On April 5th 2015 Microsoft is set to release the new Surface 3 tablet. The big change with the Surface 3 vs. the two previous versions of the Surface tablet is the operating system. The Surface 3 runs full Windows 8.1 (w/ Windows 10 upgrade when available) NOT the RT operating system that required app store purchases instead of full Windows programs. So, as long as your software supports the specs on the Surface 3, you could potentially use it as your point of sale station.
Is that a good idea?
In a word, yes! The Surface 3 has a few things going for it that most Windows tablets don't.
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Question: Alex Smith wanted to know "can I print pdf or word documents onto thermal paper using this device? thanks"
Down below is a sample of images printed from standard Microsoft software on the Epson TM-T20II. Note, as in any printing application when you are printing text as a rasterized image the edges get fuzzy. To avoid blurry text use the built in printer fonts.
Answer as seen on YouTube: The TM-T200II uses windows drivers so you can print to the printer from a pdf but keep in mind that the document may be cut off or scaled down if the document isn't formatted for a receip...
Datamax-O’Neil has now been officially acquired by Honeywell joining previously available auto-id manufacturers Metrologic, Intermec, and LXE. Datamax’s extensive industrial, desktop and mobile printer portfolio substantially increases Honeywell’s printer product offerings.
Click HERE for Official Datamax Merger Announcement
This move is a strong one for Honeywell to round out its product line. The Metrologic acquisition was the first purchase and it gave Honeywell a great start in the AutoID/Barcoding/Point-of-Sale market as Metrologic had a rock solid profile of laser barcode scanners li...
Honeywell just recently pre-released a new bluetooth barcode scanner the Honeywell 1020g-bf that boasts that it is battery free. While most electronics do require a power source of some sort whether that is by plugging it into the wall, using a battery, or creating energy with a crank of some sort, there does need to be electricity of some sort. In this case instead of using a battery to power the unit they are using super capacitors.
To quote Honeywell:
Battery-free wireless technology completely eliminates the battery,
replacing it with a super-capacitor capable of achieving full-charge
Introducing the first pocket/keychain barcode scanner by Honeywell. Motorola/Symbol have had small battery operated barcode scanners for quite some time, but Honeywell is finally getting into the game with their own keychain scanner which they are calling a pocket scanner.
Details are still coming out but for now what we can tell you as of 2/18/15 is that it will have bluetooth, it scan 1D and 2D barcodes, it can scan off of screens like cell phones, a 750 mAh Li-ion battery capable of 2,250 scans per charge and 12 hour use time, and an IP42 environmental sealing. (details may change)
Aldelo Touch, restaurant software for the iPad, has some specific hardware requirements. The reason for this is easy to understand because an iPad only has one port to plug cables into. Every piece of POS hardware used with an iPad must be able to connect to the software by non-cabled methods like BlueTooth or Wi-Fi. Aldelo tested the following devices for compatibility to ensure smooth restaurant operations.
Aldelo Touch Compatible Printers
In order for a printer to be accessed by Aldelo Touch it must be found on the network. The two ways to connect the printers to the network are either ...
The LS2208 Barcode Scanner from Symbol (Formerly Motorola) is one of the most popular barcode scanners. Out of the box the USB HID models will send data to wherever your cursor is. It also can be setup to send a carriage return after each successful scan. This is useful for point of sale because normally the cashier scans in the barcode and hits enter. Configuring the scanner to automatically hit enter for the cashier speeds up the checkout process.
PLEASE NOTE: The directions below also answer the following questions.
How to add carriage return to Motorola DS457?
How to add carriage...
The LI4278 is one of Motorola's best scanners. It's incredibly durable as well as flexible for use in a variety of environments and situations. You'll see it used in retail situations as either a primary or secondary scanner for retail checkout and then see the exact same scanner mounted to a forklift for warehouse use. Overall a fantastic scanner.
One of the things that people like to do is pair it directly with a tablet (windows tablet, ipad, or android tablet) and forgo using the base station. This can be done by scanning a few configuration barcodes. A printable version of the barc...
In some states there are strict laws against dumping electronics in the trash or dumpster. I would advise checking with local laws before disposing of your point of sale equipment or cash drawers. The good thing is that there are several options you can choose from to get rid of them. Lately, I've had questions about disposal practices and if we buy them back or can dispose of them ourselves.Here are some helpful tips if you have old Point of Sale equipment that you want to get rid of.
Sell it! Some equipment still holds value, especially popular legacy items like palm based handheld mobile ...