Star PassPRNT sophisticated print data
Star’s PassPRNT Technology Enables Printing from an iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Android™ or Windows™ Device and allows web developers to very simply add printing support in a single line of Java script or HTML without worrying about browser type and page setup, margins, headers and footers etc. 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, LAN, WLAN or USB printer. A new URL handling function is included to print an HTML page or PDF directly from a customer site with status returned to the web site as Query String
The simple & user-friendly “one tap” request to print from a 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: mC-Print3, TSP100III (USB/Bluetooth/WLAN/LAN), TSP654II (Bluetooth/USB/LAN), TSP743II (Bluetooth/USB/LAN) (Receipt, Label & Ticket up to 0.15mm thick media)
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.
Star PassPRNT Development Tool vs Apple AirPrint™ Solution for the iOS Developer
Star also offers an Apple AirPRNT™ Solution on the TSP654II and TSP847II receipt printers. AirPrint users and developers should be aware of both the benefits and the limitations of Apple’s AirPrint, which was primarily designed for domestic use and not Tablet POS business use. Star offers a number of developer tools for ISVs and software houses such as Star PassPRNT or Star WebPRNT which could provide a more effective solution providing greater status back to the application as the key advantage.
Star PassPRNT has to be installed as a separate, helper APP. Airprint is resident already (on iOS devices). PassPRNT will work on iOS, Android or Windows devices, AirPrint is Apple only.
Status feedback for the retailer PassPRNT informs the web app if there are any printing issues – print job complete, paper low conditions etc. – this is not so with AirPrint which only informs some info to the user via the UI.
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 initiate the OS function to send to AirPrint. PassPRNT can be triggered by a link/button on the page, avoiding confusion over which page, or section of a page to print. With Airprint, it is possible to specifically mark a section for printing with the web page’s CSS but this will then be a modification to the page and therefore may be simpler to use PassPRNT and gain full control.
Cash Drawer Control – AirPrint has limited ability to control cash drawers and this is either “Always Open” or “Never Open” irrespective of whether it is a credit card or cash transaction.
Performance – PassPRNT is faster. AirPrint can take up to 20 seconds to produce the printed receipt and is very much determined by the iOS device in use.
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. AirPrint was primarily designed for set-length, cut-sheet paper and PassPRNT was designed for roll printers with variable length.
- Print data relaying application for iOS and Android developers
- Enables Printing from iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Android™ and Windows™ Devices
- Receives data from any web browser 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), 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|