Star PassPRNT sophisticated print data
For Android or iOS developers, Star PassPRNT effectively receives data from an application such as Filemaker Go or any web browser including Safari / Chrome using a URL scheme to then print on a Star Bluetooth (Classic or BLE), LAN / WLAN or USB printer.
Star’s PassPRNT companion App allows printing to both ranges of Star Mobile & Desktop printers from a web browser or any application supporting the URL scheme. The simple & user-friendly “one tap” request to print from an device to a Star printer is now possible. The operating system is capable of automatically switching from a host application to the PassPRNT application making this a valuable, time–saving tool for any system integrator / developer.
Star PassPRNT supported models include:
Mobile: SM-L200, SM-S220i, SM-S230i
Cash Drawer and Printer: mPOP
Mobile: SM-T300i, SM-L300
Desktop: TSP100III (USB/Bluetooth/WLAN/LAN), TSP654II (Bluetooth/USB/LAN), TSP743II (Bluetooth/USB/LAN) (Receipt, Label & Ticket up to 0.15mm thick media), FVP10 (Bluetooth/USB/LAN)
Desktop: TSP847II (Bluetooth/USB/LAN) Receipt, Label & Ticket up to 0.15mm thick media)
PassPRNT is also available with the HI X Connect Interface for Star TSP654II, TSP743II and TSP847II receipt, ticket and label printers. NEW Black Mark capability with Star Cloud Services Digital Receipting platform included.
Star PassPRNT Development Tool vs Apple AirPrint™ Solution for the iOS Developer
Star also offers an Apple AirPRNT™ Solution on the TSP654II receipt printer. Users and developers should be aware of the limitations of Apple’s AirPrint as it was primarily designed for domestic use not Tablet POS business use. Star’s PassPRNT print relay tool provides a more effective solution providing status back to the application as the key advantage.
PassPRNT Development Tool vs AirPrint Solution for the ISV Developer
Status feedback for the retailer PassPRNT informs the user if there are any printing issues – print job complete etc. – this is not so with AirPrint
User Comfort PassPRNT & StarPRNT SDKs can provide a simple print button whilst AirPrint is not so simple. AirPrint will typically print a complete web page and then the user has to use the OS functions to send to AirPrint. PassPRNT can be triggered by a link on the page, avoiding confusion over which page to print.
Cash Drawer Control – AirPrint has limited ability to control cash drawers
Performance – PassPRNT is faster. AirPrint can take up to 20 seconds to produce the printed receipt
PassPRNT gives more print control – Apple’s rules determine how the receipt is printed e.g. max receipt length is set by Apple. The final receipt can therefore look clumsy and not match important customer brand requirements
NOTE Apple Airport Extreme Base Station option. This is an expensive solution and the receipt printer would have to be near the router over USB. With the Star solution, the printer just has to be on their network.
- Print data relaying application for iOS and Android developers
- Receives data from any web broawer using a URL scheme to print to Star’s range of POS and mobile printers
- Simple and user-friendly “one tap” request
- Black mark capability
- Star Cloud Services support
- Advantages over Apple AirPRNT™ for iOS developers
|Functions||Print data relaying application available for Android and iOS developers|
||From the App Store or Google Play|
|Compatible Star products||TSP143III (USB, Bluetooth, WLAN, LAN), TSP654II (Bluetooth, USB, LAN), TSP743II (Bluetooth, USB, LAN), TSP847II (Bluetooth, USB, LAN), FVP10 (Bluetooth, USB, LAN), SM-L200, SM-L300, SM-S220i, SM-S230i, SM-T300i, SM-T400i, HI X interface|
|Support||Please contact our support team for further integration support|