Star Micronics expands series of iOS compatible printing solutions with TSP650II BTi desktop printer

BlueStar, the global distributor of  ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, has introduced the latest addition to Star Micronics ' new "i" Series line of mobile printing solutions: the TSP650II BTi receipt printer, Star's first Bluetooth-compatible desktop printing solution. The TSP650II BTi is the newest Star Micronics printer to be MFi certified by Apple for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. It also connects just as effortlessly with Android and Windows mobile operating systems for total flexibility and ease of use.

"Star is a longtime supporter of Apple products, and as a leader in Point-of-Sale printer products, it was important to support our partners by offing mobile solutions for the new markets created by the advance of tablet computing" said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development for Star Micronics America, Inc.

The TSP650II BTi features Star's "Just Works" SPP profile, which allows for simple device pairing with no passkey or mode-switching necessary. It prints up to 60 receipts per minute or 300 mm per second at 203 dpi, Ietting users in retail, restaurant and hospitality applications connect on the fly for fast results. The TSP650II BTi also offers easy drop in and print paper loading and a reliable guillotine cutter, all in a compact footprint that won't clutter busy Point-of-Sale areas.

"Nearly all of the customers in the markets we serve are looking for some type of mobile solution, often involving products from Apple. Star's "i" Series printers are the ideal solutions for mobility," Naasz continued.

The TSP650II BTi is the latest addition to the new Star Micronics "i" Series line of iOS compatible Bluetooth POS printers. The first solution was the portable two-inch SM-S220i  introduced in late 2012, followed by the rugged portable three-inch SM-T300i and the soon to be released four-inch SM-T400i. These three mobile printing solutions are all iOS and Android compatible, providing compact mobile printing for retail and hospitality payment processing on the go.

"Apple and other mobile devices are now ubiquitous across the retail and point-of-sale enterprise segment," said Star Micronics Business Development Manager Kurt Gallant. "The TSP650II BTi and the rest of Star's 'i' Series provide simple solutions that allows merchants to effortlessly integrate their POS printers with today's popular mobile platforms."

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