Star Micronics Introduces Access Point Mode Support for the TSP100IIIWLAN Thermal Receipt Printer

Somerset, NJ – March 6, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, introduces Access Point Mode support for the TSP100IIIWLAN thermal receipt printer. The TSP100IIIWLAN upgrade now provides a simpler solution for users to join the network from any location, using any device. The TSP100IIIWLAN with Access Point will provide a solution to some of the limitations present in the previous Ad-Hoc mode. Now, in its out-of-box configuration, the printer will behave more like a router, offering a simpler way for all devices to connect to the printer for setup.

The TSP100IIIWLAN upgrade now makes it easier to set up with Windows, Android, and iOS devices and can be used out of the box with any operating system. Star’s TSP100IIIWLAN is also available to use with Star Cloud Services’ free digital receipt and customer engagement solutions. Star Cloud Services allows users to print receipts that can be digitally saved and stored by the customer using Star’s AllReceipts™ app, or that can be used for digital expense management with the Itemize app.

“We very pleased to be adding Access Point Mode support for our TSP100IIIWLAN printer,” said Jon Levin, Product Integration Manager of Star Micronics. “Before, our customers were struggling to connect via WPS or Ad-Hoc and we knew we needed a solution. With Access Point, more users can utilize this printer peripheral with its out of the box set up that can be used with any mobile device.”

MoZONE Solutions Partners with Star Micronics to Bring Mobile In-Venue Ordering to Bars, Restaurants, Cafés, and Coffee Shops

Somerset, NJ – Feb 21, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, announced that it has joined forces with MoZONE, a leader in proximity marketing and customer engagement, to enable mobile in-venue ordering for thousands of businesses across North America, Europe, and Asian Pacific.

Improving Customer Experience
This partnership will enable any QSR, Bar, or Café owner to allow customers to order from their smart phones when they enter the venue, approach the drive thru, or sit down at a table, thus eliminating standing in line, or waiting for a server to take their order. Unlike existing solutions available today, with MoZONE’s Self Ordering system and a Star Micronics TSP100ECO printer, customers no longer have to download an application to use the system. The system will recognize returning customers, preload past orders, offer the customer more choices and ‘favorites’, and provide real-time discounts, therefore boosting customer loyalty and repeat visits.

Increasing Sales
Restaurants and bars, regardless of their point of sale system – even those using legacy, on-premise software – can now virtually and immediately add Star/MoZONE’s Self Ordering  system to their operations. Pre-integrated with a Star receipt printer, orders are automatically printed to reduce time and improve order accuracy. This solution will help to increase kitchen throughput and table turnover and will decrease customer wait times.

Real-time Analytics & Enhanced Service
The MoZONE/Star system collects real-time customer analytics to identify busy times and reduce the burden on the wait staff.  Customers can message the wait staff when they want to order more, or when they are ready to pay. Customer ‘selfies’ can accompany orders, making it easier for wait staff to deliver the order quickly and efficiently.

“Together with Star Micronics, MoZONE is delivering the first easy to install, APP-less solution for in-venue ordering,” says Kash Johal, Founder and CEO of MoZONE. “Customers don’t want to wait for their food or drinks. Owners of bars, QSRs, cafés, and coffee shops struggle to optimize their wait staff during peak and off hours.  With the Star/MoZONE Self Ordering system, they can almost immediately add, for the first time, an easy, customer centric ordering system.”

“We’re very excited to be empowering our customers and our channel with solutions to grow their business. MoZONE’s best-in-class technology coupled with its focus on self-ordering is a perfect fit for Star’s state of the art printers,” says Jon Levin, of Product Integrations Manager at Star Micronics. “We will be introducing the solution to our partners immediately.”

Star and MoZONE aim to make it as easy and economical as possible for bars, restaurants, and coffee shops to add customer centric mobile ordering to their operations in 2017 and grow their sales and profits.

Availability
The Star/MoZONE Self-Ordering solution will be available mid-February. MoZONE will demo the system at the Nightclub and Bar Show (http://www.ncbshow.com/), March 27th — 29th at the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth #548.

