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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.


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.

 


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.

Internet of Retail

Posted January 22, 2018

Follow the chain of process of how a pair of shoes enter through the internet of retail. From how a barcode label can help products go through shipping, receiving, product identification, price labeling, re-pricing, support, to loyalty, and self service check out.

It brings values to retailers and customers. For retailers, mobile technology can increase productivity and accuracy of the whole supply chain. For customers, it keeps them more engaged in the whole shopping experience and loyalty card can provide a more personalized experience.

Check out the flow chart below and feel free to contact our dedicated account managers on more info how our products can help you in the Internet of Retail era.

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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.


Faster Checkout With Star’s TSP100III

Posted December 28, 2017

Mobile-BytesIt’s the holiday season, which usually means that malls and stores are filled with customers. After the big crowd, shoppers don’t want to wait too long to get served. Instead, some restaurants can facilitate the ordering process with self- checkouts that moves the line quicker, increase ticket size, improve order accuracy, and serve customers faster.

Table side ordering helps your servers input orders directly to the kitchen with an iPad at the table. No need to waste time writing the order down. Your customers will be pleased with faster service, and you will turn more tables throughout the day. At the end you can even capture electronic signatures and tip amounts by processing transactions directly at the table.

Kiosks are used in other venues as well such as movie theaters, banks, and hotels. It gives the customer a choice to do self-checkout.

Here are four reasons why you should consider using kiosks.

  1. Shorter Wait Time- These kiosks help ensure shorter lines and less waiting. The customer can submit their order and processed their payments.
  2. Expedited Orders- Restaurant kiosks cut out all the waiting time to place an order, so your staff can focus on food preparation and turning tables creating a more efficient and customer friendly operation at your place.
  3. Promotions and Upselling- Fast food giant McDonald’s reported that its average check size went up 30% after implementing self- checkouts. A kiosk can upsell/ cross sell on every screen and every transaction. This can give diners to try extras that they may not have otherwise ordered.
  4. Improved Order Accuracy- To be able to directly send orders into the kitchen, this eliminates unreadable, hand- written tickets. Taking orders from a kiosk can save time and money by reducing number of forgotten orders, errors, and resources spent that were improperly inputted in the POS system.

Implementing self- checkouts at quick service restaurants can increase the average check size, reduce wait times, and increase customer satisfaction. Having the perfect products for your kiosk is key to a successful checkout process and Star Micronics can offer you a shorter wait time with their TSP100III receipt printer. Its high speed printing can print out the orders and receipts for faster checkout. The TSP100III is also offered with WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity option to print receipts from anywhere in the restaurant.

Also, check out our selection of customer display kiosks! (iPad and tablets are sold seperately.)

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

 


Elo’s Paypoint Plus: The All-in-One mPOS Solution

Posted December 13, 2017

Paypoint PlusElo just announced the next generation of PayPoint, point of sale solution for iPad and Android. The all-in-one mPOS solution provides everything a merchant needs including a fully integrated 2D scanner from Honeywell, a 3-inch printer from Star Micronics, an encrytable MSR from Magtek, full-sized 16- inch cash drawer and connections for third part peripherals. Featuring a large touch screen display and rotating display head allowing customers to participate in loyalty programs, view their purchases, and sign to complete their transaction. Paypoint Plus’s single-cable design makes setting up the POS system fast and easy, ideal for retail, salons, hospitality, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Merchants can customize the platform to their needs by third party peripherals, including a scale, secondary cash drawer, handheld scanner and EMV terminal.

Paypoint Plus for Android Includes:

  • A full high-definition (HD) 15.6-inch TouchPro Pro-G projective capacitive (PCAP) display, multi-touch capable, enabling up to 5-touches simultaneously
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity
  • 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat) and EloView compatible
  • Fully integrated Star Micronics TSP100III 3-inch printer, Honeywell N3680 2D barcode reader, and Magtek 3-track encryptable MSR
  • A full-size 16-inch industry-standard cash drawer offers a 3-position lock and the ability to use a second cash drawer through an additional I/O port
  • Four USB 2.0, one mini USB 2.0, two RJ45 serial, one RJ12 cash drawer port, one micro HDMI, one 12V power USB, and one ethernet (Gigabit) ports
  • 3 year manufacturers warranty

Paypoint Plus for iPad Includes:

  • Docks designed for use with 9.7-inch iPads or a 12.9-inch iPad Pro model
  • SDK support for iOS 10 and later
  • One type A USB (for charging), one mini USB (for charging), and two RJ45 serial ports
  • Fully integrated Star Micronics TSP100III 3-inch printer, Honeywell N3680 2D barcode reader, and Magtek 3-track encryptable MSR
  • A full-size, 16-inch, industry-standard cash drawer that offers a 3-position lock
  • 3 year manufacturers warranty

Black Friday Shows an Uptick in EMV Usage

Posted November 29, 2017

black friday in-store payment methodsThe uptick in EMV usage has increased yet again since 2015’s liability shift. Of the credit card transactions made on Black Friday this year chip-on-chip usage went up from 55% in 2016 to 73% this year, according to Cayan. Magnetic Stripe usage went down from 34% to 18%. This is a good sign as this will likely continue the decline of in-store card fraud because of the safety that chip cards provide.

It’s clear that EMV is here to stay and something that should be included in any standard POS Terminals. Not having an EMV POS terminal could risk the loss of potential clients. See below for some options on EMV equipped POS terminals.

 

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  • Versatile Payment PIN Pad
  • Integrated Magnetic stripe, IC card reader and Contactless reader (NFC ready)
  • Ethernet or Wifi+Bluetooth Integrated
  • High Performance and Security
  • EMV Level 1 & Level 2, PCI 3.1 and TQM

IngenicoiPP350

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  • Plug and play, PIN and pay
  • Secure and easy to install
  • EMV Smart Card Reader
  • Compact design
  • Flexible connectivity
  • Comprehensive services

MagTekeDynamo

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  • Secure card reader authenticator for Magstripe and EMV
  • USB or wireless Bluetooth connectivity
  • Ergonomic design simplifies card swiping
  • No cable to interfere with reader grip
  • Over 1000 card swipes between charge
  • Triple DES encryption, DUKPT key management, Tokenization, Authentication, Dynamic Data
  • Built-in lanyard attachment
  • For use with iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows devices.

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


Citizen’s CT-E351: When Design Meets Print

Posted October 17, 2017

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Citizen’s CT-E351 is an entry class printer making it highly cost effective. The 3″ POS front exit receipt printer has a revolutionary design that allows it to fit perfectly in small spaces. It provides an efficiently top loading design for media to quickly be dropped in which makes it perfect for any retail and hospitality industries. Printing at a resolution of 203 dpi for receipts, the CT-E351 blends in performance and poise.

Key Benefits:

  • Standard interfaces: USB + LAN / USB + Serial
  • Front exit – prevents damage from moisture or foreign objects
  • Variable paper width – 58 and 80mm
  • Quick and easy media changing – drop-in paper loading
  • Flexible cutting – full or partial
  • Ultimate high endurance – up to 2 million cuts, headlife up to 200km
  • Mobile-POS ready

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


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