Bar Code Scanners
Core Product: Aloha Takeout
Complimentary Products: Aloha Quick Service, Aloha Table Service
Separate License Required? An Aloha Takeout and Delivery license is required.
Other References: Aloha Takeout Reference Guide, Aloha Takeout Implementation Guide
This document discusses how to configure and use bar code scanners with Aloha Takeout (ATO). Bar code scanners are used to recall a check in a mixed takeout / convenience store environment. In this scenario, the customer orders takeout items, then shops in the convenience store while the takeout items are prepared. The customer is provided a check containing a bar code. When the customer and the order are both ready, the cashier accesses the ATO Orders screen, and scans the bar code on the customers check to quickly recall their order. The cashier adds any convenience store items to the check as normal.
When all takeout and convenience store items are added to the check, the customer pays for the entire order. Currently, only one reader of this type has been tested by NCR Corporation, the Symbol LS-2208, which makes the reader available for purchase through normal channels. Other USB readers may work with Aloha Takeout and the Aloha POS system, but no others have been tested. You can scan Aloha Takeout checks containing a bar code to recall the check, add additional items to the check, tender the check, and close the check.
Reference: Refer to the Aloha Takeout Bar Code Scanners Feature Focus Guide - HKS339.
Configuring Bar Code Scanners
- Printing bar codes on guest checks
- Configuring bar code scanners in ATO
- Refreshing POS data
- Connecting a bar code scanner to a terminal
Using Bar Code Scanners
Using bar code scanning with Aloha Takeout usually requires two steps, with a delay in the middle.