BIXOLON releases new SDK for faster and easier integration of Chrome-based POS & Kiosk applications

Seongnam-si, Korea, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today (August 22, 2017) announced a new software development kit to speed development of Chrome-based receipt printing applications. The first POS printer manufacturer to offer development tools for the Google Chrome OS™, BIXOLON created the new SDK in response to customer demand for faster and easier integration of Chrome-based POS & Kiosk applications. SDK benefits include lower app development costs, faster time to market, simple integration of printer functions and the ability to migrate BIXOLON printers to future platforms and applications as business needs change.

“Progressive retailers are adopting Google Web POS applications to engage mobile shoppers through targeting and personalization while leveraging the goldmine of shopper analytics,” noted John Kim, BIXOLON director of Marketing. “Chrome tablet and kiosk are gaining popularity for their speed, flexibility and IT efficiency. BIXOLON’s new Chrome SDK delivers programmers a simple way to develop fast, low-overhead mPOS printing functions into their Google Chrome applications.”

The Google Chrome Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to deliver mobile web-based applications across multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, OS X) with one code base (Javascript, HTML5 or CSS). The SDK includes a Javascript library file, sample code and API manual to speed development, enabling BIXOLON printers to print from any Chrome OS device or Chrome browser. The Chrome SDK enables developers to easily integrate printer functions including printing of text and images, one and two-dimensional barcodes (PDF417, QR code), check printer status and reroute print (routing of print files to an alternative printer when the primary printer is in error or offline). The SDK supports printer connection via Wi-Fi and Ethernet, with Bluetooth support slated for Q4, 2017.

Availability
The Chrome SDK is now available for the BIXOLON SRP-Q300 3-inch thermal cube printer, SRP-350PlusIII 3-inch thermal mPOS receipt printer and SRP-275III 3-inch impact POS printer. The SDK will be available for additional BIXOLON POS & Mobile printer models by Q4, 2017. Contact your BIXOLON sales representative for more information.

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://bixolonusa.com/, or follow us on these social channels: TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube

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BIXOLON introduces two new software solutions to its broad receipt and label printer lineup

BIXOLON introduces two new software solutions to its broad receipt and label printer lineup

 

Seongnam-si, Korea, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today (May 2, 2017 ) announced two new software solutions developed to enhance printing application development and bring greater functionality and flexibility to its broad receipt and label printer lineup. “We are committed to software and tools that add value to BIXOLON products in the field,” cited John Kim, BIXOLON director of marketing. “Our products have a long life, so whenever we can deliver new functionality that increases the ROI for our existing users, we’re going to invest in development.”

The Z46 Windows Driver, now available for all BIXOLON 4-inch direct thermal label printers, automatically resizes and formats an A-4 sized 8.5”x11” print file to an A6-sized 4”x6” file. The new driver eliminates the need to reformat print files when creating 4”x6” shipping labels, shelf labels, product labels, packing lists, delivery invoices, reports, coupons, tickets and other documents on 4”x6” media. The new driver also enables printing on a wide range of media including thermal receipt paper rolls, tickets and labels. BIXOLON users in warehousing, logistics, direct store delivery (DSD), retail inventory management, hotel management and law enforcement applications will see immediate benefits in the new automated label functionality.

Many 4”x6” labels today are still printed on laser or inkjet printers, which are considerably more expensive to purchase and operate than thermal printers due to their higher cost of consumables. By printing larger 4”x6” labels on existing BIXOLON thermal label printers, users increase the ROI of their BIXOLON devices, lower cost per label, and potentially eliminate the need for additional inkjet or laser printers in busy warehouse environments. The Z46 driver can be installed in seconds, and is compatible with all BIXOLON 4-inch desktop label printers (contact your BIXOLON sales representative for more information).

The Linux Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for the complete line of BIXOLON mobile POS receipt and label printers. The SDK provides a library of API’s and sample code to speed development of printing applications, enabling BIXOLON printers to print from any desktop PC or mobile computer running a Linux-based application. The SDK enables developers to quickly and easily integrate printer functions including text/barcode/image printing, page mode printing, printer status check capability, direct I/O, MSR and SCR functions, auto calibration of label printers and more. “With its inherent lower cost, stability and security, organizations are beginning to look at Linux as an ideal alternative for their enterprise systems,” cited John Kim. “BIXOLON will continue to be proactive in delivering the software tools that enable software developers to deliver cost efficient, scalable and robust printing applications.” The SDK supports Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and later and is available for download here.

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 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. Continuing its history of innovation, the company offers the smallest and lightest mobile printer available today, the SPP-R210, as well as the SRP-F310II, the only waterproof POS receipt printer with an unlimited 4 year warranty. For more information, contact us at http://bixolonusa.com/, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Tel: +1 858 764 4580

Source: BIXOLON

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BIXOLON unveils its next generation 4-inch mobile printer

BIXOLON unveils its next generation 4-inch mobile printer

 

Seongnam-si, Korea, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 24, 2017) 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, 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 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. Continuing its history of innovation, the company offers the smallest and lightest mobile printer available today, the SPP-R210, as well as the SRP-F310II, the only waterproof POS receipt printer with an unlimited 4 year warranty. For more information, contact us at http://bixolonusa.com/, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Contact:

Tel +1 858 764 4580

Source: BIXOLON

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