Connect a Scale¶
When using your IoT Box in CoquiAPPs, you could need to use a scale. Doing so is easy and convenient as it can be done in a few steps. Then, you can use it in your Point of Sale app to weigh your products, which is helpful if their price are based on it.
To link the scale to the IoT Box, connect them with a cable.
In some cases, a serial to USB adapter may be needed.
If your scale is compatible with CoquiAPPs IoT Box, there is no need to set up anything because it will be automatically detected as soon as it is connected.
You may need to restart the box and download your scales’ drivers from the box in some cases. To do so, go to the IoT Box Home Page and click on drivers list. Then, click on load drivers.
Use a Scale in Point of Sale¶
To use the scale in your Point of Sale app, go to, open the one you want to configure, then click on Edit and enable the IoT Box feature.
Now, choose the IoT Box in the dropdown menu and check the Electronic Scale option. Then, you hit save.
The scale is now available in all your PoS sessions. Then, if a product has a price per weight set, clicking on it on the PoS screen opens the scale screen, where the cashier can weigh the product and add the correct price to the cart.