SHIZUKO, JAPAN--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Star Micronics, Ltd. is proud to announce the latest advancement in its portable printer line, the SM-S220i Bluetooth printer compatible with the Apple iOS devices.
The SM-S220i portable receipt printer is Star's first printer approved by Apple, Inc. The SM-S220i printer, unlike most printers, can pair via Bluetooth with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. The SM-S220i printer has made it easier than ever to print from the Apple iOS devices that have become ubiquitous in the Point of Sale and Payment industries.
Not only can Star's SM-S220i printer pair with iOS devices but it also supports the Bluetooth SPP protocol, meaning it can pair with devices running most other common operating systems as well. As one of the first printers available with both of these Bluetooth technologies in one device, the SM-S220i will make it easier for resellers to offer a simple hardware solution to merchants that is compatible with all of the popular mobile platforms.
The SM-S220i is a compact and light weight printer which supports 2 inch (58mm) thermal paper. Its compact size, long battery life and Bluetooth connection makes it a welcome printer option for retail and hospitality vendors as well as payment processing vendors looking for a mobile solution. Payment processing devices can easily be attached to the SM-S220i through its accessory serial ports making the printer very adaptable for any usage scenario.
"Star is a long time supporter of Apple products and as a leader in Point of Sale printer products it was important to support our partners by offering a mobile solution for the new markets created by the advance of tablet computing," said Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development, Star Micronics America, Inc. "Nearly all of the customers in the markets we serve are looking for some type of mobile solution, often involving products from Apple, and this new printer is the ideal solution for mobility."
The SM-S220i with MFi certification will be available for the Japanese market in October 2012 and will be available in the US and Europe in December.
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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, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636.