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What hardware works with Bustle?
What hardware works with Bustle?

What are the iPads, printers, cash drawers, stands and eftpos terminals that work with Bustle?

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Written by Brent Wimmers
Updated over a week ago

To purchase the compatible hardware listed in this article:

You can order direct from our website HERE and we'll get it whizzing out your way quick smart! (delivery times will vary based on your location).

Now let's take a look at what hardware you can use!


Our till app will only work on the trusty Apple iPad - we have no current plans for building the app on android devices. Your Bustle Hub, where you set up your menu and look at reports, can be accessed by any computer using either Chrome or Safari browser.

Which iPad should I get?

For smooth running of Bustle, we recommend getting the latest version iPad. Your iPad must be able to at least run iOS 14. See this article for more.

  • Purchase iPads from your local reseller or directly from Apple.

  • Bustle works on all types of iPads, from the iPad mini through to the iPad pro 12.9 inch.

  • Older iPads may still work with Bustle but are not recommended if you have a multiple till, paperless or eftpos integrated setup.

  • Some Older iPads are unable to install the latest versions of Apple iOS (operating system) as well as the latest versions of Bustle. The operating system needs to be at least iOS 14. To run Paperless, the iPad needs to be on iOS 14 or later. and your Bustle iPads sending paperless dockets all need to be on iOS 14 or later.


For the most stable setup, we recommend using ethernet printers (that require cabling through to your router). However there are bluetooth and wi-fi options available. Let's take a look.

Does Bustle work with Star or Epson printer models not on this list?
It is possible that other Star or Epson model printers will work with Bustle but until they are added to this list, they are unsupported - this means that they are not tested before any Bustle or iOS updates & if they stop working for any reason (including updates to Bustle software), we may be unable to support getting them working again.

Tip: Most Epson printers will work with Bustle. To quickly test if your printer works, grab an iPad, download the Bustle iPad app and select the demo mode. You can try searching for and adding your printer here and if it works, you're good to go.

Ethernet Thermal printers - plug directly into the router (USB versions will not work)

  • Star TSP143III (TSP100) Ethernet Receipt Printer

  • Epson TM-T82II, TM-T82III & TM-M30III-H Ethernet Receipt Printers

Bluetooth Thermal printers - wireless 

NB: Only for single printer / Single till setups  - they only attach to one iPad.

For Food Trucks we recommend:

  • Star SM-S220i MFI Mobile Printer (not able to work with a cash drawer)

  • Star mPOP Bluetooth Receipt Printer and Cash Drawer

For cafe's, restaurants, bars and the like.

  • Star TSP143iii Bluetooth

Wi-fi Printers

For these printers you will need a very stable and strong, dedicated network using a commercial grade router. Chat to us if you're unsure.

  • Star TSP143IIIWLAN 

Dot Matrix Printers 

Ideal for printing dockets in kitchens

  • Epson TM-U220B

Printer Paper

80mm x 80mm

for most ethernet and wifi printers

Star TSP143III (TSP100) Ethernet Receipt Printer

Epson TM-T82II and TM-T82III Ethernet Receipt Printers


Star TSP143III Bluetooth


for most bluetooth printers

Star SM-S220i MFI Mobile Printer (not able to work with a cash drawer)

Star mPOP Bluetooth Receipt Printer and Cash Drawer


for dot matrix printers

most use 2ply but 1-3 ply is available

Epson TM-U220B

Cash Drawers

There are plenty of cash drawers that can connect to the above printers. The only specs are that they are 24v and have a RJ12 plug (Standard Receipt Printer Connector).


You can use any stand compatible with your model of iPad. We recommend Heckler stands (but can take 2 weeks to arrive from USA).

Eftpos Terminals

Check out the integrated* eftpos options HERE for NZ or HERE for AUS, or use any payment option alongside Bustle.
*Integration -  meaning that Bustle sends bill totals directly to the terminal.

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