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Battery Free Bluetooth Barcode Scanner
By: POSGuys - 2/18/2015

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 ...

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Honeywell Voyager 1602g Pocket Scanner
By: POSGuys - 2/17/2015

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) Size ...

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Aldelo Touch Compatible POS Hardware
By: POSGuys - 2/4/2015

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 ...

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Enable Carriage Return on an LS2208
By: POSGuys - 1/21/2015

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...

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Pairing the LI4278 Bluetooth Barcode Scanner
By: POSGuys - 1/12/2015

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...

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Disposing of POS Equipment
By: Sergio - 1/9/2015

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 ...

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Barcode 101 by Datalogic
By: POSGuys - 1/8/2015

Not everyone gets excited about barcodes and barcode technology, but they really are a revolutionary way to gather and exchange information. Datalogic was the inventor of the first commercially used barcode scanner and bar code on a product. To celebrate this fact and to enlighten the public on what kinds of barcodes are out there, they created a vibrantly colored document that dives into the history of barcodes, spicing it up in such a way that makes it a bit more entertaining than your normal technical document. Download Here: Datalogic - Barcode 101 Table of Contents: Introduction .......

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How do I do basic inventory management in Excel?
By: Camille Meehan - 1/4/2015

A frequent question we receive is how to use Excel for inventory tracking. Ask POSGuys shows one way to do that by scanning your barcodes and then applying a few Excel formulas to clean up the data. We definitely recommend this as a tool for supplementary use with other point of sale or asset tracking software.

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POSGuys.com Holiday Hours 2014
By: POSGuys - 12/23/2014

POSGuys.com 2014 Holiday Schedule Wednesday, December 24th - Closed Thursday, December 25th - Closed Friday, December 26th - Closed Thursday, January 1st - Closed If we are closed on a day you require support please leave a voicemail at 800-903-6571 or email. We will return your message as soon as possible. If you require immediate support and your product is under warranty call the product manufacturer directly. They may be able to assist with your support issue. You can also search our FAQ here. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday. ~ POSGuys

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Card Printer Buying Tip - Customer Service
By: Camille Meehan - 12/19/2014

2 Quick Card Printer Buying Tips Tip 1: Before you invest in an expensive (yet wonderful) card printer call the manufacturer support line to check the wait time and quality of the support employees. Look for a kind team that will do their best to help you get over any of the bumps along the way. Tip 2: In my experience it is an excellent idea to use software and hardware from the same manufacturer. If you are buying X-Manufacturer's printer also buy X-Manufacturer's software. This will allow the support team to test and troubleshoot any problems you may have. Full Disclosure: I wrote this p...

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