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Pairing Bluetooth Scanners with iOS, Android and Windows Devices
By: POSGuys - 4/13/2016

Our newest Ask POSGuys video shows you how to pair Zebra Bluetooth scanners with iOS, Android and Windows devices, and how to use the keyboard once the device has been paired. For more information on the scanners, or to download the PIN codes for pairing, see: Zebra CS3070 Zebra CS4070 Video transcription included below. “Travis from POSGuys.com. Today we're going to go over Bluetooth barcode scanners and pairing them with different operating systems. With iOS, I'm going to be pairing a Symbol CS3070, with Android phone, I'm going to be pairing a Zebra CS4070, and using Windows, I'm going...

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Changing the colors on the new Heron 3100 and 3400
By: POSGuys - 4/5/2016

Datalogic's new Heron 3130 1D Scanner and Heron 3430 2D Imager are not only great at scanning barcodes, they also offer unique light and sound options and we want to show you how to get the most out of those features. First, check out your 3130 Quick Ref Guide and 3430 Quick Ref Guide. In these guides you will find handy configuration codes that can do everything from lower the volume to configure the country code. The Quick Reference Guide will be the one instruction booklet you'll actually read and want to keep handy. Let's start with the lights on the Heron 3130 and the Heron 3430. Out...

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Symbol LS2208 now Zebra LS2208
By: POSGuys - 3/21/2016

Symbol LS2208 now the Zebra LS2208 The Zebra LS2208 is the new name for one of the best selling barcode scanners of all time with over 5 million units sold. It was originally the Symbol LS2208 and part of Symbol Solutions before they became Motorola Solutions which eventually was bought out by Zebra Technologies. What made the LS2208 so good was its compact form factor, double trigger, and easy compatibility. When the 2208 was created, there was a lot of confusion on what interface to use, serial scanners, ps2 keyboard wedge interfaces, and synapse were all used in the point of sale and au...

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CRE Database Backup
By: POSGuys Support - 3/2/2016

CRE Database Backup In our last post we talked about backing up the restaurant software, Aldelo, to have some kind of disaster recovery. Cash Register Express, a more general point of sale software, also has a backup utility built in. Below is our guide, including pictures, to walk through the process step-by-step. NOTE: Database Backup cannot be completed until all credit card transactions have been settled. Step One Open Cash Register Express, but don't log in. Click on File at the top left portion of the screen. Step Two Select Database Maintenance and then Backup Database Step Three Lo...

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Aldelo Database Backups
By: POSGuys Support - 2/18/2016

Any loss of data, whether it's a personal computer, handheld device, or business computer brings a lot of stress. Loss of data on a POS system means losing customer transactions, menu settings, inventory, and more. Luckily, the backup process for Aldelo is simple. Step 1 Open the Aldelo software. On the opening screen, select Back Office Step 2 On the Back Office screen, select Backup Database Step 3 Select a drive and a location from the menu. We recommend keeping a copy on the computer and on an external drive. A USB thumb drive works well and can be placed in a safe location easily. ...

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2016 New Retail POS Systems
By: POSGuys - 2/15/2016

As retail environments evolve so should the POS Systems they implement. Counters are becoming smaller with less room dedicated to cash registers and more allocated towards open space or stocking “impulse buys” like candy bars or other grab-and-go consumables. As such POSGuys is updating our retail systems with the latest, space saving, all-in-one units. These new units provide a modern contemporary look with the additional benefit of increased computer performance. Our Preferred Retail System will be upgrading to use the new POS-X ION TP5. This unit features a widescreen resolution, high quali...

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2D Barcode Scanning and Cell Phones
By: POSGuys Support - 2/12/2016

Last week I was out travelling for business. The process of travelling is always grueling, but technology promises to make things more efficient. A lot of companies are starting to release coupons, accept payment, and check-in via smartphones. It looks simple: you get an email with a square barcode (called a 2D barcode), load the image onto your phone, and scan it at the register. Most of the time, this process works well. However, like happened on my trip, the scanner doesn't scan properly and everyone else is left waiting longer until the user can sort it out. Why does this happen? There ...

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Ultimate Epson TM-C3500 Printer Test
By: Camille Meehan - 2/11/2016

In this ultimate Epson TM-C3500 printing quality test we performed five tests; control, submerged, splashed, frozen, and outdoors. Our first scan of the labels was at 1 hour, the second at one week, the third at 1 year. Epson TM-C3500 Video Review Summary Before showing the images of our results here is a quick summary. When labels are printed on media designed specifically for the Epson TM-C3500 the ink does not bleed or smudge. UV light exposure after 1 year causes some light fading. The label that maintained its original quality the best after one year's time was the label in the f...

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Roll Back from Windows 10
By: POSGuys Support - 2/1/2016

Later this year, Microsoft will change the Windows 10 upgrade option to a Recommended update. They're doing this as a method to get everyone who qualifies onto one operating system. This means, if your update settings are set to install recommended updates (which is the default setting for Windows 7 Service Pack 2, Windows 8, and 8.1), Windows 10 will get installed automatically. For Microsoft, this ensures that there is only one operating system to support, one set of features to develop, and one track of bugs and errors to fix. For Microsoft, this is a huge change that will help their busi...

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Can I use use Excel to track attendance?
By: POSGuys - 1/27/2016

How do you do attendance tracking with Excel? Ideally when you're tracking attendance you are using an attendance tracking program or at least a database where you have user information in one table and scans in another, you can then cross like the tables together to validate and verify who it is that is coming in. However if all you would like to do is get the information on whomever is coming in and not necessarily validate them, then you can use 2D barcodes which hold much more information than a regular 1D barcode which holds a simple string about 10 characters max. In the displayed vid...

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