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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)

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.


Elo and Star Introduce New Fully Integrated mPOS Solution

Posted January 24, 2017

The fully integrated POS solution works right out of the box and has all the features that merchants demand. The Elo I-Series Android Digital display is paired with Elo’s new mPOS Printer Stand with innovative housing for the Star TSP100III and TSP650II printers. The flip stand houses an optional expansion module with I/O ports that enable support for multiple POS peripherals. This mPOS solution’s space-saving design is ideal for small counter spaces with integrated cable management and a clutter-free appearance. Both Star’s TSP100III and TSP650II printer series offer a variety of interface options with simple set-up and high-speed receipt printing.

“Elo’s new mPOS printer stand with a unique flip design effortlessly converts the employee facing cash register into a customer facing display or a self-service kiosk,” said Sonal Apte, senior director of product management at Elo. “Elo continues to solve the challenge of using consumer devices at the point of sale.  Working with Star – an industry leader in printers – and eMobilePOS – with their award winning software – we’re able to deliver a complete solution with optimal flexibility for customers.”

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Add Style and Speed with Citizen’s New CT-S251 Ultrafast POS printer

Posted September 8, 2016

Citizen’s new CT-S251 POS printer combines style with efficiency, providing flawless 2-inch wide prints at ultra-fast speed, from a compact model. Designed specially for high-end retail and hospitality businesses, with aesthetics and ease of use front of mind, the CT-S251 helps to ensure a seamless sales transaction and smooth customer experience.

Receipts, coupons, daily reports and more can be produced fast and error-free with the CT-S251, which prints at a phenomenal speed of up to 300mm per second, helping to reduce waiting times and queues. Business managers can also benefit from additional flexibility when choosing where to position points of sale (POS) or mobile points of sale (mPOS), thanks to the CT-S251’s extensive connectivity options. This includes the choice to connect via USB, Serial and Ethernet outputs as well as wireless ‘Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (MFi) Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The printer also ensures easy integration with POS systems and is fully compatible with iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.

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POS-X’s New ION TP5 All-in-One Point of Sale Terminal

Posted March 30, 2016

POS-X has announced the availability of their new ION TP5 all-in-one terminals.  Designed for businesses large and small, the ION TP5 leverages the latest in tablet technology and quality build materials to produce an ultra-compact and cost-effective point-of-sale terminal.

Available in two versions, the standard ION TP5 or the ION TP5 with Integrated Printer, the ION TP5 comes standard with a TruFlat 14″ widescreen LCD display, multi-touch projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen, Intel quad-core processor, and solid state storage. Additional accessories include an integrated MSR and rear customer display.

“The ION TP5’s design is a move away from yesterday’s traditionally bulky POS Terminals,” states Mark Dunlop, Vice President of Sales for POS-X. “Leveraging the latest in tablet and touch technology, the ION TP5 is both modern looking and compact, with a price point that rivals entry level competitors.”

Perfect for all retail and hospitality POS applications, the ION TP5 supports Windows 8.1 and 10 and comes standard with POS-X’s industry leading free 3 year/2-day advance exchange warranty service.


Tips: Pairing Your TSP650II BTi with an Apple iPad

Posted December 29, 2015

Apple MFi certified, Star’s TSP650II BTi receipt printer is the perfect solution to add receipt printing to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad based point-of-sale system. With operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows, the TSP650II BTi features the best of both worlds by coupling the comfort of legacy products with the speed and connection options demanded today in fast-paced point of sales environments.


Setting Up Your Star WiFi Power Pack with an iPad

Posted December 14, 2015

The WiFi Power Pack is designed to make any Star LAN interface printer “wireless” in a cost effective way without a lot of messy cables. This, in turn, enables the Star printer using the WiFi Power Pack to connect with tablets, smart phones and other portable electronic wireless devices.

This video tutorial will guide you to get your Wi-Fi Power Pack and iPad communicating in a few simple steps.


Star’s mPOP Now Integrated with Many Point of Sale Applications

Posted December 7, 2015

With Star’s latest release of its mPOP, Mobile Point of Purchase Solution, the first dedicated hybrid peripheral for tablet and mobile device based POS systems, industry leading POS software providers have shown keen interest in integrating this solution into their offering.

This compact and sleek ‘printer and cash drawer combined’ peripheral is the perfect solution for many retailers who are embracing the new era of electronic payment. Less cash usage allows smaller peripherals, like the mPOP, to be used at many stores’ point of sale.

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Star Micronic’s SM-S230i Compact, High Speed Bluetooth Portable Printer

Posted September 3, 2015

Star SM-S230i Portable PrinterStar has announced the launch of their smallest portable printer. The SM-S230i is a compact, lightweight, high speed two inch Bluetooth and USB portable printer. The SM-S230i Bluetooth portable printer is compatible with all operating systems including Windows, Android, and iOS. With Apple MFi certification, the SM-S230i can easily connect and pair with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

The SM-S230i is suitable for a wide range of mobile printing applications with no configuration changes required when switching between various operating systems. The clerk will be able to use the SM-S230i with an iOS, Android or Windows device with no set up required using its auto detection Bluetooth feature. This feature eliminates frustration caused from changing your settings when using devices with different operating systems. With an additional convenient connection option for USB 2.0, the SM-S230i can send fast transfer speeds of data and provide security with an easy plug-in USB cable.

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Star’s WebPRNT Browser Now Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play

Posted April 8, 2015

webprnt browser 2015-03-24 at 4.26.14 pmStar has released its WebPRNT Browser to extend Star’s WebPRNT technology for web based receipt printing to customers using Star’s portable and desktop receipt printers in a mobile environment using Bluetooth connectivity.

Star’s WebPRNT Browser allows you to print receipts or data from a web browser-based application running on a mobile device to a Star Bluetooth printer wirelessly. To begin, configure Star’s WebPRNT Browser to open the desired web-based application which supports WebPRNT and print to the desired Bluetooth printer. Once configured, the user simply pairs their mobile device to a Star Bluetooth printer, opens the application on Star’s WebPRNT Browser and prints from the application. Easy to set up for both application developers and end users, Star’s WebPRNT Browser combines the utility of WebPRNT’s webbased receipt printing technology with the simplicity of Bluetooth connectivity.

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