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Wishing Wireless Upon Your Star
Continuing its push to serve mobility in all its forms, Star Micronics (Edison, NJ) has unveiled its clever Wi-Fi Power Pack accessory, which adds wireless communications to any of the company’s LAN printers. In modular, upgradeable format, Wi-Fi Power Pack encompasses specialized USB adapter from Star and wireless router from TP-Link, running at the common data rate of 150 Mbps. It supports wireless printing of receipts on tablets, smart phones, or similar portable electronic devices on the most economical basis, according to the vendor.
Integration with existing Star printers benefits from Wi-Fi Power Pack’s compact size and consumer-friendly software set-up utility. By powering through the printer’s cash drawer kick, or “DK,” port, cabling gets simplified. “I believe the Wi-Fi Power Pack brings an ideal wireless printing solution for any end-user,” remarked Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development for Star Micronics America.
Star Micronics also received endorsement for its TSP 100 receipt printer from Zing Checkout (Austin, TX), another of the cloud-based POS ISVs. As the preferred printer for Zing, the TSP 100 supports iPad, PC, or Mac, and allows customized images, logos, and barcodes. One of the pioneering “all-in-the-box” receipt printers, the TSP 100 includes an internal power supply, interface cable, power cable, software utilities, complete mounting kits, and paper roll.
Wi-Fi Power Pack for Star Printers
Empowers Star Printers Using the Power Pack to Connect with Portable Electronic Wireless Devices
To meet the growing demand for wireless POS solutions, Star Micronics is excited to introduce its WiFi Power Pack. The WiFi Power Pack is designed to make any Star LAN interface printer “wireless” in a cost effective way without a plethora of messy cables. This, in turn, enables the Star printer using the WiFi Power Pack to connect with tablets, smart phones and other portable electronic wireless devices.
The included wireless router conveniently shares the wireless connection of small to medium size businesses at 150Mbps. The WiFi Power Pack’s tiny size makes it ideal for installation and is powerful enough to satisfy almost any basic wireless application requirement.
The WiFi Power Pack’s compact size and consumer-friendly software setup utility makes it easy to integrate with existing Star printers. Powered by the printer’s cash drawer kick port, the WiFi Power Pack avoids an additional power outlet, eliminating the possibility of tangled cables. The WiFi Power Pack includes a DK-USB power module and a TP Link wireless router.
Modular, economical, and easy to upgrade, the WiFi Power Pack is an ideal wireless solution for any end user. The WiFi Power Pack provides a flexible option to end users seeking wireless printing solutions.
To learn more about Star Micronics and our products, visit www.starmicronics.com.
Star Micronics and Zing Checkout orchestrate an affordable modern POS solution for businesses big and small. Zing Checkout is a web based Point of Sale solution that offers an alternative to legacy POS software. Business owners can now accept payments, see reports, and track inventory from any device with an internet browser instead of having local servers and installed software.
The preferred printer for Zing Checkout is Star’s TSP100 series of printers. The TSP100 printer series easily syncs with Zing Checkout’s software and enables printing from devices such as an iPad®, PC or Mac, etc. An all-in-one receipt printer, the TSP 100 printer series include an internal power supply, interface cable, power cable, complete mounting kits and a paper roll. In addition, a full set of software utilities is also provided.
As an added customization, Zing Checkout and the TSP 100 printer series support the printing of images on receipts. Now, you can redesign your receipt without modifying your application. Add your logo. Add coupons. Preview receipts and enhance bar codes.
Zing Checkout is committed to helping retail businesses thrive through the creation of innovative software solutions. Star Micronics is proud to have its printers supported with Zing’s software and shares their commitment to provide customers with the best and most innovative POS solutions.
About Zing Checkout
Head quartered in Austin, Texas, Zing Checkout helps businesses accept payments, track inventory and makes it extremely easy to grow your business. It replaces your traditional point-of-sale system and runs entirely in a web browser or an iPad app. For more information, visit http://zingcheckout.com/ or call 855-879-9464.
