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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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Star’s New TSP100 and TSP650 Series in White

Posted April 10, 2014

2014-04-10_0906No detail goes unnoticed when it comes to image and brand. Many stores go to great pains to create a specific aesthetic with their layout or design to convey the mood of the store. Whether a store is quirky, rustic or artsy; shoppers will identify the look of the store and associate it with their brand.

To help retailers make a lasting impression, Star is excited to announce the release of its new white color option on select printers. With clean lines and smooth white tone, Star’s white printers emulate the look of tablets and other mobile devices commonly used by retailers operating in a mobile point of sale environment. With a sleek streamlined look, Star’s white printers can be displayed prominently on a counter without creating disconnect from the store’s brand and visual identity.

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Star Micronics and MMF POS Cash in on mPOS Solution

Posted April 1, 2014

2014-04-01_0953MMF, a leading supplier of cash drawers and accessories, has chosen Star to help strengthen its mobile POS (mPOS) cash management solution. Star’s DK-AirCash units will enable wireless control of MMF cash drawers, including the Advantage ADV-INABOX Drawer as well as the VAL-u Line Series drawers.

MMF’s Advantage ADV-INABOX Drawer is a robust printer-driven 24V Cash Drawer with Star Interface Kwick Kable bundled all INABOX. This package also comes standard with the patented LockIt feature, a hidden locked compartment beneath the currency till for safe storage of larger bills. In addition to its Advantage ADV-INABOX Drawer, MMF’s VAL-u Line Series 13” x 16” and 13” x 13” drawers (Electronic 24Vdc version) offer customers a cost-effective and compact cash management solution with durable construction and high-quality standards.

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Star’s WebPRNT Technology Changes the Game for Cloud POS

Posted January 30, 2014

ddfTo run a cloud POS, only an Internet connection and a browser are required to access the solution. However, in a typical retail environment, printing receipts is a must. Pairing a POS terminal with a receipt printerin a Cloud environment is a challenge. With traditional printers, the communication between the Cloud Application and the printer is achieved through the POS Terminal – that is – by installing a driver on the POS Terminal to manage the printer.

The way the traditional printers communicate with the POS and the Cloud solution means that the browser and the printer driver need to be set up together. And very often when the browser is updated, the drivers also need to be re-installed because of other conflicting updates.  When this happens, for each POS, the whole printer set up needs to be updated. Not only is this a costly and time-consuming process but it also means staff involvement is needed in each store.

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Tech Questions: My Star Thermal Printer Isn’t Printing

Posted December 18, 2013

dddQuestion

My Star thermal printer feeds paper but is not printing at all.

Answer

The cause could be that the paper is not thermal-coated or it was loaded upside down. To verify that the roll is thermal-coated, scratch the surface of the paper with a coin or nail. If the top coat shows a gray mark where the scratch was made, the paper was thermal-coated. Next, verify the thermal paper was loaded correctly and try printing again (see illustration).

For additional assistance with or finding the right Star printer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


SummerEyes Woodcrafts Serves Customers More Efficiently With Mobile POS and the Star TSP143LAN

Posted December 13, 2013

SummerEyes Custom Woodcrafts is a small business that specializes in the creation of wood products for the home and garden. The owner of Summer Eyes, Ross MacKay, prides himself on his custom wood planter boxes, arbors, trellises and different types of nesting houses and feeders.

During the warmer months, Mr. MacKay and his staff attend many craft shows and farmers’ markets to showcase their wares. SummerEyes only accepted cash or check, but Mr. MacKay and his staff saw that it would be more convenient for customers to be able to pay with credit cards as well. He began to look for a mobile POS solution that would allow him to begin accepting credit cards, easily process payments and print a receipt.

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ShopKeep Now Supports the Star TSP650ii and SM-T300i

Posted November 18, 2013

2013-11-18_1016Leading the way in iPad based POS solutions, ShopKeep continues to expand it’s functionality with support for some of the most popular POS receipt printers from Star.

The newly supported printers include the high performance desktop TSP650ii (Ethernet  version) an the mobile SM-T300i.

Turning your iPad into a fully featured fixed POS station or a completely mobile option is now easier than ever with ShopKeep and Star printers.

For assistance finding the best receipt printer for your ShopKeep solution, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Star Micronics Introduces WebPRNT

Posted November 7, 2013

Keeping up with the emergence of the omnichannel business model and growing customer demand for mobility, businesses are turning to web-based applications as a cost effective way to stay agile. Web-based services are being more commonplace in point of sale as businesses streamline their operations and create mobile friendly environments for their customers.

To support customers using web-based point of sale applications, Star Micronics delivers WebPRNT, an innovative technology enabling device-agnostic receipt printing technology that supports HTTP requests used in web-based applications.

WebPRNT is currently available with Star’s TSP650II thermal receipt printer which is equipped with Ethernet connectivity. Easy to read, maintain and modify for developers; simply use the appropriate XML tags or integrate Star’s WebPRNT Javascript library into your web-based application to begin printing from your application to Star’s TSP650II WebPRNT thermal receipt printer.

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WebPRNT Now Available for the Star TSP650ii

Posted October 30, 2013

Star TSP650ii PrinterKeeping up with the emergence of the omnichannel business model and growing customer demand for mobility, businesses are turning to web-based applications as a cost effective way to stay agile. Web-based services are being more commonplace in point of sale as businesses streamline their operations and create mobile friendly environments for their customers.

To support customers using web-based point of sale applications, Star Micronics delivers WebPRNT, an innovative technology enabling device-agnostic receipt printing technology that supports HTTP requests used in web-based applications.

WebPRNT is currently available with Star’s TSP650II thermal receipt printer which is equipped with Ethernet connectivity. Easy to read, maintain and modify for developers; simply use the appropriate XML tags or integrate Star’s WebPRNT Javascript library into your web-based application to begin printing from your application to Star’s TSP650II WebPRNT thermal receipt printer.

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Vend POS Now Supports the Star SM-S220i Receipt Printer

Posted October 17, 2013

2013-10-17_1033Mobile POS has seen a boom recently due to the simplicity and low cost investment involved in getting a functional POS system off the ground. Leading the way in mobile POS is Vend with their app that turns your iPad into a fully functional POS system.  Setting up shop in a physical location or on the go has never been so easy!

With any type of retail transaction their is always a need for some kind of receipt be it via an email or a physically printed copy. Vend has always supported a variety of desktop receipt printers but with their recent update you can go completely mobile with the Star SM-S220i.  The SM-S220i is the perfect compact mobile printer to provide your customers with a printed receipt no matter where your point of sale may be. Quickly pair the printer to your iPad running Vend software and you’ll be printing receipts in no time!

For more information or to start building a Vend mobile POS system. contact us at BarcodesInc.


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