At Fòrum Gastronòmic 2017 (19 – 21 November, Auditorio Palacio de Congresos y Palacio de Ferias de Girona, España), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics will be joining Apple Premium Reseller Microgestió and software partner REVO on Stand 553 to demonstrate future Cloud connected POS solutions for hospitality that provide cost advantages as well as enhanced features and flexibility
The benefits of TabletPOS over traditional POS are undisputed. Not only is a TabletPOS solution more compact and aesthetically good looking, it is also commonly 25% of the traditional terminal costs. In addition, Cloud connected software tends to be more flexible, lower cost and progressively scalable according to market developments and individual business needs. In summary, with TabletPOS it is now easier for the restaurateur to run a business, upgrade hardware as required and view reports anytime, anywhere.
Star is widely acknowledged as the leading hardware innovator in TabletPOS and offers a range of flexible solutions that can easily be upgraded as the POS system evolves. From complex hospitality systems to a simple pop-up setup, Star has the expertise and wealth of experience to provide a tailored cost-effective solution. Leading the field in TabletPOS with the very latest Cloud Bluetooth and wireless counter-top and mobile printing solutions Star’s customers in hospitality range from small independent operators to major fast food chains including McDonald’s.
For a high performance counter-top printer the latest addition to the renowned TSP100 futurePRNT™ series is the unique TSP143IIIU – the only USB receipt printer today to communicate and charge simultaneously and directly via the Apple supplied lightning cable with an iPad, iPod or iPhone for reliable USB communication. This printer removes the insecurity of wireless connection and seamlessly combines the flexibility and cost savings of TabletPOS with the reliability of traditional POS.
Demonstrating Star’s focus on connectivity, operators can today purchase a Star TSP654II with a traditional interface in the knowledge that it is future-proofed for whatever cloud strategy the operator wants to adopt and provides an easy, affordable upgrade by simply replacing the traditional interface with the HI X interface. The interface can also be used with other Star printer models that offer 80/112mm label, ticket and receipt printing – TSP743II and TSP847II as well as SP700 matrix printer. Alternatively, the TSP654II HI X Connect receipt printer is ready for the Cloud with the interface built in. Both solutions offer intelligent printing for modern Cloud hospitality applications and, in particular, online ordering.
The cost-effective all-in-one TabletPOS solution, mPOP™ is a unique combined Bluetooth printer and cash drawer mobile point of purchase station that is low cost and lightweight at just 10cm high and 30cm wide with a sleek design. With the POPPack option that includes a high quality black or white tablet stand (alternative colours are available if required) and metal plate, users can successfully create a stylish mPOS station. The POPPack design provides a flexible option with the extra security required within a busy hospitality environment, whilst retaining the mobile element. This provides the ability to securely store or transport the mPOS station at the end of trading.
“We are delighted to be exhibiting with our partners Microgestió and REVO at Fòrum Gastronòmic 2017”, states Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA. “In a rapidly evolving hospitality landscape, Star leads the field in innovative TabletPOS hardware solutions with an extensive portfolio that offers the restaurateur a range of options to suit individual business needs. In particular, the unique TSP143IIIU printer is a true game changer allowing operators of all sizes to benefit from the very latest TabletPOS technology in the knowledge that connectivity will be maintained at all times.”