Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club choose RealTime DC

Whittlebury Park Golf Course

Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club choose the TSP800 from RealTime DC

Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club is set in over 600 acres of picturesque parkland, designated a site of special landscape beauty with magnificent oaks that are hundreds of years old and over a dozen fresh water lakes. Situated next to the world famous Silverstone Racing Circuit, Whittlebury Park enjoys private paths into the circuit and provides camping and parking all year round, for all of the major race meetings including the British Grand Prix, Superbikes, Touring Cars and the Historic Festival. Being the closest campsite to the circuit, regular guests have been enjoying the facilities for many years.

Identifying the requirements

Identifying the need to be able to instantly recognise if a customer has paid for their pitch on site at any given time, Whittlebury Park contacted RealTime DC – suppliers of a wide range of rugged and durable hardware products perfectly suited to this kind of situation, to discuss what their options might be and what was available.

Whittlebury Park had determined that they needed something that was instantly recognisable, something colourful and noticeable – placed in a position where it could not be tampered with by other campers on site. The obvious solution was to have something placed inside the car, where it could be locked safely away, attached to something so that it could not fall to the floor or be missed on inspection. It was soon realised that something to hang off the rear view mirror was the perfect solution.

RealTime DC contacted DED, specialists in all kind of label printers and bespoke label printing and worked with them to find the best possible answer for Whittlebury Park.


The Star Micronics TSP800 was seen to be the perfect solution due to its capability to take wider paper than a regular receipt printer, enabling Whittlebury Park to maximise the space on the in car hangars. It was also selected due to its small footprint – being used in a small office area, this was a very important consideration and the thermal printing it offered which meant a lower running cost.

The hangars have their reverse side pre printed with the terms and conditions and other information associated with the campsite and are then printed on demand for each customer as and they arrive on the campsite as proof of payment.

Each hanger is printed on bright paper, making it easily identifiable and contains the following information – event name, customer name, site / plot, arrival / departure date and vehicle registration number. Once given to the customer, they are hung in place for the duration of their stay.

Commenting on the selection of the TSP800 from RealTime DC, Louise King, Estate Activities Co-Ordinator said “All users have found the TSP800 simple to use and ideal for our requirements.”

The TSP800 is a very fast thermal barcode, label, receipt and ticket printer which features a unique paper width of 112mm wide on papers of up to 150gsm in weight and all in a printer only 180mm wide! The TSP800 uses Star’s simple “Drop-In & Print” paper loading feature and features an external paper feed path for large diameter and fanfold tickets as standard. Interfacing is no problem thanks to both ESC/POS, DP8340 emulation mode and the traditional Star mode. The TSP800 has a host of extra features including two colour printing, wall and desk mount brackets, interchangeable interfaces and drivers for most operating systems.

If you would like any further information on this printer or any other hardware please contact RealTime DC by emailing info@realtimedc.com or calling 01243 855700.

About DED Limited

Formed in 1983, DED Limited based in Lydd, Kent. The ensuing years have seen the company grow to become a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of: ‘Specialist’–Kiosk/Receipt/Label/Ticket–Printers, PoS Equipment, CCD and Barcode Scanners, Magnetic and Smart Card Readers & Writers, Cash Drawers, Pole Displays, Plastic Card Printers and Touchscreen Terminals.

Accredited by NQA to the BS EN ISO 9001:2000 Quality Standard, DED is a major distributor for a number of world-class companies such as: Star Micronics, Zebra, Honeywell (Metrologic), Axiohm, Posiflex, Vibrant, Nippon Primex, Data Modul, Neuron and N5 Software.

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