High Wycombe, UK, 14 February 2017 – International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that it will be joining payment technology provider Kashing! at the B&B & Self Catering Show (22 – 23 February 2017, Severnside Hall Exhibition Centre, Bristol) to demonstrate a tablet POS solution that successfully combines simple and secure payment technology with Star’s unique Bluetooth printer and cash drawer solution mPOP™.
Chris Fletcher, Chief Commercial Officer of Kashing! stated; “For far too long, the needs of the cherished UK B&B proprietor, independent hotelier and caterers have been ignored by the big payment companies. Our partnership with Star means that for the first time, an all-in-one payments solution can be provided with all the features required to make payments convenient, safe and secure, everywhere for everyone.”
The mPOP from Star is ideal for the B&B industry given that it is low cost, lightweight and space-saving at just 10cm high and 30cm wide. With front feed receipting, mPOP can easily be placed under the counter for enhanced space-saving. Working with all major operating systems including Apple iOS, Android and Windows, mPOP provides users with a versatile Bluetooth solution that is ready to work with compatible POS software and a card payment system.
Bluetooth connectivity results in only one mains cable being required for full operation while the mPOP LED display will quickly determine pairing status as well as any issues such as paper out. With 4 USB ports, additional tablet, phone and scanner charging is available from the one cable.
With the POPPack option that includes a high quality black or white tablet stand (alternative colours are available if required) and metal plate, users can successfully create a stylish mPOS station. The POPPack design provides a flexible option with the extra security required within a hospitality environment, whilst retaining the mobile element. This provides the ability to securely store or transport the mPOS station at the end of trading.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Kashing! The simple yet secure features of Kashing!’s payment solution combined with Star’s unique mPOP™ provide the B&B industry with a tablet POS system that is not only innovative and versatile but also compact and stylish in design”, adds Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA.
Kashing! is backed and led by banking, cyber security and FinTech heavy weights with decades of experience. Kashing! is approved by the strength and stability of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, and is Payment Card Industry (PCI) Level 1 compliant. Kashing! provides ecommerce, mcommerce, MOTO, chip and PIN and contactless to the UK’s millions of cash reliant sole traders and micro merchants. London based Kashing! is already processing millions of pounds of card payments safely and securely. Kashing! really is payments for everyone.
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 1900 staff and achieving turnover in excess of £250 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms, designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labelling. Star’s proven technology is also being utilised to install print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. The Star Micronics’ range is available internationally via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.