I have a prospect who is planning on implementing RMS on a 3-register system,
but does not want to use a regular Ethernet wired network in their store
(small space, and don't want to have to run wires); they want to operate
using a wireless router and each register connected using USB wireless
I am VERY leery about using RMS on a wireless network. RMS gets really
cranky if it loses it's network / database connection for even a moment. The
POS application will switch over to offline mode, but it can be a hassle to
know when that's happened and to recover from it.
Also, Store Ops Manager does not have a offline mode, so you can't work
disconnected from the main RMS database and sync up later. I'm worried that
they could be in the middle of entering information, drop the wireless
connection, and lose what they've entered but haven't saved yet.
I would be very curious to know other people's experiences with using RMS on
a wireless network as a full-time implementation.
- posted 10 years ago