Star Micronics launches new Wireless addition to its TSP100 futurePRNT™ Series – TSP143III WLAN

Star Micronics announces the launch of the TSP143III WLAN, the latest addition to its renowned TSP100 futurePRNT™ Series, to provide simple yet effective wireless communication for retail and hospitality. Star’s established TSP100 Series is used by retailers and restaurateurs globally from major department stores and fast food restaurants to pop up shops and cafés. This latest addition to the TSP100 Series offers a range of features including a print speed of 250mm/second, a guillotine auto cutter (MCBF 2 million cuts) as well as thin paper capability providing benefits for the environment and reduced operating costs for the retailer. The cost-effective solution includes the convenience of an internal power supply along with a vertical mount kit in the box. Offering compatibility with all major operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS and Windows as well as easy pairing given the provision of a simple WPS connection, this printer offers high functionality and simple wireless setup. Retailers can also take advantage of the futurePRNT software tools available with the entire TSP100 series and, in particular, the setup tool that provides simple web based configuration from any operating system and native setup utilities for iOS and Android. The TSP143III WLAN also features Star’s new digital receipting service AllReceipts™ that offers retailers a free of charge, fast route to providing the customer with a digital copy of a print receipt as well as access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools. With zero development required, AllReceipts is enabled within the Star TSP100 printer driver and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Triggered by a traditional printed receipt, a...

Intelligent Point of Sale Limited, Gold Member of Star’s VIP Club, wins Annual Prize Draw to visit NRF Retail Exhibition in New York City

Star Micronics announces that Intelligent Point of Sale Limited, a Gold member of Star’s VIP Club for software developers, successfully won the Club’s Annual Prize Draw to visit the NRF Retail Exhibition recently held in New York City. Intelligent Point of Sale is the creator of the cloud based, iPad point of sale application intelligentpos®, a low cost, cutting edge EPOS system that enables businesses to start selling products quickly and easily, control and track sales and stock in real-time, from any location. The Star VIP Club for software developers and system integrators offers a range of exclusive benefits including dedicated sales, marketing and technical support alongside access to comprehensive SDKs. Members can also take part in competitions, receive rewards and incentives as well as benefit from a number of additional initiatives. Membership level is allocated based upon pre-determined criteria set out by Star Micronics EMEA. As a Gold member of Star’s VIP Club, Intelligent Point of Sale has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the Star brand and has successfully integrated Star products into a variety of applications. Visitors to the Retail Business Technology Expo in London in March 2016 will be able to experience first-hand the solutions offered by Intelligent Point of Sale alongside a number of other Star VIP Club members who will be present on the Star Stand (310). As Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA, states: “Our partnership with Intelligent Point of Sale provides retail and hospitality with powerful, innovative and cost-effective mPOS solutions. We are delighted that they have been able to join Star at a very successful NRF this year...

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Star Micronics rejoint Eurequat Algérie et SmartPilot afin de présenter une gamme innovante pour Point de Vente et solutions d’impression mPOS au SIEL 2016 à Alger

Au SIEL d’Alger (entre les 11 et 14 Janvier 2016, Esplanade de l’Hôtel Hilton à Alger), le fabricant international d’imprimantes Star Micronics retrouvera ses partenaires, SmartPilot et Eurequat Algérie pour présenter ses solutions Point de Vente traditionnelles et les innovations mPOS, dont la solution Bluetooth « Tout-en-un » d’impression et tiroir-caisse, la mPOP™ pour les Points de Vente mobiles et traditionnels, au design innovant. SmartPilot et Star Micronics se sont associés pour proposer aux commerçants une solution d’encaissement complète. Le logiciel de caisse connecté nouvelle génération de SmartPilot combiné à la mPOP de Star Micronics (imprimante ticket, tiroir-caisse, avec scanner en option) propose aux commerçants une solution tout en un destinée à répondre aux nouvelles attentes des commerçants et de leurs clients, notamment en améliorant la mobilité et l’efficacité des vendeurs. L’application SmartPilot est capable de dialoguer à distance avec le matériel de Star Micronics grâce à la technologie WebPRNT™, depuis un smartphone, une tablette ou un ordinateur. En effet, grâce à la connectivité de l’application et au matériel compact de Star Micronics, le vendeur peut conseiller les clients, prendre une commande ou encaisser l’acheteur en mobilité et imprimer un bon de commande ou ticket de caisse sur une ou plusieurs imprimantes de la boutique. La facilité d’utilisation et la flexibilité de la solution SmartPilot la rend accessible à tous les types de commerces, offrant ainsi une grande liberté au commerçant pour l’intégrer aux processus spécifiques de son activité. Les solutions POS traditionnelles d’Eurequat offrent les gammes BSC10 et TSP100 futurePRNT™ de Star Micronics pour une impression rapide, fiable et abordable. Une conception robuste et un chargement de papier...

