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HotSpot printer

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:34 am
by OKNET
There are many hotspot commercial products that come with their own thermal printer to create user account and print voucher simply at a button press.

There is one from Handlink claimed to work with routerOS hotspots

But...how can I build my own printer system with my own  parts ??
A few considerations:
Is there a support in routerOS for an attached printer ?
If not, does this Handlink product exchange a particular protocol with MT machine ? or are they simply commands to user manager as we do with userman webpage via browser ?
How can I create such requests i.e. with a networked PC in order to automatically create user and print voucher to PC printer (it could be a raspberry or beaglebone or arduino with its USB printer)

Anyone hasn't tried this yet ?

Thank you 

Re: HotSpot printer

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:48 pm
by rcourtney
You can buy printer mechs OEM.   They are pretty cheap on the web and if you have the ability, use an Arduino.

Image

http://bildr.org/2011/08/thermal-printer-arduino/

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10438

I designed mine for a hotel that had an existing EPSON POS printer and touch screen terminal using the Mikrotik
API and Qt.

Re: HotSpot printer

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:07 am
by omi
There are many hotspot commercial products that come with their own thermal printer to create user account and print voucher simply at a button press.

There is one from Handlink claimed to work with routerOS hotspots

But...how can I build my own printer system with my own  parts ??
 
Handlink WG-500p printer works like a charm with MT - has its own MT FW to flash it with - we have tested that many times.

you can buy at:

http://www.wifishop.com.cy/WG-500P_PM__ ... 97725.aspx

Re: HotSpot printer

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:11 am
by ahmedsaber81
You can buy printer mechs OEM.   They are pretty cheap on the web and if you have the ability, use an Arduino.

Image

http://bildr.org/2011/08/thermal-printer-arduino/

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10438

I designed mine for a hotel that had an existing EPSON POS printer and touch screen terminal using the Mikrotik
API and Qt.
HI rcourtney ,
i want to contact you to make thermal printer for my hotel and it s intersting for me please give me your contact or help me to build thermal printer with touch screen terminal using the Mikrotik Api