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Zebra Printer Power Supply Recall
By: POSGuys - 5/20/2018

Zebra has issued a voluntary recall of power supply units of their barcode printers as of December 2016. The product recall potentially impacts the power supply units (PSUs) manufactured by FSP Group between October 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011 and were either sold as after-market kits or included with the sale of the following models of Zebra printers: G-Series (GK420D/T, GX420D/T, GX430D/T) GT Series (GT800, GT810, GT820, GT830) ZP455, HC100, P1XX Series (P100, P110, P120) ZXP3 After independent testing, Zebra has been confirmed that the issue is limited to a discreet batch of PSUs ...

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Building Applications for Windows CE, Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld platforms.
By: Sergio - 5/17/2018

Looking to develop an application for a windows mobile handheld mobile computer? Please reconsider. According to Microsoft "Visual Studio versions beyond Visual Studio 2008 no longer supports the Windows CE, Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld platforms. Visual Studio 2008 or earlier versions need to be used to develop applications for for these platforms." However, Microsoft has ended support for Visual Studio 2008 and windows embedded operating systems are being phased out as well. Here are some important dates: April 10, 2018 - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (All editions) ...

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Square Compatible Receipt Printers
By: POSGuys - 5/17/2018

Which receipt printers are compatible with Square? Whether you have the Square Stand or use the Square card reader, the only receipt printers that are compatible are Star Micronics brand printers. The following receipt printers are compatible with Square for iPad and iPhone: td {border: 1px solid #c0c0c0} Standard Receipt Printers: Ethernet Printers (Wireless Network) Star TSP100III Receipt Printer- TSP143IIILAN in Grey or White Star TSP650II Receipt Printer - TSP654IIE3-24 GRY Star SP700 Kitchen / Impact Printer - SP742ME-GRY-US Bluetooth Printers Star TSP650II Receipt Printe...

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What is the difference between the TM-U220A, TM-U220B, and TM-U220D?
By: POSGuys - 5/6/2018

The table below shows the differences between the three Epson TM-U220 models. Give us a call if you have questions or need help with your purchase. Call 800.903.6571 or email Sales@POSGuys.com. TLDR SUMMARY: Model TM-U220A is larger, has a take-up device and can't be wall mounted. Model TM-U220B and TM-U220D are essentially copies of each other except that the D model has no autocutter. (Scroll past the table for additional images of take up device and wall mounting.) This post is in response to Teguh Rianto's Ask POSGuys question on YouTube. the epson tm u220 came with various series, u...

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POS Computer Basics
By: POSGuys - 3/6/2018

Our newest video from Ask POSGuys shows you how to select the best POS computer for your needs. Whether your business is a restaurant, retail, a food truck or something in between, we go over the features to look for when making this important purchase for your business. Transcript: Hi, this is Travis from POSGuys.com. Today we're going over our buyer's guide for all-in-one point of sales computers. There are several different types and there are different features that make it great for one business and no so great for another. So, we're going to go through the main things to look for when...

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Save Money with Zebra's Printhead Protection
By: POSGuys - 3/1/2018

Zebra's Printhead Protection Program The Short Version... When you buy a Zebra printer and exclusively use Zebra labels and ribbons (Thermal Transfer) you can get your replacement printheads for free! The lifespan of most printheads is measured in millions of linear inches printed, so the more you print the shorter the lifespan. Volume of printing, residue build up and physical damage to the delicate printhead are all factors in reducing the life span of your printhead. Since a clear and clean print job relies on a the right labels with the right ribbon (when needed) and a flawless printhead, ...

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Receipt Printers and Swapping Interfaces
By: Chad - 2/26/2018

Receipt Printers and Swapping Interfaces There may come a time where you have the printer you want but the interface on that printer does not match. Maybe you've upgraded your computer or you've accidentally ordered a Serial interface when you needed a USB interface. Here is a list of popular printer models and their matching swap-able interface options if available. Many interface cards will be special order and may take weeks to receive if they are still available. Printers with Swappable Interfaces Epson The UB-E04 Ethernet Interface card works with - TM-T88V, TM-T88IV, TM-T70II, TM-L90,...

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Aldelo SHA-2 Credit Card Processing Mandatory Security Update Information
By: Charles - 2/23/2018

There are mandatory updates/upgrades that may need to be implemented depending on your version of Aldelo Pro for Restaurants, Aldelo EDC and/or your version of Windows OS and version of Windows Server. If these updates are not met you may not be able to process credit/debit payments and/or be PCI Compliant. These updates/upgrades are necessary because Aldelo in an effort to increase security and avoid large-scale cyber attacks, is transitioning to SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm) level certificates that provide stronger encryption and user authentication. In order to process credit/debit payments...

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Aldelo Customers Using Open Edge or Payment Pros for Credit Card Processing - Warning
By: POSGuys - 2/22/2018

Urgent Notice For Aldelo Users who Process with OpenEdge Aldelo Restaurant Software users must immediately check their version of Aldelo to make sure the new security updates that happen at the end of February 2018 will not affect their ability to process credit cards if they are using Open Edge or Payment Pros. How to check your version - Step 1 - Go to the Back Office Step 2 - Go to Help Step 3 - About Aldelo This is what your screen should look like IF you see Aldelo POS 3.8.8011 or greater your version of Aldelo POS is compatible with SHA-2 and you will just need to confirm that your ...

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TLS 1.2 Security Updates for Cash Register Express and First Data
By: POSGuys - 2/17/2018

** UPDATE** We have been informed that pcAmerica's Cash Register Express customers who are processing credit card payments through First Data will need to be upgraded to version 12.8033. If you are not on version 12.8033 or higher, please contact POSGuys to purchase a PC America Technical Support Contract before the end of February to upgrade your software and avoid any payment processing interruptions. Once you have a contract we will be happy to assist with the upgrade process. What is TLS? Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two c...

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