Sophatar Digital Signage Service, Sophatar® POS Signage™ added to Star Cloud Services

Easy and affordable solution for in-store digital signage

Somerset, NJ – January 4, 2017- Star Micronics is proud to announce that Star Cloud Services has added another great benefit to its long list of value-added services: Sophatar® POS Signage. Star Micronics, together with Sophatar, launch this brand new digital signage service for all Star Cloud Services members. Star Micronics customers can sign-up for this monthly service currently available on the Star Cloud Services dashboard. The service automatically creates in-store digital signage with product recommendations based on the line items of your Star printer receipts.

This monthly service brought to you by Sophatar is available at a low-cost but adds key business solutions that would normally require a long-term contract with expensive upfront costs. With a month to month subscription and a choice of hardware priced in a variety of ranges to meet any budget, this digital signage solution is affordable and cost-effective. Automatic content updates are included with the service resulting in a ‘set & forget’ operation, so your signage doesn’t go stale over time as with other solutions based on a static playlist. If retailers do not have pictures of their products or services, the solution’s engine will automatically retrieve images based on UPC codes and textual descriptions. Content on the signage continuously updates through a networked media player by using a data feed from the retailer’s printed sales receipts already stored through the Star Micronics printer and the Star Cloud.

This solution also allows retailers to display the store’s social media content, such as tweets and Instagram posts, when connecting social media feeds in the Sophatar web console. So when a special is promoted through social media, it will appear on the retailer’s in-store signage as well.

This revolutionary solution will empower retailers to boost in-store sales revenue simply from advertising the great products sold in your store while customers shop!

This new Star Cloud Service is just one of the added benefits to Star printers. Look for more services in the next year. For more information about Sophatar® POS Signage, visit Star Cloud Services’ website or Sophatar’s website.

Sophatar POS Signage will be on display at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, January 14-16 2018, Javits Center, New York, at Star booth #2745 and Sophatar booth #1012.

 

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 Android™, 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, visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

 

About Sophatar

Sophatar is a Silicon Valley based Software Company providing innovative solutions for higher customer engagement in retail, hospitality and enterprise markets, including digital signage. The solutions utilize a software-as-a-service business model and run on commercially available hardware. For more information, visit www.sophatar.com

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Media Contact:

Kyle Lauber

Star Micronics America, Inc.

klauber@starmicronics.com

848-216-3300 x 580

 

Melissa McGaughey

SkyRocket Group

Melissa@skyrocketgroup.com

814-833-5026 x106

 

Star Micronics Money 20/20 2017 Recap

Star Micronics is grateful to all of those who helped make Money 20/20 a successful event. Here are some highlights from the event.

The Star Micronics team wants to extend a big thank you to our visitors at Money 20/20. We always enjoy the opportunity the show provides for relationship building and connecting with our partners. The intrigue that we saw on our visitors faces is amazing. Showing the attendees all the added features and benefits that Star can provide is always a wonderful experience for us.

  • SM-L 300 + Cradle

The SM-L 300 + Cradle were a popular display.  The effortless way the printer switches from portable to desktop mode with the cradle piqued visitors’ interest. That, added to the fact that the SM-L300 can connect to any iOS device without pairing, makes it the perfect mobile solution for environments that use multiple devices for mobile printing.

 

  • mPOP + peripherals

The mPOP + peripherals pulled in quite a few fans at Money 20/20. The new set of sleek looking, versatile peripherals including 2D barcode scanner, scale, customer display, and external cash drawer, make the mPOP a no-brainer for those looking for a cohesive and ergonomic all-in-one solution.

 

  • cloudPRNT

Star Micronics is always leading, always innovating, and cloudPRNT is a prime example. Booth visitors were able to take cloudPRNT for a test drive on their cell phones, experiencing first-hand the convenience of sending online orders directly to the kitchen receipt printer.

 

  • Star Cloud Services

Star Cloud Services provided another significant point of interest for our booth visitors. With a wide variety of benefits and functionalities, Star Cloud Services was created to ensure that Star Micronics users get the most out of their Star products. Featuring the AllReceipts® digital receipt solution, Micro Receipts and Receipt Flip, visitors were introduced to the latest in mobile receipt management and customer engagement solutions.

  • Elo I-Series + TSP100IIIU

Elo Touch made an excellent partner for Star at Money 20/20, just as our TSP100IIIU is an excellent partner to Elo’s I-Series. Available with optional flip stand that houses the TSP100III, the Elo I-Series Android all-in-one is capable of providing businesses with a complete and ergonomic kiosk solution.

 

  • Sophatar and Star Micronics

A big thank you goes out to Sophatar for their contributions to our booth this year. Sophatar showcased digital display solutions capable of boosting the customer experience by bringing the advantages of the web into a physical space.

Thank you again to those of you who took the time to stop by our booth at Money 20/20 2017 and to our software and hardware partners who participated in the event with us. If you weren’t able to visit our booth at Money 20/20, feel free to contact us to discuss the products we showcased or arrange a demo.