630R
  • SAP-4800II
  • SAP-6600
The SAP series powered by SAM4pos allows you to do things never before possible with a traditional cash register. Please visit or SAM4pos page for more information or as always give us a call at 800-863-2274

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Download cash register manuals and keyboard templates

If you are looking for a SAM4s cash register manual or keyboard template the cash register guys have posted dozens of them free on their website. You can find manuals, templates and in some cases even the PC to register software. Check here for your model, free cash register manual downloads.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Which bar code scanners work with my SAM4s cash register?

The folks over at the Cash Register Guys have made this video to help you select a bar code scanner for the SAM4s cash register.  Don't just buy one from Amazon or Ebay as they often are not the right model for you machine or will require programming. Go directly to the people that know everything about SAM4s cash registers.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

SAM4s cash registers and Kitchen Video Systems

E-Pad kitchen video for SAM4s
Kitchen Video System for SAM4s
SAM4s end-users often contact us wanting to know if their SAM4s cash register works with a Kitchen Video system (KVS). The answer of course is yes most of them do. If you really want to amp up the production level of your operation think about adding a KVS to your SAM4s POS system. Adding a KVS adds unbeatable workflow to your kitchen. There is a reason the big franchises have been using KVS for a long time. The information a KVS system provides you with will really tell you in real time how good your kitchen is.

The E-Pad KVS system is flexible allowing you to customize your system. For an example many operators will put a screen and bump box at the grill and another at the drive through window and often another at the drink or ice cream station.

For more information about adding a kitchen video system to your SAM4s system call us at 800-863-2274 or visit our E-Pad Kitchen Video informational page.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Clearing out the PLU not found Buffer on the SAM4s SPS-520RT register

This is one of the most common calls we receive. My register errors that memory is full. Unless your registers memory allocation was not set up properly this is probably not true. What is happening in most cases is you are adding UPC items using the PLU not found feature which is a great way to add them.

The error is misleading in this case. the memory that is full is the buffer holding the not found PLU's you just added. The maximum amount is 100 regardless of the amount of memory your register has on board.

Watch the video and we explain how to reset the buffer and get you back on track. Of course if you are not using the PLU not found feature to assist the programming of new items it can really indicate the memory has been filled. Even if that is the case don't panic, we can solve most of those cases too. Important thing to do in that case is nothing until you have spoken to an expert. We don't want you accidentally purging all the memory. For support for a fee call us at 800-863-2274, please don't call looking for free support as that is provided in the videos and other blog post. Support is chargeable unless you are under warranty or have a support plan. 

You can find many more self help videos and other resources for your SAM4s cash register here.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Help! My register is CLOSED on the SAM4s SPS-320, SPS-340 or the SPS-345

Backing up your SAM4s cash register Data

Most of the SAM4s cash registers on the market today can have their data backed up in several methods. If the model begins with SPS like for example the SAM4s SPS-2000 or SPS-520 the register can be backed up to a SD card, flash rom or computer. If the model begins with ER that there is a good chance that the register will have an SD card slot as well as a RS232 port to connect to a PC.

Almost all of the SAM4s cash registers sold in the last five years also come with free utility software that allows you to not only back up your register but program it too. That same software may also allow you to import files into the software for download into the register.

Sadly many cash register dealers won't give you the software when you buy the register. That is ridiculous as it is provided for free by SAM4s. If your dealer did not give you the software check out our resource page for the SAM4s cash register models and you may locate a free download of the software.

If not contact the dealer you bought it from and demand they give you the software. It cost them nothing and should have been included in the purchase.