Star Micronics partners with Elo to offer compact and versatile POS countertop solution
POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has partnered with Elo, a supplier of touchscreen computing solutions, to offer a compact countertop solution that aesthetically matches the design of the new market trend for tablet POS with the performance of an enterprise-grade Windows or Android POS system.
Elo’s I-Series offers the flexibility of using the latest in connectivity with either traditional POS with Windows or using the latest in mobile software and economic advantages of the Android version.
Elo's I-Series POS system, the tablet-like touchscreen, is available in 10-inch and 15-inch Android OS versions or 15-inch Windows OS version. The I-Series POS system features a flip-screen/printer stand which has been designed to house Star's TSP100 Series and TSP654II Series of Bluetooth, LAN, USB and cloud (LAN and remote) printers alongside options such as a 2D barcode scanner and EMV cradle.
Elo's compact printer/computer stand encompasses a small countertop footprint, just slightly larger than the dimensions of the 142 x 204-mm Star printers, providing the retailer with a large display and increased countertop space. The touchscreen tablet can 'flip' to customer-facing, self-service ordering/customer display while the printer and EMV cradle may be placed facing the salesperson or the customer, depending on the application.
Designed for retail and hospitality, the printer stand converts the POS station into a cost-effective, customer-facing kiosk with signature capture, upsell and digital promotion capability. With an enterprise-grade POS system, retailers are able to use remote content provisioning and device management with a centralized web portal. Elo's cloud-based management software, EloView, can lock down the Android operating system for complete data security and OS version control.