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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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How to Pair a Socket CHS Bluetooth Barcode Scanner with an iPad

Posted February 8, 2013

Mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, have become a cost effective option for a variety of data collection applications today. One of the main challenges faced with consumer devices however is the need to scan barcodes. While you can  use the built-in camera as a basic scanner, applications that require consistent scanning throughout the day find that the app/camera option is not fast or accurate enough. Luckily there are plenty of cordless scanners from Socket you can easily pair with any mobile device. The Socket CHS series offers options for 1D and 2D scanning as well as more rugged housings including Healthcare antimicrobial devices. Pairing the scanners to your iPad only takes a few simple steps. Follow this video to add scanning to any iPad-based data collection application.


How to Use Square Up with Star Ethernet Printers

Posted February 6, 2013

Star TSP100LAN futurePRNT Receipt PrinterWith the popularity of tablets today many businesses are finding more ways to integrate them into everyday operations.  One of the most common applications today is turning your iPad into a Point of Sale terminal with easy to use applications like Square Register.

While processing a payment and transaction is easily handled by the iPad and Square, there is still the challenge of providing a printed receipt to your customers. Fortunately, Star is leading the way with a variety of receipt printers that will easily work with your Square system.

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CipherLab Introduces Barcode Scanner Designed for iOS and Android Devices

Posted December 31, 2012

CipherLab has announced the upcoming availability of the CipherLab 1663, an enhanced performance barcode scanner for the iOS and Android devices. The 1663 expands upon CipherLab’s popular 1600 Series line of barcode scanners by providing an enhanced performance option for reading 1D barcodes into smart devices.

The CipherLab 1663 Bluetooth Barcode Scanner is a 1D imager-based barcode reader that can decode both printed barcodes and barcodes displayed on device screens. It features an easy pairing method to enable barcode reading capability for smart devices.

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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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Zoom Room Improves Customer Service with Apple iPad and Socket Barcode Scanners

Posted November 28, 2012

Every type of business is concerned with providing the best possible experience for their customers and taking advantage of new technology tools is a great way to do so. Utilizing mobile devices like the Apple iPad and Socket Bluetooth scanners can make any application more efficient and customer friendly.

Zoom Room, a chain of dog agility training centers, delivers top-notch customer service for canines and humans alike with the Apple iPad and CHS Series 7 barcode scanners from Socket Mobile. The mobile technology enables employees to spend more time helping customers, perform transactions and registrations away from the front desk, and minimize paper usage to support corporate green initiatives.

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The Star SM-S220i – New Portable Bluetooth Printer Compatible with iOS Devices

Posted November 19, 2012

Star Micronics has announced the latest advancement in its portable printer line, the SM-S220i Bluetooth printer compatible with the Apple iOS devices.

The SM-S220i portable receipt printer is Star’s first printer approved by Apple, Inc. The SM-S220i printer, unlike most printers, can pair via Bluetooth with the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The SM-S220i printer has made it easier than ever to print from the Apple iOS devices that have become ubiquitous in the Point of Sale and Payment industries.

Not only can Star’s SM-S220i printer pair with iOS devices but it also supports the Bluetooth SPP protocol, meaning it can pair with devices running most other common operating systems as well. As one of the first printers available with both of these Bluetooth technologies in one device, the SM-S220i will make it easier for resellers to offer a simple hardware solution to merchants that is compatible with all of the popular mobile platforms.

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Add Barcode Scanning to Your Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod with Socket

Posted October 25, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have become commonplace in all business types. They offer advanced computing and wireless connectivity on the go whenever and wherever its needed. While they offer a lot of functionality to the average consumer, these devices can also be used in more professional settings to manage inventory, conduct sales, or track a customer base. Adding the ability to read barcodes to your iPad or iPhone can quickly turn it into a data collecting tool you can use for  a wide range of applications.

While there are many apps out there that turn the camera on your device into a barcode scanner, most users find that these apps are not able to keep up with consistent and volume of scanning an enterprise application requires. This is where the Socket line of cordless scanners are the perfect solution for any iOS device.

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Socket Scanner Now Integrated Into NCR Apple iPad POS Solution

Posted September 25, 2012

Socket Mobile announced that NCR Corporation has selected the 7Ci Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner for use with NCR Silver, a simple and affordable cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) software platform
that enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to take payments and manage their entire business with one POS solution.  NCR Silver is a complete point-of-sale solution that runs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch device.

NCR Silver makes it easy for small retailers to run their businesses, connect with customers, and sell anywhere. The CHS 7Ci is part of a complete NCR Silver hardware offering that also includes a wireless receipt printer, iPad stand, cash drawer and encrypted credit card reader.

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