High Wycombe, UK, 4 February 2016 Star Micronics announces the launch of the TSP143III WLAN, the latest addition to its renowned TSP100 futurePRNT™ Series, to provide simple yet effective wireless communication for retail and hospitality. Star’s established TSP100 Series is used by retailers and restaurateurs globally from major department stores and fast food restaurants to pop up shops and cafés.
This latest addition to the TSP100 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 given the provision of 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.
The TSP143III WLAN also features Star’s new digital receipting service AllReceipts™ that offers retailers a free of charge, fast route to providing the customer with a digital copy of a print receipt as well as access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools. With zero development required, AllReceipts is enabled within the Star TSP100 printer driver and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Triggered by a traditional printed receipt, a digital copy of the receipt is sent to the AllReceipts App on the customer’s mobile with no email address required. Receipts can only be claimed once and are then deleted, while saved receipts can be viewed by date or by retailer.
Digital receipting eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including the time taken to record email addresses and the potential problem that these could be taken down incorrectly. The immediate advantage perceived by the customer is the choice to remain anonymous and yet still receive a digital image of the receipt and coupon when offered.
Enhancing the AllReceipts service, the Engage NOW feature allows the retailer to provide links to promotions, discounts, coupons, etc on the Engage NOW landing page. Customers using the AllReceipts App can simply tap on the retailer’s logo from the list of receipts on their smartphone and be directed to a URL that the retailer specifies. Engage NOW is secure and easily customizable, providing a highly personal customer connection.
Receipt Flip is the latest addition to this service providing the first two-sided colour digital receipt option. This feature enables retailers to take advantage of the back side of digital receipts, as they can on printed receipts, to display terms and conditions, store policies, promotions, marketing material, etc.
Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA, states: “Star is continually enhancing its portfolio to provide retail and hospitality with feature-rich, cost-effective POS and mPOS solutions. The new TSP143III WLAN enhances Star’s successful TSP100 futurePRNT™ series with a solution that offers effective wireless communication for traditional POS as well as today’s evolving mPOS environment.”
Background Information on Star Micronics
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 1900 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.
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