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Scanners

Last updated 06/11/2018

Barcode scanners are a quick way to enter barcoded products into the POS or Pick 'n' Pack modules.

Overview


For both the POS and Pick 'n' Pack modules, handheld scanners can be used to input information.

Scanners typically act as a keyboard, and have the same effect as typing a number and pressing 'return'. If used in combination with the POS and Pick 'n' Pack modules, scanning an item will search for an item, and then enter it into a transaction.

Cin7 recommends three specific scanners that we have tested successfully with our software. Other scanners may work - but we always recommend testing first before committing to a sale.

Zebra CS3070 Companion scanner


 

This scanner works wirelessly via Bluetooth, so is ideal for use with a tablet.

Using a Bluetooth scanner with a tablet can sometimes prevent the keyboard appearing when connected, so it is worth testing the compatibility of this scanner with your chosen tablet.

Zebra C3000 Companion scanner

Zebra TC20 MOBILE COMPUTER


Zebra TC20 Mobile ComputerZebra TC20 Mobile Computer

This scanner works wirelessly via Bluetooth, which is ideal for use with the Pick 'n' Pack module.

Before using the Zebra TC20 MOBILE COMPUTER with the Pick 'n' Pack module, the Data Capture Plus feature must be disabled on the device.

To disable this feature:

  1. On the device, open the Data Wedge app.
  2. Navigate to Profile.
  3. Disable Data Capture Plus.
This scanner is for use with the Pick 'n' Pack module only, and not with the Point of Sale.

Zebra TC20 MOBILE COMPUTER

 

Zebra Symbol LS2208 USB


 

This scanner is ideal for fixed locations, such as a PC or laptop running the POS. Its connection is via USB.

Zebra Symbol LS2208 USB

Before using the Motorola LS2208 Barcode Scanner with the Cin7 POS you must first configure it to add a new line character, otherwise known as a Carriage Return or Enter Key, after your scanned barcode. This is achieved by scanning a particular set of barcodes in a specific order. Try scanning the following:

Full instructions and barcodes can be found in the LS 2208 Quickstart Manual.

FAQs

Can barcode scanners be used to enter information into Cin7's backend?

Cin7's backend was not designed for scanner input. If you wish to scan multiple items to a sales order, you could consider using the Point of Sale to do this, or scan into a spreadsheet first, then import the items.