About Star Micronics
Star Micronics, one of the world’s largest POS providers, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment in POS and mPOS environments. Embracing the mobility wave, Star’s complementary SDKs allow users to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android, and iOS iPad® and iPhone® devices to generate receipts for all of its printers. Always leading – always innovating, Star Micronics enables web-based printing solutions including remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. For more information, please visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

About MoZONE Solutions
MoZONE develops solutions for in-venue presence based services. MoZONE works with any customer smartphone, requires no applications, and enables SMS powered engagement in venue for maximum impact. MoZONE increases sales and decreases customer wait time with location aware solutions for ordering, payment and engagement. For more information please visit http://mozonesolutions.com/.

Star Cloud Services Introduces the Eco-Friendly Micro Receipt™

Somerset, NJ – Jan 31, 2017 – Star Cloud Services (SCS), a subsidiary of Star Micronics, is proud to officially announce the release of the Micro Receipt service, available to use with the AllReceipts™ or Itemize app. Within these applications, customers can scan the QR code provided on the SCS enabled receipt to capture and store a digital copy of the receipt in their mobile device. Star Cloud Services has created the Micro Receipt, which prints only the store name, time stamp, and the AllReceipts QR code, so retailers can save on paper and increase their profits.

The Micro Receipt is a printed 2D barcode (QR code) paper receipt. This QR code can be scanned by any smart phone using the AllReceipts or Itemize app to claim a digital copy of the full, itemized receipt. This allows retailers to reduce the paper size of the receipt up to 80% from its original size.

With the option of claiming and saving a digital copy of the receipt, the receipt can be saved for long periods of time, shared with friends, or used for electronic expense management using the Itemize app. Along with the purchase information, retailers can utilize the back side of the digital receipt by adding coupons, promotions, terms and conditions, and more, all while saving paper.

Star Cloud Services is compatible with any Star Micronics thermal receipt printer, including desktop printers, portable printers, and the all-in-one mPOP™ peripheral, and also works with any operating system. With the StarPRNT SDK for iOS, Android and Windows, retailers can integrate Star Cloud Services with other customer-facing applications such as loyalty and the retailer’s own mobile applications.

Look for the “SCS Certified” logo to find out which Star Software Partners offer the Micro Receipt™ with Star Cloud Services.

About Star Cloud Services
Star Cloud Services is a cutting edge IoT company brand that is blazing new trails in cloud retail services with a growing portfolio of products and services that help retailers solidify their relationships with today’s perpetually connected consumers. Backed by Star Micronics and a deep understanding of consumer usage, it is positioning its cloud platform as an effective methodology for making every sale the start of the next sale.  For more information, visit www.starcloudservices.com.

About Star Micronics
Star Micronics, one of the world’s largest POS providers, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer engagement solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment in POS and mPOS environments. Embracing the mobility wave, Star’s complementary SDKs allow users to utilize Star printers in tandem with iOS iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and Android™ devices to generate receipts for all of its printers. Always leading – always innovating, Star Micronics enables web-based printing solutions including remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. For more information, please visit www.starmicronics.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

Solutions for Printing from Web Broswer-Based Applications: PassPRNT

Receipt technology has advanced dramatically in the last several years. Previously, in every transaction, a customer would pay for their purchases at the POS terminal and accept a printed sales receipt as a proof of purchase in case they needed to make a return or exchange. Mobility, however, has revolutionized POS and changed the process of providing a customer with a receipt.

Star Micronics has developed a variety of printing solutions for mPOS, including two that facilitate receipt printing from Web-based applications via HTTP(s) and from a project on an Android™ device or Apple hardware such as an iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch®. These solutions, WebPRNT and PassPRNT, solve common problems merchant often encounter with mobile printing.

Print from a Web Browser-Based Application with PassPRNT

PassPRNT is the newest printing application for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. The app resolves issues associated with printing from POS solutions supported by native iOS, Android, or Web applications by sending the receipt data using a URL scheme. The PassPRNT native application accepts the data, formats the receipt for the printer, and sends it to any Star Bluetooth, Ethernet,or USB (Android only) printer connected to the iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

How it works:

For the first time, PassPRNT links with Star’s POS and portable printers to enable printing using the company’s unique URL scheme-based printing method and the PassPRNT companion app.

Its easy-to-use integration allows users to print from any Web application in any Web browser including Safari/Chrome using a URL scheme to print on a Star Bluetooth printer. The operating system is capable of automatically switching from a host application to the PassPRNT application and back, with a simple and user friendly “one tap” request to print from any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to a Star Bluetooth printer.

