International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has announced that it would be joined by leading software provider Shopwave at the two-day Restaurant Tech Live 2017 scheduled to start on September 26 at ExCeL, London.
Shopwave empowers retailers to gain a deeper understanding of their day-to-day business across multiple stores by providing enterprise grade, real-time analytics through an easy to use iPad Point of Sale application, a company release said.
The solution facilitates seamless retailer integration with the latest technologies including mobile payments, queue busting tools, and live inventory order management. The Shopwave Stock / Inventory Management feature enables business owners to accurately manage accounts for product availability.
Perpetual reconciliation and supplier management ensures that business operations are running efficiently at all times. Furthermore, the entire Shopwave Stock / Inventory Management suite is available via the online dashboard from any device. Users are able to log in to the dashboard on multiple devices and browsers to see up to date information about store performance and download reports.
Visitors will be able to experience a live demonstration of Star’s latest USB printer - TSP143IIIU. This printer can communicate and charge simultaneously and directly with an iPad, iPod or iPhone using the Apple-supplied lightning cable for reliable USB communication as opposed to previous iOS wireless only technologies. As a result, the usual Bluetooth or WiFi / wired LAN set-up issues around pairing, network infrastructure, connectivity, etc., are eliminated from a hardware perspective.
Simplicity itself, the iPad / iPod / iPhone can communicate directly to the printer just like a USB printer to a traditional terminal, providing retailers with the reliability required in high volume transactions or environments where wireless communication is difficult. This unique printer will now allow multisite operators to make blanket decisions across their estates by successfully combining the flexibility of tablet POS with the reliability of cabled POS terminals. Furthermore, the TSP143IIIU offers a more cost-effective alternative to a Bluetooth or WiFi printer.