Star Micronics and Kiosk Group, Inc. to Provide Self-Service Solution

Kiosk Pro, with Star Micronics printer peripherals makes self-service kiosks easy for government, healthcare, museums, and more

SOMERSET, NJ – APRIL 24, 2019 – Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce that Kiosk Group, Inc. has added support for Star’s all-in-one mPOP for their Kiosk Pro solution. Kiosk Pro transforms ideas into interactive kiosk experiences with Star’s modern and sleek hardware for the ultimate customer experience.

Kiosk Group offers ready-to-ship and custom-made solutions through their Kiosk Pro software. It is a flexible solution for any use case that also supports web-friendly content and media. Kiosk Pro Enterprise provides retailers and restaurants with interactive kiosk solutions for price checking or self-service check-out. Kiosk Pro also offers solutions for government, healthcare, museums, and more.

Star Micronics’ mPOP offers a compact and sleek mobile point of sale peripheral with a built-in receipt printer and cash drawer. In addition to the mPOP, Kiosk Group also supports Star’s TSP654II, TSP743II, TSP847II, and TSP143IIIU printers through their Kiosk Pro Enterprise solution. With these hardware options, Kiosk Pro provides their customers with an easy and reliable way to complete transactions with printed receipts.

“We’ve seen an increasing number of customers using Kiosk Pro for self-created POS applications,” said Becca Rice, Director of Software Development at Kiosk Group. “As an all-in-one cash register and printer solution, the mPOP is a great fit for our platform.”

Join Star Micronics at ETA TRANSACT 2019

SOMERSET, NJ – APRIL 22, 2019 – Star Micronics, a leading global manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technology solutions will be showcasing and demonstrating a range of featured products and software at ETA TRANSACT, an impressive show where industry leaders and entrepreneurs gather to focus solely on the business of payments technology. TRANSACT is held on Tuesday, April 30th through Thursday, May 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Star Micronics will be at booth #3509, displaying an assortment of industry-leading solutions and connecting with attendees.

Featured products and services include:

  • PromoPRNT – a seamless way for retailers to create and design printed promotions and receipts.
  • mUnite stands – durable steel POS solution stands that offers both function and style.
  • mCollection – a collection of durable, stylish printers and accessories designed to be easy to use.
  • CloudPRNT – a modern way for users to print to Star printers directly through a cloud service.

In addition to providing information on featured products and services, Star will be offering software demos for:

  • Zuza on mPOP –ZUZA works with hundreds of processors and ISVs making its sales channels one of the fastest growing in the industry.
  • CardFlight on TSP100IIIBi – CardFlight is a leader in payment technology and mobile point-of-sale solutions for merchant service providers, banks, and independent sales organizations.
  • eMobilePOS on SM-S230i – A pioneer and leader in mobile POS, eMobile offers full-featured mobile POS software for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows smartphones and tablets.
  • Acadia POS on mC-Print3 – Acadia provides robust, cloud-based point-of-sale and business management solutions for retailers.

Star Micronics’ collection of printing and POS solutions are designed to align with the needs of business owners and support their brands.

“We are eager to connect with other industry leaders, technology innovators, and forward-thinkers in the payments industry. ETA TRANSACT is an ideal place to learn who and what is shaping the payments industry, and form lasting connections that promote mutual success,” says Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development for Star Micronics.

Join Star Micronics at ETA TRANSACT 2019 and get an in-depth look at cutting edge software, solutions, and services that are making waves in the industry.

Star Micronics and Flash Order Partner to Provide a Self-Ordering Kiosk Solution for Restaurants

Flash Order and Star Micronics offer a complete system for order taking with a kiosk, menu wizard, and full-featured Kitchen Display System (KDS)

SOMERSET, NJ – APRIL 10, 2019 – Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce that Flash Order has added support for Star’s TSP143III, SP742 printers, and CD3 Cash Drawers, and plan to add support for the mPOP. Flash Order, paired with Star Micronics’ printing peripherals, delivers a DIY (do-it-yourself) kiosk solution to restaurants as a fast and easy way to implement digital ordering.

