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Supported hardware

Within this article is a list of recommended hardware to use with Lightspeed Restaurant POS that lets you optimize your workflows and get the most out of Lightspeed's features. This hardware includes tested and supported payment terminals, barcode scanners, cash drawers, network accessories, as well as receipt and kitchen printers. If you would like to set up this hardware yourself, you can follow along with step-by-step instructions by clicking on the relevant links listed beside the piece of hardware you are trying to set up.

Lightspeed Restaurant (K Series) Back Office is designed, built, and tested to function on multiple web browsers and operating systems. For best results, we recommend using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox

Lightspeed Restaurant (K Series) POS app is only supported on Apple devices using iOS / iPadOS 15 or higher.

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Purchasing hardware

You can purchase supported hardware directly from Lightspeed. Our online stores are customized for each region and only stock items that have been tested and verified by Lightspeed. If you choose to buy your hardware elsewhere, we encourage you to purchase the supported models listed in this article.

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If you have questions, you can contact us

Lightspeed only provides support for the hardware listed in this article. If your hardware isn't included in our list of supported hardware, please contact the hardware manufacturer for setup and configuration instructions. 

Apple Devices

For a list of Apple devices that are compatible with iOS / iPadOS 15 or higher, please see the tables below.

iPhones

 
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 / 13 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 / 12 mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max 
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus 
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus 
  • iPhone 7 
  • iPhone SE 
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6S

iPads / iPods

iPad  iPad Mini iPad Pro iPad Air iPod touch

5th Generation

6th Generation

7th Generation

8th Generation

9th Generation

4th Generation

5th Generation

6th Generation

1st Generation

2nd Generation

3rd Generation

4th Generation

5th Generation

2nd Generation

3rd Generation

4th Generation

5th Generation

7th generation


Supported hardware

Supported hardware refers to devices that have been officially tested and with which the Lightspeed Restaurant app has been designed to work. For these devices, we provide full technical support and software updates to ensure that the devices continue functioning with Lightspeed Restaurant as intended.

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Barcode scanners

Scanners connect to your iOS device with Bluetooth to read barcodes and QR codes. We support the following models.

Socket mobile

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  • Bluetooth

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Socket CHS 7Ci

(barcode only)

  • Bluetooth
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(barcode only)
  • Bluetooth

Receipt printers

See the table below for a list of printers that are tested and compatible with Lightspeed Restaurant. Note: We recommend using printers with a LAN connection to support a sturdy and reliable connection. Should you choose to purchase a Bluetooth or USB printer, be aware that they can only be linked to a single iPad at a time.

SNBC

Beta

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Lightspeed Kitchen Printer (SNBC BTP-M300)

  • LAN

Epson

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TM-m10

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth

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TM-T20II

TM-T20 III

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN

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TM-m30II-NT

TM-m30 (not USB compatible)

  • Thermal printer
  • USB
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth

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TM-U220

TM-U220B

  • Impact Dot Matrix printer
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi

 

TM-T70

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi

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TM-P80

  • Mobile printer
  • Wi-Fi

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TM-T88V (VI)

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
 

 

FP90III

Fiscal printer (Italy)

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN

Seiko

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Seiko MP-B20

  • Bluetooth

 

Seiko RP-D10

  • LAN
  • Bluetooth

Bixolon

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SRP-275III LAN

  • LAN

 

SPP-R300 

(portable printer)

  • Wi-Fi

Star Micronics

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Star TSP 100

  • USB
  • LAN

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Star TSP100III 
Star TSP100IV

  • USB
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi

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Star TSP650 II BT
Star TSP650 III BT

  • Bluetooth
 

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Star mC-Print3

  • USB
  • LAN

Label printers

The Zebra ZD410 is not interchangeable with the Epson TM-L90. The ZD410 prints scannable labels for use with a barcode scanner and is best used for labelling retail or take-home items (such as cakes in tins, bottled sauces, or pre-packaged meals). The TM-L90 prints sticky labels used to identify ordered items and cannot print barcodes or QR codes. 

Zebra

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ZD410

  • LAN

Network Accessories

We offer a variety of networking hardware to best support a secure local network for your devices.

IgniteNet

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Gateway AC1200

  • Type: Router/Gateway

  • Brand: IgniteNet

  • SKU: GW-AC1200-US

IgniteNet's Gateway AC1200 can operate either as a stand-alone wireless gateway router or as a coordinated, cloud-managed gateway, easily meeting the requirements of any installation. 5-gigabit Ethernet ports allow you to fully utilize your bandwidth. 

UniFi

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UniFi Security Gateway 

  • Type: Gateway

  • Brand: Ubiquiti

  • SKU: USG

A security gateway is a checkpoint that keeps unauthorized traffic from accessing your local network. The UniFi Security Gateway combines reliable security features with high‑performance routing technology in a cost-effective unit.

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UniFi AC Pro AP 

  • Type: Access point (indoors)

  • Brand: Ubiquiti

  • SKU: UAP-AC-PRO

The UniFi AC Pro is an indoor antenna that acts as an access point. It is connected via ethernet cable to your router and strengthens the Wi-Fi signal where it is installed. An access point is recommended, not as a range extender, but as a signal amplifier for large business environments requiring a robust internet connection.

 

UniFi Mesh AC

  • Type: Access point (outdoors)

  • Brand: Ubiquiti

  • SKU: UAP-AC-M-US

The UniFi Mesh AC is an outdoor antenna that acts as an access point for outdoor environments. It is connected via ethernet cable to your router and strengthens the Wi-Fi signal where it is installed. An access point is recommended, not as a range extender, but as a signal amplifier for large business environments requiring a robust internet connection.

