The Starter Bundle Hardware includes a cash drawer, receipt printer and secure lockable tablet stand. This bundle is available for both iPad and Android devices.
Connecting the Printer.
The TSP143IIIU USB Printer fromStar Micronics is able to be connected directly to an Android tablet using the USB cable provided with the printer. This allows direct communication between the tablet and the printer.
The printer comes with a USB cable (TypeA-TypeB).
The squarish Type B end connects to the back of the printer and the Type A end connects to a micro USB adaptor which connects to the micro USB charging port of your tablet...
...unless your tablet is charged with a USB C cable in which case you'll need to use a USB A female to USB C male adaptor similar to the image below.
At the back of the printer there are three ports as shown below.
Plug the USB Type B end of the cable into the middle port as highlighted above. The Type A end plugs into the adaptor which plugs into the micro USB port of your tablet.
NB: While the printer is connected to the tablet the tablet will not be charging.
The next step is to configure the printer in AirPOS. Open the AirPOS application. When you plug the printer into the tablet you'll see a popup like that below.
NB: If you plug the printer in prior to installing the application then the USB permissions popup will not appear, therefore on installing the AirPOS app we don't have permission to access the USB device. This is resolved by unplugging the printer from the tablet and re-attaching it.
You Must tick the 'Use by default for this USB device' box to always grant Android USB permissions for AirPOS. Tap 'OK'.
Next tap on the settings cogwheel at the top of the screen. You'll see a screen like that below.
Select 'Peripheral' from the left margin.
Press the 'Add Printer' button in your peripheral settings as shown above. You'll see a popup to say that AirPOS is 'Searching'.
After a few moments you'll see your printer listed as 'TSP143IIIU' 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.