How to Select a Receipt Printer for Mobile POS

Posted July 1, 2014

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Be honest – is it even close?

In this day and age, customers expect to see their favorite restaurants and stores using technologies similar to the ones they use on a daily basis. That’s why today’s top retailers and restaurateurs are turning to tablets and Apple iPads to run their businesses.

In 2014, this concept of mobile point of sale (POS) is very flexible. Mobile elements, such as mobile POS devices and mobile POS printers, can be mixed and matched with your existing assets to accommodate your specific business and/or budget needs. Mobile POS can include:

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Tricor Courier and Cargo Captures Real-Time Delivery Confirmations With Mobile Technology

Posted March 27, 2014

delivery guy with packageIndustry: Logistics

Application: Proof of Delivery & Route Accounting

Tricor Courier and Cargo captures real-time end-user delivery confirmations by putting the power of mobile technology directly in the hands of its front-line delivery team.

Executive Summary

Tricor Courier and Cargo wanted to automate and expand their capabilities in delivery services. They were in need of a paperless confirmation solution consisting of a mobile computer for signature capture as well as a mobile printer for on-location receipt confirmation for their customers. BarcodesInc was able to deliver a mobile solution which provided immediate confirmation of receipt by their customers and improved efficiency across the entire delivery network.

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Square Register Now Supports the Star SM-S220i and SM-T300i Portable Receipt Printers

Posted August 27, 2013

2013-08-27_1042Now you can make your Square Register system even more mobile with support for two mobile receipt printers from Star: SM-S220i and SM-T300i.

Square has updated its iOS app with new features for all of Apple’s mobile devices as well as added some iPad-specific improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s AppStore.

  • For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch: Record and track all kinds of payments, including checks and gift cards.
  • For iPad: Reconcile your cash drawer quickly and easily with cash management, Connect a Bluetooth printer to wirelessly print receipts from Star MFi certified portable Bluetooth receipt printers.

For assistance finding any hardware for Square Register, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Introducing The New Zebra EM220II

Posted July 22, 2013

Zebra EM 220II Receipt PrinterThe growing adoption of smartphones and tablets around the globe is creating an increasing need for enterprise users to communicate and interact with Zebra printers—especially Zebra mobile printers—using the latest mobile technology. In response to this need, Zebra is announcing the next generation EM 220 mobile receipt printer—the EM220II.

The new EM220II supports Bluetooth and Wireless LAN connectivity to Apple, Android and Windows devices using Zebra’s extensive range of printer drivers and Software Development Kits (SDKs). In addition to the recently announced iMZ220 and iMZ320, the EM220II is Zebra’s second mobile printer product line to have the ‘Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad’ (MFi) certification.

Building on the positive attributes of the predecessor EM 220 product, the next generation EM220II provides the same small, pocket-sized convenience but at a more affordable price. This will be Zebra’s smallest, most affordable smartphone- and tablet-compatible printer to date.

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Star’s New SM-T400i Mobile Receipt Printer Compatible with iOS

Posted July 11, 2013

Star SM-T400i Receipt PrinterStar Micronics has announced the debut of its SM-T400i and SM-T404i to their “i” Series of printers. As the widest format portable Bluetooth printer in Star’s “i” Series, the SM-T400i and SM-T404i are rugged four inch (112mm) portable Bluetooth receipt printers with a wide 104mm printable area, ideal for data filled service reports, delivery notes or law enforcement citations. With an added magnetic stripe reader (MSR), the SMT401i adds even more functionality and value to the SM-T400i model.

Apple MFi certified, the SM-T400i and SM-T404i portable receipt printers are approved for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows, the SM-T400i and SM-T404i also boast a configurable Eco-Friendly Auto Power Down mode. As an added convenience, the SMT404i offers a MSR which adds even more functionality to the base model SM-T400i. Dust protected and splashproof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T400i and SM-T404i are welcomed options for any environment.

