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    App Development Selection: Native, Web or Hybrid?

    From Retail to Logistics, Payments to Hospitality, there has been a gradual shift in printing methods. Speed and convenience has seen traditional desktop printers replaced with mobile equivalents. The introduction of tablets and smart devices has led to a whole new industry of APP writers/generators who are reacting to the requirement for mobile applications which need to be tailored to a business’ individual requirements. Thus factoring in the likes of total cost of ownership, device functionality, compatibility and security. With various types of application architectures available, most APPs are generally classified into three main categories: Native, HTML5 and Hybrid. Each of these types of APPs come with their own list of pros and cons which a user needs to consider alongside their current OS environment and how this will affect their business efficiency, strategy, future plans and budgets. Native Applications This type of APP depends on specific development environments such as iOS® or Android® and are built specifically for that operating system. Pros These APPs are easily obtainable via a simple download from the App Store® or Google Play® and are normally instantly ready to use (unless an operating license is required) Native APPs tend to be more stable and secure than other APP types Offline usage is also possible Easy integration with host device features, such as Bluetooth, Camera, WLAN etc. Cons Native APPs are restricted to a particular operating system Development costs are high as each application needs to be tailored to individual operating systems Native app management may be challenging, if any APP changes are required, each change will need to be replicated onto each individual users OS application Native APPs have greatly improved in stability and security attracting the attention of large enterprises in a variety of industries. As a result, native APPs are dominating in business which require high stability and security such as casino billing systems, railway ticketing and lottery systems. BIXOLON provide various native app SDK’s for a variety of operating systems such as Android®, iOS®, Windows®, Linux®, Chrome® and Symbian®. Web Applications Web Applications use multiple programming languages such as CSS, JavaScript and HTML5. This type of APP normally in the format of a webpage. The source of the APP does not belong to the operating system, so can be fluid across all operating systems. Pros Working on all platforms can reduce both development time and costs. Easy maintenance compared to native APPs as there is no registration process via the download host sites Cons Web apps are typically large file sized and data rich HTML5 is not accessible when offline Unable to fully utilize host device functionality These types of applications have become popular is small to mid-sized businesses such as local restaurants and boutique stores for their cost efficiency. And have also gained the attention of larger businesses such as supermarket chains or mobile phone carriers as this type of app can also function as a central management system. BIXOLON provides a Cordova SDK plugin to support this application trend. Hybrid Mobile Applications Hybrid applications utilize a combination of Native and Web development methodologies. A native container is used to develop hybrid apps using CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 programming languages. Hybrid apps are accessible on different operating systems (however the compatibility is lower than HTML5 apps). Pros Hybrid apps are consistent across operating systems By sharing source codes across multiple operating systems environments developers can reduce both time and cost Cons The APP file sizes are large and slow, leading to reduced performance The user experience quality of a hybrid application usually doesn’t match that of a native APP Hybrid applications provide a great number of benefits especially around cost reduction which is extremely attractive to start-up companies or enterprises which have a plan to run and maintain their own application across multiple operating systems. BIXOLON offers an Xamarin SDK which allows apps available in Android and iOS the same performance. With many APP options available, it is up to the customer to access their working environments and strategies when considering which application type to take. BIXOLON printer solutions can support various types of SDKs to fulfil many user’s business environments. To access BIXOLON’s full SDK range, visit the BIXOLON technical download page. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    August 6, 2018

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    Explore BIXOLON’s Latest mPOS and Mobile Printing Solutions at RSPA RetailNow 2018

    August 2, 2018

    BIXOLON America, Inc. (booth 505) is pleased to announce that they will be returning for this year’s RSPA RetailNOW® show (5th-8th August 2018, Tennessee, USA), showcasing some of the most innovative, fast-paced mPOS solutions in the POS world. BIXOLON is a global manufacturer of advanced receipt, label and mobile printers and has had a longstanding presence at the show. As the mPOS market continues to grow, BIXOLON has continuously been ahead of the curve in designing groundbreaking devices to meet the need for today’s most demanding applications. BIXOLON will introduce the all new SRP-Q302B built-in battery 3-inch mPOS printer. A compact cube design printer offering a small footprint and added mobility with its 24 V Li-ion, 2,750 mAh, rechargeable battery. Supporting up to 220 mm/sec print speed, USB + Ethernet + 1 USB charging-only port interface as a standard, alongside WLAN or Bluetooth options. In addition, BIXOLON will feature devices such as the SPP-R310plus 3-inch mobile printer and the SRP-S300 3-inch linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™. The SRP-F310II water and dust resistant receipt printer offering an unlimited 4 year warranty, alongside the SLP-DX420 built-in Bluetooth 4-inch direct thermal desktop label printer. “The RSPA RetailNOW® show is one of the most important industry events of the year for BIXOLON. We look forward to attending and engaging with other leaders in the Retail and Hospitality industry,” states Alberto Hwang, Managing Director of BIXOLON America. “We will be inspiring visitors of RetailNow with the latest and most innovative mPOS printing technologies for QSR applications, alongside its market leading mobile and desktop printers specifically designed for linerless labelling.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    August 2, 2018

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    BIXOLON Adds a Built-in Battery Printer to its Multi-functional SRP-Q300 Series

    August 1, 2018

    SEONGNAM-SI, SOUTH KOREA (PRWEB) AUGUST 01, 2018 BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the addition of the SRP-Q300B 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube Receipt and Ticket printer with Built-in Battery to its innovative SRP-Q300 line-up. Supporting a 24V Li-ion, 2,750mAh rechargeable battery, the SRP-Q300B helps to provide a true wire-free tablet application combining quality and capability for a variety of applications from food trucks to pop-up store speciality branding. The SRP-Q300B supports a compact footprint with a cube type design, measuring 128 x 125 x 169.2 mm (5.03 x 4.92 x 6.66 inch). Printing at speeds up to 220mm/sec and print resolution of 180dpi or 203dpi. Offering USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional WLAN or Bluetooth. Sporting a 4 hour battery charge time, the SRP-Q300B can support continuous printing of up to 10 rolls of 80mm diameter paper (total 600 m), with a 52-hour stand-by time once fully charged. Compatible with all major operating systems and plugins including iOS™, Android™, Windows®, Linux™, Xamarin™, Cordova™, Chrome™. The SRP-Q300B supports NFC for Android™ functionality for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300B. Alongside Smart Connection™ supporting an easy Wi-Fi setup with iOS smart device. “As the mPOS market continues to grow, BIXOLON has developed a printing solution which pushes the boundaries of conventional POS setups to provide an adaptable solution which can be used for a variety of applications,” explains John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “The SRP-Q300B completes BIXOLON’s highly successful SRP-Q300 Series pairing connectivity with functionality and showcases BIXOLON’s ongoing commitment to providing cutting-edge printing solutions for the ever changing POS market.” For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-Q300B is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to purchase from BIXOLON Americaand BIXOLON Europe’s sales regions from October 2018. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha.

