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Square Register Now Supports the Star SM-S220i and SM-T300i Portable Receipt Printers

Posted August 27, 2013

2013-08-27_1042Now you can make your Square Register system even more mobile with support for two mobile receipt printers from Star: SM-S220i and SM-T300i.

Square has updated its iOS app with new features for all of Apple’s mobile devices as well as added some iPad-specific improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s AppStore.

  • For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch: Record and track all kinds of payments, including checks and gift cards.
  • For iPad: Reconcile your cash drawer quickly and easily with cash management, Connect a Bluetooth printer to wirelessly print receipts from Star MFi certified portable Bluetooth receipt printers.

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Star’s New SM-T400i Mobile Receipt Printer Compatible with iOS

Posted July 11, 2013

Star SM-T400i Receipt PrinterStar Micronics has announced the debut of its SM-T400i and SM-T404i to their “i” Series of printers. As the widest format portable Bluetooth printer in Star’s “i” Series, the SM-T400i and SM-T404i are rugged four inch (112mm) portable Bluetooth receipt printers with a wide 104mm printable area, ideal for data filled service reports, delivery notes or law enforcement citations. With an added magnetic stripe reader (MSR), the SMT401i adds even more functionality and value to the SM-T400i model.

Apple MFi certified, the SM-T400i and SM-T404i portable receipt printers are approved for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows, the SM-T400i and SM-T404i also boast a configurable Eco-Friendly Auto Power Down mode. As an added convenience, the SMT404i offers a MSR which adds even more functionality to the base model SM-T400i. Dust protected and splashproof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T400i and SM-T404i are welcomed options for any environment.

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Sound Choices Recording Services Adds Star Printer and WiFi Power Pack to Speed Checkout and Enhance Operations

Posted July 1, 2013

Sound Choices Recording Services of Mobile offers premier location recording services for concerts, festivals, musicals, recitals, cd recordings and more. Since 1997, Sound Choices has been passionate about audio and video recording at local, regional and state levels. Along with location sound recording, the company offers a full range of services to musicians, choirs and groups looking to record their music to produce their own CDs. Sound Choices specializes in digital editing, mixing, audio mastering, cd design and artwork and cd production.

The Alabama-based recording company works primarily on location, where they sell both DVDs and CDs, depending on the venue. The mobile studio was using the e-mail feature of Square Register to generate receipts, but it was taking too long to complete each transaction and the long lines were driving customers away.

The studio’s management decided to purchase a receipt printer that would allow them to generate a printed receipt at the time of checkout as opposed to only offering e-receipts. But the company’s onsite network is completely wireless, and the mobile studio lacked the infrastructure to connect to WiFi, which would allow them to use a printer with their mobile POS solution.

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Star’s Newest Apple Approved Mobile Receipt Printer the SM-T301i

Posted June 24, 2013

Star SM-T300i Portable Barcode PrinterThe new Star SM-T301i three-inch rugged portable Bluetooth receipt printer is approved by Apple, Inc. through MFi certification for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With an added magnetic stripe reader, the SM-T301i adds even more functionality and value to the already released SM-T300i model.

In addition to its ability to pair with iOS, Android and other popular mobile platforms, the SM-T301i has an integrated MSR, easy drop in & print paper loading, a reliable and quick print speed of 75mm per second, and an intuitive LCD display. Dust protected and splash-proof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T301i is rugged enough for outside field workers requiring handhelds to seamlessly print from a mobile device to a durable portable printer. The SM-T301i also allows for restaurant servers and clerks working in demanding retail and hospitality environments to print standard three-inch format receipts wherever they need to. Its rugged and splash proof design combined with standard three-inch receipt printing, MSR and a long battery life make the SM-T301i a welcomed option.

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Introducing Star’s New Receipt Printer the TSP650II

Posted June 7, 2013

Star TSP650ii Receipt PrinterIn continuing with its Always-Leading-Always Innovative corporate philosophy, Star Micronics is proud to announce the release of its latest thermal receipt printer, the TSP650II, which is replacing the TSP650.

Updated to exceed and further enhance one of Star’s most popular printers, the TSP650II boasts a lightning fast print speed of 60RPM (receipts per minute) (300mm/second). The TSP650II also features an improved Guillotine Cutter (2 million cuts), easy “drop in and print” paper loading and a small footprint.

