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Star Receipt Printers Certified for Sharp Point of Sale Terminals

Posted February 23, 2010

Star SP700Star Micronics announced that multiple models from its point of sale printer line, have achieved certification for Sharp Point of Sale terminals. As a result, of the certification, Star Micronics is an officially endorsed hardware partner of Sharp USA.

“Star Micronics is honored to announce printer certification from an industry-leading technology supplier like Sharp,” said Michael Hanson, Vice President, Star Micronics America, Inc. “By certifying a variety of Star’s printers, Sharp POS terminal users are guaranteed a first-class, dependable and efficient receipt transaction process; regardless of whether it is a hospitality or retail application, independent operation or a national chain.”

“Sharp is continuously acting to provide the best accessories and peripherals for our customers,” said Greg Tucker, Product Planning Manager for the Sharp Pont of Sales division. “We do this by working with the most innovative companies within each category. We are very pleased to work with a company like Star Micronics who excels in their field.”

Star’s SP700 impact printer and the TSP650 thermal printer have both been certified with Sharp’s UP-3500 and UP-800 terminals. The SP700 is Star’s kitchen printer offering, while the TSP650 is most often utilized at point of service. The impact, SP298 has also been certified with the UP-800.

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Epson TM-T88V Thermal Receipt Printer: Newest Generation of Best-Selling Series

Posted February 17, 2010

Epson TM-T88VTM-T88V Boasts Energy Efficiency, Top Reliability, Industry-Leading Four-Year Warranty

Epson, a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, introduces its new TM-T88V thermal printer, the only POS thermal receipt printer available today with ENERGY STAR qualified configurations,* and the newest addition to Epson’s best-selling TM-T88 POS printer series. With an industry-leading, four-year warranty and print speeds up to 50% faster than the previous model, Epson’s TM-T88V offers solid reliability along with advanced, full-featured printing functionality and is ideally suited for a broad array of retail and food service applications.

“Designed to meet the most stringent energy efficiency requirements, the TM-T88V is the industry’s gold standard in thermal POS printers,” commented Mike Helm, Director of Sales and Marketing, Epson System Device Group. “The best-selling single station printer just got better. It’s a workhorse with solid Epson reliability built into it.”

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Star TSP143U (USB) Printer Certified for SAP Point of Sale

Posted February 10, 2010

Star TSP100Star Micronics announced that its TSP143U (USB) printer has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP® Point-of-Sale (POS) application. Tier-one retail customers utilizing SAP POS can now add the TSP143U (USB) printer to their point-of-sale solutions.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that the TSP143U (USB) integrates with SAP POS via the point-of-sale hardware (POS-HW) 1.0 integration scenario.

“Star Micronics is honored to announce certification for the TSP143U from a business software leader like SAP AG,” said Michael Hanson, vice president, Star Micronics America, Inc. “The TSP143U is one of the most popular thermal POS printers on the market today, due to its futurePRNT capabilities, design and cost structure. The SAP certification further adds to the TSP143U attraction for retailers.”

The TSP143U (USB) is the POS industry’s first all-in-one receipt printer. All the parts and software are included in one box, including an internal power supply, interface cable, power cable, complete mounting kits and a paper roll. To bring end users the “future” of receipt printing now, Star also includes a full set of software utilities enabling users to redesign receipts without modifying existing applications.

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Star Micronics Announces 2010 Product Releases

Posted February 4, 2010

Star receipt printersStar Micronics just announced it will release multiple new printers in 2010, further extending its very diverse and highly acclaimed line of point of service printers. Throughout the first half of 2010, Star Micronics will introduce several printer solutions for the retail, hospitality, grocery, mobile and banking markets.

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Epson POS Printers Set the Standard in Energy Efficiency

Posted February 4, 2010

Epson TM-T88ivTM-T88IV and TM-H6000III Printers Use Significantly Less Energy than Competitive Models

Epson, a leading supplier of value-added point-of-service (POS) solutions, announced that two of its leading POS printers, the TM-T88IV and the TM-H6000III, ranked highest in energy efficiency, consuming significantly less energy than same-class competitive models. The results derive from stringent, side-by-side tests among twelve competitive products performed by Seiko Epson Corporation in 2009*.

TM-T88IV Thermal Printer

Epson’s TM-T88IV single-station thermal printer with USB interface was tested against nine same-class competitive models, including three Star, two Citizen, two Bixolon, one IBM and one Ithaca. Testing results indicate that the Epson TM-T88IV uses between 53% and 84% fewer kilowatt hours as compared to the next best performing and worst performing models tested. Results also showed that the Epson TM-T88IV, introduced in 2005, uses significantly less energy than some of the same-class printers introduced in 2009. With over five million units installed worldwide, Epson’s TM-T88-series is the best-selling thermal printer in the POS industry.

