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POS Compatibility

The Vin65 POS application is compatible with most iPad, iPhone, and iPod hardware versions (iOS 8.1 or higher required). For Desktop Computers and Laptops, the Google Chrome Browser is also supported on the Mac and PC. Additional compatible devices include Credit Card Swipers, Receipt Printers, Cash Drawers, and Barcode Scanners.

Updating Your iOS: Learn more about our iOS update policy. Learn More >

Need Hardware? Learn more about where you can buy compatible hardware. Learn More >

iPad: Learn more about iPad compatibility. Learn More >

iPhone & iPod: Learn more about iPhone and iPod compatibility. Learn More >

EMV Credit Card Swiper: Learn more about EMV credit card swiper compatibility. Learn More >

Non-EMV Credit Card Swiper: Learn more about non-EMV credit card swiper compatibility. Learn More >

Receipt Printers: Learn more about receipt printers compaibility. Learn More >

Cash Drawers: Learn more about cash drawers compatibility. Learn More >

Barcode Scanners: Learn more about barcode scanner compatibility. Learn More >


Need Hardware?

You can purchase your POS hardware from many different sites. We recommend buying from a local store so you can visit them if there are any issues with it (i.e. your printer stops printing). If you don't have a local store try Amazon. Check out the conversation on Facebook's Vin65 Geeks for some Canadian hardware options. Note for EMV hardware for Vin65, you must purchase it through a specific vendor, see the EMV ordering page for more info.

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iPad & iPad mini

Supported devices: iPad mini and newer and iPad 2nd generation [March 2011] and newer devices are supported as long as it is running iOS 8.1 or higher.

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iPhone & iPod

Supported devices: iPhone 4S [October 2011] and newer and iPod touch 5th generation and newer devices are supported as long as it is running iOS 8.1 or higher.

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EMV Credit Card Swiper

The POS application currently supports the following EMV credit card swipers:

                            

EMV Compatible Swipers:

This device will work for the mobile POS from Vin65. Once ordered, you will be able to accept EMV enabled cards, swipe non-EMV cards (Apple Pay/NFC payment capable, but it is not yet ready).

 * Ordering/Setup Documentation

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Non-EMV Credit Card Swiper

The POS application currently supports the following credit card swipers:

                            

Compatible Mobile Swipers (Recommended):

  • Magtek iDynamo

  • Magtek cDynamo

You are able to order these swipers from one of the two companies listed below:

  1. Directly from Magtek. You can either call or email Magteks's 'Retail Solutions Team' atretailsolutions@magtek.com or 562.546.6467 to place your orders. You will need to provide the part number and the key ID #90144900 (this number makes it work with Vin65). Keep in mind they build the device and key to order, so they are not super speedy.
  2. Order from Change Merchant Solution. Here is the contact info: Jeffrey Cole or Phil Leslie Phone: 818.346.9888 Email: jeff@changemerchantsolutions.com.
                            

Compatible Mobile Swipers:

  • ID TECH UniMag II Audio Jack Card Reader, Black, New

 * Setup Documentation

Compatible Desktop Swipers:

USB card swipe units with Keyboard Emulation such as:

  • MagTek 21040145 SureSwipe Dual Head Triple Track Magnetic Stripe Card Reader

  • Usually any standard swiper that uses keyboard as the input will work. If your swiper isn't working, try opening a text editor, then swipe. If nothing shows, this swiper is not compatible. If something shows, it may be compatible). The note pad info should look something like the text below:

    %B5454545454545454^SMITH/JOHN^01122018000072000000?
    ;5454545454545454=01122018000072000001?

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Receipt Printers

The POS application currently supports the following receipt printer solutions (for Desktop POS you can use most standard Printers):

Compatible Printers:

  • STAR TSP143
  • STAR TSP113
  • STAR TSP650
  • STAR TSP651
  • STAR TSP654
  • STAR TSP100III Series - (No Bluetooth, LAN Connection Only)

* Setup Documentation

* Setup on iOS

* Setup for Desktop

* Support for Star Printers


For Desktop, any printer will work, the printer needs to be hooked up to the computer using Windows or Mac Standard printing setup.

mPOP Combined Printer and Cash Drawer:

  • Star Micronics’s mPOP™, Mobile Point of Purchase

* Printer Setup

FAQs

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Cash Drawers

The POS application currently supports the following cash drawer solutions:

   

Compatible Cash Drawers:

  • APG Vasario 1416
  • APG Vasario 1616

* Setup Documentation


The way cash drawers work is that whenever you print something, it will open the cash drawer. This means anytime a receipt prints, it will open a cash drawer. So credit card transactions, gift card, etc. will open the cash drawer on receipt print.

We only support cash drawers that hook into the printers, not USB cash drawers with the exception of the mPOP above. 

Cash Drawer Setup similar to: STAR TSP 100/TSP143 

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Barcode Scanners

The POS application currently supports the following barcode scanner solutions:

         

Compatible Mobile Scanners:

  • Socket CHS 7Ci, 1D, Gray
  • Socket CHS 7Ci, 1D, Yellow
  • Socket CHS 7Ci, 1D, Red
  • Socket CHS 7Ci, 1D, Blue
  • Socket CHS 7Xi, 2D, Durable

* Setup Documentation

Compatible Desktop Scanners:

USB Barcode Scanners with Keyboard Emulation such as:

  • Esky USB Barcode Scanner

*Barcode Scanner Documentation

 
Any USB barcode scanner that uses the keyboard as the input will work.

Instead of having scan automatically happen, they have to click the barcode icon.

Our iOS Update Policy

We do our best to make sure Vin65 runs smoothly without bugs for every iOS update, which usually happens once a year.

We can’t foresee all potential issues however, so it’s our policy to ask that you wait to upgrade the iOS on your Apple products running Vin65 until we give you the all clear. By waiting until we’ve worked out the kinks, upgrades will come without headaches, and you can simply enjoy all the cool benefits that Apple’s enhancements bring with each release.

How will you know when we have everything tested on our end?

Check out our News Release section for updates about iOS testing, as well as bug fixes, new features and everything in between.

iOS 10 Update Status 

We're cleared for takeoff! You can now update your devices to iOS 10. 

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