Flash Order is seamlessly integrated with Square and brings the cost saving and operational efficiency of digital ordering to the Square POS. Using the menu wizard, restaurants can easily import their menu from Square or build it from scratch. Flash Order allows users to manage their orders through the Flash Order KDS or with integrated Star Printing. The KDS allows restaurant owners and managers to set targets for order prep times, expedite orders, and filter and streamline orders between the grill, cold, prep, or any other station.

Star’s TSP143III receipt printer offers easy-to-use LAN connectivity, along with high-speed printing, and “print-flat” technology. It is ideal for offering customers printed copies of their self-ordering receipt that contains important information such as order number, wait time, etc. and can also be used to deliver printer promotions with Star’s PromoPRNT technology. The SP742 is Star’s ultimate kitchen printing solution, built to withstand environments where high temperatures can erode the type on the kitchen order.

“Flash Order self-order kiosks are perfect for restaurants of any size from Food Trucks to multi-unit chains,” said Flash Order co-founder Weston Hafen. “Kiosks can eliminate long lines, increase revenue, and with our DIY approach a location can be set up and ready to take customer orders in minutes.”

The benefits of implementing the Flash Order kiosk system attracted The Wash, a late-night desserts and drinks shop. Sean Kang owner of The Wash said, “We love the Flash Order system. We have transitioned to run all of our transactions through the self-order kiosks.  It has transformed our business and our customers love it.”

Star Micronics and KitchenHub to Offer a Simple Online Order Management Service for Restaurants

KitchenHub helps restaurants to consolidate online orders from all major services with Star Micronics hardware

KitchenHub and Star Micronics eliminate the need to have a separate tablet, device, or printer for each online ordering service being used, while helping to increase the diversity of online ordering services accepted. The app offers a single, streamlined dashboard with all your online orders, with the smart interface making the management of these orders simple and efficient.

Currently, restaurants manage every online ordering channel separately, and many do not even offer online ordering. However, online sales channels help restaurants sell more food and grow their profits. It is critical for virtual restaurants—or “ghost kitchens”—as they exclusively sell online. KitchenHub helps to streamline this by offering one tablet and one app for all online orders from multiple channels, as well as helping restaurants to create their own online ordering platform on their own website.

Star’s mC-Print3, SP742, and TP654II printers are all offered with CloudPRNT technology, providing an easier way for restaurants to accept and print online orders. CloudPRNT will work with the online ordering service to store and create print jobs, and communicate status with the printer. The Star CloudPRNT printer will then pull these orders on a defined interval.

“Managing separate online ordering platforms is a true management nightmare,” says Jonathan Romero, KitchenHub customer and owner of four restaurants and two virtual concepts. “Now, with new partnership with Star Micronics, printing orders from KitchenHub app is easier than ever.”

Star Micronics Releases the Fast, Wide Format TSP847II AirPrint Thermal Printer

The release comes one year after Star Micronics unveiled the first-ever AirPrint certified receipt printer

Somerset, NJ – March 14, 2019 – Always leading—always innovating, Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is excited to announce the addition of the TSP847II AirPrint to its printer lineup.

The TSP847II AirPrint is the second Apple AirPrint certified Star Micronics printer, following the release of the TSP654II AirPrint last year – the industry’s first AirPrint certified receipt printer.

AirPrint allows POS systems to easily integrate with any iOS device. Eliminating driver installation, AirPrint users simply follow the familiar iOS print routine, printing from the label printer just as they would from a standard inkjet or laser printer. AirPrint also enables mobile control of Star Micronics’ cash drawer and ticket alarm.

With the ability to print up to 37 labels per minute, the TSP847II AirPrint is ultra-fast and capable of printing labels, tickets, forms, barcodes, and graphics on 3” to 4.4” wide paper. In addition to indoor use, the TSP847II AirPrint can be used inside vehicles for food delivery, field service, law enforcement, and more.

“We look forward simplifying to our customers’ businesses with the TSP847II AirPrint,” said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development at Star Micronics. “This ‘plug and play’ printer is the perfect solution for applications that generally do not support direct printing.”

For questions regarding product availability and pricing, please call Customer Service at 800-782-7636.

