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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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Star’s New Wi-Fi Power Pack

Posted February 28, 2013

To meet the growing demand for wireless POS solutions, Star Micronics has introduced 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 lot 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 around 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.

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How to Use Square Up with Star Ethernet Printers

Posted February 6, 2013

Star TSP100LAN futurePRNT Receipt PrinterWith the popularity of tablets today many businesses are finding more ways to integrate them into everyday operations.  One of the most common applications today is turning your iPad into a Point of Sale terminal with easy to use applications like Square Register.

While processing a payment and transaction is easily handled by the iPad and Square, there is still the challenge of providing a printed receipt to your customers. Fortunately, Star is leading the way with a variety of receipt printers that will easily work with your Square system.

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The New Star SM-S220i Is Now Available!

Posted December 21, 2012

Star SM-S220i Portable Barcode PrinterStar Micronics is proud to bring you the SM-S220i portable Bluetooth printer. The SM-S220i is an industry first, with the ability to connect using Bluetooth to not only devices running operating systems such as Windows and Android, but to devices running iOS, such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The SMS220i’s agile features make it the perfect solution for mobile point of sale and payment applications.

Thanks to MFi certification from Apple, the SM-S220i is able to pair with iOS devices unlike common Bluetooth printers which only support the iOS incompatible SPP Bluetooth protocol. You may have seen other MFi certified Bluetooth printers on the market, but Star’s SM-S220i is the first to support both iOS and the SPP protocol meaning one printer will work with all devices. Customers will no longer need to purchase separate models, one for iOS and one for Android. Instead, customers can purchase a single model, the SM-S220i, and be assured that it will work with any Bluetooth enabled device.

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How Do I Change The Swappable Interface On My Star Printer?

Posted December 13, 2012

As a leading POS printer manufacturer, Star Micronics provides support for Serial, Parallel, USB, Powered USB, and Ethernet printing. We understand that systems, configuration, and POS software can change, which can result in a desired or necessary upgrade to POS hardware. Star printers have been affectionately coined by our customers as “Workhorses” because of their long operation lives and high reliability… Purchasing a new printer just to upgrade the interface is a costly and unnecessary expense to store and restaurant owners, which is why Star supports swappable interface connections for many of its models. This feature is especially convenient for users upgrading from old systems requiring serial interfaces to new systems that support USB or Ethernet connections.

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Print To a Star USB Printer Wirelessly With Any Apple Device

Posted November 26, 2012

Star is a proud long time supporter of printing from iOS and Mac OS X environments and is proud to add AirPort Express to our support line up! Follow the link at the end of this post for a step by step illustrated guide to learn how to print to a Star printer which is connected to an Apple Airport Express. Simply connect your Star Micronics Printer to the AirPort Express via USB cable and voila! Secure wireless printing achieved from your tablet, smart phone, or computer – applicable for iOS and Android devices alike.

Get step-by-step directions here.

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The Star SM-S220i – New Portable Bluetooth Printer Compatible with iOS Devices

Posted November 19, 2012

Star Micronics has announced 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.

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Star Releases v3.1 of their Android SDK

Posted August 30, 2012

The new Star Micronics Android SDK V3.1 offers four major enhancements from the previous 2.0 version. The latest Android SDK features a port discovery for both desktop (Ethernet) and mobile (Bluetooth and WiFi) printers and now has the ability to Auto Discover all Star printers on the same network as the Android device, as well as, any paired Star portable Bluetooth printers. Customers can now be given the option to enter the printer’s IP address manually or let the application find Star printers automatically. The new version also offers improved support for the Apple AirPort Express; the ability to add sample receipts; and the logical reorganization of all functionality in the sample application. V3.1 now has much more logical, simple navigation and layout to make integration faster and even easier for developers.


Star Micronics’ Printers Certified with XERA POS Software

Posted March 16, 2012

Three Printers Gain Certification from Aldelo

Star Micronics America, a leading worldwide manufacturer of point of service printers, has announced that three of their printers are now certified with Aldelo’s XERA POS.  After an extensive certification process, Aldelo has certified the TSP100, SP742 and SP500 point of service printers from Star Micronics.

Specifically designed for all fine dining, table service, and quick service operations, XERA POS is a hospitality point of sale software that embodies the latest user interface look and feel with intuitive screen workflow. The combination of the Star printer and Aldelo software is ideal for virtually any hospitality environment.

Star’s TSP100 is the first all-in-one receipt printer and offers a high throughput of 22 receipts per minute (RPM). The TSP100 is wall mountable to create more counter space and offers the revolutionary futurePRNT receipt design software.

Star’s leading impact printers, ideal for kitchen use have also been certified for XERA POS. The SP700 is an impact printer that is built specifically to work in environments where heat and humidity can erode the type on the kitchen order. It is a fast, two-color printer that offers crisp, easy to read type for quick viewing. In addition, Star’s legacy impact printer, the SP500 has also been certified. The SP500 is an excellent solution for food service and kitchen applications. It also boasts a high speed and can print 4.2lines per second at 40 columns.

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Star TSP100 Receipt Printer Certified with Parks and Recreation Management Software

Posted February 28, 2012

Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of point of service printers, has announced that their TSP100 receipt printer is certified to seamlessly integrate with RecTrac software. RecTrac is a Parks and Recreation Management Software that has a global sales single receipt processing capability, which allows you to process any number of transactions using any combination of RecTrac modules and produce a single receipt.

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