Recommended Hardware and Computer Specs

When running a business, you should ensure that you have the very best equipment in order to be successful! Hardware is just one component, but a very important part of a full POS solution. Hardware should function in such a way that you can fully carry out the functions of your POS software.

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TallOrder is flexible and versatile. If you’re currently using another point of sale system, TallOrder can work with the printer, barcode scanner and cash drawer that you currently have. TallOrder POS works on any device with a web-browser, so your iPad, desktop computer or laptop is already good to go.

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POS Terminal Devices

POS software mostly runs on one of three types of hardware: tablet, desktop PC or hardware that is a combination of both. Generally, you would need at least one device per register. Any device with a full-function operating system that connects to the internet works.

However, modern Cloud-based POS software, like TallOrder POS, run better on tablets due to the mobility afforded to them and their off-line capabilities.

Minimum Specs to Run TallOrder Point of Sale Software:

Windows iOS Andriod
Windows 10 64-Bit, Intel Core i3/i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB Memory iPad 6th Gen – iOS 13 Huawei T5 MediaPad (Android 8.0)
TallOrder Independant Device Setup

Independant Device

TallOrder can run on a stand-alone device which is required to be within the specs mentioned above for each respective platform. *

TO Device Capability
TallOrder Multiple Device Setup

Multiple Device Setup

For multiple device setup you need one main POS (Master) which all the other additional devices will be connected to and sync with. **

OS Capabilities

* iOS can be used as an independent device, but only through the web browser, which needs internet connectivity for it to sync to the cloud. If theres no power to the device it will also not be able to run offline.

** We recommend the “Master” device to be Windows operated, to run while offline, and “Slave” can be any other recommended devices.

POS Peripherals

POS Peripherals refer to receipt printers, scanners and cash drawers; in other words, items that you use with your POS device to enhance its functionality. Below is a list of TallOrder supported hardware peripheral devices:

Receipt Printer

Receipt Printers

If you would like to print receipts or kitchen slips you should invest in a quality printer. Fast and reliable thermal printers are perfect for customer checkout.

  • Epson TM-T20IIE – USB + LAN
  • Epson TM-T20IIS – USB + SERIAL
  • Epson Entry Level Impact/Dot Matrix with Manual Tear-Off – SERIAL
  • Epson Entry Level Impact/Dot Matrix with Auto Cutter – USB
  • Bixolon 3″ DT – USB + LAN + SERIAL
  • Proline – USB + SERIAL
  • Poslab 3” with Auto Cutter – USB + LAN

Wireless:

  • Epson TM-M30 – USB + LAN + WIFI
  • Epson TM-M30 – USB + LAN + BT
Barcode Scanner
Barcode Scanners

Nearly any barcode scanner that connects to your computer by USB, Bluetooth, or WiFi will work. The biggest benefit of a barcode scanner is that it allows you to add items to a transaction simply by scanning their barcode with your reader. Again, you’ll want to make sure your POS software works with the option you prefer to use.

  • Zebra LI2208 with Stand – USB
  • Zebra LS2208 with Stand – USB
  • Zebra DS2208 with Stand – USB
  • Zebra DS2278 with Cradle – BT
  • Zebra DS7708 with Table Mount – USB
  • Zebra DS9208 – USB
  • 1D Datalogic QuickScan – USB
  • 2D Datalogic QuickScan – USB
  • Datalogic QBT2430 – USB + BT
Cash Drawer
Cash Drawers

As the ancestor of the full POS solution the cash register is still a part of a POS set-up. Some of your customers may still choose to pay by cash. To make accepting cash payments easier you will want to add a cash drawer to your POS system.

  • Maken Economical
  • Maken Flip Top
  • Maken Heavy Duty

This guide is for informational purposes only. While every attempt is made to ensure that the information presented is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change. We encourage you to work with tax, legal and other professional advisers (as applicable) to determine your requirements. TallOrder will not be held liable for any decisions made based on the information presented and reserves the right to alter the content at any time.


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