Why choose PassPRNT:

  • Uses Star’s unique URL scheme-based printing method
  • Available for receipt, label, and kitchen printer models
  • Automatically switches from host to PassPRNT app and back for “one tap” printing
  • Very little coding involved in the main application to communicate with PassPRNT
  • Empowers users to print from any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and Android devices when using Filemaker

To learn more about PassPRNT and to find out if your Star Micronics receipt printer supports PassPRNT, please visit http://starmicronics.com/pages/PassPRNT.

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Star Micronics, with Elo and E-Nabler Corp. Introduces Now Integrated mPOS Solution

Somerset, NJ – Jan 23, 2017 – Star Micronics, the global industry leader in POS printer solutions, has announced that Elo, a global supplier of touchscreen solutions, and e-Nabler Corp., developer of the award-winning eMobilePOS software have together certified a fully integrated mPOS solution. The solution includes the Elo I-Series for Android tablet running eMobilePOS atop the new Elo mPOS printer flip stand that houses a Star Micronics printer. The space-saving, full-feature POS with commercial-grade durability is well-suited for retail, hospitality, venues, and more.

“Star, Elo, and e-Nabler have teamed up to create an mPOS solution with a long-term product lifecycle and a cost-effective POS platform that overcomes the challenge of using consumer devices for fixed POS – simplifying installation, connectivity, life cycle, maintenance and support,” said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development for, Star Micronics.

The fully integrated POS solution works right out of the box and has all the features that merchants demand. eMobilePOS delivers comprehensive POS software capabilities, including EMV payments, fully integrated gift and loyalty features, and inventory control with the ability to operate in both online and offline mode. The Elo I-Series Android tablet is paired with Elo’s new mPOS flip printer stand with innovative housing for the Star TSP100III and TSP650II printers. The flip stand houses an optional expansion module with I/O ports that enable support for multiple POS peripherals. This mPOS solution’s space-saving design is ideal for small counter spaces with integrated cable management and a clutter-free appearance. Both Star’s TSP100III and TSP650II printer series offer a variety of interface options with simple set-up and high-speed receipt printing.

“Elo’s new mPOS printer stand with a unique flip design effortlessly converts the employee facing cash register into a customer facing display or a self-service kiosk,” said Sonal Apte, senior director of product management at Elo. “Elo continues to solve the challenge of using consumer devices at the point of sale.  Working with Star – an industry leader in printers – and eMobilePOS – with their award winning software – we’re able to deliver a complete solution with optimal flexibility for customers.”

This mPOS solution combines modern mobile architecture with the flexibility and configurability of traditional POS systems, making it ideal for updating the cash wrap, while maintaining enterprise grade POS functionality and reliability. eMobilePOS features an intuitive kiosk interface and when paired with EloView®, the I-Series tablet can be locked-down for secure use in public environments, allowing an employee operated POS terminal to seamlessly be transformed to kiosk-mode for self-service checkout. In addition, EloView enables remote content deployment for kiosk-based applications to multiple locations instantly.

“By selecting our certified solution, merchants can rest assured that they will get a POS solution that works right out of the box and delivers maximum reliability and performance,” said Joel Vázquez, CEO and president of e-Nabler Corp.”

About Star Micronics
Star Micronics, one of the world’s largest POS providers, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment in POS and mPOS environments. Embracing the mobility wave, Star’s complementary SDKs allow users to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android™, and iOS iPad® and iPhone® devices to generate receipts for all of its printers. Always leading – always innovating, Star Micronics enables web-based printing solutions including remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. For more information, please visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

About Elo
Elo is a global leader in touchscreen solutions including point of sale systems and interactive signage displays from 10 to 70 inches. The inventor of the touchscreen, Elo now has 20+ million retail and hospitality installations in 80+ countries with products designed in California and built to last with a three-year standard warranty. The Elo touchscreen experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation. Elo intellectual property is protected by global patent, trademark and design registrations. Learn more about Elo at EloTouch.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

About e-Nabler/eMobilePOS
Founded in 2001, e-Nabler Corp., the company behind the award-winning eMobilePOS software, is one of the pioneers in mobile POS solutions and cloud-based software-as-a-service. eMobilePOS was the first full-featured POS app on iTunes and has, to date, processed more than 3 billion transactions. The company was recognized with the “Best New Mobile App” by AT&T during CTIA in 2008 and was awarded RSPA’s Innovative Solution Award at RetailNOW 2011. eMobilePOS is available for Android, Apple iOS and Windows. For more information, please visit www.eMobilePOS.com or follow us on Twitter at @eMobilePOS and on Facebook.

