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For Android Users, The TSP143IVUE Thermal Printer is AOA-OK!

For Android Users, The TSP143IVUE Thermal Printer is AOA-OK!

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At Star, we pay attention to the market, which is ever-evolving. After releasing MFi technology, with Lightning connections between our printers and Apple’s iOS devices, we saw how more and more people were starting to use Android devices. We knew we had to quickly accommodate this fast-growing market.

Adding support for the Android Open Accessory (AOA) protocol has been outstanding for software developers and business owners alike. The TSP143IVUE is ultra-connected, as we like to say, and has many features that give it the flexibility to work with many system upgrades in the future. With AOA support, who knew a thermal printer could make people look and feel as impressive and intelligent as they are!

Let’s dive into the specs for the TSP143IVUE, but first, let’s find out what AOA is:

What Is Android Open Accessory (AOA)?

Android puts it best on their website, so why ruin a good thing?

Here’s what they said about AOA:

“Android Open Accessory (AOA) support allows external USB hardware (Android USB accessories) to interact with Android-powered devices in accessory mode. When an Android-powered device is in accessory mode, the connected accessory acts as the USB host (powers the bus and enumerates devices) and the Android-powered device acts as the USB accessory.”

“Android USB accessories are designed to attach to Android-powered devices. Such accessories adhere to AOA, enabling them to detect Android-powered devices that support accessory mode, and must provide 500mA at 5V for charging power. Some previously-released Android-powered devices are capable of acting only as a USB device and cannot initiate connections with external USB devices. AOA support overcomes this limitation, enabling you to build accessories that can initiate connections and interact with an assortment of Android-powered devices.”

The TSP143IVUE Thermal Printer Supports AOA

Star’s new innovative printing solution accommodates the fast-growing Android-user market with the connectivity people want. The future-proof TSP143IVUE supports the Android Open Accessory (AOA) protocol, allowing the printer to communicate with and power most Android devices when plugged in.

With its modern, innovative design, connectivity, ease of integration, and 20% smaller footprint than its predecessor, the TSP143IVUE is the perfect solution for the demands of today’s market.

But Wait, There's More!

Along with AOA support, adding a USB/LAN Dual Interface and CloudPRNT to the newest TSP143IVUE has fully elevated our popular printing series for today’s needs. This modern printing solution is easy to work with, integrating not only with Android but with iOS and Windows applications as well. Plus, it’s backward compatible with its previous version, the TSP143III, making it effortless for people to upgrade.

It’s also Cloud Ready, connecting to cloud-based POS software and Star Micronics Cloud Services. Star’s Cloud Services enable offsite device monitoring in real-time, custom-designed promotions, and more. 

All in all, the TSP143IVUE thermal printer has:

  • A Dual Interface: LAN + USB (USB-C and USB-A)
  • A Compact and Ultra-Modern Design
  • AOA Protocol Support: Charging and Communicating with Android Devices
  • CloudPRNT technology to work with cloud-based software
  • 100% Cloud Ready with Star Micronics Cloud Services
  • Full compatibility with its previous version
  • 250mm/s High-Speed Thermal Printing
  • Easy “Drop-In & Print” Paper Loading

With AOA and more, there's so much to love about the TSP143IVUE!

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