Star Micronics Announces a New Portable Bluetooth(R) Printer

Star Micronics Announces a New Portable Bluetooth(R) Printer
Compatible With iOS Devices 
"Star's New SM-S220i Bluetooth Printer Compatible With the Apple iOS
Devices" 
SHIZUKO, JAPAN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --   Star Micronics, Ltd.
is proud to announce the latest advancement in its portable printer
line, the SM-S220i Bluetooth printer compatible with the Apple iOS
devices.  
The SM-S220i portable receipt printer is Star's first printer
approved by Apple, Inc. The SM-S220i printer, unlike most printers,
can pair via Bluetooth with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. The
SM-S220i printer has made it easier than ever to print from the Apple
iOS devices that have become ubiquitous in the Point of Sale and
Payment industries. 
Not only can Star's SM-S220i printer pair with iOS devices but it
also supports the Bluetooth SPP protocol, meaning it can pair with
devices running most other common operating systems as well. As one
of the first printers available with both of these Bluetooth
technologies in one device, the SM-S220i will make it easier for
resellers to offer a simple hardware solution to merchants that is
compatible with all of the popular mobile platforms. 
The SM-S220i is a compact and light weight printer which supports 2
inch (58mm) thermal paper. Its compact size, long battery life and
Bluetooth connection makes it a welcome printer option for retail and
hospitality vendors as well as payment processing vendors looking for
a mobile solution. Payment processing devices can easily be attached
to the SM-S220i through its accessory serial ports making the printer
very adaptable for any usage scenario.  
"Star is a long time supporter of Apple products and as a leader in
Point of Sale printer products it was important to support our
partners by offering a mobile solution for the new markets created by
the advance of tablet computing," said Christophe Naasz, Director of
Business Development, Star Micronics America, Inc. "Nearly all of the
customers in the markets we serve are looking for some type of mobile
solution, often involving products from Apple, and this new printer
is the ideal solution for mobility." 
The SM-S220i with MFi certification will be available for the
Japanese market in October 2012 and will be available in the US and
Europe in December. 
Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
 iPod touch is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a
trademark of Apple Inc. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. 
The Bluetooth(R) word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG,
Inc. and any use of such marks by Star Micronics Co., Ltd. is under
license. 
About Star Micronics America
 Star Micronics America, Inc. is a
subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., the second-largest small
printer manufacturer world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures
audio components, high-precision machine tools, and precision parts.
Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most
Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more
information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636. 
Client Contact:
Christophe Naasz
Star Micronics America
732.623.5500 x575
cnaasz@starmicronics.com