News | August 10, 2020

Star Micronics Unveils New Version Of mC-Print3 With USB-C Interface And Power Delivery

The new interface will enable Android, Windows, and Mac devices to leverage SteadyLAN technology

Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is excited to announce the release of a new version of the mC-Print3 with a new interface including a USB-C connection.

With the growing adoption of the USB-C standard, Star Micronics has added new mCP31C and mCP31CB models to the mC-Print3 family, equipped with a USB-C port supporting standard communication as well as USB Power Delivery to USB-C devices such as Android and Windows phones and tablets, PCs and Macs. The mCP31C and mCP31CB also allow a USB-C tablet to charge while connected to the printer.

The MCP31C interface includes one USB-C port, two USB-A ports, one Ethernet port supporting Star Micronics’ CloudPRNT and WebPRNT technologies, and one DK-Port. The MCP31CB interface includes the same connection options as the former model, as well as Bluetooth (non-MFi).

The addition of the USB-C connection will allow Android, Windows, and Mac devices to leverage Star Micronics’ SteadyLAN technology. A world first solution, SteadyLAN provides stable wired Ethernet service and power to a device connected to a networked printer via the USB-C cable. SteadyLAN is also available for iOS devices on the mCP21LB, mCP31L, and mCP31LB mC-Print3 models.

An industry-leading thermal printer for retail and hospitality, the mC-Print3 provides a simple user experience, is easy to integrate, and features a sleek IPX2-rated splash-proof design. The mC-Print3 is compatible with Star Micronics PromoPRNT receipt marketing technology and is a part of the Star Micronics mCollection, a line of mPOS hardware including printers, cash drawers, scales, tablet POS stands, and more.

“We are very excited to launch this new version of the mC-Print3,” said Jon Levin, Director of Product Management at Star Micronics. “The addition of a USB-C connection will allow modern host devices to enjoy the reliable network connection and power supply that SteadyLAN provides, all through one SB-C cable.”

About Star Micronics
Star Micronics, a world leading point of sale provider, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer engagement solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment with a POS or mPOS environment. Star Micronics’s Software Development Tools allow integrators to utilize Star hardware solutions with any Android, iOS, and Windows devices with their application. Always leading, and always innovating, Star Micronics has developed printing solutions including CloudPRNT, AirPrint-certified printing, Lightning connectivity, and the future-proof mCollection which includes printers, scales, stands, peripherals, and more. For more information, visit

Source: Star Micronics