Selecting Your Hardware
Getting Started - What is Required?
Nōwn works best with the following components. In order to get the best results, you will need one of each of these components for every POS station.
There are four possible hardware configurations that you can choose for your POS, the way each of them vary is in how you connect your printer and scanner.
- Configuration 1: Ethernet Printer: Your printer is plugged in via ethernet and it communicates with the iPad by being on the same network, the scanner is connected to the iPad via a dongle.
- Configuration 2: Bluetooth printer: You connect your printer to the iPad via bluetooth, the scanner is connected to the iPad via a dongle.
- Configuration 3: MPOP/MC-Print 3 Bundle: You use an MPOP (cash drawer & printer combo) or an MC-Print 3 (printer) that connects to your iPad via bluetooth. The scanner plugs into the printer.
- Configuration 4: Windows Bundle: scanner and printer connect via USB to the Windows Device.
Note: Hardware should be ordered no less than three weeks prior to the date you are going live with Nōwn in order to give you adequate time to receive and set up the peripherals.
Need to purchase hardware?
Nōwn has a hardware partner that we can connect you with in order to acquire our recommended hardware bundle that will provide the best results. If you wish to be connected please reach out to your sales contact!
Full List of Supported Hardware
If you already have hardware and want to see if it is compatible, please see our full hardware list below.
Star MicronicsTsp650 Ethernet or Bluetooth
Star MicronicsTsp100 Ethernet or Bluetooth
Star Micronics Tsp700 Ethernet or Bluetooth
Star Micronics MC - Print3
Star Micronics MPOP (Printer Cash drawer Combo)
All Printers with ESCPOS and Ethernet are compatible, the above are the recommended printers and provide the best results.
Star Micronics TSP 700
Any electronic cash drawers with a printer kickport can be used.
Example: Star Micronics 37965590 Cash Drawer
Zebra Symbol ds9208 [formerly Motorola]
Honeywell Genesis 7580G
Any Scanner will work as long as it is USB and meets the following parameters: must be 2D Scanner and be able to read PDF417. Scanners require the use of dongles if used with an iPad and any printer except mPOP & mC-Print 3. A dongle is also not required if using a Windows Bundle.
Credit Card Terminals
Clover Flex Clover Mini
Heartland (USA Only)
HP Engage Bundle
Printer: HP Engage One Serial USB Thermal Printer
Scanner: HP Engage One 2D Barcode Scanner
Stand & Tablet: HP Engage One AiO System
Secondary Screen: HP Engage One 10.1” Touch Display
Touch Systems POS Bundle
TouchSystems: Dual Facing Screen, Printer, and cash drawer.
Want to purchase hardware on your own but not sure what to buy? We've listed our preferred peripherals below, and included links to where you can purchase them online.
Note: All links on this page are to third party sites where hardware can be purchased. Nōwn has no affiliation with any of these vendors. Any arrangements made are between the customer and the vendor.
Scanner: Zebra (Formerly Motorola Symbol) DS9208
Receipt Printer: Star Micronics Mc-Print3 Bluetooth
iPad Stand: Stouch Tablet Holder Stand
Cash drawer: Bematech CD415 Economy Cash Drawer
iPad: Nōwn runs on an iPad: iOS 11 or later, 10.5” recommended.