I have been working hard at it not to only get this solution but to get the best approach at this integration. I do alot of restaurant surveillance and most systems my clients pay thousands for and never use because its too complicated. The one I have here is absolutely perfect, so easy to use. You can just type in “register open” and you can see all days register opens in 30 minuets.
Here is cost overview::
1 Milestone Xprotect Camera License $150
1 Milestone Transact License $450
! Serial to Tcp/Ip software license $100
1 Server computer with a decent cpu and 4gb+ ram. Cannot be the same one as the register where it will grab receipts from.
1 IP Camera (Hikvision is pretty cheap and good) $100-$200 (Could find a cheap one of ebay but it needs to be ONVIF Compliant.
My Setup Fee $200 for everything as long as you have samba setup already and can give me teamviewer control and you have enough computer skills to follow my setup directions. Also note that I am an official Milestone reseller so you wont be able to get their software anywhere online unless they sell it illegally.
Also Milestone does offer a 30 day trial for all of the software ($700) so you could give it a try before you buy it but I would still have to charge you labor since the setup is the same.
BTW thank you for your creativity with the print jobs on samba. @emre Your the reason I was able to get this done. How you designed the printing was genious. Now Im just waiting on my sub items and some type of universal order tag button on the side capabillity It is features like these that other expensive programs had more then samba but that is all changing