Auto-Star Announces Compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8


MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA – Auto-Star Compusystems, a leading developer of point of sale and retail management software, is pleased to announce that the Star-Plus point of sale and Star-Link chain store management solutions are compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.  The Windows 8 platform was tested with both solutions over several months and is now certified for all customers.

Launched in October 2012, Windows 8 represents the most significant change in Microsoft’s operating platform since the release of Windows 95. New features and functionality in Windows 8 include:

  • Innovative and dynamic user interface
  • Faster startup time
  • Improved search functionality
  • Quick data transfers
  • Enhanced security
  • Windows store and apps

“Our compatibility tests with Windows 8, as well as other new developments such as mobile application development on Android, and integration to Mercury Loyalty demonstrate our continuing commitment to new and robust platforms and technologies,” said Ivan Long, Director of Operations at Auto-Star.

As of April 2014, systems running on Windows XP will no longer be supported or eligible for PCI compliance. Auto-Star strongly encourages all customers to begin upgrading to Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Embedded POSReady 7 to ensure continued updates and technical support.  The Star-Plus solution will continue to be supported when run on full versions of Windows 7 Professional or higher.

About Auto-Star Compusystems Inc.
Auto-Star Compusystems is a software company that develops point-of-sale software for pharmacy, grocery, and health and natural products retailers across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. The company’s products provide seamless end-to-end solutions to optimize efficiency and customer satisfaction, while lowering operating costs. For more information on Auto-Star, please call 888-460-6963 or visit              

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Autumn Schweitzer, Marketing Manager
Auto-Star Compusystems Inc.
Voice: (888) 460-6963
Fax: (415) 366-8255


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