What's New in 18.104.22.1683
This release has the following new features:
- Genius Mini Support
- Copy/Import Profiles
Genius Mini Support
Prism users can use the Genius Mini device with iOS devices like the iPhone, iPod and iPad to take credit cards and gift cards as payment. This brings increased mobility to the Prism environment, making it easier than ever to ring up transactions in a variety of sales environments.
The Genius Mini device comes in two versions: A headphone-jack version and a Bluetooth version. This document describes the headphone-jack version of the Genius Mini device running Genius software v1.1.1. Testing was done on iOS devices running v.12.1.4 using an Apple headphone-jack-to-Lightning connector. Attach the Genius Mini Device to the iOS device using the headphone jack or a connector like the Apple headphone-jack-to-Lightning connector.
- Can be used with iPad mini, iPod Touch 6th Gen, and iPhone 6
- No line item display mode
- No transactions that require entry of a PIN (e.g. debit and EMV PIN)
- For gift cards, only redemptions are allowed (activation and add value transactions are not allowed)
- A workstation can only have one Genius device at a time; to add a different device, you must first remove the existing device's configuration
- Requires use of Portrait Layouts (Prism Node Preferences > Themes and Layouts)
Basic Steps for using Genius Mini with Prism
1. Install the RP Prism app on iOS devices as needed.
2. Select Genius as the EFT provider in Node Preferences > Transactions > EFT.
3. Edit the Workstation record of each Proxy and iOS device where the Genius Mini will be used. Select the "Use Genius Mini" checkbox in the HAL Preferences area.
4. Create transactions using the RP Prism app on the iOS device. When tendering transactions, select the "Swipe" option and swipe the card through the Genius Mini's integrated card reader. Alternatively, enter transaction details via manual entry using the Genius web transport interface.
Replication Profile Creation Enhancements
DevTrack ID #17475
The following changes have been made to simplify the process of creating and working with profiles at the POA for remote connections:
- Users can copy an existing profile, create a new profile at the desired location, and import (paste) the contents into the new profile
- All profiles are now displayed regardless of link status; the toggle button "Show Unlinked Profiles/Hide Unlinked Profiles" has been removed from the UI
Copy and Import Profiles
In early versions of Prism, users had to create profiles at each location. This process was tedious and error-prone. Now, users can copy an existing profile and then import (paste) the contents into a new blank profile at a different location. The only restriction is that the profile being created must be of the same type as the copied profile. This enables a user at a central location to create profiles and then assign the needed profiles to individual locations. This simplifies the profile creation process and helps ensure consistency.
When you display a profile in edit mode, at the bottom of the screen is a Copy button. Click the Copy button to copy the profile's contents to the clipboard.
Next, start a new profile of the same type that was copied. At the bottom of the New Profile screen is an Import button. The Import button is only available if you are creating a profile of the same type (e.g. Prism-to-Prism).
If you click the Import button, the contents of the copied profile (except the Name) are copied into the new profile.
Enter a Name for the new profile, make any other needed changes and save the profile.
Add/edit/delete profiles on Connection Screen
Previously, a technician would use Remote Desktop to go into each individual server to create/edit the profile. This was very time consuming and added significant support costs to Prism deployments.
Profiles can be created, edited and deleted from the connection screen.
- When a profile is linked, the delete button is disabled
- Delete and edit functionality are disabled for internal profiles (core resources)
- When creating or editing a profile from the connection screen, the profile type is auto-detected based on the server and connection type
Show/Hide Linked Profiles Button Removed
In previous versions of Prism, users had to go into the Connections area, click a "Show Unlinked Profiles" link and then link one or more profiles to the connection. This toggle link has been removed. Now, all profiles are now displayed regardless of link status. Users still must click the checkbox to link the profile to the connection.
Linked profiles are always displayed first, in alphabetical order, followed by un-linked profiles, also sorted alphabetically.