Captive service

Ive seen bits and pieces, I think you even passed the link to it.

Is that an actual goal now, to have fully functional POS that runs through browser apps? Or did I got it wrong?

That sounds like a really expensive setup haha

It wasnt really that it ran in browser… that was more of a demonstration that it could. It was how it was being built. It was a true hybrid it could run on cloud or local. It had a very unique distributing load.

Here was a quote Emre not too long ago said to me in staff forum.

“I’m working on finding ways to integrate SambaPOS to SambaDNA. It will take a little more time but I think we have things to do by making SambaPOS tasks work like SambaDNA cards :wink:

He was on to something and it was really going to be groundbreaking. We can hope someone else can pick up his work some day. I think SambaPOS team has a lot on their plate.

I am too wrapped up in my own thing going on but there were few clients that asked me about similar setup. I guess I am really looking forward on how that comes out. Especially if it was groundbreaking stuff!

I was actually recently speaking to a tech enthusiast about the future of POS systems. When the day comes and you order from a holographic interface directly from your table. A bit far fetched but I am sure we will be there in 10 years time. :smile:

Can I have access to staff forum? Haha
I would love to be more informed. :wink:

I dont doubt that for a second.

Really not much in there… it was mostly just Emre, Q, and Me shooting the bull and making fun of random forum members… lol seriously there was not much in there. Emre was very open about SambaPOS.

Aw never been this hurt in my life :sweat_smile:

P.S. Sorry for hijacking your thread, I am slightly bored today haha

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I’ve done quite a bit on captive portals. It’s a good way to capture info if that is a motivation.

I have used this before, just watch it though they charge based on users per month. I mentioned this in a few posts on the forum before.


Ive discussed our solution before.
Currently we use pfsense which is independent to hardware/access points etc and powerful with radius option. Although data collection is currently disabled since GDPR.
My unifi solution with GDPR acceptable setup is still a work in progress. It will use WordPress as the user system and auth users back to unifi via the systems API.

I signed up with hotspotsystem but man their service agreement is a little intimidating lol. 9 pages


I thought you were a unifi fanboy but not sure where I got that from. I am a strong supporter of their APs, solid centeral you controlled and can be afordably sourced on eBay. Great when you have 14 off APs like we do at the hotel.

It also mentions a free account but it makes it seem like you have to subscribe so I got a little concerned.

They were also a bit odd about some “normal” things - they took payments automatically from your card every 3,6,12 months depending on the plan you subscribed - nothing strange there - but if you wanted to change the card they took payment from, there was a few $ fee for doing that! First company ever I saw doing that!

Well I setup a new Verizon onetalk phone system and was talking to a rep about a redundant 4g backup internet system that would kick in automatically. He recommended the cradlepoint. So after researching it I really liked it.

Yeah but if I recall the free account is pretty restricted in what you can do with it. When we used it, we used the social plus plan, the lowest priced one above the free plan.

When we used it for a client, it was a few years ago now, it used to be you could force a Facebook check in to get access to free wifi, very useful for marketing. However not long after Facebook changed their policy and stopped allowing forced check ins.

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The drayteck modems support a backup connection via USB modem or seccond WAN port if that’s important. Although over the air internet choices are more limited in US I believe. UK is lucky to have a wide choice on that front.

I have business cell phones from Verizon already so all I pay is $10 to add a Sim card to my unlimited account and I put it in my cradlepoint. So for $10 month I have a 4g backup system that kicks in instantly if my main internet goes down.


It wasn’t cheap cost me just under $500 I think $486 or so for the router.