Setup OPOS Driver with Star Printers using StarPRNT Utility

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Introduction:

This application note shows how to add a Star Printer and a cash drawer attachment as OPOS devices. While these instructions were written using the TSP700II, this document suffices for the below models.

 

Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500*, TUP900*

Supported Interfaces: Ethernet**, USB, Powered USB, Serial, Parallel

Supported Environments: Windows 10 (32/64-bit) Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

* TUP500 and TUP900 kiosk printers do not support cash drawers

** TUP900 does not support Ethernet connection

 

StarPRNT and Printer Installation

If the Star Printer has already been installed on the system, skip this section.

 

If the Star Printer has not been installed on the system, it is necessary to install it using the StarPRNT Intelligence Driver at this point in time.

Once the printer is installed on the system, return to this application note and skip this section.

 

Printer Registration

Connect the printer to the PC and turn the power on. StarPRNT should have already been installed at this time.

 

Click the Windows Start button and navigate StarMicronics > Printer Software > Printer Utility.

 

Click “OPOS”.

 

If no OPOS CO or CCO is in use, check the boxes next to “Control Object” and “Service Object” in the POSPrinter section.

 

Click “Add new”

 

Enter a new OPOS device name. Click “OK”.

 

Highlight the newly created device name and click “Configure”.

 

Set any desired special settings:

  • Character region: If printing Kanji characters, select “DBCS”
  • PrintBitmap uses stored logos: Select “Yes” if a logo was stored in the printer’s physical memory
  • Printable Area: Select “58mm” if using smaller width paper
  • Two Color Printing: Select “Enable” if desired (Note: Requires two color thermal paper)
  • Communications timeout: Set the timeout period

NOTE: it is possible to add a Logical Device Name (LDN) here if desired. An LDN allows the OPOS device to be called by an additional name which can make it simpler to identify where the device is located.

 

To set a Logical Device Name (LDN), click “Add new”.

 

Enter the desired name and click “OK”.

 

Click “OK”.

 

Highlight the device name and click “Test”.

 

Click “Check Health”.

 

The printer outputs a test print and “OPOS_SUCCESS” appears. These actions confirm the printer has been successfully set up as an OPOS device. Click the “X” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

Click “OK”.

 

Click “See all registered devices”.

 

The new device name appears, along with any other POSPrinter OPOS device names that were previously registered.

 

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your Star Printer as an OPOS device.

 

 

Cash Drawer Registration

If no OPOS CO or CCO is in use, check the box next to “Control Object” and “Service Object” in the CashDrawer section.

 

Click “Add new”.

 

Enter a new OPOS device name. Click “OK”.

 

Highlight the newly created device name and click “Configure”.

 

Set any desired special settings:

  • Cash Drawer Circuit: When using two drawers via a Y cable, set the device as either primary or secondary
  • On pulse width: Set the time for how long the “On pulse” is fired. If the drawer doesn’t reliably open, try a higher setting Off pulse width: Set the time to pause for between pulses. If the drawer doesn’t reliably open, try a higher setting Drawer Status: Select “Supported” for cash drawers that can send status
  • Status Signal: Configure the status signal according to cash drawer specification

 

Communications timeout: Set the timeout period

NOTE: In addition, it is possible to add a Logical Device Name (LDN) here if desired. An LDN allows the OPOS device to be called by an additional name which can make it simpler to identify where the device is located.

 

To set an LDN, click “Add new”.

Enter the desired name and click “OK”.

 

Click “OK”.

 

Highlight the device name and click “Test”.

 

Click “Check Health”.

 

The drawer opens and “OPOS_SUCCESS” appears. These actions confirm the cash drawer has been successfully set up as an OPOS device. Click the “X” in the upper right-hand corner.

 

Click “OK”.

 

Click “See all registered devices”.

 

The new device name appears, along with any other Cash Drawer OPOS device names that were previously registered.

 

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your Cash Drawer as an OPOS device.

 

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