Star Micronics Introduces the “Star Select Club” for ISV Partners

Star Micronics presents a new, three-tier loyalty program for ISVs that offers exclusive benefits and resources

Somerset, NJ – January 21, 2018 – Star Micronics, a leading provider of point of sale and customer engagement technology, is proud to introduce the Star Select Club.

The Star Select Club is designed for software developers that either offer Star Micronics’ products, or have created a solution to be used for or with Star products. With this membership, ISVs will gain exclusive access to the Star ISV Partner Portal online. The portal contains beneficial information including developer resources, technical support, marketing materials, sales support, and more.

Partners are able to join the Star Select Club at tiered levels, which will be determined by Star Micronics on a case-by-case basis. Upon sign-up, members will be informed on what their tier level is, what it includes, and how to advance.

The three Star Select Club Levels are:

Bronze: The Bronze level includes access to the Star Partner Portal website filled with technical support and marketing resources, a sales support call with Star Micronics, and the opportunity to be added to Star’s Certified Software page.

Silver: The Silver level includes everything in the Bronze tier, as well as digital marketing initiatives, exclusive pre-release product information, and sales support.

Gold: The Gold level contains all the benefits from Bronze and Silver, and also consists of dedicated technical and marketing support with first-pick selection of co-marketing activities.

“We deeply value our partnerships with ISVs,” says Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development at Star Micronics. “Because of this, we are always looking for new ways to provide them with additional value. We’ve been committed to building this loyalty club for the benefit our software vendors and are looking forward to the launch of this program.”

To register for the Star Select Club, please click here.

For questions regarding membership, please contact Brianna Moriarty at bmoriarty@starmicronics.com.

Star Micronics Unveils Eco- and Business-Friendly Coreless Paper Rolls

Somerset, NJ – January 14, 2019 – Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is excited to announce its debut of coreless paper rolls that are budget-conscious, eco-friendly, and expected to improve both customer reputation and printer reliability.

The new Star coreless paper rolls will positively impact the environment, as traditional cores are petroleum-based, not biodegradable, and not always properly recycled. Implementing environmentally friendly paper rolls will give customers a greener footprint, helping them to create a more positive reputation. The new coreless rolls are also BPA-free and compliant with California Proposition 65.

Containing 290 feet of paper, Star’s new rolls feature 26% more paper than traditional, 230-foot rolls. The paper-per-roll increase will reduce roll-reload frequency, and the rolls aim to increase printer reliability by eliminating the risk of employees leaving an old core in the printer and having to force the printer cover closed over a new roll.

“We are delighted to introduce this new coreless paper,” said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development at Star Micronics. “We expect Star’s coreless rolls to not only benefit the environment, but also save our customers money in both the short and long run.”

Star’s new coreless rolls accommodate a range of Star printers but work best with the mC-Print3, which features Print Flat Technology to reduce the paper curl that is often associated with tightly wound coreless rolls. Other compatible Star printers include the TSP100III, TSP650II, FVP10, TSP700, and HSP7000.

Star Micronics and Veras Retail to Offer a Simple and Powerful Point of Sale for Specialty Retail

Veras CheckOut for POS and Veras Extend for mobile POS, along with Star’s mC-Print3 printer, enable retailers to conduct effortless checkouts and orders across multiple channels

Somerset, NJ – January 10, 2019 – Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce that Veras Retail, a leading provider of point of sale, inventory, omnichannel execution and CRM software solutions, now supports the new Star mC-Print3 thermal printer. Together, Star Micronics and Veras Retail are providing retailers with a point of sale solution that is designed to complement—not duplicate—their merchandising and ERP systems.

Veras CheckOut for point of sale enables retailers to effortlessly carry out corporate strategies with a powerful pricing engine, enterprise-wide visibility into inventory levels, and the ability to access customer information and orders across channels. With built-in integrations to leading EMV-capable payment solutions, the solution enables retailers to effectively and simply follow PCI standards. It also features a variety of omnichannel “save the sale” capabilities, allowing customers to save items in their online cart and then purchase in-store. Veras Extend for mobile POS uses the same data and business logic as Veras CheckOut, enabling store associates to interact with customers anywhere on the sales floor.

