If you've opted to add a SalesPad POS system to your SalesPad Cloud account, you will need to assemble the physical station before conducting business.
The SalesPad POS station package contains the following:
- Apple iPad Air 2 and accessories
- BouncePad iPad mount and hardware (BouncePad base sold separately)
- Verifone MX915 credit card swiper and accessories
- Honeywell Voyager 1400 barcode scanner and accessories
- RJ45 to DB9 adapter for the barcode scanner
- Epson T88V receipt printer and accessories
- RJ45 to DB25 adapter for the receipt printer
- VB320-BL1616 cash drawer
- Network switch and accessories
- AirConsole TS4 and accessories
- 3 RJ45 (Ethernet) cables
- 1 RJ11 (Phone) cable
You will also need a screwdriver that can hold a hex bit (the hex bit is included with the BouncePad hardware). An ethernet connection and power are required for each SalesPad POS station.
To watch a tutorial of the assembly process, click here. To proceed step by step at your own pace, keep reading.
First, let's assemble the BouncePad.
Thread the white iPad cable through the BouncePad's neck.
Next, thread the iPad cable through the back of the BouncePad head. Screw the neck to the back of the BouncePad head using the hex bit. Be sure that the metal bracket is in place before inserting the screws.
Snap the iPad cable into the cable keeper on the BouncePad head.
Plug the iPad cable into the iPad.
Plug the eighth-inch cable into the iPad.
Place the iPad into the center of the BouncePad head. The iPad should fit snuggly into each of the four green corner pads.
Put the BouncePad faceplate into place by sliding the lip on the underside into place (the lip is located on the side of the faceplate closest to the iPad's home button) and pressing down on both ends of the faceplate. Make sure that you place the faceplate as shown in the image below; the SalesPad logo should be on the opposite side of the iPad as the word SalesPad on the BouncePad head. This ensures that the BouncePad lock lines up correctly.
Lock the faceplate into place using the BouncePad key.
The BouncePad is now assembled. At some point, you will need to attach the BouncePad to the surface you wish to anchor it to. Instructions for this step can be found in the BouncePad packaging. Alternatively, you can purchase a free-standing base to mount your BouncePad to. In our tutorial, we've opted to mount the BouncePad to the free-standing base, as you will notice from the photos of the finished POS station.
Next, let's assemble the Epson T88V receipt printer. There are a couple additional pieces that come with the Epson printer that we will not be using for our POS hardware setup; we will only be using the pieces pictured below.
Insert the power cable into the back of the printer.
Next, plug in the RJ45 to DB25 adapter.
Anchor the adapter into place by tightening the threaded pins on either side of the adapter.
Plug the phone cable into the printer.
Plug the other end of the phone cable into the underside of the VB320-BL1616 cash drawer.
Open the printer by pressing down on the light gray button on top of the printer.
Insert the roll of receipt paper into the printer.
Pull the roll of receipt paper forward enough that it will stick out once you close the printer lid. Close the printer lid, and set the printer aside for now.
Next, we'll assemble the network switch.
Insert the power cable for the network switch into the switch.
Plug one end of one of the Ethernet cables into your modem, and plug the other end of the same Ethernet cable into Port 1 on the switch.
Plug the other two Ethernet cables into the network switch and set aside for now.
Next, we'll assemble the AirConsole TS4.
Slide the white AirConsole head unit onto the side of the blue cable kit.
Plug the short USB cable from the blue cable kit into the white AirConsole head unit.
Next, plug the small Bluetooth adaptor into the blue cable kit.
Plug the microUSB end of the microUSB to USB cable into the AirConsole head unit.
Next, take the free end of the Ethernet cable that is plugged into Port 2 of the network switch and plug it into the AirConsole head unit. Once you've done that, set the AirConsole aside for now.
Now we're going to assemble the Verifone MX915 credit card scanner.
Plug the free end of the credit card scanner's power cable into the power port on the credit card scanner's Ethernet/power cable.
Take the free end of the Ethernet cable plugged into Port 3 of the network switch and plug it into the Ethernet port of the credit card scanner's Ethernet/power cable. Once you've done this, set the credit card scanner aside for now.
Now we'll assemble the Honeywell Voyager 1400 barcode scanner.
Snap the neck of the scanner's stand into the base.
Plug the scanner cord into the base of the scanner.
Plug the scanner's power cable into the port on the scanner cord and snap the cord into place.
Plug the end of the scanner cord into the RJ45 to DB9 adapter, then set the scanner aside.
We're almost finished! Now it's time to connect all the various pieces we've assembled. First, plug the AirConsole cable labeled "1" into the adapter on the Epson printer.
Next, plug the AirConsole cable labeled "2" into the adapter for the Honeywell scanner.
The AirConsole cables labeled "3" and "4" are not used in the POS hardware setup.
Arrange all the different components of your POS hardware setup neatly on the tabletop, then plug the printer, network switch, credit card scanner, and barcode scanner into your power source. Plug the AirConsole and the iPad USB cables into their respective USB chargers, and plug the chargers into the power source as well. Coil the unused AirConsole cables and tuck them away where they won't interfere with your day-to-day operations.
Your SalesPad POS station is now assembled and ready to start running transactions! Check out our Logging In, Company Setup, and Settings in SalesPad POS documentation for next steps.
Want to watch a video version of this process? Check out our tutorial on the SalesPad POS hardware assembly.