    August 1, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    BIXOLON Ranked Global Leader in Mobile Receipt Printer Market for the Fifth Consecutive Year

    July 23, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. the global manufacturer of advanced receipt, label and mobile printers is proud to announce it has been named the World’s leading Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer by the Japanese research firm Chunichisha Co., Ltd. for the fifth consecutive year. Cited in Chunichisha’s Whole Picture of the Printer Market Report, published in July of 2018, the report highlights BIXOLON’s sustained position having the highest mobile receipt printer market share globally. Since entering the market in 2007 with the SPP-R200 compact mobile printer, BIXOLON has built an impressive portfolio of high quality, compact receipt and label printing solutions, introducing the next-generation SPP-R200III, SPP-R210, SPP-R310 and SPP-R410 mobile printers. Its mobile printing solutions support cutting-edge connectivity, including embedded NFC tags enabling auto-Bluetooth pairing and a SoftAP feature for simplified Wi-Fi onboarding. Alongside out-of-the-box printing for all Microsoft® Windows®, Android™ or iOS® devices. Its latest models are Apple MFi iAP2 certified and are designed for dual-purpose receipting and multi-purpose labelling for standard or lineless label media. BIXOLON mobile printers are ideal for mPOS receipts, line-busting, onboard ticket sales, direct store delivery, electronic citations, meter reading and other on-the-go printing applications. Later this year, BIXOLON will be expanding its mobile printer line-up adding a specialized mobile receipt printer for the mobile payment industry. Alongside a semi mobile label and industrial-class label printer for logistics industry. “BIXOLON’s continued success within the Mobile Printer Market can be attributed to its ongoing commitment to research and development meeting the changing requirements of the evolving marketplace,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Co. Ltd. “As mobile printing needs change, BIXOLON powers emerging technologies to fit customer’s unique environments producing industry-leading product line-ups and specialized customization. This approach has benefited BIXOLON and will fortify its global leadership position in the mobile printing market in the coming years.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    July 23, 2018

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    BIXOLON Launches New Economic and Compact 4-inch Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer

    July 9, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the new SRP-E770III economic 4-inch desktop Direct Thermal label printer. Providing reliable performance and compatibility, the SRP-E770III offers fast data processing and print speeds up to 5 ips (127mm/sec). Alongside a print resolution of 203 dpi to produce high quality printing text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. It is fully compatible with market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™. The SRP-E770III features BIXOLON’s Smart Switch programming language, allowing the printer to auto detect printer commands. Supporting a user-friendly, space-saving design, the SRP-E770III includes an easy-to-open cover, easy media loading, adjustable media width guide + holder and peeler. The printer yields built-in USB as a standard, alongside USB + Serial or USB + Ethernet interface options. The SRP-E770III is compatible with label design software including BIXOLON’s free-of-charge Label Artist™, alongside the industry leading BarTender® and BarTender® UltraLite for BIXOLON. “BIXOLON highly believes its customers have the right to choose a cost-effective solution boasting high reliability and basic functions,” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “Providing superior quality, expatiated technical support and service enables customers to easily integrate the printing solution into their application.” For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-E770III is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to purchase from BIXOLON America and BIXOLON Europe’s sales regions from September 2018. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share.

    July 9, 2018

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    BIXOLON launches New Product Technology Documentation Website for the Developer Community

    June 27, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of a NEW mPOS technology website, DOCS.BIXOLON.COM aimed at the System Integrator and Software Developer community to provide support centred around BIXOLON’s B-gate intelligent hub solution. The site supports BIXOLON B-gate SDK API integration information for applications and test sample code. This enables developers to integrate BIXOLON printing technology into their cloud-based (remote printing) and web-based (local network printing) applications, supporting HTML5. Alongside native applications for Windows®, iOS® & Android®. DOCS.BIXOLON.COM provides an insight into B-gate through tutorials, development environments, sample apps, APIs and a complete technology guide. “BIXOLON highly values its global SI/VAR community and want to help develop and boost dynamic printing products into new markets and applications,” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “BIXOLON’s NEW technical website will provide its community with an additional dimension of development support, allowing developers to navigate which BIXOLON printing device is the best fit for their application.” BIXOLON Technical Website Launched in 2017, B-gate is a cost-effective intelligent mPOS hub solution which seamlessly connects to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth communication) while supporting 1 charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader scales, etc). The mPOS hub can print receipts or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). BIXOLON’s mPOS connectivity hub is available on the following BIXOLON thermal printer models - B-gate, SRP-Q300H and SRP-F310II. For more information visit http://docs.bixolon.com/index.php or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share.

    June 27, 2018

  • TECH & TREND

    Portable Printers in Transport and Logistics

    May 21, 2018

    We’ve all had things delivered after buying online or placing an order at the shops that had to be delivered. The deliveries are sometimes made, and a delivery note printed on the spot using a portable printer that the driver carries. These devices are often linked via mobile telephone technology to the logistics company’s systems for tracking, stock control, and financial reporting. Behind the scenes, though, there is even more mobile printing technology in use. The products in the warehouses are often labelled to note what product it is, where it is stored, and its age. These bits of data are often placed in a barcode that can be printed from a tablet, mobile phone, or any device connected to the local WiFi network. These labels allow the individual object to be tracked throughout its progress, from manufacture to delivery. Another use the mobile printing devices have is to create labels for boxes when there are a few items being packed for shipping. The system will record all that goes into the box via scanners, and can prepare and print off a label (with or without a barcode) to inform the recipient what they’re getting, but also (with barcode) allow for tracking via the use of scanners connected to the mobile phone networks. One of the great advantages to the technology is its flexibility. There are printers that will connect to almost any device. It might be best for some of the team to use mobile phones (iOS, Android, etc. are all compatible). For presentation of information to customers, it may be more useful to connect to an iPad or other tablet. Portable printers are also available for those devices. There are also products that can be used when the actual sales are taking place on the road. For mobile retail businesses such as coffee vans, credit card payments can be taken, receipts taken, and stock noted by having the systems interconnected. All the customer sees is that he has his cup of coffee quickly and easily. But the business has streamlined so many things that the savings in running the business is significant. The main benefit to your business do come in much improved time efficiency. Rather than chasing around trying to find a package in the system, the door-to-door tracking capability allow you to quickly locate it and inform your customer. The more advanced systems even allow the customer to track their packages online. The cost savings in stock management is even more compelling. Manual inventory can be cut back to a great extent. Placing orders for restocking can be automated. Time put into these things can be saved, and time is always very valuable. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    May 21, 2018

