CCTV POS Integration
Point-of-Sale Text Overlay for Viewtron Security Camera DVRs / NVRs
Viewtron CCTV DVRs and Viewtron IP camera NVRs support POS integration for text overlay. The integration allows store owners to overlay the text from their point of sale system over their security camera recordings. These surveillance systems are compatible with older analog CCTV cameras, HD-over-Coax security cameras, and network IP cameras. Our DVRs and NVRs are natively integrated with AVE, Optima, Hayley, and SAM4S POS systems. However, most other POS systems use a similar text format and will also work.
Please note that if you do not yet have a point of sale system but you do have a Viewtron DVR or NVR, you can demo the POS integration by downloading this
POS Installation with IP Camera NVR
The above diagram shows how a POS register with network capability can be installed with a Viewtron NVR and IP camera. The point of sale / cash register is connected to the same network as the network video recorder. This is done by connecting both devices to the same network switch or router using CAT5 or CAT6 network cable. The IP camera can also be connected to the switch or it can be connected directly to the Viewtron NVR (because the NVR has built-in PoE ports).
POS Installation with CCTV Camera DVR
This installation diagram is almost the same as the IP camera system, except this system uses a BNC security camera. It can be an analog CVBS camera or an HD-over-Coax camera. The camera is hard wired to the CCTV DVR using RG59 coax cable. The point of sale system is connected to the same network as the DVR (same as the NVR installation above).
POS Installation with RS-232 to Ethernet Converter
Some point of sale systems can not directly output cash register text to an IP network. They do not have a native Ethernet network connection. However, almost all POS systems and cash registers have a serial / RS-232 output. For these systems, CCTV Camera Pros supplies this RS-232 to Ethernet converer box.
DVR / NVR Setup
After your POS system is connected to the network, follow these instructions to configure your Viewtron DVR / NVR. The interface is identical on Viewtron DVRs and NVRs, so the setup is the same.
From the main menu, select System.
Next, select POS settings from the sub-menu.
Next, set "Enable" to "On". Then, click on the Configure button under Connection Settings. On the Connection Settings screen, enter the IP address of your POS system and the port that it broadcasts register text on. Then, click OK.
Next, click on the Configure button under Display Settings. Then, click on Display Position. Using the mouse, draw the area of the camera screen where you want the POS text to overlay. Click OK.
Next, click on the Configure button under Trigger Camera. Choose one or more cameras where you want to text overlay to appear. Click OK, then Apply.
When you return to the live view of your security cameras, you should now see the point of sale text overlay on the camera(s) that you configured.
If you do not yet have a POS system, you can experience a demo by downloading this
POS simulator for Windows PCs. After you download the file, unzip it. The Zip archive contains the POS generator (POSGenerator.exe) and three text files with sample POS data.
You can edit any of the test.txt files to customize the POS text however you require.
Run the POS simulator by double-clicking on the POSGenerator.exe program.
When the generator starts.
- Click on the 3 dots to select the sample data file that you want to use.
- Click on the Option button and fill in the IP address of your Viewtron DVR / NVR. The default POS port is 9036. Check the Loop checkbox so that the text runs continuously in a loop. Press OK.
- Click Output Start to start the simulator.
If you already configured your DVR, you should see the text overlay on your camera feed. Please note that you can select AVE for the manufacturer on the DVR's POS settings screen. The others will work too though.
Learn more about Viewtron Security Camera DVRs / NVRs
Learn more about the latest
Viewtron Hybrid Security Camera DVRs and NVRs for IP cameras with built-in PoE here.
Works with Analog CCTV, Network IP, and HD BNC Security Cameras
Users can mix and match different camera technologies. This is perfect for customers that have existing CCTV cameras and want to upgrade to high definition over time. Hybrid iDVR-PROs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.
4K security cameras
- AHD Cameras (720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 4K / 8mp / 4K)
- HD-TVI Cameras (720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 4K / 8mp / 4K)
- HD-CVI Cameras (720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 4K / 8mp / 4K)
- Network IP Cameras - ONVIF compatible IP cameras up to 4K resolution supported
- Analog CCTV Cameras (all analog resolution supported including CIF, D1, 960H)
Complete Security Camera Systems
These complete security camera systems are compatible with POS systems for text overlay.
CCTV Camera Pros can also provide a custom surveillance system quote that includes any Viewtron DVR or NVR model. We can include security cameras, cables, connectors, power supplies, and monitors. We can even mix and match IP cameras and HD BNC security cameras because Viewtron DVRs are hybrid. This means that they work with just about any type of security camera. As you have probably already seen on our website, we have 2, 4, 8, and 16 camera surveillance systems in pre-made packages. However, it is not possible for us to package up every combination and quantity of all the different camera models that we carry. So, we can also provide you with a custom quote with as many cameras as you need and a mix of any combination of camera model(s) based on your project requirements. Please
request a quote when you are ready.