Star launches DK-AirCash – low-cost POS accessory to 'Mobilise' cash drawer

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With the explosion of mobile POS and low cost payment solutions such as iZettle, Payleven and SumUp, Star Micronics cements its position as the manufacturer of the widest range of POS accessories for this market.

Star's years of POS peripheral experience and pioneering determination has led to the ultimate low cost solution for mobilising the last piece of the jigsaw - DK-AirCash. Traditionally, a cash drawer could only be opened by a key or via a RJ-11 connection to a traditional POS printer. This low cost accessory can now enable mobile POS users to open a cash drawer of their choice with a compatible RJ-11 printer connection via their mobile device in a variety of environments.

This simple, yet invaluable, accessory can be attached to the back of any retailer's cash drawer and once connected to a 24 volt supply, such as Star's PS60, can communicate via Ethernet, WiFi or Bluetooth depending on the communication required by the user's choice of mobile device, without extra work or investment required to implement this new technology.

As detailed below, there are three versions of the Star DK-AirCash:

The DK-AirCash SAC10E (Ethernet) is designed primarily for queue-busting in-store.  The Ethernet supported cash drawer can be fired by WiFi mobile devices communicating via the store's WiFi infrastructure and opening the cash drawer via the store's wired network.  Star's WiFi Power Pack could also be used as a quick and simple way to upgrade this option to a low cost WiFi version.

The DK-AirCash SAC10EB (Bluetooth SPP and Ethernet) - Bluetooth is vital for the latest cloud-based payment solutions. The Bluetooth SAC10 version of Star's DK-AirCash allows an Apple, Windows or Android device to communicate directly with both the mobile receipt printer and cash drawer independently.

The DK-AirCash SAC10EW (WiFi and Ethernet) - this option allows a user to communicate directly with the DK-AirCash enabled cash drawer over IP without the need for a wired connection.  As a result, a seasonal or promotional POS system can be freely moved around the store or restaurant while connected to the store's WiFi.

As Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA, states: "Star is once again leading the mobile POS peripheral industry by providing the last piece in the mobile POS jigsaw. 'Mobilising' the cash drawer has been complicated due to its basic design but Star has used its considerable expertise to develop the unique DK-AirCash and provide retailers with a complete mobile POS solution."

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