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Operating Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use any computer or POS hardware with my POS software?

  • The most important factor before purchasing a computer or POS peripherals hardware is knowing a software’s system and hardware requirements. When software developers create software they will test the software on specific versions of operating systems and POS peripherals. POS World has created a list of questions to help ask your software vendor before ordering any hardware and equipment.

What are the differences between Windows 32-Bit and 64-Bit operating systems?

  • Software and hardware developers create drivers and software solutions based on specific versions of operating systems and whether the OS is 32-Bit or 64-Bit. 32-Bit versions of Windows XP/Vista/7 can utilize up to 3.5 GB of memory (RAM). 64-Bit versions of Windows can utilize 4+ GB of memory.
  • The consumer and POS markets have been built around 32-Bit versions of Windows since the 32-Bit version has been the predominant OS on the market for over a decade. With the release of Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 7 (has 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions), more computer manufacturers are loading Windows 7 with the 64-Bit version of the operating system.

What POS hardware has been tested with Apple's Mac OS X operating system?

  • Apple's OS X operating system has several POS peripherals which have been tested in-house by POS World on a Mac Mini running OS X revision 10.6.2 with Mac specific POS software.
Type Specific Model
Barcode Scanners Datalogic QuickScan Imager USB
Datalogic PowerScan M8300 USB
Honeywell Xenon 1900 USB
Metrologic Fusion MK3780 USB
Metrologic Focus MK1690 USB
Cash Drawers Any Epson or Star receipt printer driven compatible cash drawer
APG cash drawers must have the following cable for:
Epson - must have Epson cable #CD-005A
Star - must have Star cable #CD-014A

MMF cash drawers must have the following cable for:
Epson - must have Epson cable #226-199EPSN10-00
Sttar - - must have Star cable #226-199STSP10-00

MS cash drawer cables for Epson and Star printers vary by cash drawer model
Credit Card Readers
IDTech Minimag USB keyboard 3 track swipe reader
Keyboards IDTech Versa Keyboard USB with swipe reader 3 tracks
Label Printers *Dymo Label Writer 450 and 450 Turbo USB
Receipt Printers Epson TM-T88V USB
Star TSP651 USB (Tearbar version)
Star TSP654 USB (Autocutter version)
Star TSP743II USB
Touch Monitor Elo 1515L or 1715L USB (use either Accutouch or Intellitouch technology)