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Honeywell Expands Scanning And Mobility Portfolio With Acquisition Of Datamax-O’Neil

Posted December 23, 2014

2014-12-23_1015Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Datamax-O’Neil, a global manufacturer of fixed and mobile printers used in a variety of retail, warehouse and distribution, and health care applications, for $185 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review.

The acquisition builds on Honeywell’s existing scanning and rugged mobile thermal printing products, and will extend that to include RFID, receipt, label and other specialty printing applications. This deal follows Honeywell’s 2013 acquisition of Intermec, which essentially doubled the company’s revenue in the highly attractive scanning and mobility segment.

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Brother Introduces Apple AirPrint Compatibility for RuggedJet 4 Mobile Printers

Posted August 15, 2014

Brother RuggedJet 4 PrinterBrother has announced that its RuggedJet 4 Wi-Fi handheld receipt and label printers now support Apple AirPrint wireless technology. AirPrint from Apple allows users to wirelessly print from iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices directly to RuggedJet 4 printers with ease. Brother Mobile Solutions, a premier provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, is proud to bring seamless integration and wireless printing to iOS users with this announcement.

Built-in AirPrint compatibility allows instant printing from iOS devices without the need to download or install drivers or interfaces and simplifies the RuggedJet user experience, making the thermal printer even easier to use. Moreover, all existing RuggedJet 4 Wi-Fi printers are backward compatible with AirPrint via a simple, free firmware update available from Brother.

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Brother’s New RuggedJet 3 Mobile Printer

Posted August 11, 2014

ruggedjet3The Brother RuggedJet 3 is the newest addition to the growing family of Brother printing solutions for retailers. Engineered to be fast, simple and extremely intuitive for retail associates to use, these sleek label and receipt printers also come equipped with the connectivity, OS and warranty features that retail decision makers want in the 3-inch category.

The RJ-3150 model features a large, full-color graphical LCD display – an industry first – with intuitive, interactive menus that simplify printing of 1-inch to 3-inch wide shelf edge labels, POS receipts and product labels. Brother Mobile Solutions credits this important new enhancement and significant evolution in mobile printing ergonomics to the technological expertise of parent company Brother International – a 60-year market leader in printing products for the small office, home office industry.

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Epson Introduces Ultra Compact Mobilink P20 Printer

Posted August 5, 2014

Epson Mobillink P20 Portable PrinterEpson has announced  its smallest and lightest mobile printer to date, the ultra-compact Mobilink P20 for 2” receipts. Weighing in at just one-half pound, it is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and offers best-in-class print speeds and battery life, along with flexible connectivity options and fast near field communication (NFC) pairing. The Mobilink P20 is designed with Epson’s ePOS-Print technology, which enables direct printing from any device running Apple iOS, Android or Windows operating systems. Ideally suited for mobile printing in retail and hospitality applications such as line busting, tableside service and on-the-go receipt printing, the Mobilink P20 is compatible with all of today’s best-of-breed POS systems and the latest industry-standard wireless security protocols.

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Printronix Expands their Mobile Printer Offering with the New M4L

Posted June 17, 2014

Printronix M4L Portable PrinterPrintronix has announced the launch of the M4L portable barcode printer. The M4L joins Printronix Print Cart in the line of mobile printing solutions, further extending a growing category within industrial printing. The M4L is designed to run at full-printing capacity for extended lengths of time – 30% longer than competitive models – to maximize warehouse efficiency so workers can print and apply labels at the point of application.

Easier Integration, Reliability You Can Trust

The M4L integrates seamlessly with factory-ready ZPL II & CPCL emulations, and secure Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. The unit connects directly to legacy systems and devices which streamlines integration into diverse industrial environments.

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Zebra’s New QLn Healthcare Series Portable Printers

Posted May 16, 2014

Zebra QLn320 Healthcare Portable PrinterZebra has announced updates to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio, including its mobile specimen collection solution. The addition of the QLn Healthcare Solutions Series will expand the capabilities of the QLn220 and QLn320 mobile printers that ensure patient safety and lower the risk of mislabeling specimen samples. The QLn220 Healthcare and QLn320 Healthcare meet the specimen labeling standards of both the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institutes (CLSI).

