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Monthly Archives: September 2019

  1. iPad 10.2 stands for retail, customer display and Point of Sale (POS)

    Looking for the best iPad 10.2 inch stands for retail, customer display and Point of Sale (POS)?

     

    Choosing the best iPad or Tablet stand for retail comes down to a few key desicions:

    1. The security options provided by the stand, such as cable locks, screw down and permanent locks

    2. The tablet size (e.g. iPad 9.7, 10.5, 10.2, 12.9 inch)

    3. Consider a universal stand in order to future proof your stand comaptibility with the ever changing new releases of Apple and Android ipads and Tablets.

    4. Cable management that will allow for charging duting the day shift

    5. Durablity - Steel vs Plastic

    6. Movement: Rotation and Swivel functionality for a better customer expreince and to help speed up the sale process.

    7. Fitting in with your Brand and Store vide

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  2. Difference between the Honeywell 1450g and the 1470g Barcode Scanner

    We have had many people asking us "What is the difference between the difference between the Honeywell 1450g and the new Honeywell 1470g barcode scanners?

    From a Retail and Point of Sale general use point of view, the Honeywell 1450g will do the same job as the Honeywell 1470g. The Honeywell 1470g  Extreme Performance (XP) is backwards compatible with the 1450g, and the 1470g will perform slightly better than the 1450g.

    Honeywell Australia released the new 1470g Extreme Performance (XP) barcode scanner in September 2019.

    First of all, the new Honeywell 1470g is compatible with Vend POS using a PC or Mac. It will also work with most Windows and Mac Point of Sale (POS) software.

    The main diffrences between the new Honeywell 1470g scanner and the Honeywell 1450g is the scanning rate. The new 1470g is much faster than the old 1450g.

    Both scanners can scan in presentation mode / handsfree mode for easy of use and speeding up checkouts.

    The below table will also help with a comparison of the Honeywell 1470g vs Honeywell 1450g:

    Features Honeywell 1470g Honeywell 1450g
    Scanning Technology Area-Imaging Area-Imaging
    Decode Compatibility 1D, PDF, 2D, and DotCode symbologies 1D, PDF and 2D
    Motion Tolerance/Scanning Rate

    70 cm/s (27.6 in/s)

    10 cm/s (4 in/s)

    Connectivity  USB Cable USB Cable
    Host Interface  USB, Keyboard Wedge, RS-232, RS485 support for IBM 46xx (RS485) USB, Keyboard Wedge, RS-232, IBM 46xx (RS485)                 
    Durability (Drop)  30 1.8 m (6 ft) drops  30 drops 1.5 m (5 ft) drops
    Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    Warranty  5 Years 5 Years
    Durability (IP) IP40 IP41

     

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  3. Difference between the Epson TM-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III Receipt Printers

    We have had many people asking us "What is the difference between the Epson TM-T82III and the Epson TM-T82IIIL Point of Sale Receipt Printer models.

    Epson Australia released these new POS Receipt Printer models in 2019, this article will help you to purchase the best suited Epson POS receipt printer for your retail store or restaurant.

    First of all, the new Epson TM-T82III and TM-T82IIIL printer models are backwards compatible with the previous TM-T82II model, but we you recommend that you contact us before you purchase it to work with Square, Vend, Kounta, Loyverse, Mobi POS, WaiterOne and many other apps (Also please ensure that you order the TM-T82III or TM-T82IIIL model with the correct interface).

    The main diffrences between the printers are the volumes it can handle, and the TM-T82III has an additional year of warranty.

    Main differences between the Epson TM-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III POS Receipt Printers are:

     

    Epson TM-T82IIIL (Low Volume)

    • - Ultra Low print volume model - Perfect when you are printing low volume receipts or orders in a small store
    • - 24 month warranty (2 years)
    • - Interfaces available: Dual Interface (USB & Serial) OR Single Interface (Ethernet)
    • - Built-in Power Supply
    • - Maximum print speed of 200mm/second
    • - Printer Thermal Head Life Span of 100 kilometer
    • - Wireless printing: The Epson TM-T82IIIL Cannot print wirelesly - Please purchase the TM-T82III network model

    Epson TM-T82III (Low to Medium Volume)

    • - Ideal for Low to Medium Print volume for busier, small to medium size business
    • - 36 month warranty (3 years)
    • - Interfaces available: Dual Interface (USB & Serial OR USB & Parallel OR Ethernet & USB)
    • - External power supply (Can be replaced in the future)
    • - Maximum print speed of 250mm/second
    • - Printer Thermal Head Life Span of 150 kilometer
    • - Wireless printing: The Epson TM-T82III work with the Epson Wireless Dongle (optional extra)

     

    Shared functionality and features on the Epson TM-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III:

    Both the Epson TM-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III 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-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III use 80x80 Thermal Receipt paper rolls.

     

    Conclusion: Which Epson T82III printer model should you choose?

    The obvious choice is the Epson TM-T82III , as it has better specifictions and will last longer. It also has Wifi capatility and the power supply can be replaced in the event of a power surge, as opposed to preplacing the whole printer, as is the case with the Epson TM-T82IIIL.

     

    The below table will also help with a comparison of the Epson TM-T82IIIL vs Epson TM-T82III:

    Features Epson TM-T82IIIL Epson TM-T82III
    Print Volumes Ultra Low Low to Medium
    Warranty 24 month 36 month
    Interfaces

    USB & Serial

    OR

    Ethernet only

    USB & Serial OR

    USB & Parallel OR

    Ethernet & USB 

    Power supply Internal (Non replaceable) External (Replaceable)
    Maximum print speed  200mm/second  250mm/second
    Thermal Head Life Span 100 kilometer 150 kilometer
    Wireless printing None Epson Wireless Dongle (optional extra)

     

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  4. What is the difference between the Zebra GK420 and the Zebra ZD420?

    So many customers ask us "What is the difference between the Zebra GK420 and the Zebra ZD420 label printer models. With this article we hope to compare the two printers in such a way that it is easy to understand and make an informed choice before you purchase the new model.

    Zebra released the Zebra ZD420 label printers to the Australian market in 2019. There are two main categories of printer models in this range namely the Direct Thermal ZD420D (Replaces the GK420D) and the Thermal Transfer ZD420T (Replaces the GK420T).

    The Direct Thermal ZD420D that is replacing the GK420T prints Direct Thermal method only (Cannot print with ribbons).

    The Thermal Transfer ZD420T that is replacing the GK420D prints Direct Thermal OR Thermal Transfer methods. (Prints with or without ribbons on Plain paper or Thermal paper).

    The main differences between the printers are the print speeds and the size of the ribbon. The new ZD420 prints at 6 inches per second, compared to GK420 with 5 inches per second print speed. The ZD420T Thermal Transfer model can hold the current 70-74 meter long GK420T ribbons, as well as larger 300m meter long ribbons to help save time with fewer ribbon changing events. The new ZD420 also has many more optional features such as a Wifi and Bluetooth interface.

    There is also a cartridge version called the ZD420C, but we only recommend buying this model where changing ribbons is important for time saving purposes, as the cartridge ribbons are costly and limited to the Zebra brand only. The healthcare version of the ZD420C is very popular in hospitals and doctor practices around Australia.

    The below table will also help as a comparison of the older GK420 pritners, and the new ZD420 printers.

     

     

     

    We trust that this article has been useful and helped to make the right choice between the GK420 vs ZD420 . Please feel free to contact our friendly team via chat, phone or email.

    We carry stock in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, please call to confirm availability.

     

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