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Star Micronics | Star Micronics releases industry-first StarXpand™ SDK for React Native

High Wycombe, UK, 9 April 2021 International POS printer producer Star Micronics publicizes right now the discharge of its StarXpand™ SDK, an industry-first software program growth package for Star printer management and connection, initially focused for functions that utilise the React Native cross-platform framework.

Typically, cell POS functions have been developed solely for every working system (OS), reminiscent of iOS, Android and Windows. However, cross-platform growth which permits software packages to be developed with one set of supply code, in a single programming language, for a number of working programs is gaining floor. As a end result, cross-platform growth is anticipated to develop into important to software growth sooner or later, resulting from its decrease general growth and upkeep prices.

StarXpand SDK for React Native

StarXpand SDK for React Native

Responding to this development, Star has developed StarXpand SDK, initially focusing on React Native however scheduled to later embrace different native and various cross-platform environments, to assist scale back the event time and upkeep prices related to printer connection. The SDK includes a new StarIO10 framework that gives a number of benefits together with asynchronous communication permitting print jobs to happen in parallel, reducing implementation prices and the potential of bugs whereas enhancing code readability. As StarIO10 is emulation-free, one StarXpand doc will work with any present Star POS / Mobile printer.

With human-readable command creation, StarIO10 permits customers to create instructions by way of a command builder with intermediate and uncooked binary instructions generated respectively. This course of permits for an understanding of what information a printer receives, helps problem-solve and ends in instructions which might be reusable as a print format with out emulation dependencies. Moreover, StarIO10 permits customers to usually uncover all units, no matter interface, in beneath a second vastly enhancing search velocity, particularly for LAN printers.

StarIO10 includes a log of communications between the working system and the printer, designed for debugging. This log function can shorten evaluation time when a problem arises, avoiding extended downtime and saving companies worthwhile time and pointless value.

Star has revealed StarXpand SDK for React Native on the favored GitHub website the place builders world wide publish, share program code, and focus on integration.

As Simon Martin, Director & General Manager, Star Micronics EMEA, states: “Renowned for its market-leading comprehensive SDK’s, Star has developed an industry-first with its StarXpand SDK for React Native. As cross-platform development gains ground, Star is taking the lead with an SDK that helps reduce development time and maintenance costs associated with printer control and connection.”

About Star Micronics
Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is among the world’s largest printer producers and has amenities for worldwide manufacturing, advertising and assist. Employing over 1900 employees and attaining turnover in extra of £250 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms, designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labelling. Star’s confirmed know-how can be being utilised to put in print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. The Star Micronics’ vary is accessible internationally by way of a distribution channel comprising distributors and sellers.


For additional info, please go to or contact:
Claire Smith
PR Manager
Star Micronics EMEA
Tel: +44 (0)1494 471111

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