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Star’s Newest Apple Approved Mobile Receipt Printer the SM-T301i

Posted June 24, 2013

Star SM-T300i Portable Barcode PrinterThe new Star SM-T301i three-inch rugged portable Bluetooth receipt printer is approved by Apple, Inc. through MFi certification for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With an added magnetic stripe reader, the SM-T301i adds even more functionality and value to the already released SM-T300i model.

In addition to its ability to pair with iOS, Android and other popular mobile platforms, the SM-T301i has an integrated MSR, easy drop in & print paper loading, a reliable and quick print speed of 75mm per second, and an intuitive LCD display. Dust protected and splash-proof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T301i is rugged enough for outside field workers requiring handhelds to seamlessly print from a mobile device to a durable portable printer. The SM-T301i also allows for restaurant servers and clerks working in demanding retail and hospitality environments to print standard three-inch format receipts wherever they need to. Its rugged and splash proof design combined with standard three-inch receipt printing, MSR and a long battery life make the SM-T301i a welcomed option.

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The New Apple iOS Compatible Star SM-T300i Printer!

Posted March 5, 2013

Star SM-T300i Portable Barcode PrinterTo meet rising demand for mobile friendly POS printers, Star Micronics has announced the addition of its SM-T300i to their “i” Series of printers which started with the popular SM-S220i Bluetooth printer. The SM-T300i portable receipt printer is approved by Apple, Inc. through MFi certification for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.

In addition to its ability to pair with iOS, Android and other popular mobile platforms, the SM-T300i has easy drop in & print paper loading, a reliable and quick print speed of 75mm per second, and an intuitive LCD display. Dust protected and splash-proof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T300i is rugged enough for outside field workers requiring handhelds to seamlessly print from a mobile device to a durable portable printer. The SM-T300i also allows for restaurant servers and clerks working in demanding retail and hospitality environments to print standard three inch format receipts wherever they need to. Its rugged and splash proof design combined with standard three inch receipt printing and a long battery life make the SM-T300i a welcomed option.

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New Zebra iMZ Mobile Printers Connect to Apple Devices

Posted February 14, 2013

The iMZ220 and iMZ320 mobile printers build on the current MZ series with the addition of Bluetooth connectivity to Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry platforms. Supporting smart phone and tablet technologies, as well as mobile computer technology, the iMZ series gives users a real choice of mobile platforms to suit their business requirements. Compact and lightweight, these easy-to-operate mobile receipt printers are a great entry-level model for printing simple 2-inch and 3-inch receipts.

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Epson Announces Their New Mobile POS Printer With Bluetooth iOS Support

Posted December 26, 2012

Epson Mobilink Portable Barcode PrinterEpson, a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced that its popular Mobilink P60 thermal printers are now available with Bluetooth connectivity for the iOS mobile operating system. Available in both receipt and label versions, the new Mobilink devices allow retail and hospitality customers to take advantage of wireless printing from all handheld iDevice peripherals, including Apple’s iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, connecting via the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless networking standard. Bluetooth’s open standard wireless communications protocol creates a stable, reliable connection and is a cost effective option for short-range transactions of up to 30 feet. Epson’s new Mobilink products meet the skyrocketing customer demand for highly reliable, Bluetooth-based mobile printing from iDevices throughout retail stores and hospitality environments.

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The New Star SM-S220i Is Now Available!

Posted December 21, 2012

Star SM-S220i Portable Barcode PrinterStar Micronics is proud to bring you the SM-S220i portable Bluetooth printer. The SM-S220i is an industry first, with the ability to connect using Bluetooth to not only devices running operating systems such as Windows and Android, but to devices running iOS, such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The SMS220i’s agile features make it the perfect solution for mobile point of sale and payment applications.

Thanks to MFi certification from Apple, the SM-S220i is able to pair with iOS devices unlike common Bluetooth printers which only support the iOS incompatible SPP Bluetooth protocol. You may have seen other MFi certified Bluetooth printers on the market, but Star’s SM-S220i is the first to support both iOS and the SPP protocol meaning one printer will work with all devices. Customers will no longer need to purchase separate models, one for iOS and one for Android. Instead, customers can purchase a single model, the SM-S220i, and be assured that it will work with any Bluetooth enabled device.

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