The World of Hospitality Issue 41 2021 - Page 9

As well as paper orders , the same connectivity is available for food orders printed on repositionable labels , which can be removed and easily re-applied during the food preparation process before being attached to the final packaging as a receipt for the customer . The Star TSP654IISK using MAXStick™ linerless media can accept orders from traditional POS systems , tablets , phones and also directly from local or remote online ordering platforms . This streamlines the entire process and reduces paper waste , saving valuable time and cost .
With hospitality businesses increasingly receiving orders from multiple channels and the consequent higher number of tablets and printers required for different online ordering systems , the need to create a cable-free minimalist environment is essential . The ideal scenario would be a tablet on a countertop providing a clean , sleek vision but all too often this is not practical given the POS setup has to not only look good but also be usable .
Star ’ s mC-Print™ receipt printer lends itself perfectly to a secure tablet solution where the device and peripherals can be reliably connected to the network while offering the clutter free appearance of a cable free allin-one POS system or self-service terminal . With its compact design , front opening , simple paper loading and outstanding functionality , the mC-Print3 features multiple interfaces as well as Cloud connectivity to provide a futureproof , seamless transition from traditional to tablet POS .
In any hospitality business ensuring reliable network connectivity can be challenging , especially in a kitchen environment . Benefitting from Star ’ s unique SteadyLAN™ technology , the mC-Print3 delivers data , tablet charging and network tethering for iPads as well as USB-C models of Windows and Android devices via a direct Lightning or USB-C cable between the tablet and printer without the need for WiFi . The mC-Print also includes hub functionality with the ability to connect a USB customer display , scanner , RFID device , keypad or other supported HID enabled peripherals directly to the printer for a single integrated system .
In terms of payments , the pandemic has made the transition from cash to card payment even more pronounced . As contactless payments increasingly become the norm , other options such as online payment or even QR code payment are useful additions with customers scanning a digital QR code or a printed QR code on the bottom of the bill and paying directly via their phone .
With fewer customers now paying in cash , a compact solution that offers a smaller cash drawer is a viable alternative . A combined Bluetooth printer and cash drawer solution such as mPOP™ is particularly easy to set up and ideal for businesses looking to potentially set up a temporary pop up venue .
These are just some of the solutions available to reduce costs , remain flexible and offer contactless experiences so that hospitality businesses can thrive in what is certainly an unpredictable and challenging operating environment for many .
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