Star Micronics adds CloudPRNT Support for TSP700II, TSP800II, and SP700 Printers

 

Somerset, NJ – June 26, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, is proud to announce that they have added CloudPRNT support for their TSP700II and TSP800II thermal printers and SP700 impact printer. These Star printers will retrieve and print orders from any online ordering service integrating Star’s communication protocol.

Star’s CloudPRNT technology provides benefits to both restaurants 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.

Star’s TSP700II label and receipt printer will allow pizzerias or coffee shops to accept and print an online order receipt or label to stick directly on the pizza box or coffee cup for take-out or delivery orders. For industries outside of food service, the TSP800II wide-format (4” wide) thermal printer will allow delivery services to print labels on the go directly through the cloud from a smartphone or mobile device.

Finally, the SP700 is Star’s most durable printing solution for kitchens. It is designed specifically to work in environments where heat and humidity can erode the type on the kitchen order. Paired with Star’s CloudPRNT communication protocol, restaurants can receive and print online orders directly to the SP700 kitchen printer to be prepared for pick-up or delivery.

These CloudPRNT supported printers also offer an intelligent interface to support POS functionality along with the online order system. The TSP700IIcloudPRNT and TSP800IIcloudPRNT are also compatible with Star Cloud Services, allowing users to offer their customers digital receipts through the AllReceipts™ app, and to engage with their customers for free.

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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, or LinkedIn.

 

Star Micronics Releases Peripheral Support with the mPOP™ Mobile Point of Purcahse

Somerset, NJ – June 1, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, presents the mPOP™ with added peripheral options. Star’s mPOP now supports an optional scale, 2D bar code scanner, customer display, and external cash drawer. With these added peripherals, retailers and restaurateurs can now transform their mPOP into a complete point of sale hub to accept more versatile transactions in higher volume.

Star Micronics has integrated support for three Detecto APS scales. The APS scales supported are offered for varied use cases. The APS10 (max. 15 kg) is ideal for candy shops, delis, frozen yogurt shops, etc., where the APS20 (max. 15 kg) is better for larger items like bags of fruit and vegetables at a farmer’s market or grocery store. The APS12 (max. 160 oz.) is best in similar environments as the APS10, or any other location than prefers to measure in ounces.

Star has integrated a 2D bar code scanner for the mPOP. Now, users have the option of choosing between the Star 1D scanner and the new 2D scanner. The 2D bar code reader will be beneficial to accept coupons in the form of QR code, or access item information. In addition to 2D bar code scanner support, Star has designed a two-line, blue backlit customer display with up to 20 characters per line. With this support, the retailer can not only show the customer their transaction price, but they can also add advertising messages for when the mPOP is not being used.

Lastly, Star added a cash drawer connection port (DK port) to the mPOP™ to support an extra cash drawer. This is ideal for users who need a point of sale system with a small footprint, but still have a higher cash flow, such as a bar or deli.

Star Micronics Introduces the TSP100IIIU Thermal Receipt Printer

Somerset, NJ – May 15, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, is proud to introduce the newest addition to the TSP100III series, the TSP100IIIU. Already offered with LAN, WLAN, or Bluetooth interface, Star Micronics is now offering the TSP100III with simple USB connectivity for intuitive use and easy integration.

Users will be able to enjoy the upgrades of the TSP100III series including faster print speed and a paper de-curl mechanism that provides a flat receipt, even when the receipt paper is at the end of its roll. Star Micronics has also brought back the power switch on this upgraded version of the TSP100IIIU, so business owners can shut down their printer and save power when closing shop. With its simple “plug and play” connectivity, and its new USB serial number feature, the PC will detect the TSP100IIIU on its Windows platform using any USB port. Star Micronics has also added product serial numbers to all of our TSP100IIIU printers for easy asset management.

With included internal power supply, power cables, complete mounting kits, and paper roll, the TSP100IIIU is the perfect printer for any mPOS bundle. As an upgrade of Star’s TSP100ECO printer, the TSP100IIIU can seamlessly replace your old printer to offer faster speed and increased reliability. It offers a small form factor and prints up to 43 receipts per minute (RPM) with “drop-in & print” paper loading for thin paper support and a guillotine auto-cutter. The TSP100IIIU is also compatible with Star Cloud Services, allowing users to offer their customers digital receipts through the AllReceipts app, and to engage with their customers for free.

Star Micronics and Elo Partner to Provide a Modernized All-In-One POS Solution

Somerset, NJ – May 8, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology has announced their partnership with Elo, a global supplier of touchscreen solutions, to provide a new hardware bundle for point of sale. This solution combines the Elo I-Series for Android and Windows tablets with a flip stand that houses a Star Micronics TSP100III, TSP650II, or TSP700II thermal printer. This bundle provides a perfect solution for hospitality, enterprise stadiums, and other environments where space saving and durability are essential. The flip stand is designed to seamlessly transform your point of sale into a self-service kiosk solution or a customer-facing display, and is ideal for small counter spaces with integrated cable management.

