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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.

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.


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.

 


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barcodes, Inc.!

Posted December 26, 2017

Barcodes, Inc. would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

To celebrate the holidays Edeka, a supermarket, thought of a great way to surprise their shoppers by playing Jingle Bells using their check out scanners.
What a great way to spread the holiday cheer!

Check out the viral video below and also check out our in- counter barcode scanner selection!

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

 


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.

 

UICPP791

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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

ipp350

  • 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.


A Royal Point of Sale System

Posted September 27, 2017

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Challenge

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

While delivering innovative entertainment onboard their luxury cruise ships, they required their various restaurants, shops, and bars to process point of sale payments for their customers looking to indulge in food, entertainment, and shopping. They wanted to deliver a quick, seamless and positive point of sale experience for their customers.

Analysis

Royal Caribbean sought a point of sale hardware system that would meet their customer experience demands and be compatible with their point of sale software solution. They sought a bundle that included receipt printers, touchscreens, and barcode scanners for their various restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities. Additionally, they wanted a kitchen receipt printer to meet the demanding requirements of a busy restaurant without sacrificing performance.

Solution

To provide an appropriate solution, Barcodes, Inc. worked closely with Royal Caribbean to test the compatibility between the hardware and software. Barcodes selected the Epson TM-T88V, an industry-leading point of sale receipt printer that offers fast printing, best-in-class reliability, and ease-of-use features. The TM-T88V is also ENERGY STAR qualified and offers print options that reduce paper usage up to 30 percent. Combined with the ELO 1523L touchscreen monitor and Zebra DS4308 barcode scanner, it was the ideal point of sale hardware bundle that Royal Caribbean required to run their point of sale operations effectively.

For the restaurant setting, Barcodes recommended the Epson TM-U220B, a high-speed throughput kitchen receipt printer that allowed customer receipts and kitchen orders to print faster than any other device. The TM- U220B comes equipped with an auto-cutter, which slices a clean edge, leaving a small portion of the receipt uncut so that they are still barely attached – ideal for printing duplicate receipts such as credit card receipts or gift receipts. 

Results

The point of sale system that was delivered by Barcodes was easily deployed to the 40+ cruise ships and easily adopted by the employees aboard each of these ships.

Since purchasing the point of sale systems from Barcodes, Inc., Royal Caribbean has seen an uptick in productivity, quicker turnaround times on sales and kitchen orders, and a decrease in wait times for customers in line.

Royal Caribbean now has the peace of mind that every point of sale experience is first-class and can keep the line moving in order to increase revenue streams while keeping their customers happy.

For all of your point of sale needs, contact Barcodes, Inc. at 1-800-351-9962.


Battery-Free Cordless Scanning with Honeywell

Posted June 22, 2017

bfscannersWireless scanners have become commonplace in many retail environments for the convenience they provide by removing a cable from the picture. All cordless scanners have a battery in them that is often the main point of wear on the device and requires several hours to fully charge on many models.  It may seem that the battery is an unavoidable consequence of being wireless but Honeywell is leading the way towards a more environmentally friendly scanner that also requires less maintenance long term.

Shedding the traditional battery pack, Honeywell has introduced their Super-Capacitor technology on their Xenon 1902g-bf and Voyager 1202g-bf scanners. Super-Capacitors are capable of achieving a full charge in less than two minutes via the standard USB port or under 30 seconds when using a powered USB port or external wall adapter. After a quick charge the Voyager 1200g-bf can scan at least 100 codes while the Xenon 1902g-bf can read at least 450 codes.

This sort of quick and easy charging feature makes these scanners ideal for applications centered around POS, workstations and counters – for example, as the secondary scanner to a bioptic (in-counter) scanner, or in support of shipping and receiving functions at warehouses. With no battery, a common maintenance hassle is removed and the scanner is lighter and more environmentally friendly.

Both scanners are built on the proven Voyager and Xenon platform offering superior scanning performance on linear and 2D barcodes respectively. With multiple-interface options, these scanners are plug-in-player ready to start inputting scanned data into any application.

For assistance finding the right battery-free scanner for your needs, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Comparing Honeywell Presentation Scanners

Posted June 1, 2017

You’ve been hearing about the new Honeywell presentation scanner – the Orbit 7190g – a hybrid laser + imager scanner

How does it compare to the Honeywell Genesis 7580g (aka the Starbuck’s scanner)?

Honeywell 7580g Scanner

 

Here is how:

  • If you are scanning mostly screens (digital coupons) and occasionally merchandise then you want the Honeywell Genesis 7580g.  Think of the Starbuck’s use case.
  • If you are scanning mostly merchandise and occasionally screens then you want the new Honeywell Orbit 7190g hybrid.  Think Convenience Stores looking to start scanning digital coupons.

And if you are scanning just merchandise then you want the Honeywell Orbit 7120 (the laser only version). Don’t think of the Honeywell Orbit 7190g as a cheap alternative to the Honeywell Genesis.  It’s not.

Call one of our representatives for quote on your required presentation barcode scanner.


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