TM-H6000III Multifunction Printer

Epson’s TM-H6000III multifunction printer with USB interface was tested against three same-class competitive models, including two NCR and one IBM. Testing results indicate that the Epson TM-H6000III uses between 39% and 48% fewer kilowatt hours as compared to the next best performing and worst performing models tested. Results also showed that the Epson TM-H6000III, introduced in 2006, uses significantly less energy than newer competitors. The TM-H6000III delivers high-speed receipt and slip printing, endorsement, two-color graphics and features industry-leading MICR accuracy of over 99.9%.

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Star Receipt Printers Certified for use with Sharp POS Terminals

Posted January 26, 2010

Star SP700Star Micronics America, Inc. today announced that multiple models from its point of sale printer line, have achieved certification for Sharp Point of Sale terminals. As a result, of the certification, Star Micronics is an officially endorsed hardware partner of Sharp USA.

Star’s SP700 impact printer and the TSP650 thermal printer have both been certified with Sharp’s UP-3500 and UP-800 terminals. The SP700 is Star’s kitchen printer offering, while the TSP650 is most often utilized at point of service. The impact, SP298 has also been certified with the UP-800.

“Star Micronics is honored to announce printer certification from an industry-leading technology supplier like Sharp,” said Michael Hanson, Vice President, Star Micronics America, Inc. “By certifying a variety of Star’s printers, Sharp POS terminal users are guaranteed a first-class, dependable and efficient receipt transaction process; regardless of whether it is a hospitality or retail application, independent operation or a national chain.”

“Sharp is continuously acting to provide the best accessories and peripherals for our customers,” said Greg Tucker, Product Planning Manager for the Sharp Pont of Sales division. “We do this by working with the most innovative companies within each category. We are very pleased to work with a company like Star Micronics who excel in their field.”

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CipherLab Mobile Computers Achieve Star Micronics Certification with Point Of Service Printers

Posted November 18, 2009

Star TSP800This joint solution automates on-the-go data capture and printing for increased efficiency in public safety, healthcare, retail, and industrial settings.

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that Star Micronics America, Inc. has certified CipherLab’s 9471 handheld mobile computer as compatible with its four-inch TSP800 Point of Service (POS) printer. Certification from the second largest POS printer manufacturer worldwide means that workers in industries such as public safety, healthcare, retail, and logistics can mobilize and automate receipt printing using a CipherLab handheld. This dual mobile printing solution, now available through BlueStar, results in increased efficiencies.

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Epson Introduces TM-T70 Space-Saving Thermal Receipt Printer

Posted November 4, 2009

Epson TM-T70Unique, Easy All-Front Access Enables Flexible Placement

Today Epson, a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced the availability of its TM-T70 thermal receipt printer, the industry’s only all-front-access single-station printer. The printer is designed to fit under counters and in tight spaces in specialty retail, convenience store and food service applications. With front-facing controls, front paper loading and front receipt dispensing, the TM-T70 is also a perfect fit for many kiosk applications. Its small footprint and low height, along with flexible mounting options, make the TM-T70 an ideal choice where counter space is at a premium. Unlike traditional thermal printers, the TM-T70 does not require clearance for top or side-opening, enabling it to operate in exceptionally small spaces. The TM-T70 is the first of three new Epson thermal products to be introduced over the next two quarters, and is a key component of the company’s expanding thermal printer family.

“Our retail and food service customers expressed a need for a compact thermal printer designed to fit small spaces, like under a counter,” commented Mike Helm, Director of Sales and Marketing, Epson System Device Group. “We designed the TM-T70 with our customers in mind, with easy, all-front access and the same solid reliability they expect from Epson. There’s no other printer like it.”

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Star Micronics Helps Automate Credit Unions

Posted November 3, 2009

Star TSP800Overview:
A leading solution integrator for credit unions needed a high-speed, reliable printer to integrate into the company’s innovative solution. The company needed a transaction printer to add to the offering that was fast and flexible.

The Star Choice:
They chose the TSP800 from Star Micronics as the transaction printer. The TSP800 was selected primarily because of its fast print speed, as well as its small footprint, ease of use, flexibility and Star’s strong product support.

The TSP800 was selected after a thorough evaluation of thermal printers from various manufacturers.

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Epson Announces 3 New Thermal POS Printers

Posted October 27, 2009

EpsonEpson Announces Broadening of Thermal Printer Line
Company Leverages Core Strengths to Expand to New Retail Segments

Epson, a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced that it will deliver a series of new thermal printers to expand its portfolio of transaction printers. These new printers are designed to meet the needs of smaller retailers and food service operators while providing expanded functionality to its traditional, larger retailer customer base. Over the next two quarters, Epson will introduce three new products:

  • A compact, thermal printer with all-front access for use in specialty POS solutions and kiosk applications
  • An all-inclusive packaged thermal printer for small retail and food service applications
  • A next generation thermal printer designed for customers who require full-featured printing functionality

With the addition of these new products to Epson’s existing thermal printer family, the company will offer the most comprehensive line of single-station thermal POS printers to satisfy the needs of every segment of the retail industry at every price point.

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