Hardware Considerations

A barcode printer is an integral piece of hardware to help organize locations, equipment, employees, and most importantly to catalog contents during the packout process, facilitating inventory control all the way through to packback. For Pack-out Labels, any Laser Printer using Avery 8160 Labels or any Continuous Roll Label Printer will work. If a laser printer is used for Pack-Out Labels, a brother wireless label printer for Pack-Back Labels is highly recommended, as the need to print on demand labels would be essential during production.

  • Labels that are at least 2.25″ by 1.25″ at a minimum are required for any continuous roll label printer.
  • Ensure you have the right printer ink type for the label you purchase.

Tablets and PC’s

Best Tablets

iCAT is a cloud product which means it can be accessed on mobile devices (iPad, Galaxy Tablet, Surface) or any computer with internet access.  Laptops are recommended.

Packout Devices

The iCat Inventory (Contractor Edition) app is available on iTunes App Store. The app requires the use of Apple Mobile devices with iOS11 or higher (e.g. iPhone 5S or newer, iPad mini 2 or newer, iPad Air or newer, iPad 5th-gen or newer, All iPad Pros, and latest 6th-gen iPod Touch). Some AR (Augmented Reality) features are available only on iOS devices with A9 or newer CPU chip. The iCat Inventory app might run on some older unsupported devices but it’s highly recommended to use devices with iOS11 or higher.

Handheld Barcode Scanners

iCat Inventory App Barcode Scanner

For basic warehousing and cleaning operations, iCat recommends using the contractor edition of the iCat Inventory app on your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod. The app based Production View contains smart scanning technology designed to make the basics of warehouse transfers and cleaning tasks a breeze.

WiFi Barcode Printer

Brother Wifi Label Printer Which Works Specifically With The iCAT Mobile Production App

Note: This printer is intended to work with the Fast Packout Production App Only and not intended to be your primary label printer.

Recommended Printer ($99.99 – $159.99):Brother QL-810W

Recommended Labels ($17.99 to $29.99?):DK2205 2.4 in x 100 ft (62 mm x 30.4 m) Black/White Continuous Length Paper Tape.


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