Paired with Star Micronics’ mC-Print3 printer, Veras CheckOut and Veras Extend offer an intuitive user experience and maintenance. The mC-Print3 offers a compact footprint, and is equipped with multiple interfaces and HUB capability, allowing retailers to power their POS peripherals such as customer displays or barcode scanners, directly through the printer.

Veras CheckOut and Veras Extend with Star’s mC-Print3 also come ready-to-use with Star Micronics Cloud Services, including PromoPRNT. PromoPRNT allows retailers to simply create and schedule printed promotions, coupons, surveys, and more. The Star Micronics Cloud Dashboard hosts hundreds of drag-and-drop shapes, icons, and text, along with pre-designed promotion templates. The dashboard also provides customer data for when a promotion is printed or redeemed.

“We are committed to providing retailers with best-in-class store systems solutions that enable them to provide a seamless shopping experience and build better relationships with their customers,” says Rohit Vir, CEO and Founder of Veras Retail. “Partnering with technology leaders like Star Micronics is a key part of our business strategy. We are pleased that our Veras CheckOut and Extend users can benefit from the integration with Star’s mC-Print3 printer.”

Star Micronics to Highlight Latest mPOS and Customer Engagement Solutions at NRF 2019

The mCollection – an mPOS line featuring printers, scales and a variety of peripherals – will be demonstrated in a simulated shopping mall

Somerset, NJ – January 07, 2019 – Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is excited to attend NRF 2019, where it will demonstrate its new mCollection in a mock shopping mall located at booth #3601.

The mCollection includes a variety of mPOS technologies, including Star’s newest printers, the mC-Print2 and mC-Print3, as well as scales, mPOP accessories, and peripherals including barcode scanners and customer displays. Featuring a sleek, unified design and easily integrated with the most modern ISVs, the mCollection is geared towards cannabis, grocery/deli, jewelry, pharmaceutical, restaurant and retail industries. PromoPRNT, Star’s value-add in-store marketing tool, will also be demonstrated at the show.

In its booth, Star will also feature several of its partners’ technologies, including Appetize, Apptizer, Evoke, Mad Mobile, SuiteRetail, and Veras Retail. A variety of giveaways will be available to booth visitors, including candy, T-shirts, and tote bags. Additionally, a grand prize will be raffled off to an attendee who visits each simulated shop.

“Star is looking forward to returning to NRF this year,” said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development at Star. “We believe that in our mock shopping mall, we will demonstrate the strong value our mCollection has for many of today’s – and tomorrow’s – hottest markets.”

To schedule a meeting with Star at NRF 2019, or to register for a Star-hosted networking event on January 14 at The Liberty NYC, please visit https://marketing.starmicronics.com/acton/media/34776/starnrfevent2019.

Star Micronics Unveils Their New Line of mG-Scales

Somerset, NJ – October 15, 2018 Star Micronics, a leading global manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce Star’s new NTEP Certified mG-Scales that allow retailers to legally and accurately measure to a fraction of a gram. The scales are perfect for industries that must comply with regulations or that demand a greater degree of accuracy such as pharmacy, cannabis, jewelry, and grocery.

There are three models with different capacities and sensitivities to meet the needs of different industries and applications:

  1. mG-S322 (320g, 0.01g)
  2. mG-S1501 (1500g, 0.1g)
  3. mG-S8200 (8200g, 1g)

Each of the three models includes a triple interface including BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), USB, and serial and the ability to support Windows, iOS, and Android. The scales can also be battery powered, making them ideal for virtually any application. Everything is all in the box, including a waterproof and dustproof cover, power cable, and USB cable.

“Certain retail niches need scales that measure the smallest quantities—down to the one-hundredth or one-thousandth of a gram—so they can comply with regulations and keep tight control on inventory,” Christophe Naasz, the Director of Business Development at Star Micronics, said. “The mG-Scales are the best solution.”

Star Micronics also provides software support to ensure the fast and easy integration of the scales to the POS system used by the specific retailer. To learn more about the mG-Scales, visit our website or call us at 1-800-782-7636.