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Welcome to the Star Software Update, the regular series of blog updates where Star’s Integration Team informs you about the latest important Star Micronics software updates.
In this edition:
- Peripheral Usage for mC-Print2 and mC-Print3 (WebPRNT)
- Scale Data Output Utility
Read on to learn what each update entails.
Peripheral Usage for mC-Print2 and mC-Print3 (WebPRNT)
This update was released on October 2, 2019.
In addition, both printers can now use their peripherals with WebPRNT and WebPRNT Browser. Now customers have the flexibility to choose a wired or a wireless connection when using the mC-Print Series with WebPRNT. Peripheral support includes Star’s 1D and 2D barcode scanners, as well as the customer line display.
Scanners are often used in point of sale (POS), while line displays are more commonly used in grocery, as well as self-service. A good example of this is a frozen yogurt shop displaying the price and weight for the customer at checkout.
Customers wanting to use the mC-Print Series with a USB connection should update the WebPRNT Browser app through the Google Play Store.
To use the peripherals, please update the printer’s firmware to V2.1. Firmware can be updated through Stars mC-Print Utility, also available on the Google Play Store.
Scale Data Output Utility
The tool was released on September 30, 2019.
The scale data output utility is a tool for Windows customers and developers alike to easily read scale input without complicated software. This is the first release, so the version number is 1.0.
For software that do not directly integrate with a scale, this tool can be used to read the weight and copy it directly into a text box into the POS software.
Potential industries that can take advantage of this update include cannabis, frozen yogurt, jewelry, deli, candy shop, bulk fruits/nuts in a grocery store, and more.
No firmware update is needed. To download the tool, please visit the Star Global Support Site.
Guillermo Cubero is the Product Integration Specialist at Star Micronics. He is responsible for helping Star’s Software Partners develop the next generation of solutions for the POS industry. Guillermo has been with Star for seven years and supports all of Star’s development tools, SDKs, drivers, and Star Micronics Cloud.