Star Micronics & eHopper Services, LLC Partner to Provide POS Hardware Solutions

Somerset, NJ – Nov 2, 2016 – Star Micronics, the global industry leader in POS printer solutions, has announced that eHopper Services, LLC, a technology company who builds the eHopper POS — a mobile point of sale system designed for small businesses in need of streamlining operations and fostering efficiency, has certified Star’s TSP100III and TSP650II desktop receipt printers, and SM-T300i mobile printer.

With this integration, Star Micronics products will be offered to customers alongside eHopper, giving them access to the best POS printers on the market today. Customers can now sign on with eHopper with confidence and reassurance, knowing that both products have been integrated for optimal usage and performance together.

Star Micronics has been building and providing merchants with point of sale printers for nearly 40 years. Their printers are built to very high standards, are of top quality and are known for their reliability and ruggedness even after years of usage. These accomplishments have made Star Micronics the leader in the POS printer industry, and a prominent feature on store countertops worldwide.

Printers currently integrated for use with eHopper POS include:

  • TSP100IIILAN – An Ethernet-enabled thermal receipt printer that fits any small business that needs to print receipts for their customers
  • TSP650IIBI – For those who do not wish to contend with Ethernet cables, this model features Bluetooth technology for better connectivity
  • SM-T300i – Used by merchants and managers that are on the go and need their equipment to be rugged and durable, yet reliable and efficient

eHopper Services provides point of sale and management software to small business around the world, offering features and functions that benefit businesses by streamlining operations, increase performance and provide their customers with service that keeps customers returning for more. eHopper features include:

  • Multi-store support with order management, inventory assessment, and employee control featuring time clocks and transaction records
  • Report generation that gives managers a transparent view of all daily operations, inventory changes, customer information and transaction data
  • Cross-platform compatibility on Android tablets, Windows tablets and PCs, as well as the Poynt mobile POS terminal
  • Offers fast transaction processing using cash, credit/debit cards, EMV chip, and NFC payments such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay
  • Easy to use software with an intuitive interface that anyone can learn how to use in very little time, minimizes errors and miscalculations

“Our integration with Star Micronics creates a win-win for both of our companies, but the benefits to our customers are what means to most to us,” says Gary Khabinski, CEO of eHopper Services, LLC. “Not only are we able to synergize our products and efforts, we more importantly provide our customers with the complete point of sale solution they need to do business, and do it efficiently.”

About eHopper

eHopper Services, LLC is a software development company located in new York that specializes in providing business management solutions to small business worldwide. The eHopper POS system enables small business retailers to streamline their store operations, cut costs and grow their customer base. Today, eHopper Services, LLC continues to provide a point of sale solution, improve upon their products and push innovation in small business management. For more information visit http://ehopper.com

About Star Micronics

Star Micronics, one of the world’s largest POS providers, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment in POS and mPOS environments. Embracing the mobility wave, Star’s complementary SDKs allow users to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android™, and iOS iPad® and iPhone® devices to generate receipts for all of its printers. Always leading, and always innovating, Star Micronics enables web-based printing solutions including remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. For more information, please visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

Star Micronics and Itemize Partner to Provide Solution for Digital Expense Receipt Market

Somserset, NJ – Oct 18, 2016 – Star Micronics and Itemize are partnering to revolutionize the digital expense receipt market. For the first time, merchant, processor and software solutions are coming together to create an environmental, accurate and easy alternative to the dreaded “what is your email address” question or long paper receipt and checkout process that hasn’t changed in decades.

AllReceipts™, provided by Star Micronics, has begun providing merchants with the ability to include a QR Code on the bottom of every receipt. They can be scanned, tracked, reimbursed and reported by simply scanning the code within the Itemize App. The creation of this technology will eventually allow merchants the ability to no longer offer the long-form receipt, or at least give shoppers the ability to opt-in to just receiving the scan-able portion of the receipt without cause for further paper waste.

