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EPOS to CCTV Journal Text Overlay Module

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Quick Overview

Add EPOS journal text overlay function to your DVR.

Some DVR's do not have the capability of intercepting the journal feed from your EPOS system. With the our new Text Overlay Module (TOM) you can now record your till activity and have it laid over your CCTV footage before it arrives at your DVR !

Now all your sales information is automatically recorded with your CCTV footage.

This is a hardware solution which will enable virtually any EPOS or CCTV software capable of throwing out data to either a customer display or a live journal port to feed the live sales data to your CCTV footage. The Text Overlay Module can be inserted between your terminal and the customer display, or in most cases directly to a seperate serial / RS232 port easily and overlay the sales data directly onto the CCTV footage.

This type of Module is already used in many convenience stores, bars and restaurants but the costs of such devices have always been high. Now due to demand we have produced a cheaper solution without loosing any functionality.

This solution can transmit one Jornal Feed per device attached and will not be restricted by your CCTV DVR or software.



EPOS Text Overlay Module suitable for virtually any EPOS system, any Cash Register and virtually any DVR System !!

Whilst there are a multitude of EPOS systems and software on the market, all operating differently, all with their different features, generally they all have the ability to keep the customer informed about the purchase in progress with a customer display. Unfortunately, many retailers fall victim to staff ringing through items incorrectly, or looking after friends etc and CCTV systems generally only display the picture of the camera above the till so most of the time this type of theft (It is theft) goes un-noticed.

These Text Overlay systems can accept a feed from a journal feed if your EPOS system boasts one, but where this isn't viable these modules can conect between the customer display and your EPOS system to provide your DVR with an overlay of exactly what is being rang through the terminal / Cash Register at the time. 

Key Features

  • Add EPOS journal text overlay function to your DVR.
  • Run as many Journal Feeds as you want (Multiple devices necessary) to monitor your EPOS live.
  • All transactions from the till are 'overlayed' onto your CCTV footage. When reviewing the CCTV you can see exactly what is going through the till !!

Each Text Overlay Module (TOM) can transmit one Jornal Feed per device attached and will not be restricted by your CCTV Software, that may limit the number of Journal Feeds you can view since the transaction data is overlayed onto the picture at source before your CCTV system gets the picture. All data is recorded on the footage and you can play it back live. 


Dimensions 176mm x 30mm x 104mm
Input Voltage 12 V (0.5A)
Video Input RS232 1VP-P 75ohm 1 Channel
Video Oputput 1VP-P 75ohm
Overlay Text Content British English, 
Text Display Mode With or Without Background Frame
Characters Per Line 20-64 Max
Maximum Number Lines 8
Display Position Top, Middle or Bottom
 Power Supply 12V, 0.5Amp
Interface Input RS232 Input, LPT Input, Video Input
Interface Output RS232 Output, LPT Output, Video Output


Point-of-Sale Integration. Are they buying what you’re selling?
POS integration (or till Interfacing) provides the ability to extract the data from a till that prints on a customer display or receipt printer and overlay this data on a video picture of the check out area. Most front end cameras are positioned to see the cashier, the cash drawer, items purchased and the customer. With all these elements recorded on your CCTV, any owner can review this scene and with one view verify the check out was legitimate.

How an Interface Stops Theft
The till interface as an overt (clerks and customers know the interface is in place an how it works) security system can deter theft by the fear of being caught along with a permanent record. This system as a covert (hidden system) will not prevent the theft but will record the event for later prosecution.

In either case, the till interface system will allow the recording of all transactions for later review for such thefts as sweethearting, substitute scanning, no rings, short changing, short rings, and pilfering.

Some example Types of POS Theft that can be caught with the Text Overlay Module

Sweethearting This requires an accomplice or sweet heart that loads up expensive items for check out. The clerk then either does not ring up certain items or rings up the items but charges a lower price than marked. This type of loss shows up later as inventory shrink.
Substitute Scanning This is usually a type of sweethearting that is done in stores that have scanning systems. The clerk fixes a scan tag of a low value item on their palm. When an item is scanned, the palm tag is read and not the actual item. Substitute scanning can also be done without a sweetheart. The correct value of the sale is collected from the customer and later pulled from the till near the end of the shift. This type of theft if viewed by a convention camera system looks like the clerk was ring correctly, but with the text overlay, the manager can instantly see the substitute scan.
No Rings This is where a clerk rings nothing up and makes change from an open cash drawer or from the top of the change drawer.
Short Changing This is where the clerk is actually cheating the customer by giving incorrect change.
Short Rings This is where a clerk rings up an incorrect amount for an items much lower than the actual value and either immediately pockets the extra money or pulls it from the till later. Usually the clerk does not complete the sale until the customer leaves. This is because if the customer asks for a receipt or challenges the price, the clerk can cancel the entry and ring up the correct on.
Pilfering Is taking money directly from the till and leaving the till short. This usually occurs when more than one clerk uses the same cash drawer.

Exception Reporting
As described above most of these theft practices require the ringing up of substitute or low value items or opening the drawer without a normal sale. These types of till transactions are called exceptions. A till interface can electronically watch for these types of questionable transactions and give a signal when detected. This signal can be in the form of an on-screen flag or alarm a DVR for later search or automatically turn on the camera watching that till and clerk. The most common type of exceptions monitored are no sale, voids, returns, refunds, cancels, purchases, payouts, low value sales and high value sales.

No Sales - This is the most common exception. Some legitimate uses are making change or correcting change mistakes. The No Sale is always a questionable transaction. Towards the end of a shift, whether the clerk was doing short rings or any kind of pilfering, will have to remove the accumulated money for that shift. All No Sales should be exceptions, and all in the last hour of a shift should be reviewed.

Voids - The void is used after the customer has left and the same transaction has been voided. The money is still in the till and will have to be removed either then or towards the end of the shift.

Returns/Refunds - This is usually questionable when no exchange is being made and cash is paid out. Items are pulled from inventory and fictitious refunds are given to one self, the clerk or a sweet heart.

Cancels - This is where a transaction is partially rung up. The clerk asks the customer for the money and if the customer does not ask for a receipt and leaves, the clerk cancels the sale. If the customer wants a receipt then the clerk finishes the transactions and gives the receipt.

Purchases or Payouts - This is usually in small convenience stores when they receive papers, or other non account deliveries. The clerk rings a payout and gives the vendor cash. The clerk can be in kahouts with the vendor and overpay and later collect or simply make the pay out for more and keep the difference.

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