In this article, you will learn how printing price labels works.
Given below are the prerequisites of printing price labels from Front Systems:
- A barcode printer - approved by Front Systems to support our price label print layout.
It can either be an RFID printer or a barcode printer, depending on your stock settings and setup.
- A Front Systems POS.
- A registered user with relevant access to print price labels.
The print agent must be set up on the store's network and internet connection. It comes in the form of a Raspberry Pi box that needs to be connected to a power socket and to the internet with a LAN connection/RJ-45 socket.
This print agent receives commands from the Front Systems Portal and sends the print signal to the designated printer. This implies that regardless of where you are located, you can log in to the Portal and print price labels from the printer that is connected to the print agent.
N.B.For labels to be printed, the status on the Print agent must be Online. You can check this by navigating to the Admin menu and then Print agents.
Network printers (LAN)
The Print agent continuously scans the network for printers that are on the same network as the print agent.
When the print agent finds the printer(s) on the network, it will register them under Printers on the Admin menu in Portal.
The following printers will automatically get registered if they are found on the network:
- TSC TDP 225 (Barcode label printer)
- SATO CL4NX (RFID label printer)
The printers will have the same name as registered by the manufacturer.