Recommended technical equipment

In order to operate and interact with your Pio, you’ll need to purchase additional technical equipment. The equipment needed will vary based on your grid configuration, picking workflow, and software integrations. For example, you will need one iPad for each Port on your grid, but if you only handle picking from one of the ports you will only need one label printer.

Pio has been tested and is compatible with the following equipment. If you choose to purchase equipment not included in the following recommendations, we cannot guarantee that Pio will be compatible nor will we be able to support you with any issues related to the devices in question.


  • Apple iPad 2020<  10.2" (each port need to have their own iPad)

  • we also recommend to invest in iPad stand 


Even if your products do not utilize barcodes, at least one scanner is required for bin insertion when your Pio is installed (all bins are marked with a barcode that must be scanned when inserted to the grid for the first time).

Since Pio is used on iPads, it is highly recommended to purchase bluetooth scanners that can easily be connected to iPads. Here are some scanners that have successfully been used with Pio:

  • Socket Mobile - Socket Socketscan S700 1D 

  • Zebra DS 2278 digital scanner

  • ProGlove hand scanner


Below are some scanners that have proven to be compatible with Pio:

  • Zebra ZD421 Barcode Label Printer
    • you can also use the printer wirelessly if you buy a Zebra ZD421 Kit Wireless module Wifi module
    • A useful accessory is the 'label dispenser' module for this printer that automatically peels off labels after printing, which is called the Zebra Kit Upgrade Dispenser ZD421d
  • Please note that if you are utilizing Webshipper for printing labels, you will need one PC or Mac workstation for each printer running their Silent Printer Client application -- even if your printers are networked

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