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Honeywell PM45 - A Lighting-Fast Printer with Rich Configuation
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 10/13/2021

The Honeywell PM45 is the company’s newest addition to their industrial line of products and it promises great performance at a great price. The unit will replace and consolidate a good chunk of Honeywell’s industrial line of printers – which is in step with some of their other product lines lately. Print Performance Let’s start off by looking at the print performance. Being an industrial printer, it can support high-volume direct thermal and thermal transfer printing with up to 14 inches per second print speed. That’s super quick for a printer in its class. You’d have to get one of Hon...

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CipherLab RS35 - Solid Mobile Computer Performance at a Competitive Price
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 9/29/2021

Cipherlab's RS35 mobile touch computer can be summed up in a few words: a solid mobile computer with great features at a great price. With solid internal hardware, a suite a pre-packaged software, and a snappy scan engine to top it off makes the RS35 a good option for most commercial or industrial applications. The RS35 is part of Cipherlab's mid-tier mobile touch computer line-up. After running some tests with this device, we’ve found it to be pretty comparable performance and feature-wise when compared to other mobile computers in its class and comes in at a price point slightly lower ...

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Honeywell HF680 - A Powerful and Affordable Presentation Scanner
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 9/23/2021

The Honeywell HF680 is the newest addition to their line of presentation scanners. The scanner was designed to replace most of Honeywell’s presentation scanners - products like the Orbit, Genesis, and Fusion scanners. And what a replacement it is! Solid performance, a great price tag, and robust compatibility makes this a great choice for any retail environment. The scanner features a powerful 2D scan engine allowing for omnidirectional scanning and the ability to scan off of smartphones -- a feature really helpful if you’re going to be doing anything with coupons. To put into context t...

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MMF Cash Drawer Replacement Guide
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 9/1/2021

Cash drawer manufacturer MMF, an industry-leader for over 40 years, is ceasing operations and is no longer producing units. With that, we’ve had a number of customers calling in asking what they can use instead. Thankfully, MMF drawers can be swapped out with another brand of drawer easily. Generally, any printer-driven cash drawer can be swapped out with any other printer-driven drawer so long as you get the correct printer cable. Please keep in mind that each brand of drawer has their own cables that connect to each brand of printer. Furthermore, there are different classes of drawers t...

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POSGuys Recommended Alternatives Guide
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 7/23/2021

Many customers have come to us in the last month with a similar story: they’ve called a dozen companies in search of a receipt printer or a touch screen monitor and no one seems to have what they’re looking for. Maybe you’ve run into this yourself. Not to worry! Plenty of items can easily be replaced with alternatives. We’ve prepared a list of recommended alternatives for some items that are commonly requested. Is the item you’re looking for not listed below or do you have some questions about how an alternative item will work? Give us a call at 1-800-903-6571 and our team of sales engine...

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Cannabis POS Hardware Compatibility Guide
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 12/22/2020

With the explosion of cannabis legalizations happening across the United States, dispensary's are popping up all over the place and with that, dispensary POS software. Below find a list of compatible hardware for some of the more popular dispensary POS software. We encourage you to visit each software developer's website for more information on specific hardware requirements before purchasing. Greenbits You can view a more comprehensive hardware guide here. Stand - Heckler Design Windfall Ipad Stand Barcode Scanner - Zebra DS2208 2d Scanner with Stand Receipt Printer - Star Micronics mC-Prin...

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BD Veritor Receipt Printer Guide
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 11/25/2020

The BD Veritor is a specialized medical testing device which has seen an increase in use following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Veritor can be connected to a receipt/label printer in order to print out testing results. Please find below a list of printers recommended by BD for use with the Veritor. TM-T20III Uses standard 3 ⅛” thermal receipt paper. POSGuys has confirmed compatibility. TM-L90 This is the only printer that can print sticky-backed labels. We sell a 3x3” version of these labels that have been verified to work with the Veritor. TM-M30 Uses standard 3 ⅛” thermal receipt paper. A U...

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