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Star Micronics Adds iOS and Android Printer SDK

Move supports technology advances, migration to wireless POSStar Micronics

EDISON, NJ, March 30, 2011 – Once again demonstrating its industry-leading position by supporting the latest advances in technology, Star Micronics America has announced the availability of iOS and Android SDK for all of its printers. The SDK allow end-users to utilize Star Micronics printers in tandem with Apple iPad™, iPod Touch®, iPhone® and Android™ devices to generate receipts and perform related functions in retail and restaurant environments.

"Star Micronics has always been committed to ensuring that its solution provider partners and, in turn, their retailer and hospitality customers, remain at the cutting edge in terms of implementing applications that reflect changing market trends," said Christophe Naasz, director of marketing at Star Micronics America. "Today, an increasing number of retailers and restaurateurs are migrating to mobile POS applications to enhance their own operating efficiencies as well as to meet consumers' heightened demand for immediate service and rapid transaction processing. The availability of iOS and Android SDK on Star Micronics printers will give solution providers the added flexibility to satisfy requests for wireless POS software that may be used to keep up with the trends and leverage the power of these popular hand-held units."

Naasz notes that several of Star Micronics' solution provider partners have already jumped on this bandwagon. Many of Star partners have taken full advantage of the powerful technology built into the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone and Android devices, connecting to the Internet via high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi. POS and kitchen printing—along with other functions—can be initiated directly from any of these hand-held devices, over Wi-Fi or through "cloud" computing. Such configurations eliminate the need to walk back and forth between point of sale terminals and printers and create entirely mobile, versatile POS solutions.

“Bringing these drivers to the marketplace is only the beginning for us,” Naasz concludes. “The role of mobile devices in the retail and restaurant space is only going to increase in significance as technology evolves. Star Micronics stands fully prepared and committed to supporting new innovations as they emerge.”

About Star Micronics America
Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., the second-largest small printer manufacturer world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures audio components, high-precision machine tools, and precision parts. Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, contact us.