Star Micronics America, a leading worldwide manufacturer of point of service printers, will be exhibiting at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 102nd Annual Convention at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from January 14th-15th.
Generating buzz at booth #1311, will be Star’s new generation of Mobile POS Solutions. On display will be Star’s complete line of iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® compatible Apple Mfi certified Bluetooth printers. This includes two inch, three inch and four inch portable Bluetooth printers, as well as, Star’s first Bluetooth desktop printer. In addition to its new Bluetooth line of mobile printers, Star will also showcase a modular wireless LAN conversion kit and a networked WebPRNT application. To cap things off, Star will demonstrate the infinite possibilities of its AsuraCPRNT, a powerful all-in-one interactive connected peripheral.
Joining Star Micronics in their booth and demonstrating their POS solutions are: INTOUCH Interactive (eConsierge), Bizerba (QSR order management), Prinovis (customer loyalty), Evoke (retail interaction), Qminder (mobile queue management), Netflowers Inc. (iList- online reservation management), AllPoints™ (outsite networks loyalty solution), ShopKeep (iPad point of sale system), eMobile POS (mobile POS for iPhone, iPad touch and iPad).
Did we peak your interest? Stop by Star’s booth #1311 for a product demonstration to see the advantages retailers can gain by implementing these solutions. We look forward to seeing you at NRF. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com.
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“Star’s New SM-S220i Bluetooth Printer Compatible With the Apple iOS Devices”
Star Micronics, Ltd. is proud to announce the latest advancement in its portable printer line, the SM-S220i Bluetooth printer compatible with the Apple iOS devices.
The SM-S220i portable receipt printer is Star’s first printer approved by Apple, Inc. The SM-S220i printer, unlike most printers, can pair via Bluetooth with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. The SM-S220i printer has made it easier than ever to print from the Apple iOS devices that have become ubiquitous in the Point of Sale and Payment industries.
Not only can Star’s SM-S220i printer pair with iOS devices but it also supports the Bluetooth SPP protocol, meaning it can pair with devices running most other common operating systems as well. As one of the first printers available with both of these Bluetooth technologies in one device, the SM-S220i will make it easier for resellers to offer a simple hardware solution to merchants that is compatible with all of the popular mobile platforms.
The SM-S220i is a compact and light weight printer which supports 2 inch (58mm) thermal paper. Its compact size, long battery life and Bluetooth connection makes it a welcome printer option for retail and hospitality vendors as well as payment processing vendors looking for a mobile solution. Payment processing devices can easily be attached to the SM-S220i through its accessory serial ports making the printer very adaptable for any usage scenario.
“Star is a long time supporter of Apple products and as a leader in Point of Sale printer products it was important to support our partners by offering a mobile solution for the new markets created by the advance of tablet computing,” said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development, Star Micronics America, Inc. “Nearly all of the customers in the markets we serve are looking for some type of mobile solution, often involving products from Apple, and this new printer is the ideal solution for mobility.”
The SM-S220i with MFi certification will be available for the Japanese market in October 2012 and will be available in the US and Europe in December.
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iPod touch is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.
For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636.
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The Lilitab Swipe iPad kiosk with credit card reader is now integrated with the Star Micronics TSP100 printer via the StarIO Software Development Kit (SDK). LilySwipe, Lilitab’s Point of Sale iPad® starter app available in the App Store, includes support for Star Micronics printers.
The Lilitab Swipe iPad kiosk combined with Star’s TSP 100 printer provides an interactive transaction hub to service kiosk customers and support merchants. The StarIO SDKs allow end-users to utilize Star Micronics printer in tandem with Apple iPad ™ devices to generate receipts and perform related functions in retail and restaurant environments. Star’s TSP 100 is the perfect printer for high traffic kiosks that requires high volume printing. The TSP100 printer provides effortless thermal printing to widths from 2.3” to 3.1” at a speedy 22 receipts per minute (125/mm/sec) at 203 dpi.
