It is recommended you use a laptop or desktop for the main station. A new or secondhand computer will do the job.
All the processing is performed by the MiBaseNZ server, so if it loads web pages then it will work. No installation of software (except a browser) or networking of computers is required. MiBase Online is accessed through your browser and works best with Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome. It can be used simultaneously on multiple devices.
An Internet connection at the toy library is required for MiBase Online. If you cannot connect to Wi-Fi in the building then you will need to consider a mobile connection via mobile broadband or a hotspot (using a smart phone) with at least 1GB per month plan.
Another option is to use a smart phone running the new mobile version volunteer login. An instructional video will be coming soon…
A printer will be required for printing bag labels, if you are considering using a tablet then consider purchasing a printer that is compatible.
Volunteer Work Station
A second work station is recommended if you have over 100 members. The most affordable option is a tablet.
Use your scanner to loan, return or search for toys. Just plug the USB barcode reader into the computer and start scanning. MiBase is barcode ready, no extra software is required to be installed for a barcode reader.
MiBaseNZ Online can be set up to print directly to the receipt printer, it does not require a PDF preview. One click and your receipts are printed! One click printing also works for standard inkjet and laser printers. MiBaseNZ receipts can be configured to suit any printer type. The template can be changed to allow more or less information to be printed on the receipt.