By scanning the AllReceipts QR Code within the Itemize app, the shopper is able to automatically store a digital and secure record of your purchase. This includes all of the receipt, merchant and category data, as well as any additional notes, tags and job codes, without manual entry. Star Micronics and Itemize make your accounting tasks faster; taking minutes versus hours. After your scan of the AllReceipts QR Code a digital record will be created and stored for 10 years. This record can be exported into a variety of accounting software’s such as Free Agent, Freshbooks, Sage One, Quickbooks and Xero.

With Itemize expense reports, you can easily turn captured receipts into an instant report, ready for easy submission and approval, tossing away the hard copy. No matter who you are, with Itemize, there is no need to keep boxes, drawers or filing cabinets full of paper receipts.

Look for the AllReceipts and Itemize logos at your retailer to get started. Signing up for Itemize is easy! Download the Itemize app from the iPhone and Android App stores today for free or visit www.itemize.com for more details and a free trial.

About Star Micronics
Star Micronics, one of the world’s largest POS providers, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment in POS and mPOS environments. Embracing the mobility wave, Star’s complementary SDKs allow users to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android™, and iOS iPad® and iPhone® devices to generate receipts for all of its printers. Always leading, and always innovating, Star Micronics enables web-based printing solutions including remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. For more information, please visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

About Itemize
Itemize is an Artificial Intelligence platform that extracts from receipts, invoices, and other commerce documents. The engine delivers intelligence that automates expense management, enhances accounts payable workflows, and improves compliance functions. For more information, please visit www.itemize.com.

Star Micronics Introduces the TSP650IIcloudPRNT Thermal Receipt Printer

Somerset, NJ – Oct 11, 2016 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, is proud to introduce cloudPRNT, an innovative technology enabling users to print to Star printers directly through a cloud service. The first product to be released, the TSP650IIcloudPRNT thermal printer retrieves and prints orders from any online ordering service integrating Star’s communication protocol. cloudPRNT will work with the online ordering service to store and create print jobs, and communicate status with the printer. Cloud ordering services will post orders using JSON format while the Star cloudPRNT printer will pull these orders on a defined interval.

Star’s cloudPRNT technology provides benefits to both restaurant and retail stores alike by eliminating the need for an extra tablet to send an online order to the printer. Instead, the ordering service will be able to communicate directly to the printer. In addition, this product allows payment providers to deploy a very simple payment solution with printed receipts at any mobile point of sale location.

By offering online purchasing options, retail stores and restaurants will be able to grow their business to expand to a larger market. Using cloudPRNT, online ordering systems have a new and easier solution to offer businesses, allowing them to seamlessly integrate online purchasing into their stores.

Americaneagle.com, Star Micronics and HMS Ferries Partner to Build Outstanding Ticketing Solution

Bainbridge Islan, WA – August 26, 2016 – A partnership between Americaneagle.com’s Transportation Technology Partners, Star Micronics and HMS Ferries, Inc. has revolutionized the ticketing process for Pierce County Ferry.

HMS Ferries, the ferry operator for Pierce County Ferry, recently commissioned Americnaeagle.com to create a ticketing system that would increase boarding efficiency and allow customers to purchase tickets online or from their mobile device. Americaneagle.com partnered with Star Micronics, provider of the mPOP™ Mobile Point of Purchase Solution hardware, installed inside the ticket booth and operated by the HMS Ferries staff, in developing an innovative software application offering more ticket purchase options.

The new ticketing solution allows customers to purchase QR-code tickets on their smartphones, online, or at the ticket booth at the Steilacoom Terminal. The team will also be launching a smart card system in the near future, leveraging the smart card expertise of Infineon Technologies, to further modernize the ticketing process and use the CIPURSE™ open security standard. Infineon will also be providing technical support to Americaneagle.com for the smart card implementation. These new ticketing solutions enable a quicker boaridng process and reduce cash handling, while ensuring security.

Chung Chung Tam, Senior Vice President at Americaneagle.com, has over 26 years of transit fare payment experience and is the ex-Chair for some of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) committees. Considered one of the foremost U.S. experts as a member of the ISO TC204/WG8 committee to develop transit fare payment standards, Tam was instrumental in the success of this project. Tam commented: “Americaneagle.com has a vast amount of experience working with businesses across the entertainment and transportation industries, and experience implementing an outstanding account-based fare payment solution. We are very pleased to have found the ideal hardware partner in Star Micronics, and had a great experience working with both Star and HMS Ferries to implement a ticketing system that has really revolutionized the boarding process for Pierce County Ferry.”