Lilitab iPad kiosks are versatile, modular, and easy to customize. The Lilitab Tabletop turns any desk or table into a self-service station with quick installation; the Lilitab Surface is for a more permanent solution for a wall or counter. Keyboard and printer shelves are also available as added accessories. Lilitab offers custom branding, banner mounts and eye-catching backdrops to promote special offers or seasonal activities.
Retailers, hotels, and restaurants engage their customers using the same sleek iPad self-service kiosk. Customers can research-and even purchase-special orders and services using the Lilitab Swipe. Loyalty cards integrated with the three-track Lilitab Swipe seamlessly rewards customers for their repeat business.
The Lilitab iPad enclosure head unit securely locks the tablet in place. Every mounting solution has the option to be bolted or cable-locked to the floor or other surface. Integrated from the very beginning, merchants can be sure their iPad resources are safe in public venues.
Lilitab provides a starter app, LilySwipe (available in the Apple App Store), as well as a Software Development Kit (SDK) with sample starter projects. Applications can be either native iOS or web-based, using a native iOS “wrapper” to move data from the card reader to a web page. The LilySwipe app lets merchants test their hardware right out of the box using their own e-commerce or other website.
The Lilitab Swipe is offered as an encrypted or unencrypted option. Encrypted versions encrypt right at the reader head so no sensitive data is ever seen by the device, iOS or application. Sensitive customer data is never in the tablet or app, reducing merchant’s Payment Card Industry (PCI) liability scope. Lilitab offers multiple encryption key options with their card reader head from Magtek; their standard Magensa encryption key in addition to custom keys.
Lilitab, based in San Francisco, California, is a group of designers, engineers and business people passionate about the use of table computers in public environments. With their compelling interface, compact form-factor and economical price-point, there are all kinds of new and unique uses for putting interactivity into the public space. Founded in 2011 by Adam Aronson, an award winning kiosk designer, Lilitab is committed to delivering the most secure, functional and stylish security enclosures for ANY tablet. For more information visit http://www.lilitab.com or call 888 705 0190 .
Today, Star Micronics America, Inc. and Kiosk Group, Inc. announced an effort to offer a much-needed, cutting-edge iPad® kiosk solution. Kiosk Group, Inc. is a Maryland-based company serving international clients and specializing in kiosk hardware and software. It recently released its Kiosk Pro Enterprise software to transform an iPad® into a fully-functional kiosk. Kiosk Pro Enterprise software, which supports most Star printers, offers users a large array of custom options, including the ability to interface with typical kiosk hardware such as magnetic card swipe, Bluetooth bar code scanners, and thermal receipt printers. “The iPad® has been a game-changer in the kiosk industry,drastically cutting the costs of interactive touchscreen kiosks,” says Mike James, President of Kiosk Group Inc.
Kiosk Group now offers an optional printer module for their iPad® kiosk line which is designed specifically to house Star’s TSP800II and print labels, receipts and tickets. The TSP800II easily syncs with the Kiosk Pro Enterprise software and enables printing from the iPad® kiosk. One of the main attractions of the TSP800II is effortless direct thermal printing to widths from 2.3” to 4.4” at an ultra high speed of 37 receipts per minute (180/mm/sec) at 203 dpi. It is the perfect printer for high traffic kiosks that require high volume printing along with the need to print a significant amount of information on a receipt. The printer comes with a standard 3-year warranty.
“We are excited about the relationship we have formed with the people at Kiosk Group,” states Christophe Naasz, Director of Marketing at Star Micronics, “I am confident that Star printers can add even more value to Kiosk Group’s iPad® kiosk units and enhance the overall experience for kiosk end users.”
After an extensive certification process, Real Time POS has certified the TSP600 series, TSP700 series and the SM-T300 portable printer from Star Micronics. Future certification plans with Real Time POS include Star’s TSP800, TSP1000 and FVP-10 series.
For retailers looking to alleviate the financial burden of software purchase and maintenance, Real Time POS provides a hosted, highly scalable point of sale and retail management system that delivers complex, mission-critical functions that are necessary in today’s competitive retail market. Real Time POS serves a variety of retail segments, including apparel, sports, books, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry and more.