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Raspberry Pi for stores?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:00 pm
by zyanev96
Hello,

I am running a few shops. I find it difficult for us to fit such big computers on such a small place. I have been looking at Raspberry Pi computers for a while and I want to ask:

1. Does anybody know how a RPi computer would support a printer, rather than with a USB port, probably wirelessly or bluetooth?

2. Does it support any store/database softwares for making purchases and keeping store information safe?
3. Would it be stable for such a purpose? Will it be lagging or will the internet connection cause problems at some point?

4. Can the operational system be limited only for certain purposes, eg remotely controlled in terms of blocking internet connection when needed or monitoring the computers?
I would be grateful if anyone replies to this. Thanks a lot.

Re: Raspberry Pi for stores?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:50 pm
by DougieLawson
1. Yes works with my WiFi printer
2. MySQL
3. Yes
4. Probably

Re: Raspberry Pi for stores?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:25 pm
by Raspruss
DougieLawson wrote:1. Yes works with my WiFi printer
Goodness, hadn't considered that - will have to try soonest to see what happens if I try to print from Pi to mine.

Re: Raspberry Pi for stores?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:02 am
by DougieLawson
Raspruss wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:1. Yes works with my WiFi printer
Goodness, hadn't considered that - will have to try soonest to see what happens if I try to print from Pi to mine.
Mine is an ancient HP 6840 (one of their first WiFi models). Cups has a driver for it.

Re: Raspberry Pi for stores?

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:22 pm
by Jessie
I haven't gotten very lucky with wifi, and I generally avoid it anyway. I would use a printer with an Ethernet port on it if you have the option then buy a small hub if you need a network connection.