News and Updates

Uniwell Lynx v9.06.0004

New Features

  • Support for seconds in Report Push Up to FTP filenames
  • Support for collecting sales from the REPORT_BACKUP folder of a USB drive attached to a HX terminal
  • FTP files that include time stamp in filename automatically renamed to consolidate into batches

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.

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 v9.03.0018

New Firmware Support

  • HX-5500/4500/4000-F3 v4.00

PostgreSQL Update

  • PostgreSQL updated to v10.4-1 in Enterprise version

 Other New Features

  • Support for data.ini file to set default data directory
  • Job Code description added to Attendance/Pay report in Labour Cost Reporting Add-On
  • Tare Table column added to Items data grid
  • Mobile added as a filter option on Customers data grid
  • Location filter added to Communications Log
  • French translation updated