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What is The Difference Between Setting UP a Hardware profile in Register VS Setting it in Hardware Station?

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Greetings dears!

I started learning commerce and I'm enjoying the journey but I'm having some confusions in Commerce set up.

Hardware profiles can be set in 2 places:

1- in register level

2- Store level under Hardware station fast tab.

I'm confused on how I can select a different hardware profile in hardware station and in registers.

Can someone please explain to me the use of hardware profile in register vs hardware station?

Thanks in advance! 

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    P Jackson Profile Picture
    P Jackson 1,560 on at
    RE: What is The Difference Between Setting UP a Hardware profile in Register VS Setting it in Hardware Station?

    Hardware station

    Navigation: Go to Retail and Commerce > Channels > Stores > All stores. Select a store, and then select the Hardware stations FastTab. The Hardware station setting is a channel-level setting that is used to define instances where the peripheral logic will be deployed. This setting at the channel level is used to determine characteristics of the hardware station. It's also used to list hardware stations that are available for a Modern POS instance in a given store. The hardware station is built into the Modern POS programs for Windows and Android. The hardware station can also be deployed independently as a stand-alone Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) program. In this case, it's accessed via network.

    Hardware profile

    Navigation: Go to Retail and Commerce > Channel setup > POS setup > POS profiles > Hardware profiles. The hardware profile is a list of devices that are configured for a POS register or a hardware station. The hardware profile can be mapped directly to a POS register or a hardware station.

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