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Monthly Archives: June 2019

  1. Urovo Enters the Australian Market. POS'99 signs up as one of the first partners

    Urovo enters the Australian Market. POS'99 signs up as one of the first partners. This Chinese based company has DHL and many large entities as their customers, and take orders in the hundreds of thousands of untis at a time, they are a force to be reckoned with, and are competing directly with Zebra and Honeywell in Australia.

    Urovo devices only use the best Zebra and Honeywell scan engines, and are able to compete at a much lower price die to the scale and volumes that they have in teh Indian and Chinese market, where ordres are usually in the hundreds of thousands of units.

    Urovo will have Australian return to based warranty, with a service centre in Brisbane and Sydney. 

    Some of Urovo's most popular models are listed below, with a short summary of the features and benefits:

    i6310 Enterprise Mobile Computer - The thinnest rugged PDA in the world.

    The Urovo i6310, an Android-based mobile computer, features a powerful processor, long lasting battery, stable wireless connectivity, high-resolution camera, accurate GPS,NFC and optional 1D/2D barcode scanning. This rugged device can be deployed in various industries such as express delivery, logistics, warehousing and manufacturing.

     

    i6300 Rugged mobile computer - Best-in-class durability

    The Urovo i6300 – a full touch, Android-based, rugged, mobile computer. This device is your go-to assistant for any data capture purpose. This easy-to-use device eliminates all paper-based work and speeds up data recording, thus reducing errors and increasing work efficiency and productivity.

     

    V5100 ruggedized mobile computer - Up to 8 meters reading distance

    The Urovo V5100 personal digital terminal is designed for endurance under extreme conditions. With its powerful processor, ergonomic design and comprehensive data capture options, the V5100 is the assistant that you need to capture and access data while carrying out daily operations.

     

    U2 Wearable smart mobile computer - Unleash new possibilities

    The Urovo U2 smart computer was designed while bearing in mind the hands-on nature of the daily tasks of workers from various industries such as warehousing and manufacturing to logistics and transportation. With the U2, working hands-free is actualised, unleashing new possibilities.

     

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  2. Difference between the iHUB Epson TM-T82II Intelligent and the Epson TM-T88VI Intelligent Receipt Printers

    So many people ask us "What is the difference between the Epson TM-T82II-i Intelligent and the Epson TM-T88VI-IHUB Intelligent Point of Sale Receipt Printer models. With this article we hope to compare the printers in such a way that it is easy to understand and make an informed choice before you purchase.

    Epson Australia released the Epson TM-T82II-i Intelligent to the Australian market to help smaller retailers have access to web printing, when a really fast printing printer, such as the T88VI iHUB Intelligent,  is not critical to customer service and the operations of a busy retail store or restaurant.

    The main differences between the printers are the volumes it can handle and the print speed. The TM-T88VI-IHUB has an additional 2 years of warranty and you can only replace the print head on the TM-T88VI-IHUB.

    Shared functionality and features on the Epson TM-T82II-i Intelligent and the Epson TM-T88VI-IHUB Intelligent:

    Both the Epson TM-T82II-i and the Epson TM-T88VI-IHUB  models have a Cash Drawer (Drawer Kick / DK Port) for use with 24 Volt  Cash Drawers, and allows the cash drawer to open automatically once a transaction has been finalised. Both the Epson TM-T82II-i and the Epson TM-T88VI-IHUB use 80x80 Thermal Receipt paper rolls.

    The below table will also help as a comparison of the Epson TM-T82II-i and the Epson TM-T88VI-IHUB:

    Features TM-T82II-i Intelligent Epson TM-T88VI-IHUB Intelligent
    Print Volumes Low to Medium Medium to High
    Warranty 24 months 48 months
    Standard Interfaces

    Built-in USB, Serial, Ethernet (10/100Base-T/TX)

    USB 2.0 Type A Connector x2

    USB 2.0 Type B Connector x1

    RJ45 x1, Serial DB9 Male x1

    DK x1, 3 Pin Mini Din Female x1

    Built-in USB, Serial, Ethernet (10/100Base-T/TX)

