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meat packing app - Technical notes, hardware, requirements
farmsoft meat packing app - Technical notes, hardware, requirements for the Meat processing & packing quality control app.

farmsoft meat packing app - Technical notes, hardware, requirements

farmsoft meat packing app FAQ

Is farmsoft a finance app?

NO!  But you can integrate farmsoft with other solutions for finance, accounting, hardware, CRM, payroll, ERP using the fully open farmsoft API which can be used by your I.T. department or any external I.T. vendor.  If you want us to perform the integration for you, additional costs apply for, please enquire.  Existing integration with other apps is limited to insertion of invoices and purchases one way transactions (for Xero) and export of data via export feature unless otherwise specified in this document.

Do you share my data?

We will never sell or share your data with any person, company, or government.

How long does it take to implement farmsoft meat packing app?

Implementation takes from 3 to 8 weeks, varies wildly based on business complexity.  Average time 2-3 weeks.

Can I deploy farmsoft meat packing myself?

No, deployment is by professionals that have deployed many times.  Without this experience your project would take 10 X longer to implement and has low chance of success.  We will not provide farmsoft without managed implementation.

What languages is farmsoft in?

The interface is available in 14 languages, we can add more on request.

What if our broadband fails?

Keep a redundant internet connection through another company / infrastructure such as cable, OFC, ADSL, or phone hot spot, or keep a USB stick or 5G wi-fi router.   The app requires an always on data connection.  

Who develops & supports farmsoft meat packing?

We have been making food processing solutions since 2001, Tenacious Solutions Ltd 124 Broadkill Road #643, Milton DE 19968-1008 USA and have invested millions of $ in research and development to build farmsoft (current version is new, released in 2020). In Australia, the “official mark” and EXDOC/NEXTDOC part of our software is from our Australian subsidiary www.Producepak.com Pty Ltd PO BOX 7443 URANGAN, QLD, AUSTRALIA .  Learn more about Tenacious Solutions Ltd here.

What are the costs if we need changes or additions to farmsoft meat packing?

We are happy to build new features or modify existing ones for your company.   Please ask for a quotation for any special features you need added to farmsoft or use the API to add features through your I.T. department.  We are unable to provide software development services for free, changing the app incurs an hourly fee.  If you don’t want to pay this fee, don’t ask for changes.

What’s your refund policy for farmsoft meat packing?

Refunds will not be provided.  It is your responsibility to perform full due diligence.  Your project is not a trial or test.

Can you support my hardware?

If you didn’t buy it from us, we can’t support it, tell you how to use it, or configure it.  We don’t sell hardware or accounting solutions and can’t tell you how to use or setup your financial solution, do not have a copy of your finance app or know how to use it.  We provide support only for farmsoft, we can’t install your printer drivers or remove a virus from an old PC.

farmsoft meat packing app hardware requirements

MEAT PACKING TERMINALS TERMINALS

All terminal devices must run one of these browsers:  Edge, Chrome, Opera, Brave, with 800x1200 min resolution & an always on internet connection of 0.5 M/bit minimum, no data is saved on  your device, no app is installed.  

PRINTING MEAT LABELS

To print from Android or iOS Install AirPrint etc, or purchase PaperCut (or similar), or the app from printer vendor to print PDF from browser ( 300+DPI required if you print barcodes).

USING YOUR OWN SERVER FOR FARMSOFT MEAT PACKING

Don’t do this unless you absolutely must, standard solution runs from our nearest data center (New York, Berlin, or Sydney) and is included in your quote.  Please enquire, there is a cost to use your own server (server etc not provided by us:  specs: Win Svr2019+, 16GB RAM+, 4 GHz+, MS SQL 2019+).  Or you can have an exclusive server in our data center (we administer & provide server, no other company will be using your exclusive infrastructure, available in USA, Canada, European Union, Australia).

READING BARCODES / RFID IN FARMSOFT MEAT PACKING

If your device doesn’t have built in reader, for PC/Mac/Android/iOS use a USB or Bluetooth reader that dumps the data into focused field as keyboard text input.  For Android, install an app like Barcode & QR code Keyboard or Barcode/NFC/OCR Scanner Keyboard etc that dumps data read into focused field and is activated from virtual keyboard.  (None of these apps provided by us).

MEAT PACKING SCALES

Scales must paste current weight to clipboard of the device (ie: the scale emulates keyboard USB transaction of CTRL V of the data).  Test your chosen device before you commit.  

NETWORK FOR FARMSOFT MEAT PACKING

You need an I.T. person to setup your network & devices, we can’t setup or advise on any of your hardware or operating systems or drivers or finance app; our advice is that your devices meet the requirements outlined on this page and that you test each device before committing to bulk purchases.  Modern devices are wireless, installing multiple wireless mesh networks that have multiple nodes per network where the nodes are connected in daisy chain via CAT cables can be considerably cheaper than traditional wired networks.  Cool rooms need a node inside each to allow full coverage.  Example inexpensive mesh devices include TP-Link Deco M5* / TP-Link Dexo X20 / TP-Link Deco X68.  

Advice from our clients:  Buy extra nodes in case one fails and needs replacing (cant mix new models with old).   Whitelist *farmsoft.net and *dropbox.com, block all sites that are not (or common trash sties) so devices can only used for farmsoft.

TERMINALS THAT PRINT LOTS OF MEAT LABELS

Printing huge amounts of labels from an Android is not efficient, try using a Windows devices because Windows prints directly to the printer without cloud services slowing the transaction.    

MEAT PROCESSING & BONING STATION TERMINALS

On stations where printing is infrequent or not required, usually users are generally just looking at the boning spec and selecting “Next” animal from this screen, or doing some simple data entry such as at kill box, head removal, eviscerations etc;  a simple android tablet suspended on an arm with splash cover is very inexpensive and effective for these stations.  You can use an inexpensive USB RFID and or bar-code reader with your Android device.

VOICE CONTROL THE FARMSOFT MEAT PACKING APP  

Activate voice control on your device.  With the farmsoft app open, simply shout “Touch Next” to move to the next animal (or “Touch previous” to go back, or “Touch finish” to finish the animal, or “Touch Carton” to print a carton label.  Voice control is a feature of your devices operating system and not farmsoft.  

TMI?      

Talk to your solution consultant before you make any purchases, and test each device first.

AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMPLIANCE NOTICE:  Your Company must have Department of Agriculture approval to print Official Marks.  Our Code of Practice for Printing Official Marks prohibits us from providing farmsoft Meat Packing solution to an establishment that is not approved.

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