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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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Auto-Star Partners With Motion Computing To Offer Mobile POS Solution

Posted July 31, 2014

In today’s competitive retail market, keeping up with industry trends is imperative and retailers who adopt early are able to meet their customer’s growing expectations. Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, and Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology, are pleased to announce the certification of the Star-Plus POS and the Motion CL910 and F5te Tablet PC. Together, the solution offers retailers the latest in mobile point of sale technology.

Durable and lightweight, the CL 910 and F5te tablets can be equipped with a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, allowing retailers to easily scan products, check inventory and update pricing information on the go. In addition, retailers are able to process transactions and capture customer data from anywhere on the selling floor, providing them with a dynamic line busting tool. This significantly decreases wait times for customers, enhancing their buying experience, while also reducing the stresses placed on traditional cash lines.

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Aldelo Touch Supports Star Micronics’s Mobile Products

Posted July 16, 2014

Star SM-S220i Portable PrinterAldelo Touch, a full-featured POS solution designed for Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini has been updated with support for Star Micronics SM-S220i Bluetooth mobile printer, SM-T300i Bluetooth mobile printer, TSP143LAN Ethernet desktop printer and DK-AirCash peripheral for secure wireless cash drawer control.

Aldelo provides the next generation in restaurant point of sale technology designed exclusively for mobility, flexibility and simplicity. Incorporating the latest technologies with user-friendly interface designs, unbelievable flexibility and accessible cloud office, Aldelo Touch provides full restaurant capabilities without compromise.

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What is Apple MFi Certification and Why is it Important?

Posted July 7, 2014

2014-07-07_0930Apple’s MFi Program (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad”) is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with Apple’s iPod, iPad, iPad mini and iPhone, the so-called iDevices. The name is a shortened version of the original long-form Made For iPod. Companies joining the MFi program are required to pass certain requirements and certification tests. Once approved by Apple, they are able to display certain MFi-related logos on their product packaging.

Using a MFi certified receipt printer ensures full compatibility with Apple devices and an easier set-up with more features in any mobile application.

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How to Select a Receipt Printer for Mobile POS

Posted July 1, 2014

ipad-in-actionIs your restaurant or retail store ahead of the technology curve?
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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ID TECH’s Shuttle and UniMag II Approved for the Visa Ready Program

Posted June 5, 2014

ID Tech Shuttle Card ReaderID Tech has announced two of their secure mobile magstripe readers, the Shuttle and UniMag II, are now approved solutions of the Visa Ready Program.

The Visa Ready Program is designed to ensure that devices, software, and solutions used to initiate or accept Visa payments are compatible with Visa’s requirements.

The ID Tech Shuttle and UniMag II are two-track encrypted magnetic stripe readers that transform any mobile device into an mPOS solution. Both mobile readers encrypt card data before it enters the mobile device increasing the merchant’s business reputation by inhibiting fraudulent activity. The Shuttle and UniMag II support TDES and AES encryption using DUKPT key management and administer superior card reading performance with a single swipe in either direction. With the Visa Ready Program’s security requirements and ID Tech’s continuation to innovate secure payment solutions, merchants can rely on the safety of their mPOS system.

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Star’s New Cash Drawer Series

Posted May 8, 2014

Star SMD2-1617 Cash DrawerStar staying true to its “Always Leading- Always Innovating” motto announces the addition of the SMD2 series cash drawers to its expanding mPOS solution lineup.

The SMD2-1214, SMD2-1317, and SMD2-1617 cash drawers integrate seamlessly into any retail or hospitality environment to complete a sleek and functional mobile point of sale.

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Star Micronics and MMF POS Cash in on mPOS Solution

Posted April 1, 2014

2014-04-01_0953MMF, a leading supplier of cash drawers and accessories, has chosen Star to help strengthen its mobile POS (mPOS) cash management solution. Star’s DK-AirCash units will enable wireless control of MMF cash drawers, including the Advantage ADV-INABOX Drawer as well as the VAL-u Line Series drawers.

MMF’s Advantage ADV-INABOX Drawer is a robust printer-driven 24V Cash Drawer with Star Interface Kwick Kable bundled all INABOX. This package also comes standard with the patented LockIt feature, a hidden locked compartment beneath the currency till for safe storage of larger bills. In addition to its Advantage ADV-INABOX Drawer, MMF’s VAL-u Line Series 13” x 16” and 13” x 13” drawers (Electronic 24Vdc version) offer customers a cost-effective and compact cash management solution with durable construction and high-quality standards.

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