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UniFi Switch: 8/16/24/48 ports

  • Type: Switch

  • Brand: Ubiquiti

Use a multi-port gigabit switch if you need to physically connect devices to your network using ethernet cables and require more ports than what's already on your router. There are switch models able to support as many as 48 ports. 


Physical cash drawers

Lightspeed Restaurant supports the physical cash drawers listed below. To learn how to set up a cash drawer in Lightspeed Back Office, please refer to About cash drawers.

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Safescan LD 3336

(EMEA)

Has microswitch compatible with the setting: "Lock order screen when cash drawer opens" found in POS configurations.

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APG Minota

(NOAM)

  • 16" x 16"
  • RJ12 cable
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Lightspeed Branded VPOS

(APAC)

  • RJ12 cable

Payment terminals

Lightspeed Payments will provide you with encrypted card readers and payment terminals compatible with their services.

Lightspeed Payments

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Verifone P400+

(Europe, USA, Canada)

  • EMV-enabled terminal
  • LAN connection
  • Wi-Fi connection
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Verifone e280

(USA)

  • EMV-enabled terminal
  • Wi-Fi connection
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Verifone V400m

(Europe, Canada)

  • EMV-enabled terminal
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Supports Pay at Table
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Castles S1F2

(Europe)

  • EMV-enabled terminal
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Supports Pay at Table
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Verifone e285

(USA, Australia)

  • EMV-enabled terminal
  • Wi-Fi connection

Kitchen display system

The Lightspeed Kitchen Display System (KDS) shows orders on a separate iPad, replacing kitchen printers and saving paper. It helps track preparation time and lets staff interact with the system to update item statuses.

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Order display screen

The Lightspeed Order Display Screen (ODS) shows customers their order status and updates automatically as orders are managed in the Restaurant app or KDS. An Apple TV (4th gen or newer) and a TV or monitor connected via HDMI are required to set up the ODS.

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Compatible hardware

Compatible hardware refers to devices that may not have been specifically tested but are expected to work based on our technical specifications. As such, we try to support this hardware as much as possible, but our documentation or support staff may be limited when working with these devices. Compatible hardware may require additional steps, troubleshooting, or assistance from the manufacturer to get them working as expected.

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Receipt printers

See the table below for a list of compatible printers with Lightspeed Restaurant. Note: We recommend using printers with a LAN connection to support a sturdy and reliable connection. Should you choose to purchase a Bluetooth or USB printer, be aware that they can only be linked to a single iPad at a time.

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TM-M50

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN

 

TM-T82II

  • Thermal printer
  • LAN

 

Seiko RP-E10

  • LAN

 

P25 Bluetooth Printer

  • Bluetooth

 

SM-230i (Mobile printer)

  • Bluetooth

 

SM-L200 (Mobile printer)

  • Bluetooth

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SM-T300i (Mobile printer)

  • Bluetooth

Label printers

The Epson TM-L90 is not interchangeable with the Zebra ZD410. The TM-L90 is exclusively used for printing production dockets, which are adhesive slips that can be attached to ordered items for identification purposes. It cannot print scannable labels with QR codes or barcodes.

Epson

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TM-L90 Plus

  • LAN
  • USB
  • Coming soon!

Payment terminals and card swipers

Third-party payment processors will provide you with encrypted card readers and payment terminals compatible with their services.

Lightspeed Support can assist with the integration between third-party payment terminals and Lightspeed Restaurant. For troubleshooting issues with the terminal itself, contact your payment service provider.

Select from the options below to see lists of supported terminals from third-party payment processors.

  • Model Specifications

    Desk 3500

    (UK)

    • LAN connection
    • Supports Pay at Table

    Move 5000

    (UK)

    • LAN connection
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • Supports Pay at Table

    iWL252

    (UK)

    • LAN connection
    • Supports Pay at Table

    iWL258

    (UK)

    • Wi-Fi connection
    • Supports Pay at Table

    iCT250

    (UK)

    • LAN connection
    • Supports Pay at Table

    PAX A920

    (UK)

    • Wi-Fi connection
    • Supports Pay at Table

    PAX A80

    (UK)

    • LAN connection
    • Supports Pay at Table
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    Verifone VX820

    (Switzerland)

    • LAN connection

    Verifone VX680

    (Switzerland)

    • Wi-Fi connection

    PAX terminals

    (Switzerland)

    • The following PAX terminals are not supported:
      • S920
      • D20
      • S300
      • Q30
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    Yomani Touch XR

    (Switzerland)

    • LAN connection

    Yomani XR Pinpad

    (Switzerland)

    • LAN connection

    Desk 3500 Compact

    (Switzerland)

    • LAN connection

    Move 3500 Mobile

    (Switzerland)

    • Wi-Fi connection

    Lane 5000

    (Switzerland)

    • LAN connection

    Yoximo Mobile Flex

    (Switzerland)

    • Wi-Fi connection

    Yoximo Mobile Pinpad

    (Switzerland)

    • Wi-Fi connection
  • Model Specifications

    SumUp Air

    (EMEA, APAC)

    • Bluetooth connection

    SumUp Card Reader

    (EMEA, APAC)

    • Bluetooth connection
  • Model Specifications

    V200c

    (France)

    • LAN connection

    P200

    (France)

    • LAN connection
    • Wi-Fi connection

    VX20

    (France)

    • LAN connection

    VX520c

    (France)

    • LAN connection

    V240m

    (France)

    • Wi-Fi connection

    VX675

    (France)

    • LAN connection
    • Wi-Fi connection
  • Model Specifications

    Zettle Reader

    (EMEA)

    • Bluetooth connection

    Zettle Reader 2

    (EMEA)

    • Bluetooth connection

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