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[February 19, 2013]

Star Micronics Introduces the "i" Series of iOS Compatible Bluetooth Printers

EDISON, NJ, Feb 19, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Keeping up with the rapid pace of mobile technologies is a challenge many businesses face on a daily basis. To help alleviate the stress of keeping up with mobile technologies, Star Micronics is proud to offer end-users its "i" Series family of iOS compatible Bluetooth printers dedicated to mobile POS printing solutions. The members of this mobile-friendly series are the SM-S220i, SM-T300i, SM-T400i and TSP650II BTi.

The SM-S220i is the Star's first portable Bluetooth printer to be MFi certified by Apple for use with its iPad(R), iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R). Not only can Star's SM-S220i printer pair with iOS devices but it also supports the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP), meaning it can pair with devices running most other common operating systems including Windows(R) and Android(TM). 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.

Star's SM-T300i (three inch printing) and SM-T400i (four inch printing) iOS compatible Bluetooth portable printers are ruggedized versions of the SM-S220i. Their rugged and water-resistant design coupled with long battery life makes the SM-T300i and SM-T400i welcomed options for any environment. The SM-T300i, available at the end of the month, allows for restaurant servers and clerks working in demanding retail and hospitality environments to print standard three inch format receipts wherever they need to, and the SM-T400i's four inch format is ideal for law enforcement to use in issuing e-citations. The SM-T400i will be available in early Q2. The iOS compatible, SM-T300i and SM-T400i seamlessly makes the task of mobile printing in a demanding work environment easy.

Last but not least is the TSP650II BTi, Star's first desktop MFi certified Bluetooth printer. Available in March 2013, it offers the convenience of mobile accessibility with high reliability and lightning fast print. Fully equipped with a Bluetooth interface, "drop in and print" paper loading, small footprint and reliable guillotine cutter, the TSP650II BTi is a welcomed addition to POS systems, ideal for retail establishments and restaurants.

"The mobile POS market is full of challenges for businesses, big and small," stated Christophe Naasz, Director of Business Development at Star Micronics. "Star Micronics is committed to providing innovative and reliable printing solutions to meet these demands." To learn more about Star Micronics, visit www.starmicronics.com.

About Star Micronics 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.

Media Contacts: Hillary Dieter SkyRocket Group, Inc.

Email Contact (814) 833-2373 Henry Shen Star Micronics Email Contact 732-623-550 x580 SOURCE: Star Micronics http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=2740DCBB416DECD7 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=752CCA380A014E3B

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