EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - After years of building excitement, Microsoft has launched Windows 8, the breakthrough redesign of its Windows operating system on October 25, 2012. Windows 8 represents Microsoft's new approach to marry technologies of computers with that of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

As a leader in the industry and in keeping with Star's motto of "Always Leading-Always Innovating," we are pleased to announce the availability of Star drivers compatible with the new Windows 8 Operating System. The futurePRNT V5.3 driver supports the TSP100 series printers and includes utilities for adding logos and coupons to receipts, changing fonts, saving paper and many more. The StarPRNT V1.5 driver supports most other Star Micronics printers. These updates are now live for downloading on our Global Support Site (http://www.starmicronics.com/support/Default.aspx).

Stay tuned to starmicronics.com for more updates.

About Star Micronics America
Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., the second-largest small printer manufacturer world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures audio components, high-precision machine tools, and precision parts. Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636.

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