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    Join BIXOLON at RBTE for The Latest in mPOS Printing Innovation

    April 25, 2018

    Showcasing the latest in Retail Receipt, label and mobile printing Stand E138 at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2-3 May, Olympia, London, UK Showcasing our extensive portfolio of innovative Retail POS, Label and Mobile printing solutions Joined by GoEPOS with their next generation iOS Tablet EPOS/Cloud Based Solution Retail Business Technology Expo 2018 (2nd – 3rd May 2018, London, UK)– BIXOLON Co., Ltd a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging visitors to the BIXOLON stand E138 at RBTE 2018. Showcasing a range of innovative POS, label and mobile printing solutions that can easily be upgraded at your system evolves. From complex omni-channel retail systems to simple pop-up setups, BIXOLON’s experience within the retail environment means that they can provide tailored printing solutions for independent traders through to major retailers. Key product highlights will include: SRP-Q300 Series – BIXOLON’s first 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal compact Receipt and Ticket printer, with flexible mPOS configuration capabilities. Including the SRP-Q300H featuring an intelligent hub (B-gate), connecting up to 4 USB peripheral devices (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc.) to the host tablet (via Bluetooth) and providing a single charging port. Printing receipts or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). BIXOLON will be pairing the printer with its new LCD customer Display (BCD-3000) and a robust steel tablet stand which safely secures up to a 10inch tablet using a locking mechanism and 170° forward-tilting feature to provide a complete hospitality mPOS solution. SLP-TX400R - 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology, supporting both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at speeds up to 7 IPS. Supporting USB, Ethernet, and Serial, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN interface. Alongside an optional auto-cutter and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls. Ideal for simultaneously printing and embedding UHF RFID codes into inventory labelling, price tags and more. SPP-L3000 – showcasing its extensive range of 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printing solutions including the NEW SPP-L3000 launching later this year. A compact, lightweight 3-inch industrial mobile printer, fully compatible with market-leading languages and is ideal for supply chain labelling, retail tags, delivery invoicing and more “BIXOLON will be joined on the stand by GoEPOS who will be demonstrating the world’s first iPad POS app operating a complete EPOS terminal system including a USB Magnetic Dallas fob reader, USB 1D & 2D barcode scanners and any USB customer pole display through the BIXOLON B-gate printer with built in mPOS hub to provide a complete EPOS system,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “This collaboration highlights the versatility of BIXOLON’s intelligent printing solutions producing a new generation of Retail EPOS.” - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 25, 2018

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    Explore BIXOLON’s Latest mPOS Printer Line-up at ETA TRANSACT 2018

    April 16, 2018

    ETA TRANSACT (17th – 19th April 2018, Las Vegas, USA) – BIXOLON Co., Ltd (booth #637) a global leading mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging its visitors to explore its latest range of mobile point-of-sale and payment printing solutions for the American market at ETA TRANSACT 2018. At the heart of BIXOLON’s exhibition line-up is the company’s new mPOS desktop printer and its steady-selling range of receipt and linerless label mobile printers for payment receipting, banking receipting and delivery invoice printing applications. Learn more about BIXOLON’s exhibition line-up SRP-Q300 Series: BIXOLON’s first 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal compact Receipt and Ticket printer, with flexible mPOS configuration capabilities. Including the SRP-Q300H featuring an intelligent hub (B-gate), connecting up to 4 USB peripheral devices (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc.) to the host tablet (via Bluetooth) and providing a single charging port. Printing receipts or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). BIXOLON will be pairing the printer with its new LCD customer Display (BCD-3000) and a robust steel tablet stand which safely secures up to a 10inch tablet using a locking mechanism and 170° forward-tilting feature to provide a complete customer engagement solution. BIXOLON’s Mobiles: Named four times the world’s number 1 Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer*, BIXOLON’s innovative range of mobile printing solutions will inspire the visitors of ETA TRANSACT. Introducing the SPP-R210 slim 2-inch MFi Bluetooth and Wi-Fi mobile printer. Alongside the SPP-R200III 2-inch mobile printer, SPP-R310 3-inch mobile printer and SPP-R410 4-inch mobile printer encompassing linerless labelling capabilities and NFC Auto Pairing Technology. BIXOLON mobile printers are designed for fast printing performance in high-transaction on-the-go environments. “ETA TRANSACT is truly a ground-breaking event at the intersection of mobile, retail and payments,” states Alberto Hwang, Managing Director at BIXOLON America. “We are looking forward to engaging with the best of the best in the payments transaction industry throughout the show.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other Transaction-intensive industries. *In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 16, 2018

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    Explore a World of Hospitality Printing with BIXOLON at Hostelco 2018

    April 11, 2018

    Hostelco 2018 (16th – 19th April 2018, Barcelona, Spain) – BIXOLON a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be inviting visitors to discover its growing portfolio of dynamic printing solutions for the evolving hospitality marketplace on its stand at Hostelco 2018 (Gran Via, Hall 7, Level 0, Street F, Stand 635). Showcasing the latest in hospitality receipting, labelling and ticketing, including BIXOLON will be exhibiting the SRP-F310II front exit, 3-inch direct thermal printer with an ergonomic splash proof design. The SRP-330II 3-inch budget level direct thermal POS printer. Printing at speeds up to 220mm/second with 180 or 203dpi print resolution, providing exceptional value compared to other printers in its class. The SRP-275III 3-inch serial dot-matrix receipt printer ideal for a range of applications from kitchen printing, end-of-day reporting and customer receipting. Alongside the SLP-DX220 2-inch compact direct thermal label printer perfect for a range of applications from wristbanding and delivery labelling. BIXOLON will also be demonstrating its next generation in mPOS printing, exhibiting its SRP-Q300H 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube receipt and ticket printer. Featuring BIXOLON’s intelligent B-gate connectivity hub, connecting to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth) while supporting 1 charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc.). Printing receipts or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). BIXOLON will be pairing the printer with its new LCD customer Display (BCD-3000) and a robust steel tablet stand which safely secures up to a 10inch tablet using a locking mechanism and 170° forward-tilting feature to provide a complete hospitality mPOS solution. BIXOLON’s innovative range of mobile printing solutions will inspire the visitors of Hostelco. Including its SPP-R200III 2-inch mobile printer, plus SPP-R310 3-inch mobile printer with linerless labelling capabilities and NFC Auto Pairing Technology, ideal suited for hospitality table service and mobile payments. “As the requirement to connect tablet devices or hand-held terminals to an EPOS system quickly becomes the norm in many traditional and contemporary Hospitality set-ups,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “BIXOLON is continually looking for innovative ways to diverse and evolve its printing solutions to drive the hospitality printing market.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 11, 2018

