At the Retail Show Middle East 2016 (31 May – 1 June, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai), Star Micronics (Stand RC-32) will be demonstrating effective solutions for traditional POS as well as the emerging tablet POS market. With Bluetooth and WiFi POS printing solutions key to this marketplace, Star has met this challenge with the largest range of industry-leading solutions designed for retail and hospitality.
From traditional Bluetooth printers, the unique mPOP™ combined Bluetooth printer and cash drawer solution to an entry-level WiFi printer, Star’s extensive portfolio offers the very latest POS printing technology for a wide variety of applications and environments. Its unique hardware and software solutions with excellent SDKs offer ease of integration, versatility and performance for tomorrow’s retailers and future Star integration partners.
For simple yet effective wireless communication the TSP143III WLAN is the latest addition to Star’s renowned TSP100 futurePRNT™ Series that is used by retailers and restaurateurs globally from major department stores including Hamleys to fashion retailer Benetton as well as fast food restaurants to pop up stores and cafés.
This latest addition to the 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 thanks to 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.
For retailers and hospitality operators of all sizes who want to use the latest mPOS technology, Star provides a unique all-in-one Bluetooth printer and cash drawer mobile point of purchase solution. Outstanding connectivity and compact design alongside intuitive functionality and simple integration define Star’s unique solution – mPOP. 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 as well as a partial cut guillotine, the reliable thermal printer automatically cuts the 58mm wide receipt. mPOP can be purchased with a plug and play scanner or this can be added as a later option.
For queue busting to mPOS receipting in retail and hospitality, Star offers a range of Bluetooth and WiFi battery operated mobile printers with enhanced functionality now available for Star’s latest Bluetooth mobile printers SM-S230i and SM-L200. Star provides BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) connectivity for iOS users of the SM-L200, enabling multi-tablet use capability, while both printers are now supported by Star’s WebPRNT™ Browser. This solution offers simple platform agnostic receipt printing direct from web based applications and is available on the App Store and Google Play. WebPRNT is part of Star’s suite of software tools providing feature-rich solutions that work above existing POS software, offer power and paper saving features, effective marketing tools as well as ease of integration.
As Simon Martin, Director & General Manager, Star Micronics EMEA, states: “Star is continually developing and enhancing the functionality of its range of POS and mPOS solutions to meet the changing needs of retail and hospitality. At the Retail Show Middle East 2016, visitors to the Star stand will be able to see first-hand our extensive portfolio of solutions that provide superior performance and versatility in a wide variety of applications and environments.”