It was also compatible with the Apple III. The Silentype's many dramatic advantages over other printers at the time, including silent operation, very small size, print speed and reliability, were especially well-suited for its use in the nascent point-of-sale and hospitality industries. The Silentype was the first printer to be used in any restaurant as a point-of-sale remote requisition printer to speed service.  The broadening use of printers in the hospitality industry subsequently played a key role in the advancement of efficiency throughout the hospitality industry worldwide.
The typical point-of-sale hospitality printer in use today, forty years later, is a thermal printer that still mimics the way the Silentype was used when it was introduced in 1980. The item "Vintage Apple Silentype Thermal printer A2M0036 in original box with manual" is in sale since Thursday, November 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes". The seller is "jmorand" and is located in Leominster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.