“Elo and Star recognize that demand is growing for POS solutions with mobile architecture combined with the configurability of traditional POS systems,” said Sonal Apte, Senior Director of Product Management at Elo. “With this new mPOS platform, customers can instantly transform a traditional POS station into a self-service countertop kiosk that integrates a best-in-class Star printer, an EMV payment device, and a barcode scanner into one seamless design.”

The bundle allows users to print receipts using their choice of WLAN, LAN, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity with Star’s TSP100III or TSP650II thermal receipt printers. In addition, Star’s TSP700II offers a solution for receipt and label printing with the I-Series tablet and stand. With high-speed printing, “drop-in and print” paper loading, and a receipt de-curl mechanism that allows receipts to print smooth and flat, Star Micronics’ printers are easy to use in fast-paced environments.

“Star Micronics is very excited about this new partnership and can expect this bundle to gain a lot of popularity in the hospitality and retail markets,” says Christophe Naasz, Business Development Director of Star Micronics. “There has been a major increase in the use of tablets in these markets over the past few years. Star Micronics and Elo have worked together to create a POS bundle that still has a sleek and compact look, but provides a durable solution for high-volume point of sale environments.”

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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, 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.

Star Micronics and Quetzal POS to Provide a Modernized POS Solution for Specialty Retail with mPOP™

Somerset, NJ – May 3, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, today announced that Quetzal POS will be providing support for Star’s all-in-one mPOP peripheral with their new and improved iPad® point of sale system. Quetzal POS has completely redesigned their iPad point of sale and claims to have the most beautiful and simplistic POS available for retail. Quetzal POS specializes in point of sale technology that provides tools for entrepreneurs to take their small to medium-sized retail business to the next level. Paired with Star Micronics’ mPOP, mobile point of purchase combining a 2-inch receipt printer and cash drawer, Quetzal POS is the ideal point of sale solution for boutiques for footwear, clothing, cosmetics, fragrance, and more.

Quetzal POS’ brand new software interface will include a number of visual improvements, plus a lot of new features specific for specialty retailers. For the first time, users will be able to perform 100% of the POS functionality offline including reporting, inventory management, transactions, and more. With built-in loyalty features and a tool that allows users to track sales commission, Quetzal POS’ new solution will be more intuitive for employees and store managers or owners alike. Additionally, users will now be able to choose their interface color scheme to maintain an attractive aesthetic in-store. With Star’s sleek and compact mPOP peripheral, retailers can save counter space and manage their transactions with one, simple solution.

In addition to a brand new interface and additional features, Quetzal POS will still be providing a digital receipt solution for their customers with Star’s AllReceipts app. In addition to their support for the mPOP, Quetzal POS is also adding support for Star Cloud Services, allowing retailers to offer their customers digital receipts and engage with their shoppers. Using the Quetzal POS solution, retailers can print a QR code on the bottom of their printed receipts. With the AllReceipts app, shoppers will scan the QR code and be able to store a digital copy of their receipt right in their smartphone.

“We are aggressively in pursuit to be the leader in the next wave of iPad POS solutions. With our new UI/UX and a ton of new features, retailers will finally have a product that’s priced right, simple to learn, and focused only on specialty retail. In 2017, we expect to onboard 500 new customers for our base case – so the revolution has already begun.”

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 Quetzal
Quetzal POS has their HQ in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, plus an office just north of San Diego, where the sales, support and marketing are located. Quetzal provides a highly sophisticated, easy-to-use, cloud-based iPad POS solution with a rich feature set focused on boutique retail stores in fashion and footwear; or very closely related segments. Quetzal POS includes integrations with Shopify, Quickbooks, MailChimp (coming very soon), Xero Accounting (coming very soon), an iPhone dashboard application to view daily sales, a customer facing display, an Apple watch application for store owners, a built-in loyalty program, gift card and store credit solution, support for matrix items, ability to report on colors and sizes, and support for many payment and peripheral technologies with free support. All of these features are also available when offline. For more information please visit https://www.quetzalpos.com/ plus check out their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Quetzal POS is a registered trademark of Quiet Pub LTD.

Star Micronics Introduces the SM-L300 Portable Receipt and Label Printer

Somerset, NJ – April 17, 2017 – Star Micronics, a leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, has today announced the release of the SM-L300, 3-inch portable printer. This addition to the SM-L series of Bluetooth low energy portable printers allows users to connect any Apple iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch®, iOS BLE compatible device without having to pair to it. With no limitation on the number of devices connected, BLE is the perfect solution for any environment using multiple devices for mPOS printing. In addition, it requires no certification or prior authorization from your iOS application. The SM-L300 is Bluetooth (3.0/4.0) compatible with all operating systems including Windows, Android, and iOS.

