SOURCE: Star Micronics

Star Micronics

October 12, 2015 08:00 ET

Star Micronics mPOP™, Mobile Point of Purchase Solution Promotes Positive Results for ISVs

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 12, 2015) - With Star Micronics' latest release of its mPOP™, Mobile Point of Purchase Solution as the first hybrid peripheral for tablet and mobile device based POS systems, industry leading ISVs (independent software vendors) have shown keen interest in incorporating this compact and sleek 'printer and cash drawer combined' peripheral to their retail and hospitality software for a fully integrated POS system. ISVs create or sell software products that run on computer hardware and/or various operating systems.

Designed with unique features such as a two-inch thermal receipt printer with "Drop-In and Print" paper loading, a compact cash drawer, and enhanced cable management, the mPOP™ provides a visually appealing multi-functionality unit for small shops, cafes, florists, and bars. Simple integration and convenient Bluetooth and USB connectivity lead ISVs attracted to the mPOP™ as the ideal solution for their customers.

International Point of Sale (Sircle POS)- providing easy to use, fast point of sale systems to single store owners of specialty retail, convenience, liquor, and quick service restaurants. Finding ways to provide inexpensive solutions and individual service, International Point of Sale was pleased with the mPOP™ less than a day integration process with Star provided drivers and SDK's. "The fact that we can use our own Android tablet ensures we'll be in full control with a perfect solution for consumer-minded merchant who looks style first." - Ed Levin, Owner of International Point of Sale

W&P Solutions (Formerly Popscrap)- an industry leader with global solutions for all types of industries that need a 'weigh and pay' POS or POP. The 'weigh and pay' app offers customizable compliance features for any industry utilizing scales and images of customer faceshots, fingerprints, and signatures. Offering integration with cash and coin dispensers gives Weigh & Pay users a safe and secure solution for cash-based businesses. "Working with the Star support team on the integration was simple and easy for our entire senior programming team. The SDK was well documented, and we highly recommend Star Micronics mPOP™ to our global customer base." - Stacy Duty, President/CEO of W&P Solutions

LOCFOOD (Crave Vend)- Crave Vend is a smart and cost effective cloud-based POS ecosystem that allows merchants to efficiently manage online and onsite orders. Our mission is to make technology affordable and easy to use, simplifying business operations for independent food merchants and offering better options to consumers. "This new mPOP™ product really exemplifies Star's commitment to innovation. This is the perfect solution for our Food Truck and Mobile Food Vendor customers because of its efficient design that integrates everything into a small, but very powerful package. This could be a game changer!" - Thuc Luu, Founder/CEO, LOCFOOD, Inc.

CitiXsys (iVend Retail )- iVend Retail is an innovative retail technology solution providing broad functionality for the entire retail ecosystem by integrating with leading ERPs and specialized applications to maximize omni-channel profitability and provide a superior customer experience. The integration between the iVend Retail software solution and the mPOP™ hardware offers smaller retailers a simple and inexpensive, all-in-one POS solution that can drive additional sales with little overhead or hassle. "This integration will help stores process customer transactions more smoothly, providing a hassle-free and more enjoyable in-store shopping experience." - Mick Adamson, Vice President - North America, iVend Retail

Payment World (RisePay)- RisePay is an omni-channel payment provider built upon three core pillars: compliant technology, banking solutions and card programs. A team of payment industry professionals that serve merchants and technology partners to deliver safe, relevant and dynamic payment acceptance and disbursement solutions - passionate about innovation and fiercely loyal to delivering absolute best in class customer experience. "Our collaboration with Star through integration to mPOP™ has been an absolute positive experience on every level. We are deeply inspired by Star's vision and product innovation with the release of mPOP™." - Daryn Barney, RisePay CEO and Co-Founder

Beyond (Wally POS)- "Wally" POS is a simple, beautiful and cost efficient point of sale solution running on an Android tablet tailored for Latam markets with strong web reporting and integration out of the box for payments with mPOS devices with local processing. "Our goal is to make the retail entrepreneurs to really enjoy their business. The mPOP™ is a cost efficient solution to start running your store in a short time and with less effort. "Wally" integrates very easy with the mPOP™, just connecting via Bluetooth with an Android tablet. You just need to plug the device and you are ready to go, keeping your money secure and having the printer integrated, all in one device." - Daniel Puga, CEO and Founder of Beyond

retailcloud (Zero POS)- voted 'Top 10 POS solution provider in Retail CIO Magazine', retailcloud's "Zero POS" focuses on a retail made simple concept that enables merchants to quickly set up their POS machines in-store, easily deploy online stores, and seamlessly connect all online and offline activities. "Star mPOP™ is an excellent fit with our philosophy of retail made simple. Its clean, easy to setup design, backed by the reliability of Star, combines well with our Zero POS." - Kevin Colaco, CEO and Founder of retailcloud "It was an amazing experience to integrate Zero POS with mPOP™ hardware. The libraries provided by Star were simple and easy to understand with good documentation and a handful of options" - Rupak Anto, Senior Product Manager

Further ISVs with successful mPOP™ integration overseas include AirPOS, Shopwave, iZettle, Shopkonnect, Revo Systems, Conosolis, Eirpoint, and Softvoice. Compatible with all major operating systems (iOS, Android, and Windows), the mPOP™ works with any supported mobile software and payment system, allowing retailers the freedom of using various platform options. With Apple MFi certification, the mPOP™ can also connect easily and pair with the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®.

Aesthetically simple and elegant, the mPOP™ provides the ultimate point of sale solution for the new face of mPOS. For additional information, please visit the Star Micronics mPOP™ web page here.

 -Star is the partner for the future, with proven leadership and innovative solutions, today!

About Star Micronics America
Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Co., Ltd., one of the largest POS manufacturers and mobile solution enablers world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures high-precision machine tools and precision parts. Star Micronics Co., Ltd. is publicly traded on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800- 782-7636.

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