With the growing adoption of the USB-C standard, POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has announced the launch of the latest additions to its mC-Print3 series. The mCP31C and mCP31CB, equipped with a USB-C port, support standard communication with USB-C supporting devices such as Android/Windows phones and tablets, PCs, Macs etc., as well as USB power delivery.
The mCP31C and mCP31CB allow a USB-C tablet to charge whilst connected to the printer. To date, this has not been possible with MicroUSB based tablets. Additionally, the mCP31C and mCP31CB offer SteadyLAN connectivity, previously only available on iOS devices, for supported tablets running Android, Windows, Linux and Mac. The printer can now act as the hub to a totally wired POS solution, powering the printer and tablet plus additional peripherals such as a barcode reader and customer display from a single plug/mains socket.
The mC-Print series features 58mm and 80mm print width models. With the unique functionality of up to five hardware and software interfaces including innovative cloud technologies able to control select USB connected peripherals, the mC-Print series responds to the demands of an evolving multi-channel environment.