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    Explore BIXOLON’s Latest Auto ID Printer Line-up at MODEX 2018

    April 6, 2018

    The MODEX – BIXOLON Co., Ltd a global leading mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging its visitors to explore the latest in Supply Chain and Logistics’ printing solutions for the American market on BIXOLON’s booth #C2644 at MODEX 2018. At the heart of the lineup is the company’s new mobile label printer, desktop RFID label printer and sticky label printer for warehouse management, field logistics and manufacturing label and delivery note printing applications. Meet BIXOLON’s Latest Auto ID printers: SPP-L3000: BIXOLON’s first 3-inch thermal mobile label printer SPP-L3000 with 5 IPS speed launching in 2018. Featuring an integrated easy-to-open peeler, the SPP-L3000 is fully compatible with market-leading programming languages. Sporting a compact, lightweight, industrial design with IP65 and 6 ft. drop spec. The printer also supports WLAN Dual band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth V 4.1 Classic and LE and NFC. The perfect printing solution for delivery invoicing, supply chain labelling and inventory management. SLP-TX400R: Recently launched, the 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology and 7 IPS speed. The SLP-TX400R supports USB, Ethernet and Serial with optional Bluetooth or WLAN interface. Alongside an optional auto-cutter and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls. Producing simultaneous print and embedded UHF RFID code into inventory labelling, price tags and more. SRP-S300: The SRP-S300 3-inch linerless label printer is designed for shipping labelling, mobile and online delivery order printing. Its dual interface includes optional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capability. Featuring a flexible media options, the SRP-S300 supports linerless labels, alongside receipt paper with a scalable guide that supports use of 40mm, 58mm, 62mm, 80mm and 83mm paper widths for maximum versatility and low TCO. Alongside these new printing innovations, BIXOLON will also be demonstrating its range of compact, robust and intelligent Bluetooth desktop labelling solutions on the stand. Including its 2” SLP-DX220 and 4” SLP-DX420 desktop label printers and the specialised 4” SLP-DL410 Direct Thermal Bluetooth fan-fold label printer. “MODEX provides us with the platform to connect directly with the key players within the American Supply Chain industry,” states Alberto Hwang, Managing Director of BIXOLON America. “BIXOLON will be inspiring the visitors of MODEX with the latest and most innovative AIDC printing technologies, including its market leading mobile printers specifically designed for linerless labelling.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 6, 2018

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    BIXOLON Celebrates the Latest in Label and Mobile Printing at LogiMAT 2018

    March 8, 2018

    LogiMAT 2018 (13th – 15th March 2018, Stuttgart, Germany) – BIXOLON Co., Ltd a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be exhibiting the latest in warehouse management, field logistics and manufacturing label, receipt and ticket printing in Hall 6 stand F16 at LogiMAT 2018. Making a number of exciting announcements on the stand, BIXOLON will be showcasing the NEW SPP-L3000, mobile label printer. Its first 3-inch embedded Linux mobile printer with 5 IPS speed launching in 2018. SPP-L3000 is compact, lightweight mobile printer with an easy-to-open peeler. Supporting WLAN Dual band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth V 4.1 Classic and LE. The perfect printing solution for delivery invoicing, supply chain labelling, inventory management and more. Also ahead of its launch later this year, BIXOLON will also be showcasing the NEW SLP-TX400R. A 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology, supporting both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at speeds up to 7 IPS. SLP-TX400R supports USB, Ethernet, and Serial, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN interface, alongside an optional auto-cutter and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls. Ideal for simultaneously printing and embedding UHF RFID codes into inventory labelling, ID verification and more. “Logistics has always been an important sector for BIXOLON. LogiMAT provides us with the platform to connect directly with the key players within the European Logistics industry,” states Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “BIXOLON will be joined on the stand by its partner Almex who will be showcasing their logistics solution supported by BIXOLON printing hardware.” BIXOLON will also be demonstrating its range of compact, robust and intelligent Bluetooth Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer desktop labelling solutions on the stand. Including its 2” SLP-TX220 and SLP-DX220 and 4” SLP-TX420 & SLP-DX420. The specialised 4” SLP-DL410 Direct Thermal Bluetooth fan-fold label printer. The 4” SLP-TX400 and SLP-T400 high throughput desktop labelling printers. BIXOLON’s desktop labelling solutions are fully compatible with market-leading programming languages such as SLCS, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™ and support label printing from popular applications such as Bartender®. Inspiring the visitors of LogiMAT with the latest and most innovative mobile printing technologies, BIXOLON will be showcasing its market leading 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printers. Including its next generation 4-inch mobile printer, the SPP-R410 with optional transmissive sensor. Supporting both wireless and wired connectivity options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and Serial. The SPP-R410 is ideally suited for warehouse inventory and field support applications. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 8, 2018

  • TECH & TREND

    The Ease of Use of Tablet Printers

    March 8, 2018

    Wireless printing from tablet can make the process of ordering thing, taking payment, and printing a receipt quick, easy, and very customer friendly. The first step is to connect the device to your existing network. Getting this done is sometimes challenging, but most devices have software installed to make the process reasonably painless. Just follow the instructions on the screen and have the technical details to hand in order to fill in the fields for security and connection types. Most SME’s use a local area network (LAN) that will network with the available printers and computers. A wireless network will, of course, be needed to enable printing from the tablet. The tablet will connect to the network using its setup options. The process is somewhat different from one brand of tablet to another, but making the connection is usually straightforward. With your tablet in Wi-Fi mode the device will search for the WIFI network signal. Once the network’s signal is identified, just tap on network name on the setup page and tap in the correct login details. Once connected to the network, wireless printing can be accomplished choosing your desired printer from the available networked printers, then simply tap the print button. Adding a portable printer to the mix adds even more flexibility. Many restaurants and retail establishments are now providing their customer-facing staff with a combination of tools that allow them to process the entire transaction at the point of sale. The employees can, with a few taps on a hand-held screen, order products or simply make note of what the customer has in hand and wishes to buy. They can also take payment details and provide a receipt without leaving the point of sale. With all the devices linked into the network, the financial details, stock management information, etc., is all input in real time. The efficiencies this brings to a business are significant. In a restaurant setting, this also makes service faster. The orders can be instantly put up on a screen in the kitchen, allowing for a quicker start to the preparation process. Notification that the order is ready can also be sent to the wait-staffs tablet, hastening delivery of the food (while still hot)! When the bill is presented, payment can be taken as quickly as the customer would like, while still at their table. It all makes for a faster turnaround of tables, which is good for cashflow, but also makes for a better customer experience. Most modern tablets already have software installed that allows for printing. For some older devices, you may need to acquire software to provide a correct interface with your printer. While there may be a small cost for some of these applications, there is usually no additional ongoing cost for printing wirelessly from a tablet. The benefits to businesses that adapt to the use of tablet printers are many. The integration of the entire transactional process with the other systems (delivery, financial, inventory, etc.) brings tremendous efficiency. This allows for much faster decision making as all the data will always be up-to-date. When portable tablet printers are added to the mix, all the efficiencies just mentioned remain in effect, but the added value of better customer service and having hardcopies available is put in place. The businesses that have implemented these technologies have been extremely positive about the results. The business benefits to process improvements, and management capabilities were one aspect. The better customer service and better overall customer experience were also a strong plus. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 8, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    Bixolon Introduces Dual-Mode Bluetooth and Dual-Band Wi-Fi Enabled 4-Inch Mobile Printer

