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Epson Receipt Printer Part Numbers

Epson Receipt Printer FAQ: What are the 2 different Epson receipt printer part numbers? Epson receipt printers have 2 different part numbers for the same model. This can be somewhat confusing when trying to buy a replacement Epson receipt printer. Below is a handy reference guide showing the primary and secondary part numbers for Epson receipt printer models. We [...]

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FAQ Receipt Printer Connection Ports

Q: What are the most common receipt printer interfaces?A: The below graphic is a handy, quick reference guide showing the most popular receipt printer interface types today. Be sure to check open interface ports on you POS computer before you buy a receipt printer. Furthermore, also check with your POS software vendor to confirm which [...]

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Barcode Scanner Interface

IMPORTANT: Before purchasing a barcode scanner of any kind know first if you require a  1D barcode scanner (most common) or a 2D barcode scanner. Barcode Scanner Interface Types Thera are primarily 5 different interface (connection) types for a handheld barcode scanner. You will choose a barcode scanner interface based on the most popular type for your application or based on [...]

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How to Activate the SYMBOL LS2208 Carriage Return (Enter) Function

SYMBOL LS2208 Carriage Return (Enter) Function ActivationThe SYMBOL LS2208 barcode scanner is not programmed out-of-the-box to perform a carriage return function after each scan. A carriage return (aka enter key) is generally needed to bring the cursor down after each scan or (in certain POS software and inventory applications) to bring a cursor to the next data field. [...]

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Point of Sale Forum

Be sure to join our new DISQUS forum for all things point of sale hardware and software related.https://disqus.com/home/channel/poscatchcorner/

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Laser Barcode Scanner Differences

Q: How is a laser barcode scanner different form an imager barcode scanner?A: All barcode scanners perform the same function in a similar way; they have an illuminating light source that’s emitted from the barcode scanner in order to read a barcode. That said, there are primarily 2 different barcode scanner technologies that scan engines employ: 1, laser [...]

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USB Barcode Scanner Setup

Q: How does a USB barcode scanner work with a computer?A: When a USB barcode scanner is connected to a USB port on any computer (no matter the OS), the computer will recognize and consider the USB barcode scanner to be an automatic keyboard and will display data sent form the USB barcode scanner in “keyboard wedge emulation" [...]

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Receipt Printer Basics

What to Consider When Shopping for a Thermal Receipt Printer? With all the different receipt printer makes and models on the market today, it can be downright confusion for a business owner to even attempt to pick a good receipt printer form all of available options today, but don’t worry…we can help you! Our receipt printer experts have a solid printer [...]

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Barcode Scanner Auto Sense

Barcode Scanner Stand/Auto Sense Mode Functionality Most quality barcode scanners have an optional hands free stand. A scanner stand allows full automation of the scanning process. Barcode scanners vary in their preset programming out-of-the-box when it comes to hand free scanning functionality. For instance, some scanners can perform hands free scanning by default and others need to [...]

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Honeywell Barcode Scanner Support

Q: Why is my Honeywell barcode scanner not scanning?A: If your Honeywell USB barcode scanner is not sending data to your POS system, check the following:1. Ensure your Honeywell USB barcode scanner cable is securely attached to the handle/base of the scanner and to the port on your POS system. The most common type of interface for a scanner [...]

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