The mobile printer’s BLE technology results in lower power consumption, and can be conveniently charged anytime, anywhere, using included USB charging cable or optional cradle charger. With no need for MFi application, and its multi-paper width feature, the SM-L300 makes the perfect printer for any mPOS environment. The SM-L300’s receipt de-curl function and “drop-in & print” paper loading makes it even simpler to operate for retail or restaurant mobile point of sale.

In addition to point of sale, the SM-L300 can second as a fully integrated label printer for delivery or warehouse applications. The SM-L300 supports thermal receipt paper and lined or linerless label paper, making it the perfect portable for on-the-road or mobile receipt or label printing.

Charging cradle will be available coming soon.

Star Micronics and Vend POS Make Digital Receipts Accessible to SMB Retailers

Somerset, NJ – April 3, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale hardware and proof of transaction technology, is now working with world-leading retail management software Vend, to bring the digital receipt revolution to their retailers at no extra cost.

Star Cloud Services’ suite of digital receipt and customer engagement tools is free to all retailers using Star Micronics printer peripherals with Vend’s sophisticated POS and inventory management software. With the launch of Vend’s new integration with AllReceipts™, and the recent release of Star Cloud Services’ Micro Receipt™ feature, retailers can now offer their customers an innovative digital receipt solution while saving on paper, reducing the receipt length up to 80% of its original size.

Micro Receipt allows customers to scan a printed QR code into the AllReceipts app or the Itemize digital expense app, giving them instant access to the full receipt on their smartphone. It also allows retailers to increase engagement with their customers and gather useful data – for example sharing a survey where shoppers are asked to rate their retail experience.

New Jersey based retailer The Sunglass Menagerie has already seen the benefits of bringing Star Micronics and Vend together in their six store locations. “Now everything runs so much more smoothly at checkout and we have far better inventory control,” says Colton Karch, Store Leader at Sunglass Menagerie. “It’s comforting to know that we can rely on the system and our printer when making a sale, and our employees really understand and enjoy using it.”

“We are very excited to welcome Vend to our list of point of sale providers supporting AllReceipts,” said David Salisbury, VP of Sales and Marketing for Star Cloud Services. “Vend has become a very popular choice for POS technology among SMB retailers. With this new solution, we are offering much more than just a digital receipt service. We are providing tools to help increase customer engagement, and the ability to personalize the customer experience, at no cost to the retailer.”

“We built Vend to bring mobility to retailers – our software runs on iPad and we work closely with Apple to help retailers manage their business on the go. With AllReceipts we can now offer an even more mobile solution,” says Pierre-Emmanuel Perruchot de La Bussière, General Manager at Vend. “Retail staff will be able to serve customers from the shop floor and provide a digital receipt right to their smartphone, without the need to take down customer details. This will help retailers to speed up the checkout process and provide a superior shopping experience for their customers.”

Vend already supports Star Micronics mPOP™, TSP100, TSP100IIIL, TSP100IIIW, FVP-10, TSP700II, TSP800II, SM-T400i, SM-T300i, TSP650II, SM-S230i, and SM-S220i printers.

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 Vend

Vend is cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go. Vend’s software includes inventory management, Ecommerce, customer loyalty, and reporting analytics. Vend integrates with other world-leading business and payments applications including Shopify, Square and PayPal, and is a key retail partner in Apple’s global Mobility Partner Program. Vend is trusted by retailers in over 140 countries and is used in more than 20,000 stores worldwide. Founded in 2010, Vend has offices in Auckland, San Francisco, Toronto, London and Melbourne, and has raised more than US$45 million from top-tier investors. For more information, please visit: http://www.vendhq.com.

Star Micronics Teams Up with MunchOn to Provide Restaurant Online Ordering Service

Somerset, NJ – March 27, 2017 – Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale and proof of transaction technology, has announce that MunchOn, a new online ordering platform, has added support for the TSP650IIcloudPRNT. MunchOn recently launched their solution to combine a point of sale and online ordering platform that sends orders directly from the cloud to the TSP650IIcloudPRNT receipt printer.

Star Micronics’ TSP650IIcloudPRNT thermal printer will retrieve and print orders from any online service integrating Star’s communication protocol. With MunchOn, restaurants can set up their online ordering service for customers to order either online or through their mobile phone, and the TSP650IIcloudPRNT will print the order in restaurant directly from the cloud. MunchOn specializes in helping these restaurants by giving them the ability to market, receive and fulfill online orders to increase revenue.

“The Star TSP650IIcloudPRNT was the perfect fit for our restaurant online ordering platform,” says James Russo, Co-Founder of MunchOn. “Once integrated, we had the solution working in restaurants only one day later. We were able to work with restaurants who had never even considered online ordering before, and help them grow their business with the MunchOn and Star Micronics solutions.”

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/.