Important Security Update

We have been advised by the company that hosts our electronic licence activation server that they have recently enforced some security updates that may impact the activation and deactivation of electronic licences from older operating systems.

“Industry standards now require increased security in encryption protocols to keep data safe. We are legally-obligated to comply ​with these increased security requirements, and doing so requires changes to our hosting infrastructure​.”

What Operating Systems are Affected?

Effectively immediately TLS 1.0 is no longer supported for secure connections to their licensing servers. Secure access to their licensing servers is only possible from systems that support TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2.

Here is a summary of the new operating system requirements:

  • Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer with Internet Explorer 11 or newer is required.
  • It is possible to use Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 with Internet Explorer 10, but users may need to adjust settings on their computer to enable support.
  • Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 R2 or earlier, or Internet Explorer 9 or earlier do not support the newer, required standards.

For operating systems that do not support TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 the activation/deactivation processes may fall-back to a less secure connection method. However, if this fails the only solution will be to update the operating system to one that is supported.

Note: This change only affects activations and deactivations. Licences that were activated prior to this change will continue to function normally.

Upgrade to Version 6

Hurry! Offer ends 31 July, 2018.

Do you have Uniwell Lynx software that is version 5 or older? If so, for a limited time we have an upgrade offer that is too good to miss! For just $49 you can upgrade to version 6.

Uniwell Lynx v6 Upgrade Feature Comparison

Consider the benefits of upgrading to Uniwell Lynx v6 …

  • Software improvements and new features
  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • Support availability (Versions 5 and older are now past their end-of-support dates)

Discounted upgrades to Uniwell Lynx v9 also available.

Interested? Simply, fill out and submit the form below …

AX/HX Firmware Upgrades

As part of their ongoing development, Uniwell Corporation release firmware upgrades for their AX/HX series POS terminals from time to time. These firmware upgrades include new features and/or fixes for known issues.

Your authorised Uniwell dealer can advise you about the firmware upgrades available for your system. However, it is important to check that firmware upgrades are compatible with the version of Uniwell Lynx you are using BEFORE upgrading. To assist with this we have added a firmware compatibility chart to the Supported POS Terminals page of our web site.

Uniwell Lynx Upgrade Promotion

Uniwell Lynx Upgrade Promotion

Do you have Uniwell Lynx software that is version 5 or older? If so, for a limited time we are offering discounted upgrades to suit all budgets! You can upgrade to either version 7, 8 or 9 for a reduced price.

Upgrading to a newer version of software gives you the benefit of additional features, ongoing software support availability and Windows 10 compatibility. You can read further about the benefits of updating your software here.

Contact your Lynx Software Reseller for more details and upgrade pricing or fill out the form below.

Free Upgrades to Version 9

All Uniwell Lynx Licence Status pages have now been updated. Follow the instructions below to find out if you are entitled to a free upgrade to Version 9.

  1. Open your Uniwell Lynx software
  2. Go to Help > Licence/Subscription Status
    Note: An internet connection is required to access your Licence Status page
  3. Check the Package entry on your Licence Status page
  4. If it is listed as Uniwell Lynx v9, Uniwell Lynx Enterprise v9 or Uniwell Lynx Lite v9 then congratulations you are entitled to a free upgrade to Version 9!

If you are entitled then contact your Uniwell Lynx Reseller to obtain your Version 9 licence. If not, then visit our Upgrades pages to find out more about the advantages of upgrading to Version 9.

Version 9 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Version 9!

What’s New in Version 9?

  • 10 New Programming Options
    • Tare Table, Sort PLUs, Menu Levels
    • Modifiers, Discount, Percentage
    • Adjustment, Tip, Discount Coupon, Paid Out
  • New Sales Reports
    • Meal Deal Report
    • Item Sales by Modifier Report
    • Period Sales Reports
    • Item Sales by Period Reports
  • Enhanced Data Entry
    • Redesigned data entry screens
    • More range editing
    • More powerful screen layout editing
  • Performance Improvements
  • And much more … click here for details

Upgrade to Version 9

 

Version 9 Preview – New Reports

One of the keys to a successful retail business is in-depth sales analysis so you know what you are doing well and where you can improve. The sales analysis reports in Uniwell Lynx have been designed to help you do exactly that. Consider some of the new reports that will be included in Version 9 …

Period Sales Reports

The Daily Sales Report has been replaced by a new Period Sales Report with Daily/Weekly/Monthly options. These reports provide a way to quickly analyse sales trends over time and the optional charts make it easy to visualise the trends.

Uniwell Lynx v9 Daily Sales ReportUniwell Lynx v9 Weekly Sales ReportUniwell Lynx v9 Monthly Sales Report

Item Sales by Period Reports

These new reports allow you to compare sales of particular items across 7 days, 7 Weeks, 7 Days of Week or 7 Months. Sales quantities, sales amounts or both can be shown on these reports and the summarise report option can be used to get an overview by supplier, location, POS terminal, group or price level.

Uniwell Lynx v9 Item Sales 7 Days ReportUniwell Lynx v9 Item Sales 7 Weeks ReportUniwell Lynx v9 Item Sales 7 Days of Week ReportUniwell Lynx v9 Item Sales 7 Months Report

Report Colour Scheme

As seen in the reports above Version 9 will also include a new Report Colour Scheme setting with three different colour options and one grayscale option.

Contact your Uniwell Lynx Reseller for more information about Version 9 or submit an enquiry via our Contact Us page.

Version 9 Preview – Data Entry Screens

The data entry screens for Items, Clerks and POS Terminals have been redesigned in Version 9.

Items

Removal of support for old Uniwell POS terminal models has made it possible to simplify the Item data entry screen considerably …

  • Programming options that are no longer relevant have been removed
  • Commonly used options have been moved to the General tab for quicker access
  • Tabs and layouts have been reorganised for more intuitive data entry

Uniwell Lynx v9 Modify Item General Tab Uniwell Lynx v9 Modify Item Type Tab

Clerks and POS Terminals

The Clerk and POS Terminal data entry screens have also been redesigned.

Uniwell Lynx v9 Modify Clerk Screen

Uniwell Lynx v9 Modify POS Terminal Screen

Version 9 Preview – Screen Layouts

In this post we will consider some of the improvements to Screen Layout programming that will be included in Version 9.

Button Layout 2

Version 9 will include support for programming Button Layout 2 and other settings for the Transaction Area of the display.

Uniwell Lynx v9 Modify Button Layout 2 Screen

Add/Modify Items and Clerk Captions

Version 9 will also include support for Adding or Modifying Items while editing Screen Layouts and an option to Update Clerk Captions.

Uniwell Lynx v9 Modify Button Layout 1 Screen

Automatically Update PLU/Clerk Button Clerk Captions

Two new options have been added to Preferences that can be used to Update PLU Button and/or Clerk Button captions automatically. If you enable these options then whenever you edit an item description or a clerk name the buttons in your screen layouts will be updated automatically.

Uniwell Lynx v9 Preferences Screen