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Star Announces SMD2 Cash Drawers for Canada

Posted November 19, 2014

Star SMD2-1214 Cash DrawerFueled by growing demand for mPOS solutions in Canada, Star is pleased to announce a new compact cash drawer configuration, as well as standard and full sized SMD2 cash drawers specifically designed to house Canadian currency.

Star’s SMD2 cash drawers provide retailers and hospitality providers a secure way to manage cash for mPOS. A smarter alternative to traditional cash boxes, cash registers and cash tills, Star’s SMD2 cash drawer is equipped with the ability to communicate via standard printer driven interface with included cable or Star’s DK-AirCash wireless communication option for Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 with Android and Windows support or Apple MFi certified Bluetooth with iOS support. Available in two convenient sizes with black or white color options, Star’s SMD2 cash drawers for Canada offer a stylish and reliable cash management option to complete any POS or mPOS system.

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Star’s New TSP800II WebPRNT Thermal Receipt Printer

Posted October 13, 2014

The increased need for web-based receipt printing has been driving demand for Star’s WebPRNT products. To better serve the needs of our user community, Star is pleased to announce the addition of its TSP800II WebPRNT.

Star’s TSP800II is the only printer on the market that provides printing on 3” to 4.4” wide paper at an amazing speed. It is the perfect printer for applications that need to print a large amount of information on a receipt.

WebPRNT technology allows users to print from their application to any Star WebPRNT enabled printer from any device (Mac, PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) regardless of its operating platform (Windows, iOS, Android, etc.). With WebPRNT support, the TSP800II WebPRNT allows the retailer or hospitality provider to print high-quality POS receipts with professional and crisp graphics from web-based applications.

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Star’s New Bluetooth Capable TSP700II BTi, TSP800II BTi, TSP800IIRx BTi and SP700 BTi

Posted August 20, 2014

efefBluetooth technology is empowering developers and fueling innovation worldwide. Easy to set up and use, Bluetooth technology continues to be a popular choice for end users operating in a mobile setting. Star bolsters its “i” Series of printers with the launch of its expanded MFi certified Bluetooth printers with operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows. Apple MFi certified, the TSP700II BTi Label, TSP800II BTi, TSP800IIRx BTi and SP700 BTi are approved for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

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Aldelo Touch Supports Star Micronics’s Mobile Products

Posted July 16, 2014

Star SM-S220i Portable PrinterAldelo Touch, a full-featured POS solution designed for Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini has been updated with support for Star Micronics SM-S220i Bluetooth mobile printer, SM-T300i Bluetooth mobile printer, TSP143LAN Ethernet desktop printer and DK-AirCash peripheral for secure wireless cash drawer control.

Aldelo provides the next generation in restaurant point of sale technology designed exclusively for mobility, flexibility and simplicity. Incorporating the latest technologies with user-friendly interface designs, unbelievable flexibility and accessible cloud office, Aldelo Touch provides full restaurant capabilities without compromise.

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What is Apple MFi Certification and Why is it Important?

Posted July 7, 2014

2014-07-07_0930Apple’s MFi Program (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad”) is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with Apple’s iPod, iPad, iPad mini and iPhone, the so-called iDevices. The name is a shortened version of the original long-form Made For iPod. Companies joining the MFi program are required to pass certain requirements and certification tests. Once approved by Apple, they are able to display certain MFi-related logos on their product packaging.

Using a MFi certified receipt printer ensures full compatibility with Apple devices and an easier set-up with more features in any mobile application.

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How to Select a Receipt Printer for Mobile POS

Posted July 1, 2014

ipad-in-actionIs your restaurant or retail store ahead of the technology curve?
Be honest – is it even close?

In this day and age, customers expect to see their favorite restaurants and stores using technologies similar to the ones they use on a daily basis. That’s why today’s top retailers and restaurateurs are turning to tablets and Apple iPads to run their businesses.

In 2014, this concept of mobile point of sale (POS) is very flexible. Mobile elements, such as mobile POS devices and mobile POS printers, can be mixed and matched with your existing assets to accommodate your specific business and/or budget needs. Mobile POS can include:

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StarPRNT Utility Updated to V2.1

Posted May 22, 2014

starStarPRNT’s capabilities continue to expand with support now for Windows 8.1. The current v2.1 applies to the TSP650II, FVP-10, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500, and TUP900 printer lines.

StarPRNT is an all-in-one driver, configuration utility, and support package designed to make deploying your Star printers simple and easy.  Preloaded with drivers and a large array of configuration setting options for the most popular Star Printers, StarPRNT provides a comfortable Graphical User Interface (GUI) to cut down installation and customization time even more. Installable in many different environments, StarPRNT offers full functionality for both 32- and 64-bit Operating Systems.

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Star Micronics Broadens WebPRNT SP700 and TSP700II Product Range

Posted May 9, 2014

2014-05-09_1454Since its initial launch in Fall 2013, WebPRNT has been one of Star’s most popular technologies. Its unique ability to enable device-agnostic receipt printing by supporting HTTP requests used in web-based applications sets it apart from other receipt printers. WebPRNT is equipped with Ethernet connectivity. Easy to read, maintain and modify; developers simply use the appropriate XML tags or integrate Star’s WebPRNT Javascript library into their web-based application to print to Star’s WebPRNT receipt printer.

To meet customer demand, Star is adding SP700 (impact printing) and TSP700II (label printing) to its growing WebPRNT family.

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Star’s New Cash Drawer Series

Posted May 8, 2014

Star SMD2-1617 Cash DrawerStar staying true to its “Always Leading- Always Innovating” motto announces the addition of the SMD2 series cash drawers to its expanding mPOS solution lineup.

The SMD2-1214, SMD2-1317, and SMD2-1617 cash drawers integrate seamlessly into any retail or hospitality environment to complete a sleek and functional mobile point of sale.

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Star Receipt Printers an Great Match for LOCFOOD Point of Sale Software

Posted May 6, 2014

LOCFOOD is a modern point of sale (POS) software designed to connect consumers and merchants. Combining the functionality of POS and online ordering, the sleek, multi-purpose solution allows establishments in the hospitality industry to improve order accuracy, increase order turnover and streamline food preparation.

Using LOCFOOD’s solution – which has been developed for web, iOS and Android – customers can browse menus and restaurant information, place their order electronically and be notified when it is ready for pick-up.

The problem

When LOCFOOD began working with restaurant owners, they explained that because their tabled-based POS solution lacked a printer, it would be greener, eliminate paper waste and reduce printing costs. However, merchants explained that it is actually more practical for them to use a POS printer. They expressed their need to print order tickets to the kitchen and receipts to present to the customer. Restaurant owners explained that the kitchen area is too harsh an environment for tablets, as the device can easily come into contact with water, food and high temperatures.

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