    March 8, 2018

    Today BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, unveiled its SPP-R410 – the next generation 4-inch mobile printer, a move that strengthens the company’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile printers. The SPP-R410 fits the bill for wireless printing, making it the go-to workhorse wherever 4-inch receipts and labels are mission-critical—from retail and food service receipts to shelf and shipping labels, field service/direct store delivery invoicing, event ticketing and more. "In addition to mobile receipt and invoice printing, the SPP-R410 supports linerless label printing with a gap sensor that ensures accurate alignment of label media,” said John Kim, Bixolon director of marketing. “Because it prints receipts, invoices and a range of label types, it’s a great fit for a wide variety of customers — retailers and restaurants, entertainment venues, field service, transportation, warehousing, logistics and municipal government departments that serve the public." Features & Functionality Easy, Seamless Connectivity: The SPP-410 supports dual-mode Bluetooth V4.1 Classic & LE, dual-band WLAN (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) as an option, easy Bluetooth pairing via NFC, and smart Wi-Fi setting to connect a router via mobile devices. The new Wi-Fi SoftAP mode enables the printer to function as an access point, supporting a simpler direct connection to mobile devices. Compact & Rugged: With a design that’s 22% smaller and 25% lighter than its predecessor, the SPP-R410 is one of the smallest and lightest 4-inch mobile printers on the market. Its ruggedized design boasts 90 mm/sec printing speed, a 6-foot drop rate, and an IP54 rating ensures dust and water resistance for ultimate durability. Multi-Purpose Design: The SPP-R410 is multifunctional, allowing users to alternate from printing receipts to standard or liner-less labels. For standard label printing, BIXOLON has expanded its already extensive media compatibility by adding a transmissive gap sensor, telling the printer when to begin printing new labels according to gaps in the roll. Universal Compatibility: The SPP-R410 is platform-agnostic, allowing users to protect legacy POS investments and transition to mobile printing, without regard to their current operating system. Its smart-phone compatible, supporting iPhone/iPad/iOS (MFi), Android, Windows, and Linux devices. BIXOLON’s SPP-R410 will be available May 2017 via the company’s reseller and distribution partner channels. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2016, for the third year in a row, BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 31.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    March 8, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    Explore the Latest in mPOS and Label Printing Innovation with BIXOLON at EuroCIS 2018

    February 22, 2018

    EuroCIS 2018 (27th February – 1st March 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany) – BIXOLON Co., Ltd a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging its visitors to explore and learn more about its latest mPOS, Retail, Supply Chain, Postal and Label printing solutions for the European market on stand 9D32 at EuroCIS 2018. Demonstrating the multi-talented SRP-Q300 series range, BIXOLON’s first 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube Receipt and Ticket printer. Including the SRP-QE300 entry-level printer with USB and Ethernet connectivity, plus 200mm/sec print speeds and 180dpi print resolution. The SRP-Q300 USB and LAN printer with 180dpi or 203dpi (SRP-Q302) and speeds up to 220mm/sec. Alongside the Bluetooth SRP-Q300BK and WiFi SRP-Q300WK connectivity options. The SRP-Q300H features BIXOLON’s intelligent B-gate connectivity hub, connecting to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth) while supporting 1 charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc.). Printing receipts or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). BIXOLON will be pairing the printer with its new LCD customer Display (BCD-3000) and a robust steel tablet stand which safely secures up to a 10inch tablet using a locking mechanism and 170° forward-tilting feature to provide a complete retail mPOS solution. “BIXOLON is always looking to the future of POS by pushing the boundaries of design and technology,” states John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON. “The SRP-Q300 Series is an example where style, functionality and connectivity can be tailored to individual budgets and application requirements providing retailers with a highly functional printing solution without a large hardware investment.” Celebrating its fourth year as the World’s Number One Receipt Printer Manufacturer*, BIXOLON will be showcasing the NEW SPP-L3000. Its first 3-inch embedded Linux mobile printer with 5 IPS speed launching in 2018. SPP-L3000 is compact, lightweight with an easy-to-open peeler. Supporting WLAN Dual band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth V 4.1 Classic and LE. Perfect for delivery invoicing, supply chain labelling, shelf tags and more. Ahead of its launch later this year, BIXOLON will also be showcasing the NEW SLP-TX400R. A 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology, supporting both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at speeds up to 7 IPS. SLP-TX400R supports USB, Ethernet, and Serial, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN interface. Alongside an optional auto-cutter and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls. Ideal for simultaneously printing and embedding UHF RFID codes into inventory labelling, price tags and more. Technology Partners BIXOLON will host a range of technology hardware and software partners, including IDP, Miura, Almex and The Factory HKA on its stand throughout the show. “BIXOLON celebrates its ongoing successful partnerships with a range of organizations, demonstrating the flexibility of its solutions to the evolving technology marketplace,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “Combining functionality with changing consumer requirements BIXOLON forges strong relationships with high level organizations from an array of industries.” - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year *BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 22, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    BIXOLON to Showcase Latest Mobile and Label Printer Line-up at WMX 2018

