Star Micronics Launches SM-S220i Portable Bluetooth Printer

— January 16, 2013

Star Micronics ( unveiled it's latest portable printer, the SM-220i. The printer offers the ability to connect using Bluetooth to not only devices running operating systems such as Windows and Android, but to devices running iOS, such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The SM-S220i’s agile features make it the perfect solution for mobile point of sale and payment applications.

Thanks to MFi certification from Apple, the SM-S220i is able to pair with iOS devices unlike common Bluetooth printers which only support the iOS incompatible SPP Bluetooth protocol. Star’s SM-S220i supports both iOS and the SPP protocol meaning one printer will work with all devices. Customers will no longer need to purchase separate models, one for iOS and one for Android. Instead, customers can purchase a single model, the SM-S220i, and be assured that it will work with any Bluetooth enabled device.

In addition to two Bluetooth radios, the SM-S220i also includes an extra serial port that enables the connection of external devices such as a PIN-PAD or RFID module showcasing its superior versatility. The two inch wide format SM-S220i supports printing of graphics as well as 1D and 2D barcodes. Company logos and QR codes can be easily printed with the SM-S220i making receipts eye-catching and interactive. Furthermore, the SM-S220i has three threaded holes in the back so that it can be mounted on a wall or counter. Coupled with its ability to drive an external PIN PAD or RFID module, this mounting ability makes the SM-S220i perfect for applications like printing receipts on a small, mobile food cart or mall kiosk where the printer is fixed but space is at a premium.

The SM-S220i has a battery life up to eight hours; a perfect combination of small and compact size with long battery life. To extend the battery life the SM-S220i enters a sleep mode when not in use. An LCD screen is utilized to easily check battery level and Bluetooth mode.

Included with the printer is:
AC Adapter
Belt Clip
Battery Pack
Sample Paper Roll
Serial Cable
Setup Sheet
The SM-S220i model comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

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