Pioneering POS printer manufacturer, Star Micronics, has announced today, the worldwide launch of a new thermal printer, the speed, features and performance of which outpace anything previously available and the preliminary details of which have already attracted considerable enthusiasm with the companys international customer base.

Called the TSP1000, the new high-speed printer has been developed in conjunction with international lottery supremo, Intracom, as a solution for producing high volume, high quality tickets, reliably and at high speed (180mm per second). Distributor previews have however indicated that the printer will attract customers with ticketing applications and in kitchen environments, as well as in the lottery sector.

A key feature within the new model is the TSP1000s ticket stacker. Accommodating up to 30 tickets, the TSP1000 is ideal for cinemas, theatres and entertainment parks issuing for group and multiple bookings and to stack restaurant orders in kitchens. Developed to ultimately issue tickets of up to 0.150mm thick, the TSP1000 can cater for any ticketing environment including airlines, where the established alternatives are considerably more expensive.

In addition, the TSP1000 incorporates paper rolls of up to 180mm more than twice that of its nearest rival a feature that appeals to businesses with high customer throughput, requiring far fewer paper roll changes.

The TSP1000s advanced features are further complemented by Star Micronics minimum design specifications for drop in & printer paper rolls and assured performance longevity. The company believes that its market success is further assured by its low price and small footprint, both of which compare favourably with any would-be competitors.

Available in the traditional options of charcoal grey and Star White, the TSP1000 can also be supplied in a new two-tone colour combination of red and Star white.

Annette Tarlton, marketing manager EMEA, for Star Micronics, said, This is the first printer of its kind and has already attracted interest far surpassing our original expectations. It also represents a significant advancement in product design, further fruits of which will be seen in 2005.

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