STX Beacon: Setup Receipt Printer

Receipt Printer

Receipt Printer has functionality for the STX Beacon App for use with an Apple desktop/laptop computer with a USB connection. If you are currently using Beacon via a web browser and need a copy of the STX Beacon App, please contact the Support department or visit the App Store on your computer. 

Beacon is compatible with both of the following receipt printers:

  • Star Micronics TSP-600 series (older models)

  • Star Micronics TSP-100 series (newer models)

Navigate to Setup > Setup Ticket Preferences. Enter text into the Receipt Memo field. The memo will display at the bottom of each printed receipt.

Enter the Receipt Printer name by doing a copy/paste from your computer’s System Report. 

Go to the Apple menu and select About This Mac. Depending on the version of OS X, click either More Info or System Report. 

TSP-600 Series

When the System Profiler page appears, highlight the USB item listed in the Hardware section on the left-hand margin.

On the top right-hand portion of the page, highlight the connected receipt printer.

In the bottom right-hand portion of the page, highlight the entire receipt printer name and Copy (command-c) the information. 

Go back to Beacon > Setup > Tickets and Paste (command-v) the information into the Receipt Printer field.

Select the Connection Type from the drop-down menu. Click the Save button when you’re finished.

TSP-100 Series

When the System Profiler page appears, highlight the USB item listed in the Hardware section on the left-hand margin.

On the top right-hand portion of the page, highlight the connected receipt printer.

In the bottom right-hand portion of the page, highlight the entire receipt printer name and Copy (command-c) the information. 

Open a new TextEdit document and Paste (command-v) the information.

The printer name must be converted into a name Beacon will understand. On the TextEdit document, change the STAR;MDL:TSP143 (STR_T-001) to the following:

Star_TSP143__STR_T_001_ (Note there are 2 underscores between TSP143 and STR.)

Once you have converted the name of the receipt printer in TextEdit, highlight the entire name and Copy (command-c) the information.

Go back to Beacon > Setup > Tickets and Paste (command-v) the information into the Receipt Printer field.

Select the Connection Type from the drop-down menu. Click the Save button when you’re finished.

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