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  • Tech & Trend

    What are the benefits of SoftAP Printers?

    Many businesses requiring wireless printing solutions in markets such as Retail, Hospitality, Payment, Logistics and Warehousing are expanding and strengthening their wireless solutions using new mobile infrastructure technology. Wi-Fi connectivity was always a key factor in this trend but has historically been complex when linking up non-LCD embedded industrial printers to Wi-Fi networks. For instance, Ad-Hoc and Wi-Fi direct one-to-one network systems are popular methods for setting up Wi-Fi printers. However, the user experience to configure these networks has always been a challenge, requiring an understanding of various technical concepts such as node, encryptions, security, etc. BIXOLON is aware of these issues and has provided a solution which removes the complexity of Wi-Fi networking its printers. Since 2017 BIXOLON has adopted a new mode called SoftAP onto a selection of its printers to enable easy Wi-Fi setup. Its printers enabled with SoftAP act as an access point (virtual router). Users can then directly connect their mobile devices or computers with a BIXOLON printer (without using a Wi-Fi router) using the SoftAP function. Easy Wi-Fi setup with SoftAP printers The SoftAP mode establishes a wireless network using BIXOLON printers. In other words, when this mode is enabled, the printer becomes an access point(AP) requiring users to only know two pieces of information, the SoftAP’s network name (SSID) and password. The connection is then established via below steps. Turn on the BIXOLON SoftAP printerSearch the SoftAP’s network name (SSID) and enter the password using the hostThe SSID and password will then be sent to the printer through the SoftAP connection by the host device These steps are very similar to a normal AP connection procedure enabling easy setup without hesitation. The SoftAP mode is the simplest way to setup Wi-Fi with existing one-to-one network connection methods programmed for the BIXOLON printer. This SoftAP mode is available for following products: Mobile Printers: SPP-R200IIIplus, SPP-R310plus, SPP-R410, SRP-L310 and SPP-L3000 Label Printers: XT5-40 POS Printers: SRP-Q300, SRP-S300, SRP-F310II, SRP-380 and SRP-350plusIII For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com/ or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 8, 2019

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  • Event

    Explore BIXOLON’s New Range of Printing Solutions at Seamless Middle East 2019

    April 3, 2019

    Showcasing an extensive portfolio of mPOS customer receipting, online ordering, inventory labelling, ticketing and kiosk printing applications BIXOLON Co.,Ltd, a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile, Label and POS printers, will be demonstrating its innovative range of printing solutions on stand N11, at Seamless Middle East 2019 in Dubai, Arab Emirates. Throughout this year’s show BIXOLON will be exhibiting a range of 2 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch mobile printing solutions. Including the SPP-L3000 3-inch mobile label printer equipped with peeler and LCD display. Alongside the anticipated SPP-A200 2-inch mobile sled printer, equipped with the Miura M020 mobile pin-pad and the SPP-L310 3-inch semi mobile label printer for small and medium volume mobile labelling applications. Supporting Warehouse, Logistics, Manufacturing and Retail companies with their linerless and label printing requirements, BIXOLON will be demonstrating its comprehensive Label printer line-up. Beginning with the SRP-S300 3-inch linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™ which is ideal for online ordering applications. The SLP-DX220 2-inch Bluetooth label printer for food and drink labelling, and the new XT5-40 4-inch industrial label printer, supports 203 dpi, 300 dpi, and 600 dpi print resolution options, ideal for retail inventory management. Introducing visitors to the future of receipting, BIXOLON will be showcasing two mPOS printers, the SRP-Q300H featuring an intelligent hub(B-gate) connecting up to 4 USB peripherals devices to the host tablet via Bluetooth and providing a single charging port. Alongside the SRP-Q300B, a 3-inch thermal cube printer with built-in battery supporting a 24V Li-ion 2,750mAh rechargeable battery, ideal for standalone pop-up stores, queue busting and more. While launching the BK3-31 3-inch open frame kiosk printer to the Middle Eastern market. “Seamless Middle East provides the perfect platform to showcase our new products illustrating BIXOLON’s years of industry leading knowledge and expertise,” cites John Kim, BIXOLON’s Marketing Director. “Retailers are welcome to visit our booth and learn about how to intentionally reduce expenses and take advantage of the value our products have to offer.” For more information visit www.Bixolon.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 3, 2019

