Edison, NJ (PRWEB) June 11, 2004
Star Micronics America, Inc., announced today the release of its prescription printer to automate the prescription writing/reading process for both doctors' offices, hospitals and pharmacies.
Star is one of the first printer manufacturers to answer the call from the Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Industries to automate the prescription process and make it more efficient. Star Micronics has a dual solution to print thermal prescriptions using its TSP800 thermal printer. The TSP800 printer enables doctors to print thermal prescriptions versus handwritten prescriptions from a pad avoiding legibility errors. Utilizing specialized and secured thermal prescription paper, the prescriptions are printed using the latest medical technology software on the market, resulting in a secured legible script in seconds. This thermal printer is HIPAA compliant, as utilizing direct thermal technology leaves no residual used imprinted ribbon behind.
"Opportunities for Star's TSP800 thermal printer are endless. Medical offices, hospitals and pharmacies are among the latest industries to realize the fit this compact printer provides in helping make daily printing tasks more efficient - especially the prescription writing process," said Michael Hanson, VP, Sales and Marketing, Star Micronics America, Inc. "Combining the TSP800 with certified medical software solutions, enables healthcare professionals to spend more time treating patients and less time completing paper work."
Local pharmacies will have the opportunity to use the TSP800 for dual purposes. First, for pharmacies that electronically receive prescriptions at the pharmacy counter, the pharmacy will be able to provide a printed record of the electronic prescription in the exact format a handwritten prescription would be personally received. Second, the TSP800 can also be used as a standard point of sale (POS) printer for retail transactions.
The TSP800 is the only printer on the market that provides printing on 3" to 4.25" wide paper at the speed of 150mm/second. The TSP800 is a wide-format, easy loading thermal printer. Its compact footprint is ideal for offices, hospitals and pharmacies with limited counter space. The TSP800 features efficient "drop and load" paper loading and its sole consumable is the paper, the printer does not use ink ribbons or toner cartridges, making the printer maintenance simply to paper roll replacement. Standard interfaces for the printer include: Serial, Parallel, USB and Ethernet.
Star Micronics' TSP800 has been certified as compatible with many EMR Software companies, MediNotes, Praxis, Most LLC, Integreat, DocComply, New Wave Software, MicroFour, Ethidium, Medent, Brickell Research and Dr. Notes. For more information on these certified medical IT companies for the TSP800 Rx Printer, visit http://www.starmicronics.com/Printer/PrinterDesc.aspx?PageId=1&PrinterId=36
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, contact Star Micronics America, Inc., at 800-782-7636 ext 563; fax: (732) 623-5590. Details of the company are available at http://www.starmicronics.com.
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