1. Getting Started

1.1. To build an Android project, Android Studio are needed.

These tools are available in one package from the Android Studio – Official Site .

It is assumed Android Studio have already been installed on your PC at this point. Should you need assistance or additional information, visit the Android Studio – Official Site .

  • How to open the StarPRNT SDK project in Android Studio

    1. Unzip the StarPRNT SDK package.

    ../_images/android_studio_build_1.png

    2. Execute Android Studio and open StarPRNT SDK.

    ../_images/android_studio_build_2.png

    ../_images/android_studio_build_3.png

    ../_images/android_studio_build_4.png
  • Running the project

    1. Click “Run” in the top menu bar and then select “Run ‘app’”.

      ../_images/android_studio_build_5.png
    2. Choose Device.

      ../_images/android_studio_build_6.png

1.2. Printer

Printer

Firmware version

Interface

Emulation

Library version

mC-Print2 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIOPort: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB
mC-Print3 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIOPort: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB
mPOP 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
USB
FVP10 1.2+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
Ethernet
USB
TSP100IIIW 1.0+ Wireless LAN StarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP100IIILAN 1.0+ Ethernet StarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP100IIIBI 1.0+ Bluetooth StarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP100IIIU 1.0+USBStarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.5+
TSP100ECO 2.0+USBStarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP100U 2.0+USBStarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP100GT 2.0+USBStarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP100LAN 2.0+ Ethernet StarGraphicStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
TSP650II 1.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
Ethernet
USB
TSP650IISK 1.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIOPort: 2.9.0+
Ethernet
USB
TSP700II 3.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
Ethernet
USB
TSP800II 1.2+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
Ethernet
USB
TUP500 1.0+ Ethernet StarLine StarIOPort: 2.6.0+
USB
BSC10 LAN1.0+Ethernet EscPosStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
BSC101.0+USB[1]EscPosStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
SP700 3.0+

Bluetooth (EU / USOnly)

StarDotImpactStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
Ethernet
USB
SK1-211/221/V211 1.0+ USB StarPRNT StarIOPort: 2.6.0+
SK1-211/221/V211 Presenter 1.0+ USB StarPRNT StarIOPort: 2.6.0+
SK1-311/321/V311 1.0+ USB StarPRNT StarIOPort: 2.6.0+
SK1-311/V311 Presenter 1.0+ USB StarPRNT StarIOPort: 2.6.0+
SM-S210i2.4+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIOPort: 2.2.2+
EscPosMobile
SM-S220i2.0+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIOPort: 2.2.2+
EscPosMobile
SM-S230i 1.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
USB EscPosMobile
SM-T300i2.4+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIOPort: 2.2.2+
EscPosMobile
SM-T3001.1+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIOPort: 2.2.2+
EscPosMobile
SM-T400i2.4+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIOPort: 2.2.2+
EscPosMobile
SM-L200 1.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIOPort: 2.2.2+
StarPRNTL[3]
SM-L3001.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIOPort: 2.2.5+
StarPRNTL[3]
[1]

BSC10 setting with for USB I/F.Please set busy condition to “Reception Buffer Full”. (MSW #7, bit4 set to ON)

[2]

Support for StarPRNT emulation is SM-S210i, SM-S220i, SM-T300i and SM-T400i: firmware version 3.0 or later. SM-T300(DB): firmware version 4.0 or later.

[3]

Support for StarPRNTL emulation is firmware version 2.0 or later.

  • Mobile Printer

    When using StarPRNT emulation

    To use the StarPRNT emulation, set the emulation setting of the printer to “StarPRNT”. To change the emulation, proceed as follows. (For SM-L200 and SM-L300, it does not need to switch the emulation.)

    1. Turn the printer power and open the printer cover.

    2. Press and hold the POWER button and the FEED button simultaneously. As soon as the ERROR lamp flashes five times, release the buttons. The emulation switchover takes place automatically.

    3. After setting a paper, close the printer cover. The set emulation is printed out.

      ESC/POS : EMU = ESC/POS

      StarPRNT : EMU = StarPRNT

      If the emulation is not switched correctly, repeat the above steps 1 to 3.At that time, in step 2, make sure not to release the buttons until the lamp completes the 5th flash.

