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Common Accessories for your iPad POS System

Posted August 25, 2014

One of the most common appeals of an iPad based POS system is the reduced cost and space involved. Keeping focused on functional necessity ultimately makes for a more streamlined and efficient tool for your business. That said, there are some accessories that are still essential to ensure you have the most functional POS system to meet your daily business needs.

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New Pop-Up iOS Keyboard using Socket Mobile Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Posted July 1, 2014

Many Bluetooth barcode scanners have a serious drawback when used with an iOS device due to the fact that Apple products recognize the scanner as a wireless keyboard and disable the  the built-in virtual keyboard. This essentially means that anytime you want to manually type any information you have to uncouple the Bluetooth scanner to gain access to the on-screen keyboard again.

Obviously, this is a major problem for most users and counter acts any benefits gained with the scanner.

Luckily there are some manufacturers, like Socket, that have scanners capable of acting as a HID Bluetooth device which retains the virtual keyboard functionality by double tapping the power button to allow simultaneous scanning and keystrokes.

Check out this short video for a simple demonstration of this unique feature with Socket’s Apple certified CHS Series scanners


Barcode Scanner Cases for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iPad Mini

Posted May 7, 2014

With the wide acceptance of smartphones and tablets, more and more businesses are looking to leverage iPhones, iPads, and iPods for a variety of data collection and tracking needs. One of the main challenges encountered when using an iOS device is being able to scan barcodes and read the magnetic stripe on credit/debit cards. While there are scanner apps to use a camera as a barcode reader, businesses that will have a consistent scan volume or need for accuracy will find this to be slow and cumbersome. This is where a dedicated scanner sled is the perfect solution.

The range of sleds currently available can provide 1D or 2D scanning and some models add MSR and RFID reading. The chart below is a simple breakdown of the various sleds, their capabilities, and which iOS devices they are compatible with. No matter what your needs are, there is a scanner sled that can meet them.

phone4

iPhone 4/4s

phone5

iPhone 5

ipad

iPad

mini
iPad Mini
pod
iPod Touch
Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL22 SeriesHoneywell Captuvo SL22
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL42Honeywell Captuvo SL42
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL62Honeywell Captuvo SL62
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Socket CHS 8Socket CHS 8
1D Scanner only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 410
1D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 415
1D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 420
2D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 425
2D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 430
MSR Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 450
2D Scanner and HF RFID
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Infinite Peripherals Infinea Tab M
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Griffin Olli iPad Mini ScannerGriffin Olli
2D Scanner and MSR
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For additional assistance finding the right sled for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Socket Launches Competitively Priced 2D Apple Certified Barcode Scanner

Posted October 18, 2013

Socket has announced the upcoming availability of a new addition to their 2D barcode scanning product line – the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Qi, a small and sleek wireless barcode scanner for the Apple iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. The scanners also support Android and Windows devices. The new 7Qi has similar performance standards and features of Socket’s current ruggedized 2D barcode scanner, Model 7Xi, but uses the same colorful housing of our other CHS models. The 7Qi is attractively priced at an MSRP of $429 and Euros 393, making it highly competitive in the 2D scanning market.

The 7Qi is available in red, yellow, blue and gray. These colorful barcode scanners enable businesses to enhance corporate branding in retail point-of-sale (POS), field sales and service, and other customer-facing applications needing both 2D and linear barcode scanning capabilities.

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New Spring Colors for the Socket 7Ci Apple Certified Barcode Scanner

Posted April 29, 2013

2013-04-29_0933Socket Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of a spring color collection of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Ci, a small and sleek wireless barcode scanner for the Apple iPad , iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. The vibrant  new barcode scanners — available in red, yellow and blue — enable businesses to enhance corporate branding in retail point-of-sale (POS), field sales and service, and other customer facing applications.

Chosen by global POS leaders and independent developers alike for their mobile POS solutions, the Socket CHS 7Ci is Socket Mobile’s most popular and lowest-cost barcode scanner. Besides enhancing retail branding, the new colors make the scanners easy to find in store aisles or other busy work environments, enable developers to bundle a cohesive hardware and software solution, and allow personalization of devices among users. The scanners also support Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices.

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How to Pair a Socket CHS Bluetooth Barcode Scanner with an iPad

Posted February 8, 2013

Mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, have become a cost effective option for a variety of data collection applications today. One of the main challenges faced with consumer devices however is the need to scan barcodes. While you can  use the built-in camera as a basic scanner, applications that require consistent scanning throughout the day find that the app/camera option is not fast or accurate enough. Luckily there are plenty of cordless scanners from Socket you can easily pair with any mobile device. The Socket CHS series offers options for 1D and 2D scanning as well as more rugged housings including Healthcare antimicrobial devices. Pairing the scanners to your iPad only takes a few simple steps. Follow this video to add scanning to any iPad-based data collection application.