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Lead Story

Renaissance in prepaid gifting

Ann Train


Industry Update

Retail outlook steady amid economic, political uncertainties

Heartland, SCA launch national security center

Samsung, Morpho boost selfie authentication

Visa, MasterCard move payments into fast lane

Washington update: more Choke Point, new cybersecurity push


Taking your business to the next level - Part 1

The payment 'auth' dilemma

Global perspectives on mobile commerce

Prepaid gift cards in the spotlight


CFPB takes on prepaid cards, overdrafts, payday loans

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Mobile payments, mobile wallets: Predicting consumer behavior

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

Societies bidding farewell to cash

Christoph Tutsch
Onpex GmbH


Street SmartsSM:
Do you want a business or a job?

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
TrafficJamming LLC

The new world of chargeback management

Chris O'Donnell
Instabill Corp.

Recognize, react, adapt

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

The one man show: We've done so much with so little

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

Company Profile


New Products

Locate, manage, monitor BLE devices

Rx Networks Inc.

Printing app, cloud services for mobile POS

Star Micronics America Inc.


Get moving toward those goals


Letter from the editors

Readers Speak

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 14, 2016  •  Issue 16:03:01

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New Products

Printing app, cloud services for mobile POS

Product: PassPRNT

Somerset, N.J.-based Star Micronics America Inc., a provider of fixed and mobile POS solutions, launched the PassPRNT app, a new printing application that connects iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices to Star printers. Fathom New Products Contact Box PassPRNT's URL scheme and companion app enable users to send print data from native and web-based applications directly to Star Micronics' Bluetooth-enabled printers, the company said.

Star Micronics' fixed and mobile PassPRNT supported printers include the SM-S230i, SM-T300i, SM-T400i, TSP650II BTi, TSP700II BTi Label, SP700 BTi, and TSP800II BTi. According to Star Micronics, the easy-to-use integration method enables users to print from any FileMaker Go project, native and web-based application.

Complementary technologies, SDKs

The ability to automatically toggle between host and PassPRNT applications gives iOS devices a unique advantage, enabling iOS users to make a "one-tap" request to a PassPRNT-enabled Star printer from their connected devices, the company noted. The Star Micronics PassPRNT application is available at the AppStore.   Star Micronics' web-based printing options include remote cloud printing, wireless cash drawer solutions, proximity-based printing, and secure cash management. Star's suite of complementary software development kits (SDKs) enables software developers to integrate Star printer functionality into Android and iOS iPad and iPhone devices to generate receipts for all of its printers.

Interactive, digital receipts

Star Micronics Cloud is a new cloud platform designed to enhance all Star Micronics products. Even older legacy Star devices can leverage the platform to access an array of services and web-based applications, the company pointed out.

These cloud-based services can add value to receipts, providing merchants with a meaningful way to connect and communicate with their customers. While receipts can be a useful medium for delivering messages to customers, they do not always allow customers to respond to merchants. Star Micronics is committed to using digital technology to change the way customers see and use receipts, expanding the longevity of a typical receipt lifespan from a few hours or days to an ongoing conversation between customers and retailers.

Following are examples of cloud-based technologies that Star Micronics has deployed at select retailers to make receipts more dynamic and interactive:

The future of receipts

In its ebook titled The Value of Receipts: Printed and Digital, Star Micronics noted that merchants can use digital technologies to manage paper-based and digital receipts, deriving the best of both worlds.

"Recent years have seen the development of digital receipt management solutions that … make organizing and storing receipts far easier and more convenient for customers than ever before," the authors wrote. "Older solutions require an email address and a scanner to send the customer a digital version of a receipt. This can be both off-putting and expensive for customers."

The company advises merchants to use digital apps, such as quick response code scanning methods, that enable customers to collect digital receipts freely and anonymously. Digital receipt solutions may not eliminate the need for paper receipts, but they can improve their usage, collection and storage, the authors added.

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