Star Micronics has taken its
global environmental responsibility and commitment to the next level.
Following the international success of the TSP100 futurePRNT series,
Star Micronics has announced the production of a new, more
environmentally friendly POS printer. Developed to be both the most
energy-efficient single station receipt printer available, as well as
drastically reduce paper consumption, the TSP100ECOâ¢ is designed to
minimize the environmental impact of point of sale receipt printing.
The TSP100ECOâ¢ provides users with an impressive selection of innovative
features that help to reduce negative environmental effects. Chief among
these features are the sophisticated power and paper management systems,
which can result in up to 40% less power consumption on average than
other available single station POS receipt printer.
“The TSP100ECOâ¢ is a direct response to worldwide demand to reduce
carbon emissions and retailers’ responsibility to reduce energy
consumption enabling them to save money and contribute to the battle
against global warming,” stated Christophe Naasz, Marketing Director for
Star Micronics. Naasz further commented, “Combining futurePRNT’s unique
software advantages with a reduction in power and paper consumption will
enable users to not only save the environment and operating expenses,
but also satisfy low-power consumption requirements for Energy Star.”
Part of the efficient power management system is a unique sleep mode
feature that powers down the receipt printer when not in use and has the
ability to instantly power up. For the merchant that prints an average
of three hundred 6″ receipts per day, the printer is only actively used
for approximately 5 minutes of print time. As a result, the automatic
sleep mode uses considerably less power than a standard single station
printer which demonstrates an energy-efficiency advantage over competing
POS receipt printer models. The TSP100ECOâ¢ also meets the power
consumption requirements to be certified with Energy Star.
Scheduled for a Q2 2010 release, Star will continue to preview the
features and benefits of the TSP100ECOâ¢ through news releases and on
display at industry tradeshows.
The Star futurePRNTâ¢ series has included several innovations in POS
print technology, including the world’s first dedicated single station
USB and LAN models and the record breaking TSP100GT, which was the
fastest single station POS printer available at the time of its release.
The TSP100ECOâ¢ is the latest evolution of this already popular product line.
About Star Micronics
Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is one of the world’s largest printer
manufacturers and has facilities for worldwide production, marketing and
support. Employing over 2500 staff and achieving turnover in excess of
$385 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that
spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms designed for
barcode, ticketing, receipts and labeling. Star’s proven technology is
also being utilized to develop reader/writer systems for visual/smart
and magnetic stripe cards, and to install print mechanisms in multimedia
kiosk environments. Star Micronics’ range is accessible internationally
via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.