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The Brightpearl POS app can be run in any iPad supporting iOS 11 or above as well as iPadOS:

iPad model iPadOS iOS 12 iOS 11
12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)  
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
iPad Pro (11-inch)  
iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
iPad Air (3rd generation)  
iPad Air 2
iPad Air  
iPad (7th generation)    
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)  
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3  
iPad mini 2  

iOS 11 compatible devices |    iOS 12 compatible devices  |     iPadOS compatible devices

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Thermal receipt printers

Brightpearl POS supports the following thermal receipt printers:

  • Star mPOP
  • Star TSP654IIBI
  • Star TSP143IIIBI.

Please note that we currently support only Bluetooth connected printers and not any of the USB lightning cable versions of the above.

These can be purchased online from retailers such as POS Hardware Ltd (in the UK) or POSGuys (in the US). 

You can find more information about how to set up your printer here


Cash drawers

Since the cash drawer actually connects to the back of the printer, it doesn't really matter what you buy, as long as it's supported by the printer. We recommend that you buy Tysso PCD-428P.

This can also be purchased online from retailers such as POS Hardware or The Barcode Warehouse.

Barcode scanners

We support the SocketScan S740 Universal Barcode Scanner. This is connected via bluetooth and can be purchased from POS Hardware or The Barcode Warehouse. You'll need to configure the scanner into iOS application mode which can be done reading through the Hardware Settings on the iPad App.

You can also find the same instructions here.


Please note that Socket Series 7 Barcode Scanners have been discontinued - that includes our previously used models Socket CHS 7Ci and Socket CHS 7Xi. However, you can continue to use these models with Brightpearl POS normally.
The manufacturer suggests the replacement product as the SocketScan 700 Series. We have tested and can verify that, from that series, model S740 is compatible with POS app. We will add in this article the new models of the series once they have been tested and verified as compatible with Brightpearl POS.

Bluetooth Keyboards

You can also use a Bluetooth keyboard on the iPad to speed up data entry.

Card readers

We support:

Find out how to set up your card reader.

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