Following table contains terms used in this documentation.




Cashier (when using cash register application, or manager using admin application).


Cash register (either stationary application for desktop operating systems, or mobile application for mobile operating systems such as android or iOS) or any other application within PORTOS ecosystem.


Merchandise article.


Food order. Until order is paid, food order is addressed as opened ticket. After order is paid (and receipt is printed), food order is addressed as closed ticket.


Food preparation request, that is created after articles are added to ticket. Example: user (cashier), based on customers request, adds plu article(s) to ticket, which leads to order creation, that is being handled by cook.

order processing

Process of printing/indicating food orders (to kitchen printers or kitchen displays)

ticket closing

Process of printing fiscal receipt (transition from opened ticket to closed ticket).

fiscal device

Receipt printer that prints cash register receipts (part of ticket closing procedure).

order endpoint

Kitchen printer or kitchen tablet. An device/application, usually located in kitchen, that handles food orders.

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