The Retail Pro Bundle Hardware includes a cash drawer, receipt printer, Newland Bluetooth barcode scanner and secure lockable tablet stand. This bundle is available for both iPad and Android devices.
Connecting the Printer.
**We strongly recommend a brand new dedicated Apple lightning cable that is not also used for charging iPhones or other iPads.**
The TSP143IIIU USB Printer fromStar Micronics is able to be connected directly to an iPad using the Apple Lightning Cable. This allows direct communication between the iPad and the printer while simultaneously charging. At the back of the printer there are three ports as shown below.
Plug the lightning cable into the iPad and the USB end into the left port ( 1 above ). Make sure that the charging symbol at the top right of your iPad is green signifying that the printer is connected. The next step is to configure the printer in AirPOS. Open the AirPOS application and tap on the settings cogwheel at the top of the screen. Select 'Peripherals' from the left margin. Press the 'Add Printer' button in your peripheral settings as shown below.
In the next screen you'll see a popup to say that AirPOS is 'Searching'.
After a few moments you'll see your printer listed as 'TSP143IIIU GY' with a USB symbol to the right of it. Tap on the 'Test print' button.
You'll see an image of the test print with a button to 'Use this printer'. Press that button to save the printer in AirPOS and that's the setup complete.
Connecting the Cash Drawer.
Leading from the back of the cash drawer is a cable the end of which looks a bit like a telephone connection or small Ethernet connection. This is known as an RJ11 cable.
The Cash Drawer is kicked by an electrical impulse from the printer so the cash drawer connects into the printer at the port marked ‘DK’ (Drawer Kick) using this cable which comes out of the back of the cash drawer.
Tablet Stand.The Maclocks Universal Tablet Holder and Lock is an easy and simple way to securely display your iPad or Android tablet.
The base of the stand acts as a secure anchor point for the included cable lock when it is bolted down to the counter-top surface. First clean an area on the back of the tablet with the included alcohol prep pad. The adhesive plate lock uses 3M VHB bonding tape, an industrial strength solution that if given the recommended amount of time to set (10 hours is ideal to allow for the bonding process to finish), is extremely secure. Peel the backing from the plate lock and apply it to the cleaned area at the back of the tablet
Included is the cable lock that "ties" everything together and secures the tablet. The security cable lock first needs to be tethered around a secure object, anchor point or wired through the bolted stand only then do you lock it to the adhesive security slot plate (after tablet bonding process) to fully secure the tablet.
Connecting the Scanner.
When the scanner has charged power it on by pressing and holding the scan button for three seconds. The function button near the bottom of the scanner will slowly blink blue indicating that the scanner is in Bluetooth mode and ready to pair. Open the Bluetooth settings on your iPad. After a few moments you'll see a popup with a pairing request for the 'BS80+xxx' (xxx being the last three digits of the scanner's serial number). Press the 'Pair' button on the iPad popup. The scanner will make three beeps and the function button will turn solid blue. Your scanner is now ready to use.
The scanner will power off after 30 minutes of inactivity or you can turn it off by scanning the 'Power Off' barcode on page 2 of the Quick Start booklet that comes with the scanner.
1. Charging/Battery LED
2. Good Read LED
3. Data LED
4. Scan/Power Button
5. Delete/Reset Button
6. Function Button/Function LED
7. Micro USB Port
8. Product Label
9. Scan Window (Remove protective sticker before use).
Hold down the Scan/Power button (4) for three seconds to power on and press to scan barcodes. Hold down the Delete/Reset Button (5) for about 10-15 seconds to reset the scanner while it is on. Hold down the Function Button (6) for 5 seconds to unpair the paired tablet or iPad from the scanner.
If the first time you use the scanner and it does not return a product to the cart when a barcoded product is scanned but does find the product when using the 'Search' or 'Stock Check' buttons on the POS this is because of a firmware update. This issue can be resolved by following the steps below.
1. Go to Settings on your iPad, select bluetooth then select the scanner from the list of devices and choose forget this device.
2. Open the booklet that came in the box with your scanner and scan the 'Restore Factory Defaults' barcode on page 13.
3. Hold the scan button to turn the scanner on, then hold the Scan and Delete buttons on the scanner for around 10-15 seconds until you hear a bleep and the button at the bottom of the scanner flashes blue
4. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPad, from here you should see the scanner in the list of available devices (will start with BS and end in 3 numbers), select this to repair the reader to your iPad
5. Once the scanner has paired with your iPad successfully scan the barcode below, if successfully scanned it should bleep. If the scanner won't scan the barcode of the screen it may be necessary to print off the barcodes below but the Newland scanner will scan off most screens.
6. Once you've scanned the 'Enable Terminating Character Suffix' barcode you'll then need to scan the 'Terminating Character 0x0D (CR) barcode below:
7. Following this scanning barcodes on the AirPOS app should work by returning a product to the cart when a barcoded product is scanned.
You can download these barcodes as a PDF by clicking on the link below
Newland Scanner Firmware Barcodes