    4. Please reboot the printer after switching the emulation. *It will be valid after rebooting the printer.

1.3. Supported Peripherals

Supporting Peripherals Contents
BCR-POP1 Barcode reader
DS9208 Zebra Technologies (Symbol) barcode reader
USB HID USB HID Class (Keyboard mode)
SCD222U Customer display
mC-Sound Melody speaker
BCR-POP1 DS9208 USB HID SCD222U mC-Sound
mC-Print2 [2] -
mC-Print3 [2] [1]
mPOP - -
TSP100IIIU - - - -
[1]

Firmware version 1.3 or later is required.

[2]

Firmware version 3.0 or later is required.

1.4. Connecting a Star POS Printer to an Android Device

1.4.1. Bluetooth

All Star Bluetooth devices have each initial device name as a factory default setting, such as “Star Micronics” and “DK-AirCash”. When using multiple devices, which have same device name, it is useful to change the device name for identifying each device easily.

You can change the LAN/Bluetooth settings of the Star POS device, such as changing the Bluetooth device name. Please use the Utility/Driver .

  • Pairing of a Star POS device with your Android Device

    1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled and the Star POS Device is powered on.When the security setting of the Star POS device is set to SSP, press the PAIR button for more than 5 seconds to make it available for pairing.

    2. Tap Settings.

    3. Tap Bluetooth to ON.

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_Android_1.png

    1. Tap Search for Devices.

      Find the Star POS Device you wish to connect to and tap it to pair.

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_Android_2.png

    1. If use the “PIN Code”, enter the PIN number.The factory default for standard Star POS Device is “1234”.(If use the “SPP”, do not need this operation.)

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_Android_3.png

1.4.2. Ethernet Interface

Assign an IP Address to the Star Printer and connect it to the network.Standard Star Printers do not ship with an IP Address pre-assigned; this can set by a DHCP network.

Use Star POS Printers with the #9100 Multi Session disabled.The setting can be confirmed by Test Print which can be executed by holding down the printer’s feed button while turning the printer on.

Refer to “guidelines-ethernet_en.pdf” for how to confirm and change the #9100 Multi Session setting and how to set the Static IP Address.

You can set up your POS Printers which can connect to TCP/IP. Please use the Utility/Driver .

TSP100IIIUtility and Star Setting Utility cannot be used with printers where an IP address has not been assigned (IP address 0.0.0.0).

This software uses TCP communication port 9100, TCP communication port 9100, UDP communication port 2222.

  • Network Access Permission

    1. Assign an IP Address to the Star POS Devices and connect it to the network.

    2. Tap Settings.

    3. Ensure Wi-Fi is ON.

      ../_images/Ethernet_Setting_Android_1.png

    1. Connect to the same network the Star POS Device is on.

      ../_images/Ethernet_Setting_Android_2.png

1.4.3. Wireless LAN Interface (TSP100IIIW)

Connecting Tablet/PC. See the Online manual (Setup - Connect Tablet/PC) .

For other points, refer to the item of Ethernet interface.

1.4.4. USB Interface

  • No specific Star Micronics driver or printer software needs to be installed on the Android device.

  • The USB cable needed can vary by tablet. Most Android tablets do not support the common A to B USB cable.Some require mini/micro USB cables or adapters/docks.Review the specifications for your tablet to ensure the correct cable is being used; there is no specific pin out for Star USB Printers.

  • When you use USB hub, cascade connection is recommended up to one stage.The maximum number of devices which can be connected at the same time is 4.

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  • USB Access Permission

    Refer to “Edit AndroidManifest.xml” and “Edit device_filter.xml”.

1.5. Utility/Driver

Download from App Store , Google play , Star Global Support Site .

Software

mC-Print2 mC-Print3 mPOP FVP10 TSP100IIIW TSP100IIIBITSP100IIIU TSP100ECO TSP100U TSP100GTTSP100LAN TSP650II TSP650IISK TSP700II TSP800IITUP500SM-S210i SM-S220i SM-S230i SM-T300i/T300 SM-T400i BSC10 SM-L200 SM-L300 SP700SK1-211/221/V211 SK1-211/221/V211 Presenter SK1-311/321/V311 SK1-311/V311 Presenter
iOS/Android Star Setting Utility[1] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
mPOP Utility - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
mC-Print Utility - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TSP100III Utility - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SK Setting Utility[2] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Windows StarPRNT Intelligence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for mCollection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for Portable - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for BSC10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for SK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Star TSP100 futurePRNT[3] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[1]

The memory switch setting cannot be changed. To change the memory switch setting, use the software for Windows.

[2]

Only for Android.

[3]

The memory switch setting cannot be changed. To change the memory switch setting, use the software for Android or iOS.