What Do I Need To Get Started?

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By Paul H

updated 6 days ago

For more information, see our help collection, "What Hardware Should I Get?"

Basic Setup

Kidmin App is designed to fit your church by being flexible. At a minimum we require a computer (PC or Mac) or Windows 10 tablet, a Dymo or Brother QL-800 printer with labels size 1 1/8 x 3 1/2, and an internet connection. (Click here to see an article with details and links related to software.)

This will allow you to get the basic tag printing functionality.
 

Adding Additional Check-In Stations:

To add an additional check-in station you will need another computer/Windows 10 tablet and Dymo printer. You can add as many check-in stations as you want. We let you add an unlimited amount of stations for free.
 

Requirements for a Kiosk Station

If you want to set up a self-serve kiosk station, you'll need a Windows 10 tablet (or PC/Mac computer) with an additional printer. As an administrator, you can switch back and forth from Kiosk to desk check-in at any point. 

**If the tablet does not have a USB port you can plug your printer into, you will also need to purchase a USB OTG cable (with type C), available at most stores or via Amazon, etc.
 

System Requirements

PC computer version: Windows 7 or newer
Mac computer version: Mac version 10.13 or newer *Dymo is not compatible with Catalina MacOS - contact support if you will be running Kidmin App on this OS.
Tablets running Windows 10 ** If the tablet does not have a USB port you can plug your printer into, you will also need to purchase a USB OTG cable (with type C), available at most stores or via Amazon, etc.

Note: Dymo printing software does not work with Chrome books due to a limitation with their software.
 

Note about external scanner devices:

No official scanner devices needed for checkout. You can have your volunteers download the mobile app on their phones or have a designated device in each room. There's a scanning ability built into the mobile app (and the app is free!).

If you plan on providing the designated device, we do not recommend RCA voyager tablets. Samsung tablets tend to be reliable, along with any Apple products.


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