The iPad POS Starter Pack includes:
- The brand new Star TSP143IIIU receipt printer. The Star TSP143IIIU connects directly via a charging cable to your iPad both charging the iPad and allowing you to continue to print receipts even if the internet is down. No bluetooth or ethernet connection required, no wires and no fuss!
- A solid, attractive C Frame POS stand for your iPad, securing the tablet and making it easily accessible as a point of sale device.
- CB2002LC-FN, A sturdy and lockable Star cash drawer.
Star Micronics have introduced the TSP100IIIU USB Printer which 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 ). 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.
The screen will change to one similar to that below while AirPOS searches for any nearby available Star printers.
After a few moments a list of all available Star printers will be displayed. Yours will be listed as 'Star TSP143IIIU GY USB'. Tap on the 'Test print' button to the right of it.
You'll see an image of the test print like that below. Tap on the green 'Use this printer' to save your settings and that's the printer setup.
You'll see a screen like that below where you can test the print and the drawer kick or return to the main catalogue.
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’ using what's known as an RJ11 cable which comes out of the back of the cash drawer.
The C Frame tablet enclosure for your iPad consists of two components, a 10" Universal tablet stand and a cash drawer enclosure (not included in the package) that the stand attaches to for security and ease of use. The cash drawer enclosure helps to protect your cash drawer as well as providing a secure base for the tablet stand, with a rotation feature allowing the tablet stand to move around as required on a solid base.
Setting Up Your C Frame Tablet Stand and Cash Drawer Enclosure
If you're attaching the stand to a cash drawer cover then align the C - Frame base with the screw hole pattern in the drawer cover as shown in the diagram below.
You should mount the C-Frame rotating base to the cash drawer cover using the screws provided. Align and tighten the first screw then swivel the base to provide access to the second and third screw holes in the drawer cover.
Once attached to the drawer cover loosen the bottom two nuts at the back of the stand and remove the two at the top as shown in the diagram on the left below.
Insert the tablet, then the cable and align the tablet within the metal frame. Replace the top two nuts and close the C-Frame. The cable will pass through the slot in the back at the base of the C-Frame near the rotation point. If you are not using the drawer cover then attach the rubber mat to the rotating base of the frame. This will prevent the frame from sliding when in use.