1. Getting Started

To build a project, Visual Studio 2012 or later is needed. Please make sure that you have Visual Studio 2012 or later installed on your PC used for development.

1.1. Operating System

OS Contents
Windows10 32bit/64bit (except Mobile and Windows 10 IoT Core)
Windows8.1/8 32bit/64bit (except Windows RT)
Windows7 32bit/64bit

1.2. Interface

  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • USB Printer Class [1]
  • USB Vendor Class [2]
  • Parallel
  • Serial
[1]Installation of the printer driver is required.
[2]Installation of the vendor class driver is required.

1.3. Printer

Printer

Firmware version

Interface

Emulation

Library version

mC-Print2 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIO: 2.4.1+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
mC-Print3 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIO: 2.4.1+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
mPOP 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIO: 2.3.0+
USB Printer Class
FVP10 2.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
USB Vendor Class
Parallel
Serial
TSP100IIIW 1.0+ Wireless LAN StarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100IIILAN 1.0+ Ethernet StarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100IIIBI 1.0+ Bluetooth StarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100IIIU 1.0+USB Printer ClassStarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100ECO 2.0+USB Printer ClassStarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100U 2.0+USB Printer ClassStarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100GT 2.0+USB Printer ClassStarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100LAN 2.0+ Ethernet StarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP650II 1.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
USB Vendor Class
Parallel
Serial
TSP650IISK 1.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.7.0+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
USB Vendor Class
Parallel
Serial
TSP700II 5.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
USB Vendor Class
Parallel
Serial
TSP800II 2.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
USB Vendor Class
Parallel
Serial
BSC10 LAN1.3+Ethernet EscPosStarIO: 2.3.0+
BSC101.3+USB Printer Class[1]EscPosStarIO: 2.3.0+
Parallel
Serial
SP700 4.0+

Bluetooth (EU / USOnly)

StarDotImpactStarIO: 2.3.0+
Ethernet
USB Printer Class
USB Vendor Class
Parallel
Serial
SM-S210i2.5+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.3.0+
Serial EscPosMobile
SM-S220i2.5+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.3.0+
Serial EscPosMobile
SM-S230i 1.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIO: 2.3.0+
USB Printer Class EscPosMobile
SM-T300i2.5+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.3.0+
Serial EscPosMobile
SM-T3002.5+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.3.0+
Serial EscPosMobile
SM-T400i2.5+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.3.0+
Serial EscPosMobile
SM-L200 1.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIO: 2.3.0+
USB Printer Class StarPRNTL[3]
SM-L3001.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIO: 2.3.0+
USB Printer Class 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.

1.4. 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.

1.5. Setting Printer Dip Switch1

Printer Serial Parallel USB Vendor Class USB Printer class Ethernet Bluetooth
TSP650II 6 = OFF 8 = OFF
8 = OFF
5 = OFF
     
TSP650IISK 6 = OFF 8 = OFF
8 = OFF
5 = OFF
     
TSP700II 6 = OFF 8 = OFF
8 = OFF
5 = OFF
     
TSP800II 6 = OFF 8 = OFF
8 = OFF
5 = OFF
     
FVP10 6 = OFF 8 = OFF
8 = OFF
5 = OFF
     
SP700     5 = OFF      
  • The blank area is factory default.
  • 5=OFF: Set to USB Vendor Class
  • 6=OFF: Please set busy condition to “Reception Buffer Full”.
  • 8=OFF: Set NSB enable

1.6. Setting Printer Memory Switch

Printer Serial Parallel USB Vendor Class USB Printer class Ethernet Bluetooth
SP700 MSW6-9 = 1 MSW4-7 = 1 MSW4-7 = 1      
BSC10
MSW7-4 = 1
MSW7-C = 1
MSW7-C = 1  
MSW7-4 = 1
MSW7-C = 0
MSW7-C = 0  
  • The blank area is factory default.
  • MSW4-7=1 /MSW7-C=1/ MSW7-C=0: Set NSB enable
  • MSW6-9=1 /MSW7-4=1: Please set busy condition to “Reception Buffer Full”

1.7. Card DIP Switch

Important

The following setting is available only when you use IPort_ResetDevice Function with Serial Interface card.

DIPSW1-7 = ON

  • DIPSW1-7=ON: Resetting by DSR (#6): Valid

1.8. Connecting a printer to a Device

1.8.1. Bluetooth Interface

If you are using a Windows device, please disable Auto Connection setting. 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.

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 .

  • TSP100IIIBI

    When using, set the TSP100 futurePRNT software “Continuous printer connection setting” function to disabled.If this function is enabled, applications other than futurePRNT will be unable to communicate with TSP100IIIBI.

  • About setting change

    Please use TSP100 future PRNT software

1.8.2. 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.

1.8.3. Wireless LAN Interface

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

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

1.9. 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 TSP800IISM-S210i SM-S220i SM-S230i SM-T300i/T300 SM-T400i BSC10 SM-L200 SM-L300 SP700
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.

1.10. Notes

  • When the printer is being used by other Windows applications, you cannot use StarPRNT SDK application.

  • When communicating with the printer, set the GetPort - BeginCheckBlock - WritePort - EndCheckBlock - ReleasePort process for each communication before using.

  • When connecting with a Bluetooth printer by means of the GetPort method, the connection may fail in some cases. If this occurs, execute using the GetPort method again.

  • When using serial interface

    • If the “ResetDevice” function was used, true is returned in all cases even when the printer power is OFF or the printer is not connected to the computer.
  • When using Ethernet interface
    • Even when the printer is offline, the “WritePort” function stores data in the buffer regardless of the printer status, and printing occurs when the printer returns to online status.
    • The “ResetDevice” function is not supported. This function returns an error (FALSE) in all cases.
    • The “GetParsedStatus”, “BeginCheckedBlock”, and “GetOnlineStatus” methods do not detect printer disconnection or power OFF in real time.As a separate method of checking whether or not the printer is operating normally, the Start Line Mode <ETB> command can be sent periodically to check whether the ASB status ETB counter is counting up correctly in order to judge the printer status.
  • When using Bluetooth interface

    • The “ResetDevice” function is not supported. This function returns an error (FALSE) in all cases.
  • When used with printer driver

    • Please use the following version of software.

      • StarPRNT Intelligence Version 3.5 or later
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for mCollection Version 2.0 or later
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for Portable Version 2.3 or later
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for BSC10 Version 2.2 or later
      • Star TSP100 futurePRNT Version 5.5 or later

      If StarPRNT Intelligence for mPOP is used, update it to StarPRNT Intelligence for mCollection.

    • In case of using lower version of software, please update software by PrinterSoftwareRecoverTool enclosed in this package.

      When using PrinterSoftwareRecoverTool, please use the following version of driver package.

      • StarPRNT Intelligence Version 3.0 to 3.4
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for mPOP Version 1.0 to 1.5
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for mCollection Not support
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for Portable Version 2.0 to 2.2
      • StarPRNT Intelligence for BSC10 Version 2.0 to 2.1
      • Star TSP100 futurePRNT Not support
    • In case of using lower version of driver, please install the latest version of driver package. Please refer enclosed Readme file to obtain the details of PrinterSoftwareRecoverTool.

  • “StarIOExtManager” class in StarIOExtension library for (iOS, Android, Windows UWP) is not include in StarIOExtension library for Windows Desktop.

    Process of “StarIOExtManager” class is descrived in StarPRNT SDK sample code. Please refer these sample code in PrinterExtSamplePage.xaml.cs/BarcodeReaderExtSamplePage.xaml.cs/CombinationExtSamplePage.xaml.cs.