Matthew Miller, Vice-President of HMS Ferries, commented: “Other ticketing systems we evaluated were static, while Americaneagle.com provided a system that grows and adjusts as the market changes… In summary, Pierce County Ferry is now operating the most sophisticated ticketing system in the maritime industry.”

Jon Levin, Product Integrations Manager at Star Micronics commented: “We are very proud to have been part of such a successful project. The new ticketing system is very efficient, easy to use and showcases the mPOP™.”

Americaneagle.com’s Transportation Technology Partners, Star Micronics and HMS Ferries, Inc. are ready to build on their successful partnership; the team already has their next few projects planned, including the introduction of an innovative solution for the entertainment industry and amusement park world. They will be co-exhibiting their solution in November 2016 at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attraction Expo in Orlando, Florida.

About Americaneagle.com
Americaneagle.com, Inc., founded in 1978, is a leading Web design, development, and hosting company based in Des Plaines, Illinois. Currently, Americaneagle.com employs approximately 350+ professionals in offices throughout the country including Chicago, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. Some of their 7,000+ clients include Komatsu USA, Fast Signs, Stuart Weitzman, WeatherTech.com, Chicago Bears, and the American Dental Association. For additional information about Americaneagle.com, visit www.americaneagle.com.

About HMS Ferries
Originally the core product of HMS Global Maritime, HMS Ferries now represents the ferries division of HMS Global Maritime. Vessel size, capacity, trip distance and usage varies for each site, but has allowed the company to grow and diversify its skills and experiences. The company offers specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways — anywhere in the world. HMS Global Maritime (HMSGM) is the largest private operator of high-speed passenger/vehicle ferries in the U.S. and are experts in High Speed Vessel technology. For additional information about HMS Ferries, visit http://hmsgm.com/ferries/.

About Star Micronics
Star Micronics, one of the world’s largest POS providers, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment in POS and mPOS environments. Embracing the mobility wave, Star’s complementary SDKs allow users to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android™, and iOS iPad® and iPhone® devices to generate receipts for all of its printers. Always leading, and always innovating, Star Micronics enables web-based printing solutions including remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. For more information, please visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or Vimeo.

Nitehawk Cinema Makes Movie-Going Simple with Filmbot and Star Micronics Ticketing System

Nitehawk Cinema is a three-screen independent movie theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY that is currently renovating a historic theater from the 1920s for their upcoming second location. Nitehawk is unique in that they are not only a movie theater, but they operate as a full-service restaurant as well, including pairing specialty dining and cocktails with different screenings.

Nitehawk Cinema was working with a very outdated ticketing and point of sale system, and needed something that fit their operation of being a full-service dine-in theater. Their goal was to create a more seamless experience for movie-goers and find a solution to keep the aesthetic of the theater consistent. That’s when Nitehawk partnered with Filmbot who worked to build a brand new, customized ticketing system from the group up that fit all the needs of Nitehawk Cinema.

Filmbot is a software development company that specializes in building systems to help modernize the movie-going experience. Through their new ticketing system and website, Nitehawk Cinema could allow customers to order their movie tickets either online or at the theater, and pick up those tickets from one of their two self-service kiosks or from the bar point of sale. Filmbot and Nitehawk Cinema decided that Star Micronics’ TUP500 kiosk printer and TSP700II WebPRNT receipt printer were the best hardware solutions for the new system. Nitehawk needed a solution that would allow them to print tickets and receipts from a Web-based application in real-time. “Without Star Micronics’ WebPRNT technology, they wouldn’t have been able to install the new system,” says Jessica Yazbek, Senior Engineer at Filmbot.

The new kiosk and point of sale system provides an overall more efficient way for customers to get their movie tickets. Nitehawk Cinema customers have had great feedback on the ticketing systems and the process of ordering and picking up movie tickets.

Additionally, the install was very easy and basically provided a plug and play solution. Nitehawk Cinema used one day to prep the new solution, and has it up and running the next morning. By the time the theater opened that day at 4:00 pm, the bartenders were fully trained on the new system and were ready to go.

“We launched about a week ago, and since then, the whole systems has been flawless,” says Matthew Viragh, Owner of Nitehawk Cinema. “It’s actually a Web-based POS system, so the reason we selected Star printers was because of their Web-based capabilities. We’ve been really happy with the performance so far.”