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16Jul/110

Revolutionary Thermal Printer Designed for Today’s POS Needs Introduced by Star Micronics America

Revolutionary Thermal Printer Designed for Today’s POS Needs Introduced by Star Micronics America










Edison, NJ (PRWEB) September 16, 2005

Star Micronics America introduces the TSP100 futurePRNT, a revolutionary thermal printer that has been specifically designed to address the evolution in the Point of Sale (POS) market. The TSP100 futurePRNT represents a number of industry firsts, including serving as the first USB-only printer and the first true “plug and play” printer that is delivered with all necessary accessories, including an internal power supply, USB cable, wall and vertical mounts, driver CD, sample paper, quick set-up guide, power switch cover, and paper guide.

“The release of the TSP100 futurePRNT underscores Star Micronics’ commitment to continue deploying innovative products to the reseller channel. futurePRNT marks a new revolution for the reseller with its ease of integration into virtually any software package, providing all necessary accessories in the box at the time of purchase, plus, offering the ease of use and reliability that end users demand,” said Michael Hanson, VP, Sales & Marketing, Star Micronics America.

The TSP100 futurePRNT significantly simplifies the integration of a fast thermal printer into any POS system, creating numerous benefits for end users, resellers, software developers, and retailers. With the TSP100 futurePRNT, support calls are eliminated and set up time is dramatically reduced. The result is considerable savings in time and money for end users and resellers.

Speed is a critical factor in determining a POS thermal printer and Star has addressed the two most important variables affecting print speed – the interface and commands. As the first printer to offer only USB, the TSP100 futurePRNT has distinct data transfer benefits over printers with Serial, Parallel interfaces.. The TSP100 futurePRNT is also one of the few industry printers that is digitally signed by Microsoft, so there are no pop up windows warning of potential computer problems when the installing the driver.

Further enhancing the speed of the TSP100 futurePRNT are new drivers. Extremely powerful, the drivers eliminate the need for emulation software and take advantage of today’s computers with faster microprocessors so that elaborate receipts with extensive graphics can be printed at the same speed as conventional receipts. The drivers include the graphics to be printed after the data leaves the application and before it reaches the printer. This is a dramatic improvement over conventional printers that use complicated software to load graphic into the firmware of the printer.

The new process created by the TSP100 futurePRNT enables end users to use a receipt as a marketing device, such as incorporating logos and coupons, without losing print speed. An additional benefit is that, because all graphics are stored in the computer rather than in the printer, a virtual unlimited amount of graphics can be stored.

Complementing the drivers is intelligent software that brings “search” and “replace” functionality to the TSP100 futurePRNT. With the software, which is part of the driver package and included in the package, retailers of any size can utilize the search capability to replace incorrect information (phone number, address, etc.) or add a graphic(s) specific to the receipt being printed.

The ability of the TSP100 futurePRNT to print graphics so quickly has changed the way print speed is evaluated. Conventional specifications, such as inches per second no longer apply. Rather, today’s POS printers should be evaluated based upon receipts per minute (RPM) and the TSP100 futurePRNT delivers an industry-best 25 RPM, regardless of the type of graphics used on the receipt.

Counter space is another consideration that is addressed with the TSP100 futurePRNT. Star has been able to maintain a compact size with the TSP100 futurePRNT while also including the power supply in the standard housing. Additionally, the TSP100 futurePRNT has a flexible design that allows the printer to be easily converted into a vertical station in applications where space is at a premium. Because wall mounts are included as a standard item, the TSP100 futurePRNT can be easily hung to create additional counter space.

Despite all these advantages, the TSP100 futurePRNT’s price is comparable to a thermal printer with a Serial port.

About Star Micronics

Star Micronics America, Inc., is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., a world-leading producer of small printers, audio components, high-precision machine tools, and precision parts. For more information, visit http://www.futureprnt.com or call 800-STAR-OEM x109; fax: (732) 623-5590.

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9Apr/110

Thermal Analysis Research Project, Rugged Computer

Thermal Analysis Research Project, Rugged Computer











Thermal Image


(PRWEB) January 25, 2010

SmallPC.com, a manufacturer of specialized computer solutions, has completed its research partnership with the Ontario Centres of Excellence and McMaster University. The project leader, Dr. Chan Ching, is an expert in two-phase flow and heat transfer. Dr. Ching established the Thermal Management Research Laboratory at McMaster University. He has extensive experience in thermal management of electronic packaging systems. The results and data of this two year collaborative project have lead to several improvements to the design of the thermal management solution used in Small PC’s line of rugged sealed computers.

Various material combinations and cooling methods were analyzed and tested including copper, bi-porus wicks, peltier elements, aluminum and a unique graphite carbon foam. Blake Allen, Small PC’s president said “The heat signature images provided by the Flir Thermal Imaging Camera were significant in pointing us in the right direction for improvements to our passive cooling solution.” These design improvements have been implemented in Small PC’s complete series of waterproof computers. The systems are sealed with no fans or vents requiring only natural external air flow for cooling.

Modified versions of Small PC’s computer models SDC170HB and SC240ML were used in the thermal testing. Specialized testing software was run on the systems as part of the thermal experiments to exercise and stress the limits of all the components of a typical configuration including the CPU, chipset, memory and hard drive. The combination of the infrared camera and thermalcouple feedback provided the data used to characterize the thermal management system performance. This data was used to identify weak links in the design of the passive cooling solution and define changes required to improve performance.

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22Feb/110

New Thermal Simulation Series Illustrates Telecom Cabinet Cooling Solution



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Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2010

NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, has released a new informational engineering paper on how thermal simulation can aid and anticipate the behavior of cooling components. The new paper deals with the design of a telecom cabinet cooling solution in which 3 fan trays, each with two 120mm axial fans are used to cool a total of 6 power supply modules. Both the fan trays and the power supply modules were located in a 19 inch rack inside the telecom cabinet. Two blowers mounted to the roof of the cabinet created the overall air flow through out the equipment independently from the fan trays.

Thermal simulation is used to discover thermal inadequacies in a cooling design. In this second paper, NMB presents a view of how thermal simulation can assist in predicting and improving the airflow and optimal cooling of an average telecom application. NMB explored a CPU cooling design on their first paper of these series.

The use of thermal simulation technology has become part of NMB’s design offerings, and has been proven to facilitate the design process of many of their customers by providing key information and solutions for several thermal cooling applications.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

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26Jan/110

NMB Introduces New Series on Thermal Simulation in System Design



NMB Thermal Simulation for CPU cooling

Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2010

NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, introduces a new series of informational engineering papers on how thermal simulation can aid, not only in the design of a system, but in anticipating the behavior of cooling components.

In looking at the selection process of cooling components, in particular axial cooling fans, the first step for the engineer is to estimate the required airflow for his or her application. The engineer’s design needs to take into consideration not only the heat generated by the many other components that are necessary, but the solution as to how to cool this design effectively.

NMB has been successful in utilizing thermal simulation to aid and anticipate thermal inadequacies in a cooling design. In the first of many series, NMB presents a view of how thermal simulation can assist in predicting and improving the airflow and optimal cooling of an average CPU application.

Visit NMB’s fan engineering thermal simulation pages to view the animated end results of this CPU cooling application.

The use of thermal simulation technology has become part of NMB’s design offerings, and has been proven to facilitate the design process of many of their customers by providing key information and solutions for several thermal cooling applications.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit our web site, or contact us directly.

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