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What is a Kitchen Receipt Printer?

Posted September 17, 2018

Kitchen Receipt Printer Vs. Thermal Receipt Printer

A kitchen receipt printer is an impact printer which prints in dot matrix and works with an ink ribbon to print texts. These printers are normally used in a kitchen or bar type environment for your kitchen staff to pick up orders.

Thermal printers don’t need ink or toner but instead they are sensitive to heat. The heat generating print head produce texts in black on the paper. These printers are generally just used in the front at the point of sale counter.

Why do I need a kitchen receipt printer?

Kitchen receipt printer also known as an impact printer are the better choice to use in a hot kitchen. When the printed order might be exposed to high temperatures and humidity levels in the kitchen. Further more the texts won’t get blurred or rubbed together which you might want to avoid to get the orders right.

So what are some things I need? 

First things first, find out how many printers you might need. While you might want to use a kitchen printer in your kitchen and bar also need to note that a regular thermal receipt printer will suffice at the front of the house for point of sale. Secondly, check to see what kind of interface do you need to match with your computer system. Lastly, while most printers are just plug and play, you need to make sure that the printers you choose are compatible with your point of sale system and that the POS station that you are using didn’t account on a specific device.

Best in Class: The Epson TM-U220

The Epson’s TM-U220 printers are the best in class printers that are compact, reliable, and fast. It’s universal features makes it important to the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. It also comes in three different models, with a model for every need.

TM-U220’s Key Features:

  • Three printer models: TM-U220A, TM-U220B, and TM-U220D
    to fit your every need
  • Easy to operate
  • Faster print speed
  • Drop-in paper loading
  • Two color printings- black and red
  • Flexible paper widths

If you want any of these additional features, find out which model is best for you.

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TM-U220A TM-U220A TM-U220B
TM-U220B TM-U220D

If you want more information or need some help choosing the right printer, contact our professional team and we will be happy to help.


Mobilize Your Enterprise with iOS Barcode Sled Scanners

Posted September 6, 2018

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As online shopping becomes easier, retailers are trying to bring more value to in store experience. Having associates focus on interacting with customers only at the point of sale is no longer good enough. The solution is to make the in-store shopping experience better by offering capability to check pricing and complete sales anywhere in the store. Consumers agree store associates who use mobile devices improves their shopping experience.

With the Infinite Peripheral Linea Pros, iOS Barcode Scanners, you can both scan and capture sales at anypoint in stores. Made for iPhones, associates will be able to scan to check price and inventory for customers and capture sales in stores to cut customer wait time. This device is set to alternative for your store needs to generate maximum efficiency and effectiveness in front and back end of the store without the big price tag of a mobile computer.

The Linea Pros also comes in different configurations tailored to your needs. Whether you need a sled to fit a different iOS device to scan or with MSR only. There’s a device for you. The Linea Pro line is specially made to work with iOS devices and has provided total mobility to barcode scanning and card reading, as well as automatic and real time data gathering and communication. All scanners are compatible with over 100 iOS apps that can be found in the Apple Store and a SDK is availiable to allow development and integration of new and existing Apps.linea-pro-case

Read about the features below and find out why it is suitable in your daily operation.

  • Checkout capability decreases customer wait time
  • Mobility to answer questions quickly to give customers a fast, efficient experience
  • Scan 1D and 2D barcode
  • Battery Life over 10,000 scans and swipes per full charge
  • Mobilize multiple tasks such as inventory, delivery, pos, and more!

Contact our professional team if you want to learn more or choose the right device for your daily needs.


MePOS Pro: Exactly the Way You Want It

Posted June 26, 2018

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The MePOS Pro Point of Sale Terminal is multi-functional, integrable, customizable, flexible, and exactly the way you want it!

1. Multi- functional
With advanced designs, the tablet based Point of Sale terminal with an integrated printer can quickly convert to a kiosk or mobile POS instrument.

2. Integrable
The MePOS Connect Software Development Kit allow easy integration with leading point of sale software solutions.

3. Customizable
The compact and stylish design allow you to customize your terminal in solid colors or graphics to promote your brand and give you the option to refresh as often as  you like.

4. Flexible
The capability to just remove your tablet and payment device to create MePOS Mobile, that allows workers to engage with customers and process transactions anywhere.

With a great deal of transactions taken everyday, you need a system that can keep up with the rate of service and demands of customers. The MePOS Pro can improve all that from the sleek design, to battery life, and accessibility. This change will definitely make an impact and evolve with your business.

