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Zebra Printer Power Supply Recall
By: POSGuys - 12/21/2016

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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Aldelo SHA-2 Credit Card Processing Mandatory Security Update Information
By: Charles - 12/16/2016

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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Can you convert a printer driven cash drawer to a USB cash drawer?
By: POSGuys - 12/1/2016

Is it possible to convert your printer driven cash drawer to a USB cash drawer? Yes! If you are looking to use your printer driven cash drawer without a receipt printer for paperless receipt printing, you can convert your cash drawer into a USB interface cash drawer with the POS-X USB Cash Drawer Converter. To use the converter, you simply plug the cash drawer cable into the converter box, plug the USB cable into your computer, and your cash drawer will now work with your computer. To purchase the USB converter, see our POS-X USB Cash Drawer Converter product page. For more information on ho...

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Epson TM-U220 Impact Receipt Printer
By: POSGuys - 11/30/2016

Although the Epson TM-U220 is not a new receipt printer, it remains an industry leader among impact printers. We receive many questions about this printer, along with questions about the difference between thermal and impact printers, so we thought it was time to update our review of the TM-U220. The TM-U220 is an impact printer, also known as a kitchen printer. Instead of using the heat sensitive paper that a thermal printer uses, an impact printer uses ribbon to print on paper. The use of ribbon makes impact printers suited for kitchens for two reasons: the paper is not heat sensitive, meani...

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Global Price Change in Aldelo
By: POSGuys - 11/15/2016

Global Menu Item Price Change The Global Menu Item Price Change feature allows you to update multiple menu item prices in Aldelo at once, by percentage or set amounts. For example, use this feature to increase all item prices by 20% or change the price of a subset of menu items by one dollar. To use this feature, follow these steps: Navigate to Activities > General Activities > Global Menu Item Price Change Select the group in which you wish to make changes (or select All Menu Groups). Select the items to be changed. Select the change option. Markup By Percent Markup By Amoun...

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Installing A Star Ethernet Printer
By: POSGuys - 11/14/2016

The following instructions go over how to set up an Ethernet interface Star Micronics printer. These instructions should work for all Ethernet Star printers, including the TSP100, TSP700II and SP700. For Windows 7, 8.1 and 10: Connect the printer to the network router Once powered on, the printer should acquire an IP address automatically Once it acquires an address, print a self test Turn printer off Hold down FEED button Continue to hold down the FEED button while turning the printer back on Release the FEED as soon as the printer makes a mechanical noise The printer should print...

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Installing an Epson Ethernet Printer
By: POSGuys - 11/10/2016

The following instructions go over how to set up your Ethernet interface Epson printer, including the TM-T20II, TM-T88V, and TM-U220. Setting up your Epson printer with an Ethernet interface requires setting the IP address. Use the following steps to set up the printer: Ethernet Configuration: 1. Make sure the Epson Ethernet printer is plugged into the network and turned on. Then run the Epson Ethernet Configuration Utility (EpsonNet Config) 2. The utility should automatically search the network and discover any Epson Ethernet printers that are available. 3. Once the printer s...

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Choosing a Good POS System - What Makes a good POS System
By: KC - 11/9/2016

With all of the Point-of-Sale options available, finding the right one for your business can be overwhelming. Each system and software offers different features, but in the big picture has a lot of the same, useful features. Some important things to consider are how it fits your business, if it is easy to use, how good of support is has, reporting and efficiency. How does it fit your business? Are you a retailer? Are you restaurant? Small Ma & Pa shop? How many transactions are you running in a day? If you have questions, please feel free to call us. Is it easy to use? What does the softwa...

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Using scales in Aldelo for Restaurants
By: POSGuys - 11/8/2016

Pay by weight restaurants are becoming increasingly popular, from self service frozen yogurt restaurants to cook to order grill restaurants, charging your customers by the ounce is a great way to create a value vibe with your establishment. Your customers only pay for what they serve themselves and don't feel like they have to pay for additional items that aren't appealing to them. Aldelo for Restaurants has the ability to facilitate per weight items with an integrated scale. We recommend using the Brecknell 6710 w/ USB Interface, which is available in both a 15lb and 30lb version and is prec...

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Clover Compatible Kitchen Printer Star SP700
By: POSGuys - 10/13/2016

StarMicronics SP700 Kitchen Printer The Star SP700 series of printers is the most commonly used with iOS and Android POS Software for Restaurants. This impact printer is used to print out kitchen tickets. Please check with your software/app provider to verify compatibility. The following ethernet version is compatible with Clover: SP742ME (Gray) or SP742ML (Putty) These kitchen printers are impact printers that use ribbon (SPE-7060). The only versions that works with Clover are the ethernet model and wifi model. For most setups ethernet is recommended over wifi as it is more reliable, ea...

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