For badge printing the kiosk tablet prints to the printer via a intermediate Windows service.
This Windows service application must be installed on the premises on a Windows server or workstation. The printer to print on must also be installed on that Windows server or workstation.
The kiosk tablet connects to this Windows service via the local network, and prints to the installed printer.
The following image shows how this works:
Installation on the Windows server / workstation
First install the printer on the Windows server/workstation, and make sure the printer works correctly.
We assume the Windows server/workstation has a fixed ip-address.
Now download the latest version of the BrightBooking Badge Printing Service, via this link.
Follow the installation steps and the configuration tool will start automatically.
Take note of the network port number, and the API key.
Configure the kiosk
The following step is to let the visitor registration kiosk know where te find the BrightBooking Badge Printing Service.
We assume you already activated the visitor registration kiosk.
Now find the device representing the kiosk you want to configure in the menu Settings > Devices and click the device to edit it.
Change the 'Printer' setting to 'Badge print service', and additional configuration option will appear:
- 'Hostname / IP': the hostname or ip-address of the Windows server / workstation. If needed you can also supply the portnumber of the BrightBooking Badge Printing Service you've configured, using this notation: [hostname/ip]:[portnumber]
- 'API key': the api key as configured when installing the BrightBooking Badge Printing Service.
- 'Windows printername of Badge Printer': the exact name of the printer as it is installed on the Windows server / workstation.
Testing the settings
The kiosk will load the configured settings in a few moments, from that moment on, you can test the configuration in the settings menu of the kiosk. Testing is only possible from the kiosk, not from the portal.
Go to the display device settings, at the bottom extra buttons appear to test the printing configuration.