High Wycombe, UK, 16 June 2016
Star Micronics announces the launch of the TSP143III LAN, the latest addition to its renowned TSP100 futurePRNT™ Series. A wide range of features set the highly cost-effective TSP143III LAN apart from its rivals and will result in this printer having a dramatic impact on the retail environment, while enhancing Star’s leading position in the mPOS as well as traditional POS marketplace.
Designed to work with today’s market leading operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS and Windows, the TSP143III LAN offers an entry-level Ethernet printer with a LAN cable and ‘virtual’ Serial Port. Featuring a print speed of 250mm/second, a guillotine auto cutter (MCBF 2 million cuts) as well as thin paper capability, the printer provides 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.
Retailers can also take advantage of the futurePRNT software tools available with the entire TSP100 Series. This free-of-charge value added software enables users to install high volume, customer setups without even taking the printer out of its box. All settings are stored on the PC removing the need to pre-configure the printer itself while providing time and maintenance savings. Retailers can also create branded and motivating receipts to inspire customers with futurePRNT’s Receipt Redesign tools as well as benefit from power and paper saving features.
The TSP143III LAN 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 or mobile number required. Receipts can only be claimed once and are then deleted, while saved receipts can be viewed by date or by retailer with personal or business tags on the customer’s device.
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 reverse 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 solutions. The new TSP143III LAN enhances Star’s successful TSP100 futurePRNT™ series with a solution that offers a powerful entry-level Ethernet printer for traditional POS as well as today’s evolving mPOS marketplace.”