    February 20, 2018

    The World Mail & Express (WMX) Americas Conference (25th – 27th February 2018, Miami, USA) – BIXOLON Co., Ltd a global leading mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging its visitors to explore the latest E-Commerce Postal and Supply Chain’s printing solutions for the American market at BIXOLON’s keynote and on booth #18 at WMX 2018. The e-commerce market is booming with experts forecasting global B2C e-commerce sales to surpass $2 trillion by 2018. This explosion in e-commerce is driving a significant growth in home delivery and given rise to new customers with new needs, expectations and challenges. For home delivery service providers, the evolving customer landscape represents an opportunity to develop a sustained competitive advantage, retain customers and expand their customer base. Mark Hernandez, Director of AIDC Solutions of Bixolon America Inc., will be a keynote speaker at the show discussing ‘Next Generation Challenges for Home Delivery’ at 15:10 pm on Tuesday February 27. From this keynote the audience will explore the changing needs of the next generation customer. Discuss the emerging set of challenges facing home delivery providers and share essential knowledge to overcome the challenges and develop a forward-looking roadmap to harness the changing landscape and generate a sustainable market growth. Meet BIXOLON’s Latest mobile and label printer line-up: SPP-L3000: BIXOLON’s first 3-inch embedded Linux mobile printer SPP-L3000 with 5 IPS speed will be coming in 2018. SPP-L3000 is compact, lightweight with an easy-to-open peeler and supports WLAN Dual band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth V 4.1 Classic and LE. Perfect for delivery invoicing, supply chain labelling, shelf tags and more. SLP-TX400R: Just launched the 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology and 7 IPS speed. SLP-TX400R supports USB, Ethernet, and Serial, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN interface alongside an optional auto-cutter and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls. Simultaneously printing and embedding UHF RFID code into inventory labelling, price tags and more. SRP-S300: The SRP-S300 3-inch linerless label printer is designed for shipping labelling, mobile and online delivery order printing. Its dual interface includes optional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capability. And, with its flexible media options, the SRP-S300 supports linerless labels, alongside receipt paper with a scalable guide that supports use of 40mm, 58mm, 62mm, 80mm and 83mm paper widths for maximum versatility and low TCO. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    February 20, 2018

  • TECH & TREND

    Point Of Sale Printers

    February 19, 2018

    Today’s methods of managing point of sale (POS) customer interactions is far different from only a few years ago. Many retail establishments have implemented hand-held devices that a customer service employee can use to check a customer out on the spot. This can be seen now in many, if not most, restaurants. Wait staff can take a customer’s credit card and take payment and provide a receipt at the table using point of sales printers. These receipt printers are lightweight and very portable. There are several types of these portable printers available, including ink jet, thermal, and dot matrix printers. Ink Jet Ink jet printers are normally used only when very high-quality printing is needed. Thius isn’t usually a requirement for receipts, but some upmarket establishments sometimes want their coloured logo or an eye-catching advertisement printed on the receipt. The ink is shot onto the paper through tiny heads, and for colour printing multiple heads are needed. The coloured inks can make replacement of the cartridges rather costly. Thermal Thermal printers work by applying a heated element to paper that is sensitive to heat. The heat darkens the paper where it makes contact. As the element moves across that paper, it can make the shape of letters, numbers and even black and white images. That said, there are newer technologies available that can produce coloured prints with thermal printers. The fact that a portable thermal printer has no need for toners or ink makes their running costs lower than for ink jet printers. Some print quality is sacrificed, though. Another drawback to the use of this technology is the life expectancy of the printed receipt. The treated paper will darken with time and can eventually make it unreadable. For most receipt, purposes, though, that slow degradation won’t matter. One thing to consider is that if these printers will spend significant time in a hot kitchen environment, the thermal paper can degrade much more quickly! Dot Matrix Dot Matrix printers are the least costly of these three options. They are hardy, and very reliable. They print by having an inked ribbon impacted by a printer head that produces dots on the paper that conform to the shapes of letters and numbers. They are capable of printing graphics, as well. Normally, these devices print in red and black, but other coloured ribbons can be found. These portable printers are generally the lowest cost, and the running costs are low, with only ribbons and normal paper to be replaced. As it is normal paper, these devices are more popular when they’ll spend time in kitchens. Connectivity When looking into what types and brands of point of sale printers you wish to use in your establishment, a consideration will be how it connects with your other systems. There are now devices that can use a phone or a tablet (both iOS and Android) to place orders. These will interface with the systems to place order with a kitchen or a stockroom, manage inventories, and compile the order documents. The same units can them process the payment and communicate with the financial management software for the business. This allows for much greater efficiencies in the day-to-day running of the business. Other Considerations The various types of printers have pluses and minuses. While dot matrix is solid, dependable, low cost initially and has low running costs, it is the slowest of the types, and is a bit noisy when printing. This can have a minor negative impact on a business’s “atmosphere”. Both Thermal and Ink Jet are faster and quieter than Dot Matrix, and have better quality pint output. They are also most costly to run. The choice come down to how high a quality output is desired, and how flexible the colour choices have to be. Lastly, the hardware and software used should be supported by the equipment supplier. Here at Bixolon we have our customer service staff on hand to handle any problems or queries, along with our online resources, and downloads areas. We are proud of our products and support our customers. See our range of Point of Sale Printers here. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 19, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    BIXOLON Adds the Economical SRP-QE300 to its multi-functional SRP-Q300 line-up

    February 19, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the addition of the SRP-QE300entry-level 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube Receipt and Ticket printer to its innovative SRP-Q300 series line-up. Supporting USB and Ethernet connectivity, the SRP-QE300 produces print speeds up to 200mm/sec with a print resolution of 180dpi producing high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. The rest of the SRP-Q300 series are available with 180dpi or 203dpi (SRP-Q302) print resolution at speeds up to 220mm/sec. USB and LAN connectivity are also standard on SRP-Q300 model plus NFC for Android™ functionality for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices running on Android OS V3.1 or higher. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300. SRP-QE300 Bluetooth and WiFi available on the SRP-Q300BK and SRP-Q300WK respectively. Completing the line-up, the SRP-Q300H with BIXOLON’s intelligent B-gate connectivity hub can seamlessly connect to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth communication) while supporting 1 charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals ( scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc). The SRP-Q300H can print receipt or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). Paired with BIXOLON’s mini LCD customer Display (BCD-3000) and a robust steel tablet stand safely securing a 10inch tablet using a locking mechanism and 170° forward-tilting feature to build a complete mPOS solution. “Pushing the boundaries of conventional POS printing with its multiple configuration options, front-exit printing alongside a small footprint. The ergonomic SRP-Q300 series features tidy cable management, non-slip rubber feet and reinforced lid hinges combining aesthetics with functionality,” explains John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “Tailoring connectivity and functionality to individual budget’s and applications, the SRP-Q300 series celebrates BIXOLON’s ongoing dedication to providing cutting-edge printing solutions for the ever changing POS market.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com/, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    February 19, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    BIXOLON Adds SLP-TX400R RFID Printer to Desktop Label Printer Line up

