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Epson Announces Their New Mobile POS Printer With Bluetooth iOS Support

Posted December 26, 2012

Epson Mobilink Portable Barcode PrinterEpson, a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced that its popular Mobilink P60 thermal printers are now available with Bluetooth connectivity for the iOS mobile operating system. Available in both receipt and label versions, the new Mobilink devices allow retail and hospitality customers to take advantage of wireless printing from all handheld iDevice peripherals, including Apple’s iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, connecting via the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless networking standard. Bluetooth’s open standard wireless communications protocol creates a stable, reliable connection and is a cost effective option for short-range transactions of up to 30 feet. Epson’s new Mobilink products meet the skyrocketing customer demand for highly reliable, Bluetooth-based mobile printing from iDevices throughout retail stores and hospitality environments.

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Socket Mobile Adds Apple iPhone 5 Support to Cordless Hand Scanner Line

Posted November 30, 2012

Barcode scanners certified by Apple for the new iPhone 5

Socket Mobile has announced iPhone 5 support for the Socket BluetoothCordless Hand Scanner (CHS) line of portable barcode scanners.

The CHS is a pocket-sized barcode scanner that enables ultrafast, untethered data collection in applications such as retail point of sale, asset tracking, inventory management and field service. Socket Mobile has updated the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK) to take full advantage of the new A6 processor and taller screen of the iPhone 5. The ScannerSettings and SocketPad utilities for the CHS have also been updated on the Apple App Store with iPhone 5 and iPad mini support.

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Zoom Room Improves Customer Service with Apple iPad and Socket Barcode Scanners

Posted November 28, 2012

Every type of business is concerned with providing the best possible experience for their customers and taking advantage of new technology tools is a great way to do so. Utilizing mobile devices like the Apple iPad and Socket Bluetooth scanners can make any application more efficient and customer friendly.

Zoom Room, a chain of dog agility training centers, delivers top-notch customer service for canines and humans alike with the Apple iPad and CHS Series 7 barcode scanners from Socket Mobile. The mobile technology enables employees to spend more time helping customers, perform transactions and registrations away from the front desk, and minimize paper usage to support corporate green initiatives.

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Print To a Star USB Printer Wirelessly With Any Apple Device

Posted November 26, 2012

Star is a proud long time supporter of printing from iOS and Mac OS X environments and is proud to add AirPort Express to our support line up! Follow the link at the end of this post for a step by step illustrated guide to learn how to print to a Star printer which is connected to an Apple Airport Express. Simply connect your Star Micronics Printer to the AirPort Express via USB cable and voila! Secure wireless printing achieved from your tablet, smart phone, or computer – applicable for iOS and Android devices alike.

Get step-by-step directions here.

For any help finding a Star printer for your Apple device, contact us at BarcodesInc.


The Star SM-S220i – New Portable Bluetooth Printer Compatible with iOS Devices

Posted November 19, 2012

Star Micronics has announced the latest advancement in its portable printer line, the SM-S220i Bluetooth printer compatible with the Apple iOS devices.

The SM-S220i portable receipt printer is Star’s first printer approved by Apple, Inc. The SM-S220i printer, unlike most printers, can pair via Bluetooth with the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The SM-S220i printer has made it easier than ever to print from the Apple iOS devices that have become ubiquitous in the Point of Sale and Payment industries.

Not only can Star’s SM-S220i printer pair with iOS devices but it also supports the Bluetooth SPP protocol, meaning it can pair with devices running most other common operating systems as well. As one of the first printers available with both of these Bluetooth technologies in one device, the SM-S220i will make it easier for resellers to offer a simple hardware solution to merchants that is compatible with all of the popular mobile platforms.

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Add Barcode Scanning to Your Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod with Socket

Posted October 25, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have become commonplace in all business types. They offer advanced computing and wireless connectivity on the go whenever and wherever its needed. While they offer a lot of functionality to the average consumer, these devices can also be used in more professional settings to manage inventory, conduct sales, or track a customer base. Adding the ability to read barcodes to your iPad or iPhone can quickly turn it into a data collecting tool you can use for  a wide range of applications.

While there are many apps out there that turn the camera on your device into a barcode scanner, most users find that these apps are not able to keep up with consistent and volume of scanning an enterprise application requires. This is where the Socket line of cordless scanners are the perfect solution for any iOS device.

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Start a Mobile POS With Citizen and Socket

Posted October 19, 2012

Citizen & Socket: A Mobility Match

With the growing popularity of Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices there are more and more ways you can put theses devices to use.  One of the most common, is bringing the point of sale outside the 4 walls.  Mobile POS software is available for almost any mobile device but one of the biggest challenges is incorporating barcode scanning and receipt printing. You could always email a receipt or use the camera on your device as a scanner but many customer will want a physical receipt copy and your camera is a poor substitute for a proper scanner.

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Socket Scanner Now Integrated Into NCR Apple iPad POS Solution

Posted September 25, 2012

Socket Mobile announced that NCR Corporation has selected the 7Ci Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner for use with NCR Silver, a simple and affordable cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) software platform
that enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to take payments and manage their entire business with one POS solution.  NCR Silver is a complete point-of-sale solution that runs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch device.

NCR Silver makes it easy for small retailers to run their businesses, connect with customers, and sell anywhere. The CHS 7Ci is part of a complete NCR Silver hardware offering that also includes a wireless receipt printer, iPad stand, cash drawer and encrypted credit card reader.

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Start Taking Mobile Payments With ID Tech’s Shuttle

Posted September 20, 2012

Everything is moving more and more to mobile platforms and payment processing is no different. Taking the point-of-sale wherever it is needed can be easily done with the right tools for your Apple, Android, or Blackberry smartphones.

The ID Tech Shuttle is a magnetic stripe reader that communicates with mobile devices via the headphone jack.  The Shuttle utilizes ID Tech’s proven MagStripe reading technology, providing bi-directional card reading of up to two tracks of information and supports TDES and AES encryption using DUKPT Key Management.  The Shuttle is the only audio jack MSR with firmware upgradeability in the field and compatible with over 100 different phones and tablets which is critical to ensure device functionality with the widest variety of host devices in the market today. You can find a complete list of compatible devices here.

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The New Honeywell Captuvo SL22 Scanning/Payment Sled for the Apple iPod

Posted August 20, 2012

For any business that is trying to add more functionality to hardware they might already have, the Honeywell Captuvo SL22 brings professional grade barcode scanning and magnetic stripe reading to you Apple products. The sleek, compact and stylish Captuvo SL22 transforms the popular and familiar Apple iPod touch into an enterprise-ready device that provides associates with instant access to product information and enables customer checkout, anywhere in the store. Delivering fast and accurate reading of linear, 2D and even poor quality bar codes, the Captuvo SL22 enables various applications, including price and product look-up, inventory management and scanning items for purchase at the point-of-decision.

For more information on the Honeywell Captuvo SL22 feel free to contact us at Barcodes Inc


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