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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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Powering Your Printer: What You Need to Know About Lithium-Ion Batteries

Posted December 12, 2012

Datamax-O’Neil printers are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion is the fastest growing battery chemistry type in the world. In less than two decades, it has progressed from the research and development domain to more widespread use, to the point that they are rapidly becoming the world’s most popular portable secondary battery chemistry. They’re the battery of choice in everything from cell phones and digital cameras to printers and portable PCs and tablets. Lithium-ion batteries are a family of rechargeable batteries in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode when discharging, and in the opposite direction when charging. They have been referred to as “rocking chair batteries” because of the back-and-forth ionic action during charge and discharge.

Chemistry, performance, cost, and safety characteristics vary across lithium-ion battery types. Unlike disposable lithium primary batteries, lithium-ion electrochemical cells use an intercalated lithium compound as the electrode material instead of metallic lithium. The positive electrode material is typically a metal oxide with a layered structure, such as lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2), or a material with a tunneled structure, such as lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4), on a current collector of aluminum foil. The negative electrode material is typically a graphitic carbon (also a layered material) on a copper current collector. In the charge/discharge process, lithium ions are inserted or extracted from interstitial space between atomic layers within the active materials.

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Datamax-O’Neil Extends the microFlash/PrintPAD Series Printhead Warranty to Two Years

Posted December 6, 2012

Datamax-O’Neil, which is the only thermal portable receipt printer manufacturer to stand behind its claims of ruggedness and durability by offering a full 2-year warranty on its microFlash and PrintPAD series printers, is now extending the 2-year warranty to the printheads as well. This warranty is four times longer than competing printers. The table below provides the warranty comparisons:

Datamax-O’Neil will extend the original printhead warranty on new microFlash and PrintPAD printers from 1 year to 2 years effective December 1st, 2012 through December 31st, 2013.


Star Releases v3.1 of their Android SDK

Posted August 30, 2012

The new Star Micronics Android SDK V3.1 offers four major enhancements from the previous 2.0 version. The latest Android SDK features a port discovery for both desktop (Ethernet) and mobile (Bluetooth and WiFi) printers and now has the ability to Auto Discover all Star printers on the same network as the Android device, as well as, any paired Star portable Bluetooth printers. Customers can now be given the option to enter the printer’s IP address manually or let the application find Star printers automatically. The new version also offers improved support for the Apple AirPort Express; the ability to add sample receipts; and the logical reorganization of all functionality in the sample application. V3.1 now has much more logical, simple navigation and layout to make integration faster and even easier for developers.


Bixolon SPP-R300 – New iOS and Android Compatible Mobile Receipt Printer

Posted August 24, 2012

Bixolon SPP-R300 WiFi and Bluetooth 3" Mobile Receipt PrinterToday Bixolon announced the release of its new SPP-R300. Compact, rugged and light weight, the 3” SPP-R300 mobile receipt printer provides wireless capability via Bluetooth or Wireless LAN interfaces and its magnetic card reader allows transactions to be processed immediately.

Connected via WiFi with iOS devices such as the Apple iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone the SPP-R300 fully satisfies the anytime, anywhere demands of today’s mobile commerce needs. With its print speeds of 100mm per second and high resolution of 203dpi, the SPP-R300 is the perfect solution for mobile receipt printing applications which require fast, on-demand printing.

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