If you have any questions regarding the compatibility with your tablet and payment devices, interested in a demo or a quote, please contact our dedicated account managers and we will be able to help you find a solution.

 


Star Micronics: Cannabis POS Collection

Posted June 12, 2018

Star-collectionStar Micronics, one of the largest providers of POS printers, has developed a special line of products for use in cannabis stores and dispensaries. The Cannabis POS collection includes POS/ label printers, NTEP (National Conference of Weights and Measures) approved weed scales, and cash drawers that are compatible with most POS software for easy set up.

POS Printers include the TSP100III, TSP650II, and the TSP700II thermal label printer with high reliability and many interfaces to choose from.

Mobile Printers such as SM-S230i and the SMT300i are for in-line transaction, pre-order, and delivery that allows employees to assist customer and take orders from anywhere in the store. Long battery life that is suitable for a whole shift.

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The CD3 Cash Drawer have 13″ or 16″ models available, lockable with durable steel construction.

To complete the set, Star also offered three highly reliable and NTEP approved scales with different accuracy, the MGS322, MG-S1501, and the MGS8200. (Coming Soon)

Cannabis products face stricter regulations than most other products, the receipt then becomes a proof of legal purchase for the consumer and Star Micronics’s printers can provide the durable printers and cash drawers for that transaction.

Check out the selection that they have with us! Give our dedicated account manager a call if you have a question or would like a quote in any of products above.

 


ID Tech’s SREDKey: An Encrypting Key Pad and MagStripe Reader

Posted April 11, 2018

sredkey_detailThe SREDKey is an encrypted key pad with a two line by 20 character LCD backlit display and an encrypted MagStripe reader. Comes equipped with physical security protection and is PCI PTS certified. The Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) key management comes with either Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES). The keys are a comfortable size with a good tactile feel making it easy to manually enter credit card information.

ID Tech’s SREDKey comes in two interfaces USB Keyboard or USB HID. It’s beneficial for Point of Sale systems, Data and Call Centers, Hotels, and Hospitals. The encrypted key pad can provide a secure and convenient solution for operators to manually enter credit card data in situations when the card is not present. The SREDKey is proven to be reliable with an operating life of at least 1,000,000 swipes and key entries.

Features and Benefits:

  • One of a kind device for the Card-not-present market.
  • Collaborate with gateways (ideal for P2PE).
  • Available in both USB-Keyboard and USB-HID interfaces for flexible installation options.
  • Ensures all data transactions are protected through secure point to point encryption reducing fraud and data compromises.
  • Data encryption prevents card holder information from being accessed when data is stored or in transit.
  • Allows customers the flexibility to choose a decryption party that is right for them.
  • 5V USB powered, no need for an external power supply.
  • Superior reading performance for encrypting magstripe data and keyed-in data reducing PCI DSS scope.

Star Micronics SMD2 Series: Mobility Cash Drawers

Posted April 6, 2018

There is no shortage of options to select from with the SMD2 series. Star gives you three options to best fit what you need for your environment. All three-options come with the standard printer driven interface but also has the ability to connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, MFi certified Bluetooth, or Ethernet. This allows the user flexibility in configuring their store layout without the restriction due to wires or traditional infrastructure limitations. The SMD2 series of cash drawers all have durable steel construction, come with a standard removable ABS plastic cash till, and are Kensington lock capable for added security.

smd2-1214-comboFirst up is the SMD2-1214, the most compact cash drawer in its class. The 1214 is perfect for space sensitive or low cash volume situations. This cash drawer has the functionality of a full-sized cash drawer with a removable 5-bill/4-coin till and a single media slot for checks and cash management.

smd2-1317-comboNext up is the SMD2-1317, an ideal cash drawer for any retail environment. The 1317 offers a reasonable amount of storage for standard cash volume situations. This standard sized cash drawer comes with a removable 4-bill/4-coin till.

smd2-1617-comboLastly is the SMD2-1617, the full-size cash drawer of the SMD2 Series. The 1617 offers robust payment storage that is needed for high cash volume situations. This large cash drawer comes with a removable 5-bill/4-coin till and has two media slots for checks and cash management.

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For any questions or a quote on any of your Point of Sale needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Touch Dynamic’s TB4: A Fast, Reliable, and Versatile Receipt Printer

Posted February 7, 2018

tb4In today’s highly competitive industry, it’s essential that receipt printers are fast, reliable, and versatile. The TB4 is all of that and more. Being Epson compatible it offers easy installation, and eliminates the headaches that typically come with setting up and installing a new printer. Touch Dynamic understands the direct correlation between printer weight and ease-of-use. The TB4 weighs in at a low 1.5 pounds making it easy to service and load.

