This function sends information about the terminal to the Moneris host and receives additional parameters and information from the host. The instructions below are for initializing your terminal the FIRST time. For instructions on performing subsequent initializations, see Re-Initializing Your Terminal.
IMPORTANT: If you have set up an optional external PINpad for use with your terminal, you must configure it on the terminal BEFORE following the initialization instructions below.
To initialize your terminal:
1. On the applications menu, select DEBIT & CREDIT.
The message "Activating App..." is displayed, then the transactions menu appears.
2. Configure the Terminal ID and your Merchant ID in the terminal (see Configuring Your Merchant and Terminal IDs).
3. Initialize the terminal:
a. On the applications menu, select DEBIT & CREDIT.
b. Press the green OK key to access the CONFIGURATION menu.
c. Scroll down and select Initialize.
d. When "Retain IDs?" appears, select Yes.
e. When "Transmitting...", "Receiving..." and "Please wait" appear on the terminal, please wait while the terminal communicates with Moneris. When the initialization is finished, "Init Successful" appears then the transactions menu appears.
f. If you have set up and configured an external PINpad, "WELCOME/BONJOUR" appears on the PINpad.
4. Do a Host Logon:
a. On the transactions menu, press the green OK key to access the CONFIGURATION menu.
b. Scroll down and select Host Logon.
c. Key in the manager password and press the green OK key.
"Logon Success" appears then the transactions menu appears.
5. Press the * (asterisk) key to return to the applications menu.
Your terminal is now ready to process transactions.