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iPad Barcode Scanner 8/19/2010 5:39:02 PM

The OPN-2002 bluetooth barcode scanner quickly connects to the Apple iPad and functions like an external keyboard device.  This barcode scanner is small, lightweight and survives drops to concrete by the fact that it weighs a couple ounces.  The lithium ion battery is recharged via a USB cable and will power the scanner for a few days of moderate use.

We sell the scanner for $314 and they’re currently in stock.

http://www.posguys.com/mobile_computers_6/Opticon-OPN-2002_947/

Tags: Barcode Scanners 2010 Opticon 2010 iPad Barcode Scanner

What Hardware Works With QuickBooks POS? 8/10/2010 4:15:18 PM

So, you bought QuickBooks POS software…what peripheral devices work with it?

Intuit will only support hardware they sell. They will only provide support to customers who have these specific models of hardware. (Actually, they don’t have to support any hardware they do not sell directly… even if it is exactly what they sell, themselves!)

With that said, in real life, the customer will probably receive support with hardware that is on the compatibility list when using Intuit support. NOTE: Even if other brands of hardware will work, if they are using hardware that is not on the QB compatibility list QB WILL NOT HELP THEM. So that’s something important to keep in mind. Here is the link to QuickBooks POS Hardware Compatibility List:

http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/pages/inproducthelp/pos/posv6_basic/qbpos_equipment/compatible_equipment.htm

Now, suppose you want a piece of hardware that is not on their list…can you make it work?

At POSGuys.com we support what we sell. So, even if the brand you buy from us is not on the list, we will do our best to get it to work. We carry many brands and models of printers, scanners, pole displays, etc. We want your business and will work hard to get it and keep it!

www.posguys.com

Tags: Uncategorized Hardware Compatibility List pole displays printers quickbooks POS scanners

What Hardware Works With My Software? 8/2/2010 7:24:34 PM

What Hardware Works With My Software?

Finding what receipt printer, scanner, magnetic card reader, computer, touch-monitor, scanner, pole display, cash drawer, barcode label printer, scanner-scales, or programmable keyboard can be used with a specific point of sale or inventory application, can be daunting.

Here is a rule of thumb:

First, call or check the website for the application you are using and want the hardware for. Most of the time barcode scanners, card readers, and keyboards with built-in card readers will not somewhat less problematic (although there are always exceptions so check anyway). Receipt printers and barcode label printers are most always the most problematic.

The reason is that your software vendor has tested certain equipment successfully with their applications. So, when you call their tech support department, their techs can tell you what might be wrong with either the application or the hardware because they know how a certain piece of hardware will act with their system. On the other hand, if you have installed a different brand or model than the ones specified on your vendor’s hardware compatibility list, then the tech would probably say something like: “Sorry, I cannot help because I don’t know if the hardware works with our software.”

And, as always, if you need help related to anything point of sale, contact:

www.posguys.com where we always provide friendly, expert advice!

Tags: Uncategorized barcode label printer cash drawer computer magnetic card reader pole display programmable keyboard receipt printer scanner scanner-scales touch-monitor

August 2010 News on the Barcoding Industry

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