Some Q's about hardware

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Some Q's about hardware

Postby leads » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:49 pm

Hi,
I'm new to the forum and just about to purchase Retailman. I am an Australian but live in Switzerland.
I would like to know if most POS hardware works with retailman? I will be running a windows laptop and need to buy a scanner, receipt printer, credit card terminal, cash drawer and label/barcode printer.
As stated I am in Switzerland, so if you have any recommendations of hardware that I can purchase here I would greatly appreciate it. The last thing I want is to purchase hardware and then find out it doesn't work with retailman.
Kind regards,
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Postby sami » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:36 pm

Hi,

The Program can use the following hardware (Other hardware with the same connection types and specs will also work fine with the software):

Recommended POS Printers
Must have a minimum of 40 column wide printout.
Connection Type:
Serial (suitable if the printer far away from the computer)
Parallel
USB
Printing Type: Thermal, Dot Matrix
Brands:
Epson
Star
Samsung
Posiflex

Recommended Barcode Scanner:
Connection Types (do Not use Serial): Keyboard, USB
Brands:
Posiflex,
DATALOGIC
PSC
METROLOGIC

Recommended Customer Pole Display:
Two Lines of 20 Characters each.
Connection Type: Serial, USB
Brands:
POSIFLEX
EPSON

Recommended Touch Screen:
Minimum Screen Resolution of 800x 600 but larger is better
Brands
ELO (or any brand using Elo Tecnology)
LG
LIYI (or any brand using Liyi Technology)
PS: If you can't afford touch screen, you can use your mouse to emulate touch screen, just click on the buttons instead of using the touch screen. Still much faster than typing :)

Recommended Cash Drawer:
Cash drawer Supported Connection Types:
Serial
Printer Driven (Needs POS printer to operat)
Brands
POSIFLEX
EPSON
CITIZEN

Recommended Barcode Printers
The best solution for printing Barcodes is to use the reports printer (laser or inkjet) to print your barcodes. Laser printers are recommended because they are faster, cheaper to run and produce a better quality barcodes. The built in barcode labels can be used and the barcode labels stationary is widely available
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Postby leads » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:20 pm

Hi Sami,

Well I must say I am impressed. Thank you for the very informative response.
I am looking forward to getting started with Retailman.
All the best to you. :D
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It would be appreciated

Postby capretail » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:45 pm

Thanks for sharing your tips with us..
Using POS software is better than doing it manually..POS hardware is useful well at retail level, a checkout counter in Using a shop, where a deal occurs in this type of environments.
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Postby POSSystems » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:35 am

Hey sami,

Great post..!!

Thanks for sharing..!!
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