STAR MICRONICS LAUNCHES THE WORLDS FIRST DEDICATED ENTRY-LEVEL POWERED USB POINT-OF-SALE PRINTER
International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has further enhanced its latest thermal receipt printer, the TSP100 futurePRNT, by developing the worlds first dedicated entry-level powered USB point-of-sale printer.
Being not only the lowest cost thermal receipt printer available today with ALL accessories included the TSP100 futurePRNT is also capable of printing both TrueTypeTM fonts and graphics at the same speed as internal fonts. In fact, the TSP100 futurePRNT can print 25 x 150mm receipts per minute regardless of font used or if graphics are included. Software tools that enhance the overall appearance of receipts and provide the option to create coupons based on pre-decided trigger words and values, all without the need for expensive software changes, further highlight the sophistication and uniqueness of this printer.
Following the phenomenal success to date of the TSP100 futurePRNT Star has enhanced the versatility of the printer by developing the worlds first dedicated entry-level powered USB printer. With USB now the interface of choice, the TSP100 futurePRNT with powered USB combines both the power supply and interface and is an obvious long-term option that responds to growing retailer demand for future-proof plug-in and go point-of-sale printers.
The TSP100 futurePRNT with powered USB is therefore perfect to replace any single station printer with a free-of-charge upgrade path when a retailer moves to using Powered USB POS terminals. For example, for a single station printer this is achieved by simply changing the interface cable to USB and creating a Virtual Serial Port (if necessary) using the Star wizard included in the TSP100 futurePRNT Printer Properties Page.
Furthermore, with improved cable management and the benefit of being able to cost-effectively use the same Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) on both the POS station as well as the printer, at the same price as for a traditional printer, the TSP100 futurePRNT with powered USB provides significant cost advantages, increased reliability and the additional security that all transactions are protected.
As Simon Martin, Director and General Manager, Star Micronics Europe, states, Star Micronics has used its significant experience and expertise to develop the worlds first dedicated entry-level powered USB printer. This additional feature reinforces the position of the TSP100 futurePRNT as the most advanced thermal point-of-sale printer available today.
About Star Micronics Europe Limited
Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is one of the world's largest printer manufacturers and has facilities for worldwide production, marketing and support. Employing over 4500 staff and achieving turnover in excess of 250 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms, designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labelling. Star's proven technology is also being utilised to develop reader/writer systems for visual/smart and magnetic stripe cards and to install print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. The Star Micronics' range is available internationally via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.