    USB 2.0 Type A Connector x1

    USB 2.0 Type B Connector x4

    RJ45 x1, Serial DB9 Male x1

    DK x1, 3 Pin Mini Din Female x1

    Power supply External (Replaceable) External (Replaceable)
    Maximum print speed  200mm/second  350mm/second
    Thermal Head Life Span 100 kilometer 200 kilometer
    Cutter Life Span

    1.5 million cuts

    3 million cuts 
    Key Functionality

     Built-in Web server for custom Web applications

    Use as a peripheral hub for mPOS solutions

    Connect to multiple devices and cloud servers

     Built-in Web server for custom Web applications

    Use as a peripheral hub for mPOS solutions

    Connect to multiple devices and cloud servers

    Platform Suported  Android, Mac, PC, iOS

    Android, Mac, PC, iOS

    Wireless printing (Optional Extra) Wireless (Requires USB wireless dongle) 
    Beacon (Requires Bluetooth Low Energy dongle) 
    Wireless (Requires USB wireless dongle) 
    Beacon (Requires Bluetooth Low Energy dongle) 

     

    We trust that this article has been useful and helped to make the right choice. Please feel free to contact our friendly team via chat, phone or email.

     

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  3. How to select the correct Socket Mobile barcode scanner for your device and application, with iPad, Android, Windows and Mac iOS.

    Comparison pf the Socket Mobile Barcode Scanners for POS applications on iPad, Android, Windows PC's and Mac iOS

    This article will help you to choose the right Socket Mobile barcode scanner for your needs and your application, and also explain the differences between the Socket Mobile scanner models.

    In 2019 Socket Mobile release a new range of barcode scanners to replace their very successful range of handheld mobile Bluetooth barcode scanners.

    The first thing to clarify is that you will need a Bluetooth connection on your device (PC / Mac / iPad / Android tablet) in order to connect the scanner via Bluetooth. Alternatively, you can insert a Bluetooth dongle into the PC or Mac USB port and connect the scanner to this Bluetooth dongle.

    Also, you can rest assured that, when an application recommends a specific Socket scanner model as compatible with their iPad App, that any other barcode scanner in the Socket Mobile range will also work.

    The Socket scanner mobile range is compatible with many applications, including Nobly POS, HIke POS, Vend POS, Kounta POS, Square POS, Cin7, Shopify POS, LoyVerse, LightSpeed POS, and many more

    The Socket S700 series scanners are available in 5 colors

    Comparison of the Socket Mobile S700, S730 and S740 models

     

    Socket S700 - 1D Bluetooth - Linear Scanning - Entry-level model

    Replaces the 7Ci model. The Socket S700 barcode scanner scans 1D barcodes only (normal product barcodes), and pairs to the device via Bluetooth.

    The scanner comes with various accessories, the main one being a charging dock, that allows the scanner to charge and stand upright, and the user can scan a product barcode whilst the scanner is in the dock, by pressing the scan button on the top.

    The S700 scanner scans on paper or screen, and this model is the best selling in the Socket range in Australia.

     

     

    Socket S730 - 1D Bluetooth - Laser Scanning - For hard to reach places and rapid scanning

    Replaces the 7Mi model. The Socket S730 barcode scanner scans 1D barcodes only (normal product barcodes), and pairs to the device via Bluetooth.

    The scanner also comes with various accessories, the main one being a charging dock, that allows the scanner to charge and stand upright, and the user can scan a product barcode whilst the scanner is in the dock, by pressing the scan button on the top.

    The Socket S730 scanner scans on paper only, and the laser technology allows for rapid scanning in hard to reach places, as the S730 scanner has a longer read range of up to 1.1 meters (45 inches).

     

    Socket S740 - 2D Bluetooth - Imager Scanning - For 2D QR code scanning

    Replaces the 7Qi model. The Socket S740 barcode scanner scans 1D and 2D barcodes (normal product barcodes and for example QR codes), and pairs to the device via Bluetooth.

    The scanner also comes with various accessories, one being a charging dock, that allows the scanner to charge and stand upright, and the user can scan a product barcode whilst the scanner is in the dock, by pressing the scan button on the top.

    The other popular accessory is the charging stand/pole, which not only charges the scanner, it also elevates it and when in the stand it can scan in presentation mode, so you do not have to even touch.

    The Socket S740 scanner scans on paper or screens and is one of the most popular scanners in Australia.

     

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