Touch Dynamic’s state-of -the-art thermal receipt printer boasts a print speed of 9.8 inches per second (250 mm/sec). It’s available in dual interfaces either Serial/USB or Ethernet/USB and includes all necessary cables for implementation.

TB4 Features and Benefits:

  • Drop in Paper Loading
  • Wall Mountable
  • Print Resolution 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
  • Cutter: 1 million cut life
  • Paper Type: Thermal Paper
  • Paper Max Width: 3.12 inches (79.5 mm)

What You Need in a Mobile Business

Posted January 5, 2018

Food-truckPop-up retail and mobile food trucks isn’t new. It is a secret weapon that small business owners use to get their product out into the world and into the hands of their customers. In the pop up world, business owners will find a venue like a coffee shop, store, craft fair, or farmer’s market, then set up a retail or food shop for a limited of time: anything from one day to a few weeks.

This is an opportunity for VARs to serve a growing trend, particularly because of the mobility and connectivity to customers are key for business owners running pop up shops.

What’s the point in pop-up?

Mobile locations are more flexible for entrepreneurs looking to grow a brand and gain funding without risking everything on their venture.

  • It’s authentic. Business owners are standing behind the customers, answering questions, building credibility, and connecting with the customer.
  • It’s special. The pop-up won’t be there forever, the perfect time for an impulse purchase.
  • It’s affordable. Your expenses are low, so you can just focus on the price points.
  • It’s mobile. Businesses travel to their customers, which is a great way to test the viability of a new business or a way to expand an existing business in a new location.

Solutions for a Pop- Up:

Pop-Up shops are becoming an accessible venture for many owners to expand on their current businesses without needing to fully commit to purchasing a location. Popular restaurants can simply park their food truck near a sporting event or music festival and capitalize on an event even if their actual location is far away.

Check out the solutions we have available for a pop-up. Feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers if you have any questions to pick out the tools you will need in your mobile business.

 


A POS System for Your Business Needs

Posted January 2, 2018

When it comes to the Point of Sale market there are a variety of options. Each have their own specific advantages. To better help you decide which POS system is best suited for your business needs here are some options.

Mobile POS

With wireless mobile POS systems your business will have more competitive solutions to surpass their operational constraints. You’ll be able to process payments, manage some inventory, and mange customer information. Pair it with a mobile receipt printer to truly go mobile.

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Tablet POS

Tablets are becoming a popular solution when it comes to point of sale. Tablets come in many sizes and have a wide variety of features. Many have the ability to support hardeware such as tablet stands, barcode readers, cash drawers, tablet barcode scanners or a companion barcode scanners

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POS Terminal System

The Point of Sale Terminal Systems are the most common. These are types most people use at counter in various applications. They include everything you’ll need to get started with POS in your business. There are systems specifically designed for retail, restaurant, bar, grocery, salon, and iPad based. Each system will provide the most efficient and productive POS experience for your business and your customers.

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To learn more about Point of Sale options and applications please click here.

For any questions or a quote on any of your POS needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 


Partner Tech Brings you the SP-2500 Series

Posted December 29, 2017

SP-2500-POS-Terminal_19Partner Tech has outdone themselves with this one. With a powerful and attractive POS PC that has no fixed configuration. Meaning you can choose your modules and peripherals to give you a completely customized solution to fit any of your business needs.

That POS PC is the SP-2500 Series, which includes the SP-2511 (11″), the SP-2515 (15″), and the SP-2518 (18″). They feature an elegant, modular design that empowers you to choose the configuration you need. The fanless PC comes with a powerful quad core and transforms quickly into touch a POS terminal that increases productivity and improves customer service in retail, specialty stores, and hospitality. With an option to go dual-screen the SP-2500 supports both operational efficiencies and enhanced customer experiences.

SP-2500 Features:

  • Intel Bay Trail-D J1900 2.0GHz up to 2.4GHz, 2M cache
  • Highly customizable for maximum versatility: available in single-and double-screen configurations. Ideal for high-customer interaction and kiosk applications.
  • Transformable terminal available in 3 screen sizes (18.5″/15.6″/11.6″)
  • Bezel-free screen with projected capacitive touch (multi-touch)
  • Supports rich I/O
  • Spill and dust resistant IP54 (Whole device)

For any questions or a quote on any of your POS needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


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