Mobile POS in The Netherlands

The increase in use of Debit cards in the Netherlands and what this means for retailers. In the era of digitalisation, there is a change in the way that consumers are paying for products and services. The DNB Working Paper highlights exactly this citing a 22% increase in the use of debit card transactions and an overall fall in cash payment. Why the increase? Many physical stores across The Netherlands are already equipped for contactless (swipe) payments up to the limit of €25. Today, banks only issue debit cards that are capable of contactless payments and contactless payments by phone are now emerging with the number of pilots increasing. Other factors that contribute to the increase in use of debit cards are: Product Price Tag – The monetary value of goods influences payment type. Convenience stores still take a high number of cash payments due to items they stock having a lower price points. Consumers that purchased items higher in price pay by card and with the increase in higher value transactions, card is becoming the turn to payment method. Physical Store vs Web Shop – The place of purchase has changed with the introduction of web shops and auction sites that offers the consumer a shopping experience but without having to leave home. Online payment transactions familiarises the consumer with making payments by card when visiting a physical store and increases the level of trust the consumer has in the retailer handling their personal data securely. Expendable Salary Levels of affluence change the way in which consumers spend their money. Searching for the best deal and getting more...

PayPal joins Star Micronics to demonstrate industry’s largest range of mPOS Bluetooth and Cloud Tablet Printing Solutions at Apps World 2015

At Apps World 2015 (18 – 19 November 2015, ExCel, London), Star Micronics (Stand 404) will be joined by payment provider PayPal and will be exhibiting its ever expanding range of tablet POS printing solutions. In particular, Star will be demonstrating its latest innovations including a digital receipting service AllReceipts™ and all-in-one Bluetooth printer and cash drawer mobile point of purchase solution mPOP™. Providing hardware solutions for mobile payment and mPOS applications, Star offers the largest range of MFi certified Bluetooth and WiFi enabled desktop and mobile POS printers alongside hardware accessories for iOS™, Android™ and Windows™ applications. Its portfolio also includes a stylish range of ultra white printers and cash drawers to match the new tablet market and a unique WebPRNT™ interface and browser for web based solutions. With Star’s experience in hardware integration in the ever-expanding mobile payment market as well as comprehensive multi-product API and SDKs, developers can easily integrate custom Android, iOS and Windows based apps for retail, hospitality, event ticketing and queue management. Reflecting Star’s commitment to the mPOS marketplace, AllReceipts offers retailers a free of charge, fast route to providing the customer with a digital copy of a print receipt as well as access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools. With zero development required, AllReceipts is enabled within the Star TSP100 printer driver and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Triggered by a traditional printed receipt, a digital copy of the receipt is sent to the AllReceipts App on the customer’s mobile with no email address required. Star’s new mobile point of purchase solution mPOP™ combines a 58mm...

