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Last Update : 2012/05/31
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How do I implement an Android POS Printer or Android Receipt Printer into my Android POS Software?

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Android POS applications for retail and restaurants have rapidly emerged within the last two years, and this is only just the beginning! Star Micronics has had our developer partners covered since the beginning with the point of sale industry's most complete Android POS Printer SDK: StarIO for Android.

The StarIO SDK for Android literally puts Android POS Printer and Android Receipt Printer Solutions in the palm of your hand with minimal time needed for integration. Star is very proud to have received excellent feedback on the quality and convenience of our SDK; software partners have reported it took much less time to add printer support into their Android Tablet POS application
s when they estimated it would require days of difficult labor and studying.


 

StarIO Android POS Printer Functionality Includes:

  • Read Printer Status
  • Customize/Print 1D and 2D Barcodes
  • Change Cut Command Patterns
  • Open the Cash Drawer
  • Customize/Print Plain Text
  • Customize/Print Japanese Kanji
  • Print TrueType Fonts
  • Print Image Samples
  • MSR
  • Programming Excerpts Displayed Right on the Screen


StarIO for Android is available for Android tablets and Android smart phones with a variety of interfaces to choose from:

  • Android OS 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.0: Ethernet, Wireless, Bluetooth
  • Android OS 3.1, 3.2, 4.0: USB, Ethernet, Wireless, Bluetooth


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Want more? Visit the Star Micronics Developers Section!


StarIO is an API (Application Programming Interface) designed to sit between your application and Star Micronics printer, providing a simple solution for directly communicating to and obtaining status from the printer. StarIO allows the software developer to have full control over application development and will result in increased end-user satisfaction manifest in higher-quality applications developed more rapidly. StarIO also provides full interface flexibility, allowing a single application to communicate easily with Star Micronics printers.



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Star Micronics Global Support Site
Star Micronics FAQs

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