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Seagull Scientific Printer Drivers
By: POSGuys - 4/27/2015

Seagull Scientific the developer for the very popular label creation software Seagull Bartender also is one of the main supplier for Windows Label Printer Drivers. The Seagull Printer Drivers are a great alternative to the manufacturer developed printer drivers or in some cases the only Windows Printer Driver Option for that model. The Seagull Drivers often times have more advanced features then standard drivers, a more user friendly user interface, and are tested with the Seagull Bartender software to maximize compatibility. As of 4/27/15 the latest version of the driver suite is version...

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Surface 3 for Point of Sale
By: POSGuys - 3/31/2015

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. T...

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Datamax is now part of Honeywell
By: POSGuys - 3/2/2015

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...

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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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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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Food Truck Point of Sale
By: POSGuys - 12/12/2014

Blog Reading Time: 2.5 Minutes Food Trucks are all the rage right now and for good reason. The cost of operating a food truck is a fraction of what it takes to open a traditional restaurant, the menu can be much simpler with greater focus being put on a handful of really good items rather than spread out over lots of items, staffing needs are smaller, and it's easier to get your truck into a prime location, no need to buy that downtown corner bistro or waterfront location with heavy foot traffic. However one of the main challenges for Food Trucks or Traditional Restaurants is an efficient and ...

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Custom Scanner Beep for the DS4800
By: POSGuys - 11/26/2014

The DS4800 by Symbol (formerly Motorola) is a really high end scan gun with a ton of unique and custom features such as the glass that is illuminated by the LED light, the haptic feedback, touch trigger, and a speaker instead of a beep. The speaker allows the use of .wav files to be used to give audio feedback for the various states of the scanner operations (power up, good scan, bad scan, etc.), this customization also allows specialty shops to get creative and add a unique touch to their checkout process. For example a sporting goods store could use the sound of a basketball swish, people c...

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Top 5 - Barcode Label Mistakes
By: POSGuys - 10/27/2014

When printing your own labels avoid these common mistakes made by both new and older businesses. 1. Avoid using UPC codes when you don't have a UPC Code. While UPC Codes are the most commonly used barcodes they are not the barcode you should be using unless you actually have the registered UPC code for that product. UPC barcodes have a very specific formatting that identifies information on the product and while just picking random numbers that pencil out to the correct number of digits will create a readable barcode the information relayed may be inaccurate and you run the chance of usi...

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