Credit Card Readers, Receipt Printers, Barcode Scanners

iPad POS Hardware As a software company only, MindSoft LLC offers the posIPOS and FreePOS point of sale apps for iPad and provides the related services for cloud data storage and synchronization. A complete POS system will also include the hardware required to run our software, including Apple iPad tablets, credit card readers, receipt printers, and wireless network infrastructure. MindSoft LLC does not support on-site hardware setup. While our iPad apps are easy enough to self-install, you need to be tech-savvy enough to set up the required hardware to work with our software. You should be able to setup the required wireless network infrastructure, configure the receipt printers on your network, and configure the iPad app.

We are continuously working to enhance our iPad POS and add new features and supported hardware, including receipt and kitchen printers, credit card readers, barcode scanners, and more. You can rest assured that your point of sale system is growing with your business, and you have access to all the latest hardware.

Please check this list of compatible kitchen and receipt printers, which also includes up-to-date pricing information from many online stores, like Amazon, Ebay, OfficeDepot, BestBuy, NewEgg, and more.

Apple Ipad

Our clou-based point of sale for iPad is compatible with all Apple iPads, excluding the 1st generation Apple iPad. You can use it with Apple iPad 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, 4th Generation, and even iPad mini, with any memory configuration. Plus, you can choose an Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular Data connectivity for mobile point of sale applications, or if you do not have a dedicated internet connection available.

Receipt Printers

Our iPad point of sale apps can be used with select Epson and Star Micronics receipt (POS) printers configured with the available Ethernet (LAN), WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces, including the Star Micronics TSP100, TSP100III, TSP650, TSP700II, TSP650II, TSP800II and FVP10 thermal printers, the Star Micronics SM-L200, SM-S230i, SM-S220i, SM-T300, SM-T300i, SM-T400i portable Bluetooth printers, the Star Micronics mPOP multifunction system that combines a 2-inch compact Bluetooth printer with a compact cash drawer, a barcode reader and an iPad stand, and the Epson TM-T88V, TM-T70, TM-T20, TM-U220, Mobilink P60, P60II receipt printers. More, most of the Star Micronics receipt printers can also be used when configured with the USB interface, if they are connected to an Apple Airport Express access point via the "USB Printer Sharing" feature. Please read the Printer Setup page for more information about how to set up receipt and kitchen printers on your network and, and how o configure them within our point of sale app for iPad.

Check online prices for receipt printers compatible with our iPad cash register.

Kitchen Printers

For restaurant applications that require a kitchen printer, our iPad POS can use the same Epson and Star Micronics receipt printers that are supported as kitchen printers. You may configure as many kitchen printers as your restaurant requires, like one for the kitchen and another one for the bar. In addition, the rugged Epson TM-U230, which is designed for harsh kitchen environments, is also supported when configured with the available Connect-It Ethernet Interface or the 802.11b Wireless Interface.

Barcode Scanners

For scanning product barcodes (UPC) at the time of sale, our iPad POS apps can use the iPad’s camera, a compatible Socket Mobile external Bluetooth barcode scanner, including Socket CHS Series 7, 8 and 9, or the barcode scanner included with the Star Micronics mPOP printer / cash drawer / barcode scanner / iPad stand multisystem. To use the iPad’s built-in camera, you can select the front or back camera, as well as the camera orientation, in the Settings screen. To use a Socket Mobile CHS Series 7, 8 and 9 Bluetooth barcode scanner, you must first configure the barcode scanner in “iOS Mode”, and then pair it with the iPad. For a detailed configuration procedure, please read the User Guide.

Check online prices for barcode scanners compatible with our point of sale solutions.

Credit Card Readers

For accepting chip (EMV) and magstripe credit cards, Apple Pay and contactless payments in US, Canada, UK and Australia, our Mobile POS apps are fully integrated with the PayPal payment service, and also the Authorize.Net and BNG payment gateway. Depending on the selected payment gateway, several credit card readers are available:
  • PayPal EMV Chip Card Reader and PayPal Mobile Card Reader for PayPal;
  • AnywhereCommerce Walker C2X Chip Card Reader and IDTECH Shuttle Card Reader for Authorize.Net;
  • IPS Enterprise Encrypted Card Reader and IDTECH Shuttle Card Reader for BNG;
For accepting credit card payments in Europe and Latin America, including United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil, our iPad point of sale is fully integrated with the iZettle credit card payment service and the available iZettle card readers: the iZettle Lite Card Reader is free for all business users, while the iZettle Pro Contactless card reader costs around $75, depending on your country. The Lite card reader connects via the iPad's audio jack, and it can read both chip and magstripe cards, while the Pro Contactless card reader connects via Bluetooth, and it can also accept contactless payments and Apple Pay.

Cash Drawers and iPad Stands

There are no restrictions on the cash drawers and iPad stands that you can use with our iPad point of sale system, so you can easily customize it to better match your business model. You might choose a fixed iPad stand with integrated power cords for the iPad and receipt printer, or no iPad stand or printer at all; you can simply take the iPad to the customer's table to process the payment on the spot and send the receipt via email, capturing your customer information in the process!