Misidentification of specimen samples leads to tens of thousands of adverse events annually throughout the healthcare system. To battle this alarming trend, Zebra developed the QLn Healthcare printer to enable clinicians to label samples at the patient’s bedside, reducing the chance of error. The QLn solution also utilizes colored labels to provide assurance that labels are easily identified and managed quickly and properly. The QLn devices meet comprehensive disinfectant standards and provide an enhanced user experience and connectivity capabilities that are needed in today’s healthcare industry.

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Star Receipt Printers an Great Match for LOCFOOD Point of Sale Software

Posted May 6, 2014

LOCFOOD is a modern point of sale (POS) software designed to connect consumers and merchants. Combining the functionality of POS and online ordering, the sleek, multi-purpose solution allows establishments in the hospitality industry to improve order accuracy, increase order turnover and streamline food preparation.

Using LOCFOOD’s solution – which has been developed for web, iOS and Android – customers can browse menus and restaurant information, place their order electronically and be notified when it is ready for pick-up.

The problem

When LOCFOOD began working with restaurant owners, they explained that because their tabled-based POS solution lacked a printer, it would be greener, eliminate paper waste and reduce printing costs. However, merchants explained that it is actually more practical for them to use a POS printer. They expressed their need to print order tickets to the kitchen and receipts to present to the customer. Restaurant owners explained that the kitchen area is too harsh an environment for tablets, as the device can easily come into contact with water, food and high temperatures.

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Zebra Mobile Printers Infographic

Posted November 27, 2013

Zebra mobile computersMobility has become one of the key concerns for many businesses to improve existing processes and open up new possibilities within their business. In many applications, a printed receipt, proof of delivery or even label needs to be created on the go. Leading the way with a variety of mobile printers, Zebra offers printers for any printing application need.

In this infographic you’ll find several common mobile applications that require some type of on-demand printing and the perfect Zebra solution to match. Whether you are printing from a tablet, smartphone, or rugged mobile computer, Zebra has portable printer to meet your needs.


TSC Expands Portable Printer Line with the New Alpha-4L

Posted September 3, 2013

alpha-4lTSC has expanded its new Alpha series of portable printers with the recent introduction of the Alpha-4L, a new portable four-inch-wide-format label printer designed for the manufacturing, transportation/logistics, and retail industries.

Higher performance at its class
The Alpha-4L’s performance-enhancing features include a 5800 mAh large-capacity battery for extended operation, expanded memory to accommodate advanced applications and future firmware enhancements, reliable Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n wireless communications and a large paper capacity
67.3 mm (2.65”) OD to reduce the frequency of changing paper rolls.

Durability
When used with its optional IP54-rated environmental case, the Alpha-4L offers protection against dust, dirt, moisture, temperature extremes and other harsh field conditions. The printer’s rubber over-mold case is designed to keep the unit working normally even after a 1.5 m (5 ft) drop. When using its environmental case, it can withstand a 1.8 m (6 ft) drop test. And with a high-capacity battery and paper roll, the Alpha-4L maximizes productivity, providing efficient service over a full day’s duty cycle.

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The Datamax-O’Neil RL4 is No Couch Potato for German Furniture Store

Posted August 28, 2013

Datamax-O'Neil RL4 Portable Barcode PrinterDatamax-O’Neil’s RL4 Improves Productivity and Reduces Costs at Segmüller

Segmüller has a long tradition in the furniture business. It was back in 1925 that Hans Segmüller founded his business as an artisan manufacturing upholstered furniture in the Bavarian town of Friedberg. Today, Segmüller is one of the most successful and well-known furniture stores in Southern Germany with seven locations and more than 4,000 employees.

The primary factor underlying the company’s strong growth is its extensive range of products that includes furnishings to match every budget. Moreover, Segmüller has always had a strong focus on good service. This includes
displaying the greatest possible selection of products in its exhibition areas and delivering the correct furniture to customers as quickly as possible as well as providing helpful in-store support.

Problem

To provide this level of service while remaining profitable, it is vital for Segmüller to work productively and efficiently – and this is doubly true for warehouse processes. The process involved in labeling incoming goods offers significant scope for efficiency gains. Continue reading »


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