    February 13, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the SLP-TX400R 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology. Supporting both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at top printing speeds, the compact new model simultaneously prints and embeds UHF RFID code into a wide range of label types and sizes ─ from merchandise hang tags, inventory palette and case labels to wristbands and more ─ making it an ideal choice for retail, hospitality, warehousing, logistics and other applications that require rapid, secure and accurate identification of assets. Working with the application, the SLP-TX400R seamlessly prints traditional text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes while simultaneously embedding EPC code (serial number, stock number, production date and other unique ID information) onto the label. “With omnichannel retailing moving at warp speed, there’s a critical need for stores to gain efficiency, visibility and accurate inventory tracking to stay competitive,” cited John Kim, BIXOLON director of marketing. “A great buying experience can be ruined by inventory or delivery errors. The SLP-TX400R ensures the fastest desktop label printing with the right RFID data encoded in every tag.” Features & Functionality Compatible with UHF EPC Class 1, Gen 2 RFID labels (ISO18000-06C) Best-in-class printing and encoding speed of 7 IPS for 203 dpi printing Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at 203 dpi and 300 dpi printing resolution Multi-interface support including USB, Ethernet, and Serial, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN support Unified Label Utility for rapidly configuring RFID labeling capabilities Label Artist™ custom label design program supports database connection as well as text, lines and boxes, graphics and barcode printing Smart Media Detection™ feature automatically detects the media type such as Gap Media, Black Mark Media and Short length Media paper Optional auto-cutter feature and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth year in a row, BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    February 13, 2018

  • TECH & TREND

    Development in Label Printing

    January 29, 2018

    Since the introduction just-in-time delivery, asset management and enterprise productivity label printing technology has played a key role in product identification to allow easy asset documentation and tracking. As there is increased pressure to improve the collection or data, many companies are moving away from traditional pen-and-paper processes and investing in technology to increase efficiency. While the demand continues to rise, the development for technology, particularly around areas of label printing continues to intensify. Used as one of the most basic forms of product tracking, product labelling has improved the efficiency throughout the complete supply chain. Using tracking data such as Picket Fence or Ladder barcodes to store simple numbers to innovations such as 2D or QR code labelling to hold part numbers and important product data. Standardising label printing Originally the production of labels today will come from a desktop label printer connected to a basic PC. Before use, labels will need to be designed using a dedicated label printing software. Newly designed template would be downloaded from the PC and stored on the memory of the printer. Memory size will dictate the ideal number of labels which can be stored on a printer. Customers needing to print more than one size of label will likely have to purchase multiple printers to save time and manpower continually reconfiguring the printer. Launch of mobile printing As the requirement of printing across all industries continues to advance, the arrival of new light-weight mobile printers connecting to smart devices are quickly replacing traditional desktop printers and PC set-ups. These new mobile devices are being developed to provide scan to print solutions, removing the need for pre-stored data and additional hardware. Providing flexibility and increased productivity, mobile printers can reduce printing costs across all market sectors. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity innovation at their core, handheld devices such as PDAs can easily be linked directly to a supply chain network. Communication between the network server and handheld device enables easy information download and storage, enabling easy warehouse product picking or logistics delivery. Progression in printing technology has paved the way for new technologies such as of Near Field Communication (NFC), making it even simpler to pair handheld devices with accompanying printing technology. But what about the media? As the use of labelling continues to diversify, there has been major leaps in the development of label media. While printers are becoming more adaptable, the requirement for dynamic print media for the changes in environment, usage and technology continues to grow. Resulting in a necessity for technology such as specialised linerless label printing. Delivering increased flexibility and an ecological alternative to traditional label media by eliminating the waste bi-product of silicon backing paper originally used in labelling. Linerless label rolls offer double the number of labels per roll. Linerless labelling also aids the possibility of providing clean cut variable label length. As the role of labelling continues to evolve and the importance of Auto-ID continues to rise in improving data entry, tracking and more. The requirement for accurate label referencing is becoming increasingly important across all industries. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 29, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    BIXOLON features Innovative mPOS Printing Family at NRF 2018

    January 10, 2018

    BIXOLON America, Inc., a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, will showcase its latest compact mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) printing solutions at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show, January 14-16 in New York City. At the heart of the lineup is the company’s new, space-saving cube printer series, including an intelligent hub model with tablet stand for flexible and cost effective “build your own mPOS” applications. Exclusive Look at BIXOLON’s Latest retailers visiting BIXOLON at the NRF Show (Booth #1403) will see the latest mPOS printing solutions in action and get a sneak peek at innovative mobile products coming in 2018. SRP-Q300 Series: Designed for retailers looking to support “click-and-collect” transactions, BIXOLON’s 3-inch thermal MPOS cube printer enables flexible mPOS receipt printing from Android™, iOS™ and Windows® mobile devices. Featuring BIXOLON’s intelligent B-gate hub technology, the SRP-Q300H model supports a range of accessories—including tablet stand, LCD customer display, card reader (MSR/SCR) and more—transforming it into a complete “build your own mPOS” solution. It connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless communication while supporting a charging port and up to four USB peripherals. Designed to speed integration of mobile and online order printing from native, web and cloud-based applications, the SRP-Q300H is ideal for ISVs and developers looking to design their own POS environment, without the time and cost of developing peripheral drivers. Preview: Coming in 2018 SPP-L3000: A ruggedized 3-inch mobile printer ideal for retail warehousing and distribution applications, the SPP-L3000 provides on-the-go printing of labels, shelf tags and more. The SPP-L3000 also includes BIXOLON’S exclusive Label Artist™ Mobile software for fast and easy label design and printing from iOS and Android devices. SLP-TX400R: BIXOLON’s new 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology, the SLP-TX400R supports both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing. It simultaneously prints and embeds UHF RFID code into hang tags, inventory labels, wristbands, loyalty cards and more, making it an ideal choice for retail, warehousing and logistics applications. Technology Partners BIXOLON will host complementary hardware and software technology partners, including NCR Silver, Applied Data Corporation, Kontrolar, The Factory HKA, IDP and Miura Systems. BIXOLON printers will also be showcased at partner booth locations including Iconex, featuring the SRP-S300 and SPP-R310 printers in restaurant linerless labeling applications, Smart 4 B&R, showcasing an OXXO fuel dispenser with integrated SRP-Q302 receipt printer, and C&K Systems, showing an NCR CounterPoint all-in-one terminal with SRP-350plusIII receipt printer and SLP-DX220 label printer. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth year in a row, BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    January 10, 2018