Star and Intelligent Point of Sale provide range of Tablet POS solutions for Hospitality at RTB Live, Glasgow

Following the high level of interest shown in their extensive range of tablet POS solutions for the hospitality sector at the Takeaway Expo 2015, Star Micronics and Intelligent Point of Sale Limited are pleased to announce their presence at Restaurant and Takeaway Business Live 2015, 12-13 November, SECC, Glasgow (Stand RT06). Star and Intelligent Point of Sale have successfully partnered for a number of years with the software provider having integrated a number of Star printing solutions. Intelligent Point of Sale is the creator of the cloud based, iPad point of sale application intelligentpos®, a low cost, cutting edge EPOS system that enables businesses to start selling products quickly and easily, control and track sales and stock in real-time, from any location. Star Micronics and Intelligent POS The partnership caters for the needs of hospitality operators of all sizes with Bluetooth printing solutions that offer the very latest in mPOS technology. For the smaller operator, Star has developed the new, all-in-one Bluetooth printer and cash drawer mobile point of purchase solution mPOP™. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality define Star’s unique easily integrated solution. mPOP works with all major operating systems including Apple iOS, Android and Windows to provide users with a versatile solution that is ready to work with a chosen mobile, software and card payment system. Bluetooth connectivity results in only one mains cable being required for full operation while the mPOP LED display will quickly determine pairing status as well as any issues such as paper out, etc. With 4 USB ports, additional tablet, phone, scanner, etc charging is available from the one cable....

Citixsys iVend Retail integrates Star’s mPOP point of purchase solution

Star Micronics is pleased to announce that iVend Retail, a recognised industry leader for cloud management and mobile retail, has incorporated mPOP™, a unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution, into its retail software to provide the ideal affordable mPOS solution for the small to medium sized retailer.Combining a Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash drawer, mPOP offers the ultimate space saving mobile POS system for retail. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality and simple integration define Star’s unique easily integrated solution. The iVend Retail management suite is a leading omnichannel and mobile retail solution from Citixsys, which provides a powerful and fully integrated retail management system that allows retailers to engage with shoppers at a new level and deliver enhanced customer service. “Today’s shoppers expect function and form, increasingly demanding seamless experiences,” Richard Kolodynski, Senior Vice President European Operations at iVend Retail, commented: “Now more than ever mobile technology is becoming the key enabler, allowing retailers to mirror the online experience in their bricks-and-mortar outlets to drive additional sales. Our partnership with Star Micronics delivers a ‘best in class’ solution for SMEs, who need a compact point of sale system that’s equipped to deal with the complexities of the omnichannel consumer.” Simple and stylish, the lightweight and portable solution is just 10cm high and 30cm wide with a sleek design that will complement any counter top. Alternatively, mPOP with front feed receipting can easily be secured under the counter for enhanced space-saving. With intuitive top loading and easy front feed as well as a partial cut guillotine, the reliable 100mm/second printer automatically cuts the 58mm wide...

ISVs Integrate Unique All-in-One Mobile Point of Purchase Solution mPOP™ from Star Micronics

Star Micronics is pleased to announce that more independent software vendors (ISVs) have incorporated mPOP™, a unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution, into their retail and hospitality software. Designed for the micro merchant, mPOP will be available from September 2015. Combining a 58mm Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash drawer, mPOP provides the ultimate space saving mobile POS (MPOS) system for retail and hospitality. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality and simple integration define Star’s unique easily integrated mobile POS system. AirPOS (AirPOS) offers simple to setup and easy to use POS and payments software for UK and Irish retailers. AirPOS helps its customers to sell efficiently both in their shops and online, control their inventory and analyse crucial business data like never before. www.airpointofsale.com “Star is really leading the field with mPOP. It’s a fantastic solution for micro merchants and I can already see many customers finding this the perfect mPOS solution for their business.” Martin Neill, CEO, AirPOS eirpoint (m-Point : Mobile POS) specialises in the delivery of mobile retail solutions for those who want to mobilise their store staff or trade at pop-up mobile retail events and has deployed over 3000 mobile licenses in over 800 stores in the UK, Ireland and more recently in mainland Europe. eirpoint also provide a range of mobile POS solutions including Apple POS, iPad POS and Windows mobile POS systems. www.eirpoint.com “Star has really identified a niche in the mPOS marketplace for such a solution. mPOP demonstrates Star’s forward thinking and leading position in terms of new product development.” Niall Cannon, Founder/CEO, eirpoint. ShopKonnect (ShopKonnect / Engage)...