Star CloudPRNT is an HTTP, JSON based protocol which allows web servers to remotely control, and receive events from Star Point Of Sale devices which are CloudPRNT compatible. CloudPRNT enables server side control of document printing, barcode reading, keyboard input, display update depending on model.
CloudPRNT is suitable for remote printing applications, such as kitchen delivery order printing, warehouse pick ticket printing etc. where low latency is not strictly required. It is also suitable for lower latency applications, such as traditional POS, with full peripheral control.
This can be very useful for web based applications, but can apply to any thin client style environment. CloudPRNT can also simplify the installation, set-up and daily usage, as it eliminates the need to manage IP addresses or custom firewall/tunneling rules at the local site.
In addition to simplifying connectivity, CloudPRNT provides a mechanism to allow client and server to negotiate compatibility and capability information. Such as the printers supported command set and compatible media formats, as well as paper size, print area and output resolution. This allows a server to format it's output appropriately to fit the client device.
At this time, several Star models are available with CloudPRNT compatibility:
- Star TSP650II, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, TSP650IISK with HI0x interface board fitted.
- Star mC-Print2
- Star mC-Print3
- Star TSP100IV
Devices with USB Host support (HI0x interface, all versions of mC-Print3 and mC-Print2 LB version, etc...), will also support peripherals, such as barcode scanners, line displays, etc.