To run “My Gadget Repairs”, all you need is an internet connection and a computer/laptop, however, if you want to get most out of “My Gadget Repairs” you may need the followings (we also provide all of these).
1. Receipt Printers:
We have tested the system with Cannon, Star TSP7000, Bixolon SRP-350II (USB) and Xprinter XP-Q200II (LAN Interface). Many thermal receipt printers support ESC/POS to some degree.
2. Barcode Scanners/Readers:
Any of the barcode scanners/readers will work fine however please make sure that barcode scanner is set to the same keyboard as your machine keyboard otherwise you have issues due to keyboard mismatch. Most of the scanners support QWERTY, AZERTY or QZERTY type of keyboard layouts.
When setting a barcode scanner to any of the available keyboard modes (KB-wedge / USB-keyboard), it mimics a regular keyboard and sends keystrokes, instead of characters, to the host computer. In order to send the proper keystrokes, the scanner must be configured to the same keyboard layout as the one being used by the host computer.
Please check the manufacturer manual for more information.
3. Magnetic Card Readers:
Most of the Magnetic Card Readers will work fine. We have tested this with Uniform MSR213 Magnetic Stripe Card Reader (USB – 3 Track Reader). For tablet/mobile card readers: No such feature and recommendation yet.
4. Cash Drawers:
You should buy the cash drawers that can be connected to the pos printer. To use cash drawers, your printer should have the port to connect cash drawer as Bixolon SRP350II and Xprinter XP-Q200II. For Browser Print, you might need to set your printer to open cash drawer before printing. Others, it will be fine as the cash drawer will be opened with printing and can be opened without printing.
5. Barcode and label printing:
Any desktop laser print will work fine for barcode printing. Any label printer should work with a label printer. We have tested it with Dymo and Brother printers.
6. Signature Pad:
We have tested the system with Topaz signature pads.