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Cash Drawer Cable Ordering Guide
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 8/29/2022

You’ve found the perfect cash drawer and now you’re trying to figure out which cable you need to connect it to your receipt printer. We’ve made a quick guide that help you make the right choice. You might be asking what a cash drawer cable is and why you need one. A cash drawer cable is used to connect the cash drawer to your receipt printer. When the printer creates a receipt, it will send a small electrical signal through the cable and activate a mechanism inside the drawer. The cable looks similar to a phone/Ethernet cable but is smaller and has a different pinout. What complicates matters ...

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Mg-T Weight Scale Product Review
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 8/15/2022

The Star Micronics mG-T Series Weight Scale is Star Micronic's first foray into the weight scale market. It offers solid performance and a selection of options to meet a range of use cases and price points. The MG-T is built primarily for use in Retail POS applications like grocery stores, places like mail rooms or shipping bays, and for wholesale cannabis operations. But it’s useful anywhere that you’re needing to weigh items and have it read out to a computer. There are three different models available in the mG-T class of scales. All models have Class 3 accuracy and are NTEP and Measureme...

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ZD410 & ZD411 Comparison - What's Changed? What's Stayed the Same?
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 8/4/2022

The ZD411 has been released as a replacement for the ZD410 and many of our customers are wondering what the difference between the two units is. The short answer? Not much. The primary difference between the ZD411 and ZD410 is that the ZD411 has a model that prints on thermal transfer labels. Previously, Zebra’s TLP 2824+ was the only 2-inch printer in their portfolio capable of thermal transfer printing. Zebra also replaced some internal components with ones that are easier to source. This was done in response to strained supply chains that made it difficult to build the ZD410. These replace...

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A Radio-Equipped Barcode Scanner? - Datalogic PM9600 Product Review
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 5/10/2022

Are you looking for that extra bit of communication range in your barcode scanner? Are you looking for something you can program with special function commands? The new Datalogic PM9600 might be the scanner for you! Unlike most wireless barcode scanners on the market today, the PM9600 uses a radio frequency instead of Bluetooth to pair with it's communication cradle. Because it’s using radio, you’re going to be able to get pretty far away from the cradle without losing connection. The scanner's spec sheet quotes a range just below 500 feet with a direct line of sight - compare that to it’s c...

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Zebra DS3600-KD - A Barcode Scanner with a Screen
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 5/6/2022

Are you looking for an industrial barcode scanner that can do more than scan barcodes? The Zebra DS3600-KD might be the way to go. Equipped with a 2" color display, a suite of pre-built applications, and powerful fleet management tools, the 3600-KD brings value to every level of user in any warehouse setting. Appearance The DS3600-KD features a 10-key numerical keypad with some extra buttons for an enter key, backspace, navigation arrows, and then a programmable function button and a button to convert the keypad to alphabet mode. Above all that is your 2” full-color and backlit di...

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Zebra Mobility DNA Services
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 4/28/2022

Are you looking for a mobile computer that you can get the most out of? Maybe you’re an IT administrator launching a fleet of devices and want to maintain them all from the comfort of your office. Maybe you’re a manufacturing or warehouse manager gathering data you can use to optimize your employee’s performance. Maybe you’re a developer trying to make your life easier when programming applications. No matter what role is your organization, Zebra’s suite of Mobility DNA solutions has a function improve your operation. Designed from decades of R&D and thousands and use cases, Zebra Mobility...

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What's the Difference Between Star Micronics Cash Drawers?
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 4/20/2022

Value Series - CD3 This is Star's entry-level light-duty cash drawer. It’s used primarily for light to medium retail and restaurant environments where you’re taking some cash, but not a ton. It comes in both a 13x13" and a 16x16" option in both black and white exteriors. This drawer will support both a 4-bill 5-coin till for the 13" option and a 5-bill 5/8-coin till for the 16" option. The till has adjustable pieces that can be popped out so you can adjust the till for Canadian bills but they do sell drawers pre-configured already. Construction-wise you’re looking at a s...

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MicroTouch Windows All-in-One Touch Computer Review (IC-156P)
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 4/7/2022

The IC-156P is MicroTouch's entry into the Windows/Android Touch computer market. With its solid performance, adequate build quality, and affordable price, the computer is a great addition to any retail counter or medium-duty industrial application. The unit features a 15.6” capacitive touch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. MicroTouch also offers a 21" version as well, if you're looking for something larger. Image-quality wise, the computer performs well. During our review, we ran the computer through a number of monitor color and refresh-rate test...

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What Can I Use If the Touch Monitor I Need is Out of Stock?
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 3/24/2022

Looking for a touch monitor but can’t seem to find what you need in stock? We have you covered. Here’s a list of commonly sought-after monitors that have been hard to find lately, paired with comparable alternatives. When making an alternative, please make a note of what connection type is being used for the display information. Common types include HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, and DVI. If you’re swapping out an existing monitor and are unsure what connection type a monitor is using, please refer to this guide here for more information. When in doubt, give us a call. We’ll be able to help you...

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Star Micronics TSP100IV Review
By: Colton Redtfeldt - 3/21/2022

The Star Micronics TSP100IV is the newest model in Star’s flagship line printers and they’ve made a few upgrades and additions to the printer to make it ready-to-use in today’s cloud-based and tablet-dominated industry. New Connection Methods & Ports When compared to the TSP100III, the two units look very different. The TSP100IV features an updated and modern design that is about 20% smaller than the TSP100III. That modern update doesn’t limit itself to just the exterior, because Star really made a big change by swapping out the old USB-B printer port that’s been a staple of receipt print...

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