The scanner function allows scanning of Bar- and EAN-Codes assigned to an article. For codes that have not been entered, you can edit them manually by entering the price. The function is supported by the internal camera* and a Socket Mobile® scanner. We recommend using the CHS 7Ci or 7Qi.
*Only possible for iPad Air and iPad Mini, not iPods/iPhones.
To use the scanner, all you need to do in the cloud is to activate the "EAN/Barcode Support" feature. This is located under the "Check-Out Features" category.
Add EAN-/Barcodes to Article
To add a code to an article, please open the menu "Master Data" --> "Article". In the item details, which you open by clicking on the "Edit" button, you can now add any product code. To add the entered code please confirm your entry with the button "New Entry". Further codes like the first can be added.
To connect the handheld scanner to the device, scan in the barcode shown below.
Turn on Bluetooth on your device and search for Socket 7Xi[xxxxxxxxx] and then connect your device. After CHS has connected to the device, you will hear a confirmation tone.
Activate iOS Mode with the App
Then to use iOS-Mode with a selected app, scan the lower barcode (the CHS beeps 3 times). Then turn on bluetooth again and search for Socket CHS or 7Xi[xxxxxxxx].
Connect to Gastrofix App
To establish contact with the Gastrofix-App, you must first switch off bluetooth and then scan the barcode again. If you have done this, you can now turn on Bluetooth and connect to Socket 7Xi[xxxxxx] by pressing the Bluetooth key. With the 7Ci this is not necessary.
How to use the Socket Mobile® Scanners
The scanner is ready to use immediately after connecting. Once you have selected a table on the table map and click on "Order" you can add items by scanning the barcodes.
No further steps are necessary in check-out mode, as you are permanently in order mode.
Usage of the internal camera
If you want to use the internal camera, you can access it via the PLU button. Once you have selected the "Camera" button, the scan field will be displayed.
Setup variable EAN-Codes
You have the possibility to scan articles which have not yet been entered in the article list. To do this, you must create an article with the EAN-Code "999999999999". The article type of the article must be "Free Price + Text". It is recommended that you assign this article to a separate group, which allows you to separate the articles in your reports.
Setup Articles without PLU-Numbers
If you now scan an item that has not yet been entered, the unknown EAN-Code of the item will be inserted as the item name and a popup with a price query will appear. In the evaluations, this article has different names and prices, but always the same PLU number.
Disconnect iOS-Device and Scanner
To disconnect the iOS device from the handheld scanner, press and hold the big middle knob and the power button at the same time. Or, in the Bluetooth settings of the iPad, select Socket CHS or 7Xi[xxxxxx] and disconnect.