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Star Micronics iOS and Android Printing Solutions

News:

Demonstrating its industry-leading position by supporting the latest advances in technology, Star Micronics America has announced the availability of iOS and Android SDKs for all of its printers. The SDKs allow end-users to utilize Star Micronics printers in tandem with Apple iPad™, iPod Touch®, iPhone® and Android devices to generate receipts and perform related functions in retail and restaurant environments. The SDKs can be downloaded at: http://www.starmicronics.com/support/SDKDocumentation.aspx

Star has always been committed to ensuring that its solution provider partners and, in turn, their retailer and hospitality customers, remain at the cutting edge in terms of implementing applications that reflect changing market trends.

Retailers and restaurateurs are migrating to mobile POS applications to enhance their own operating efficiencies as well as to meet consumers’ heightened demand for immediate service and rapid transaction processing. The availability of iOS and Android SDKs for Star Micronics printers will give solution providers the added flexibility to satisfy requests for wireless POS software that may be used to keep up with the trends and leverage the power of these popular hand-held units.

The role of mobile devices in the retail and restaurant space is only going to increase in significance as technology evolves. Star Micronics stands fully prepared and committed to supporting new innovations as they emerge.

Download the StarIO iOS SDK
Download the StarIO Android SDK

Please visit http://www.starmicronics.com/support/SDKDocumentation.aspx or email Star sales for more information.




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iOS FAQs:

1. iOS POS Printer and iOS Receipt Printer Solutions in the palm of your hand!

Once again demonstrating its industry-leading position by supporting the latest advances in technology, Star Micronics proudly provides the StarIO iOS SDK for its printers. This powerful software enables developers to easily generate receipts and perform related functions in retail and restaurant environments using Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices.

StarIO iOS POS Printer Functionality Includes:


This sample code suffices for these Star Micronics Desktop and Portable printers with an Ethernet interface.

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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2. How do I configure my Apple AirPort Express for a Star USB Printer?

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! The application note attached to this FAQ provides instructions on how to configure an Apple AirPort Express directly to a host device or as a shared device over the network. 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. Download the Star USB printer - AirPort Express application note

Developing a POS Application for an Android, iPad, or iPhone?
Did you know Star is the industry leader for Android and iOS printing? Be sure to download our full-featured StarIO SDK for free! Star puts the power of printing from tablets and smartphones in your hands - literally!

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3. How do I use the TSP100LAN and TSP650 Star Ethernet Printers with Square's Square Up mobile credit     card payment system app for the iPad

Star is a proud long time supporter of printing from iOS and Mac OS X environments and their developers! The application note in this section of the iOS FAQ provides instructions on how to configure the TSP100LAN and TSP650 Star POS Printers with Square Inc's Square Up App for the iPad.

This FAQ covers...
Star Printers: TSP100LAN, TSP650
Interface: Ethernet [TCP]
Operating Systems: iOS iPad

Download the How to Use Square Up with Star Ethernet Printers application note

Visit Square's website to learn about their innovative solution to accepting credit cards anywhere.

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4. How do I implement an iOS POS Printer or iOS Receipt Printer into my iPad POS Software?

iPad 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 iOS POS Printer SDK.

StarIO for iOS. The StarIO SDK for iOS literally puts iOS POS Printer and iOS 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 iOS Tablet POS applications when they estimated it would require days of difficult labor and studying

Download the StarIO SDK Suite POS Printer Software Development Kits PDF

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Android FAQs:

1. Where can I find the StarIO SDK and programming samples for printing to Android devices?

StarIO SDK for Android: Android POS Printer and Android Receipt Printer Solutions in the palm of your hand!

Once again demonstrating its industry-leading position by supporting the latest advances in technology, Star Micronics proudly provides the StarIO Android SDK for its printers. This powerful software enables developers to easily generate receipts and perform related functions in retail and restaurant environments using Android devices.

StarIO Android POS Printer Functionality Includes:

This sample code suffices for Star Micronics Thermal POS and Portable printers with Wireless LAN and Bluetooth interfaces:

Download the StarIO Android SDK

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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2. How do I set up an Android development environment on my PC?

Star Micronics is the market leader of providing printer SDKs for Android, iOS, Windows, and more! The application note included in this FAQ details how to set up Eclipse for Android application development and how to execute Star's Android SDK application:

201112d_StarMicronics_AndroidDevelopmentSetup.pdf (1,796.6Kb)

The document is current as of December 2011 describing usage and/or installation of:

The sample code contained in the StarIO Android SDK suffices for Star Micronics Desktop and Portable printers with Wireless LAN and Bluetooth interfaces.

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3. How do I implement an Android POS Printer or Android Receipt Printer into my Android POS Software?

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 applications when they estimated it would require days of difficult labor and studying.

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Star's iOS and Android Point of Sale Software Partners

Star Micronics’ list of Certified iOS and Android software companies continues to grow. Star prides itself on having its broad range of printers compatible with the applications our customers require. Star has partnered with industry leading software developers to deliver the ultimate customer experience.

If you would like to find out how to become a Star Certified Software Partner, please contact Star at 1-800-782-7636 ext, 633 or you can write to:
J. Levin at Star Micronics

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