Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. has launched its new lineups of printers for POS and will show them at RetailNOW 2017, August 6–9 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Nevada. This specialized trade show gathers together retail industry technology providers (resellers, POS and payment professionals, software solution vendors, manufacturers and distributors) and represents novelties among retail mobile products and solutions. This year, the slogan of the show is “reAlign, reUnite, and reEngage” which is related to the recent market challenges occurring in the context of rapid growth of on-line consumer shopping and inner industry changes.
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Traditionally, mobile printers are almost just the same as in times of the first mobile printers. Producers turned their attention to increasing print speeds and resolution and diminishing gadgets’ size. Than, the new way of seamless connection between the camera and the gadget was being added and a special paper type allowing to print without ink. We thought that it was all that we can imagine, but it was so before the Prynt appeared.
Seiko Instruments USA Inc. is the one of the world’s leading manufacturers of receipt, mobile, kiosk printers and OEM printing solutions. The company’s recently launched newest mobile printer line—the MP-A40 Series—boasts the highest print speeds on the current market of 100 mm/sec and the best available print quality. It has become possible due to the special thermal technology providing the ability to withstand multiple drops from up to 6.6 feet.
Why buying a mobile printer, when all the data is stored digitally in a smartphone and could be shared via Internet? One of the answers is: when you meet a lovely girl on a street, you make a photo of her, print it and give it to her to get acquainted. The girl has no chance to run away from you due to the very high print speed of 10 sec of the new Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 smartphone film printer.
droPrinter is an ambitious project, having been successfully Kickstarted this year, and aiming to become a whole new portable computing device! Literally, it is a portable printer for smartphones producing low-cost printouts on the thermal paper with no need of ink.
Such devices are no news on the market. The best known is Polaroid Zip which is a recognized leader in photo printing. But, according to droPrinter, the device is not an enemy to Polaroid, because it prints not only photos, but also everything that is displayed on the screen and could even be used as a second screen for phone. One can print messages, notes, emails and entire webpages.
Do you remember how amazing it was to get instant photos from the first Polaroid cameras? That feeling of childish joy and happiness from the play! It’s long gone with the great amount of newly invented gadgets in cellular, photography and printing areas. Now Polaroid’s decided to upgrade its pocket printers for mobile printing of photos on the go.
Officejet Pro 8620 is a color inkjet all-in-one printer and is aimed for home and small offices and individual use. The recommended price of the gadget is $300, which is not very much for a 4-function machine. Due to the urge demand of mobile printing and the availability of various technologies providing mobile printing capabilities, the producers have equipped Officejet Pro 8620 with the main of them. NFC, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, moreover, one can operate the machine via front-panel 4.3-inch color touchscreen, not connecting to a PC.
Mobile printing becomes more and more popular and spread, so, the printer producers aim to satisfy the demand. Earlier, Epson, which printers and MFPs don’t need to be introduced, made an app, providing easy printing from mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. The great news is that the new app could work with all the models of Epson machines, released after the year of 2008.
Near Field Communication technology is a co-development of NXP Semiconductor and Sony and appear to be a combination of existing near field technologies of radio frequency identification and connection. NFC-enabled gadgets feature a special print “tag”, which makes possible to connect even when the NFC is unpowered (firstly that was used in contactless payment systems like in credit cards and electronic ticket smartcards). The main advantage of NFC above Bluetooth, for example, is the high speed of data transmission and its safety. The few inches of practical working distance guarantee the security of any personal information. (more…)
Almost all of the leading companies providing mobile printing and other printing technologies like Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Samsung, Nokia collaborate with the Mopria Alliance. This nonprofit organization aims to make printing from mobile devices of the maximum ease and affordability. Mopria Alliance develops applications with different printing functions. The company representatives think that if we’ve already got used to other functional printing technologies like that from OS Windows, why shouldn’t we get used to that from tablets and smartphones? (more…)