At Star Micronics, we’re always attuned to market dynamics and trends. Following our successful launch of MFi technology, which facilitated seamless Lightning connections between our printers and Apple’s iOS devices, we recognized the surging adoption of Android devices in powering small business point-of-sale (POS) systems.
To remain at the forefront of industry innovation, we swiftly adapted to serve this expanding Android market segment, ensuring compatibility and operational excellence.
Embracing the Android Open Accessory (AOA) protocol has been transformative for both software developers and business owners. The TSP143IVUE is ultra-connected and boasts an array of features ensuring future-proof adaptability. With AOA integration, this thermal printer not only streamlines operations but also underscores the sophistication and innovation at the helm of today’s businesses.
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 design, enhanced connectivity, ease of integration, and 20% smaller footprint than its predecessor, the TSP143IVUE is the perfect solution for the demands of today’s market.
The TSP143IVUE Supports CloudPRNT & More
Along with AOA support, adding a USB/LAN Dual Interface and CloudPRNT to the newest TSP143IVUE thermal receipt printer has fully elevated our popular printing series for today’s needs. This advanced printing solution seamlessly integrates with Android, iOS, and Windows applications, offering unparalleled versatility and ease of use.
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.
Here are some key features of the TSP143IVUE:
- 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