Here are the minimum recommended requirements for running PostalMate:
|Free disk space:
|Device||Port Type||Supported Models||Requirement / Usage|
(4" x 6")
|USB or parellel, depending on model||Zebra GK420D, GC420D, LP 2844 and most Zebra ZP-series||Required on each computer used for shipping. Prints shipping labels.|
(2" x 2.25")
|USB or parellel, depending on model||Zebra LP 2824, LP 2722||Optional. Several non-required labels are this size.|
|Dymo label printer||USB only||Dymo 400, 450 LabelWriter, Dymo 400, 450 Twin Turbo||Optional. Used for Printable Postage interface. (Dymo Stamp postage label stock: 30915)|
|Receipt printer||USB or parellel, depending on model||CT-S310II, CT-S300, CT-S2000 and CBM-1000||Required on each computer using P.O.S features.|
|Report / document printer||USB or parellel, depending on model||Any inkjet, laser or photo copier||Required. Networked computers can share this printer.|
|Electronic scale||USB or serial, depending on model||Mettler-Toledo PS6L, PS60, BC-6L, BC-60; Toledo 8213 (RAM 25 or 40); and Detecto AS-350D||Optional but strongly recommended for each shipping computer. Eliminates manual weight entry.|
|Pole display||USB||Logic Controls LD-9900 (pole) or Logic Controls LT-9900 (desktop)||Required in some states.|
|Barcode scanner||USB or PS2, depending on model||Honeywell/ Metrologic MS9520, MS9535, MS9540.|
POSX EVO laser, POSX ION Linear, or POSX ION
|Optional. For scanning tracking numbers and product SKUs.|
|Mag. stripe reader||USB||ID Tech Minimag and MagTek Mini Swipe have been tested. Verify with your merchant provider||Optional. For swiping credit cards when using a credit card interface.|
|Touch screen monitor||USB or serial, depending on model||Any||Optional. Eliminates keyboard use for many transactions.|
|Fingerprint reader||USB||DigitalPersona 4500||Optional. Use for security and log-on features.|
|Signature Capture device||USB||Topaz Systems Standard pads and LCD pads||Optional, Use for package receiving|
|Cash drawer||No computer port needed; connects to receipt printer||Any MMF model; most other manufacturers. (MUST be compatible with your receipt printer)||Required on each computer using P.O.S features.|
Computing technology is an ever changing world. As a store owner, it is your responsibility to maintain your hardware to ensure smooth operations. We recommend that when you purchase a new computer, that you make the newest computer your master, as more power is needed on a master system than an auxiliary. As we add features to PostalMate, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that your workstation meet these hardware requirements.
Software such as SignaPay (credit card interface): Contact SignaPay directly for any special instructions on Windows 8 or Windows 10 setup and support.
When purchasing a new computer, we recommend Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 with a current generation dual or core Intel processor, and 4GB of RAM. Please be sure to check compatibility with other software vendors before making a purchase. If you use peripherals such as scales, barcode scanners, or card readers, please be sure to check which ports are available, as many computers will not have parallel or serial ports (make sure you have enough ports for each of your devices). We do not recommend USB to parallel or USB to serial adapters as they have proven problematic in our experience. USB hubs are a good way to gain additional USB ports, however we do recommend “powered” USB hubs.
Effective date: 12/29/2015. Hardware requirements are subject to change without notice. End user is responsible for maintenance and repair of all hardware.