The TSP650II ships with Installation CD (printer driver/ manuals), setup guide, wall mount bracket, vertical mount pads, 58mm paper guide, power switch cover, start-up paper roll and external power supply included in the box. Interface options available include Serial, Parallel, USB, Ethernet and the recently released iOS compatible Bluetooth printer. In addition, the TSP650II comes with Star’s 3-year Limited Warranty.

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How to Print from an iPad to a Star iOS Receipt Printer

Posted May 3, 2013

Star has been a leader in the receipt printer industry due to their efficient designs and ability to keep up with current technology trends all the while making products that are easy to use.

The POS world has seen a big shift towards using iPads and other tablets instead of a traditional desktop and with this comes the challenge of printing receipts easily. Lucky for us, Star is well prepared to support iOS and Android devices with any of their Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or mobile printers.  This video is a great step-by-step explanation of how to pair and print with your iPad to any Star printer.


Star Launches its First Desktop Bluetooth Receipt Printer with the TSP650II BTi

Posted May 1, 2013

Star TSP650ii Receipt PrinterStar’s new TSP650II BTi Desktop Bluetooth printer compatible with Apple iOS devices.

Star Micronics expands its “i” Series of printers with the launch of its first desktop Bluetooth printer. Apple MFi certified, the TSP650II BTi receipt printer is approved for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows, the TSP650II BTi features the best of both worlds by coupling the comfort of legacy products with the speed and connection options demanded today in fast-paced point of sales environments.

The TSP650II BTi’s “JustWorks” SSP profile makes the pairing process very simple to use. It allows for a quick connection without the hassle of a passkey or having to choose between iOS and Android modes. Quick and ready to use, no user interaction is needed to pair the TSP650II BTi.

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Star Micronics’ SM-S220i Pairs with Appetize Application

Posted April 4, 2013

Star SM-S220i Portable Barcode PrinterStar Micronics recently announced support of the SM-S220i Bluetooth by the Appetize app. Appetize is an iPhone and Android based mobile app that allows fans at entertainment venues to purchase food, drinks, and merchandise from the comfort of their seats.

Launched in 2012, Appetize has been in service in California and New York for major events including The Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kelly Clarkson and the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans can easily enter their order and pay from their mobile device, and the order will be delivered to their seats.

The Appetize app will pair with the SM-S220i to print receipts, which contain pertinent product delivery information such as seat number, order, total sale, price and contact information. The Bluetooth connection of the SM-S220i allows the Appetize system to print receipts at the venue’s refreshment or souvenir stands without putting greater burden on the already stressed mobile and WiFi networks in the venue. Equipped with a sleek, compact and lightweight design, it is compatible with all operating systems including iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) and all Bluetooth devices.

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Getting Started with the Star Wi-Fi Power Pack

Posted March 29, 2013

With everything becoming wireless and mobile, getting existing POS hardware, like receipt printers, onto your wireless network often means getting a new printer. Luckily, Star has their Wi-Fi Power Pack to turn any of the Star LAN based printers into fully wireless capable units. The Power Pack is easy to install and is a very cost effective option for businesses that already have Star printers in place and don’t want deal with long cable runs. This also enables the Star printer using the WiFi Power Pack to connect with tablets, smart phones and other portable electronic wireless devices.

This video is a great intro and how-to explanation of how to set-up the Wi-Fi Power Pack  in just a few simple steps.


The New Apple iOS Compatible Star SM-T300i Printer!

Posted March 5, 2013

Star SM-T300i Portable Barcode PrinterTo meet rising demand for mobile friendly POS printers, Star Micronics has announced the addition of its SM-T300i to their “i” Series of printers which started with the popular SM-S220i Bluetooth printer. The SM-T300i portable receipt printer is approved by Apple, Inc. through MFi certification for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.

In addition to its ability to pair with iOS, Android and other popular mobile platforms, the SM-T300i has easy drop in & print paper loading, a reliable and quick print speed of 75mm per second, and an intuitive LCD display. Dust protected and splash-proof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T300i is rugged enough for outside field workers requiring handhelds to seamlessly print from a mobile device to a durable portable printer. The SM-T300i also allows for restaurant servers and clerks working in demanding retail and hospitality environments to print standard three inch format receipts wherever they need to. Its rugged and splash proof design combined with standard three inch receipt printing and a long battery life make the SM-T300i a welcomed option.

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