BluePRO® Device for cash drawers

A BluePRO® device adapter, user’s guide, PIN (pairing identification number), power supply and a cable connecting the BluePRO® device to an APG printer driven cash drawer (320 interface).

Is the BluePRO® Device connection secure?

Device operation relies on several layers of security:

1)    Close Proximity. A host tablet will be unsuccessful establishing a pairing with the BluePRO® device if it is not sufficiently close. In general, the host tablet must be with 2-3 meters before discovery and pairing actions can be initiated and completed. The BluePRO® device has been specifically designed to work well inside the 32feet (10m) range commonly attributed to local Bluetooth-enabled peripherals.

2)    Unique Pairing. Each BluePRO® device has a unique pairing pin. To pair with the device, the tablet operator must have access to that particular device’s pairing pin. Without it, the BluePRO® device may not be paired to the host tablet.

3)    Bluetooth Socket Connection. A cash drawer is an application-dependent device. Once paired, an app running on the host tablet must be ‘cash drawer aware’. The app must establish a Bluetooth socket connection to the previously-paired BluePRO® device. To complete this step, the app must possess this capability.

4)    Drawer Open Command: The app must transmit the cash drawer opening command to the connected – BluePRO® device.

5)    Preserved Connection: While a software connection exists, it is preserved by the BluePRO® device. No other host tablet may be introduced to interfere with the established connection.

Can I use the BluePRO® Device with my existing POS software?

Your POS software must be compatible with the APG BluePRO® device. Before you purchase the device, make sure it’s compatible with your existing POS software. Always contact your POS software vendor about their hardware requirements and recommendations.

Can I use the BluePRO® Device with my existing cash drawer?

Other printer driven cash drawers that are designed to work with Epson printers may be compatible. We suggest purchasing an APG printer driven cash drawer (320 Interface) for proven compatibility.

What is available for software development?

We have Android, iOS, and Windows software development kits (SDKs) available for developers. Sample applications are included. These applications are samples only and will not function as POS software. For access to these kits, please visit here.

What part number do I order?

APG Cash Drawer offers several configurations and options for the BluePRO® device:

For U.S. power:

  • BA-0510-0101A-02 (Single drawer support, Status Phase High. The product includes a cash drawer cable CD-101A for the APG Model 320 Interface Cash Drawer and a 2-prong US power adapter.)
  • BA-0510-0102A-02 (Single drawer support, Status Phase Low. The product includes a cash drawer cable CD-102A for the APG Model 320 Interface Cash Drawer and a 2-prong US power adapter.)

For international power:

  • BA-0510-0101A-03 (Single drawer support, Status Phase High. The product includes a cash drawer cable CD-101A for the APG Model 320 Interface Cash Drawer and a multi-country power adapter.)
  • BA-0510-0102A-03 (Single drawer support, Status Phase Low. The product includes a cash drawer cable CD-102A for the APG Model 320 Interface Cash Drawer and a multi-country power adapter.)

What is the range of the BluePRO® Device’s personal area network (PAN)?

The host tablet must be within 2-3 meters of the BluePRO® device for pairing and subsequent use.

Does APG have a list of supported Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)?

Yes – please view our global partner page. To confirm BluePRO® device compatibility, please contact your software vendor of choice. The POS software vendor will need to confirm their software is configured to speak to the BluePRO® device..