  • PRESS RELEASE

    BIXOLON adds the SRP-Q300H B-gate Solution to its Dynamic mPOS Line-Up

    November 24, 2017

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the addition of the SRP-Q300H 3-inch Direct Thermal B-gate mPOS printer to its innovative SRP-Q300 series. Offering flexible receipt and ticket printing from Android™, iOS™ and Windows® devices, the SRP-Q300H creates a complete mPOS solution with a smaller footprint with competitive pricing. Sporting the ultra-compact design of the SRP-Q300 series to free up counter space and compliment the latest mPOS system, the SRP-Q300H also features BIXOLON’s intelligent mPOS hub B-gate. The mPOS hub seamlessly connects to the host tablet device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless communication while supporting one charging port and up to four USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc). Eliminating the time and cost of developing multiple POS peripheral drivers. The SRP-Q300H is also proficient in printing receipts or online orders through native, web and cloud-based mPOS applications through its comprehensive SDKs. Allowing programmers to easily build mPOS printing applications. Native App Print™ - The ability to print data from an installed native app of a smart device. Accompanying BIXOLON’s B-gate SDK’s for Android™, iOS™ and Windows®, programmers can easily build mobile applications to control the printer and connected peripherals. Web App Print™ - Technology to print data from a POS application on any smart device browser through a web server. With BIXOLON’s B-gate SDK for JavaScript, programmers can easily build web-based applications for controlling the complete mPOS solution. Cloud Server Print™ – Enabling online printing flexibility, the ability to print data from a POS application through a cloud server to a designated printer. With BIXOLON’s SDK for JavaScript, programmers can easily build in-house applications as well as customer applications while using a cloud server controlling B-gate. “Supporting USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional Bluetooth and WLAN models plus NFC for Android™ functionality, the SRP-Q300 Series can be tailored to any POS application,” explains John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “The SRP-Q300 NFC Bluetooth functionality is ideal for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices running on Android OS V3.1 or higher. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive pairing compatibility with the SRP-Q300.” To download BIXOLON B-gate SDKs for Android, iOS and Windows, please visit www.BIXOLON.com. For further information on the B-gate JavaScript SDK, contact your regional BIXOLON Sales Manager. - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    November 24, 2017

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    Discover the Future of Payment Printing Applications with BIXOLON at TRUSTECH 2017

    November 23, 2017

    TRUSTECH (28-30 November 2017, Cannes, France) - BIXOLON, a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile Label and POS printers, will be showcasing its latest range of dynamic printing solutions for a range of trend sensitive applications from digital payment commerce to multi-platforms to POS ecosystems on stand Palais 01 D 027 at TRUSTECH 2017. Redefining POS printing, BIXOLON will be exhibiting its NEW SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube desktop printer offering flexible mPOS receipt printing from Android™, iOS™ and Windows® mobile devices throughout the show. Showcasing BIXOLON’s B-gate mPOS hub solution on the SRP-Q300H, the mPOS hub seamlessly connects to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless communication) while supporting one charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc.). Available to print receipts or online orders through native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDKs. This remarkable printing hardware creates a complete mPOS solution with a smaller footprint and competitive pricing. Showcasing dynamic printing solutions for the evolving payments market, BIXOLON also will be demonstrating its comprehensive range of 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printing solutions including the newly released next generation highly connectable 4-inch mobile printer, the SPP-R410. Supporting both wireless and wired connectivity options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and Serial, BIXOLON mobile printers are ideal printing hardware for a retail payment and on-the-go printing applications. BIXOLON will be joined on the stand by MobiWork a mobile workforce solutions software provider aiding any business with employees in the field increase productivity and visibility in their operations. MobiWork will be demonstrating its mobile POS field sales solution, alongside its field security and asset management solutions applications supporting printing from BIXOLON SPP-R310 and SPP-R200III thermal mobile receipt printers. “Europe continues to be one of the fastest growing payment markets in the world,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “BIXOLON continues to invest heavily into payment printing research and development, to provide sophisticated, flexible Mobile, POS and Label printing solutions to meet evolving customer requirements.” - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt & label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards, since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    November 23, 2017

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    SRP-Q300 Supports Auto Bluetooth and WLAN Connection and Setting via NFC

    November 14, 2017

    BIXOLON Launches the SRP-Q300, Ultra-Compact, 3 inch Direct Thermal, Cube Receipt and Ticket mPOS Printer Düsseldorf, Germany – BIXOLON, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the launch of the SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal ultra-compact, receipt and ticket printer to the European market. Redefining POS printing, the SRP-Q300 with its small footprint pushes the boundaries of conventional POS printing with its multiple configuration options for front-exit printing. This ergonomic printer with tidy cable management, non-slip rubber feet and reinforced lid combines aesthetics with functionality. Printing at speeds up to 220mm/sec with a printer resolution of 180dpi to provide high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. Supporting USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional Bluetooth and WLAN models plus NFC for Android™ functionality, the SRP-Q300 can be tailored to any POS application. The SRP-Q300 NFC Bluetooth functionality is ideal for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices running on Android OS V3.1 or higher. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300. “BIXOLON is continuously identifying trends in the market and developing printing applications which fit the requirement of the user,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “The SRP-Q300 is the latest POS printer from BIXOLON aimed at the mPOS market due to its compact size, ergonomic functions and compatibility with other BIXOLON mPOS peripherals to create a complete, sleek mPOS solution.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    November 14, 2017

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    Discover the Future in Retail Printing Technology at ShopTalk 2017

    October 5, 2017

    ShopTalk 2017 (9-11 October 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark) – BIXOLON, a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile Label and POS printers, will be demonstrating the latest in Retail printing technology for a range of applications from digital payment to multi-channel retailing on stand K44 at ShopTalk 2017. Inspiring retailers with the future of POS receipt printing, BIXOLON will be exhibiting its NEW SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube desktop printer offering flexible mPOS receipt printing from Android™, iOS™ and Windows® mobile devices. Showcasing a front-exit printing, ultra-compact design, the SRP-Q300 is designed to free up counter space and compliment the latest mPOS systems. “As the retail technology market continues to evolve, we’re excited to be demonstrating our mPOS hub solution at the show,” cites Charlie Kim, Managing Director of BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “B-gate mPOS hub seamlessly connects to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless communication) while supporting one charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc.). Available to print receipts or online orders through native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDKs. This remarkable printing hardware creates a complete mPOS solution with a smaller footprint and competitive pricing.” BIXOLON will also be championing its sophisticated range highly connective POS, Label and mobile printing solutions throughout the show. Including its comprehensive range of 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printing solutions involving the newly released next generation highly connective 4-inch mobile printer, the SPP-R410. Alongside the SRP-S300 Linerless label and receipt printer. - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt & label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards, since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    October 5, 2017