  • Event

    BIXOLON Showcases a Range Of Unique Logistics Printing Solutions at SiTL 2019

    March 22, 2019

    BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be partnering with CipherLab in Hall 1, stand C39 to demonstrate its comprehensive range of Transport, Logistics and Warehouse printing solutions. Demonstrating the role label printing technology plays in the logistics automatic identification, tracking and shipping process, BIXOLON will be showcasing a range of desktop labelling solutions. Including the SLP-TX400 4-inch (116mm) barcode label printer with external paper supplier for high volume labelling. The SLP-TX420 4-inch (110mm) Thermal Transfer and SLP-DX420 4-inch (110mm) Direct Thermal label printers for packaging and shipping label solutions. The SLP-TX220 and SLP-DX220 2-inch (60mm) printers for label tracking and banding identification. The SRP-E770III 4-inch (106mm) economical direct thermal label printer. Plus a first look at the XT5-40 4-inch (114mm) industrial label printer supporting 203, 300 and 600dpi print resolution launching in April 2019. BIXOLON will also be inviting visitors to explore the latest innovations in mobile printing, through its growing range of 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch mobile receipt, ticket and label printing solutions. Including the next generation SPP-R310plus, 3-inch (80mm) mobile receipt and linerless label printer featuring Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band connectivity. The SPP-L3000, BIXOLON’s first 3-inch (80mm) heavy label mobile printing solution and the NEW SPP-L310 3-inch (80mm) label mobile printer for medium volume label printing applications. Complimented by its comprehensive range of charging and carrying accessories. “The Logistics market has always been an important sector for BIXOLON. SiTL provides us with the platform to connect directly with the key players within the European Logistics industry,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “Partnering with Cipherlab throughout the event provides our visitors with the opportunity to see our printing solutions working in tandem with their industry leading range of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection (AIDC) products to give a true representation of their purpose within a Logistics environment.” To find out more, visit BIXOLON at www.Bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 22, 2019

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON BK3-31 3-inch Kiosk Printer

    March 20, 2019

    Compact and flexible Printing Solution for Kiosk and Ticketing Industry BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the NEW BK3-31 3-inch (80 mm) kiosk thermal printer supporting 203dpi print resolution. Ideal solution as an integral part of a self-service kiosk for retail receipts/vouchers, ATM receipts, parking tickets and more. Compact and light-weight BK3-31 provides fast printing speeds of up to 250 mm/sec at 203dpi. Also, BK3-31 has USB V2.0 and serial (9 pin male or 5 pin connector) with DC Jack or 2 pin power connector options. With additional roller-tension, the BK3-31 is designed to make feeding a lot smoother and cater for media roll diameter of 80/102/120 mm. Supporting adjustable media widths (83/80/60/58/20mm) and near end sensor, the BK3-31 allows for versatile applications from narrow number ticket to wide lottery ticket. The upper and lower bezels are customizable upon request and fit greatly into different structures of kiosks. With power switch and reset button available on both sides, it is easy to reboot the printer regardless of the orientation of how the unit is installed within the kiosk. BIXOLON offers a wide range of software including drivers, utilities and SDKs due to many years of experience in thermal printing industry. BK3-31 is compatible for the major OS from Windows® and OPOS-based systems to Android™, Windows® and Linux™-based smart device. Alongside all the major code pages are supported. BK3-31 offers a paper saving mode by using BIXOLON’s easy to set up Unified Utility and it allows users to reduce paper waste resulting in saving the rolls by up to 25% and decreased CO2 emissions. “Providing multiple adjustable and user-centered design factors, the new BK3-31 provides the maximized flexibility to be built in to many types of self-service systems,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director. He added, “The BK3-31 offers the kiosk developer a competitive kiosk printing solution with BIXOLON’s reliable and professional software and technical support.” For more information visit http://www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 20, 2019

  • Tech & Trend

    BIXOLON SRP-383: A Top Choice For POS Applications Demanding High Print Quality

    March 5, 2019

    When selecting the right printer for a POS application, various factors need to be considered and print resolution is a key requirement. 180dpi or 203dpi print faster and produce an identifiable image for most applications, but when it comes to printing small fonts, intricate barcodes, and graphics, higher print resolution is often required. Offering 300dpi the highest resolution in the POS printer market, BIXOLON SRP-383 claims to be a top choice for those needs. Superb print qualityIt is logical that higher resolutions meet enhanced clarity, sharpness, and readability. SRP-383 ensures crisp, clear printing of 1-D and 2-D bar codes, quality texts and complex logo graphics ideal for documents such as tax refund receipts in multiple languages, invoices composed of data tables or lengthy terms and conditions. Ideal for retailers who are trying to drive sales and loyalty with coupons on receipts, print quality is the critical element in finding the right printer. If you refer to the diagram below, the images and texts at 300dpi are more recognizable and more clearly defined.Lower TCO and improved sustainability The SRP-383 prints a receipt comprised of high-density contents at 300dpi consumes 53% less paper than printing the same at 180dpi. Powered by the proprietary Auto Receipt Resize™ technology, the SRP-383 changes to print from 4-inch to 3-inch or 3-inch to 2-inch and cuts down on the use of paper by up to 52%. The technology doesn’t require users to change the original software of host devices such as driver or middleware therefore, the print quality won’t deteriorate as the sizing is reduced.These innovative paper saving solutions help improve sustainability by eliminating a significant amount of waste to landfills and CO2 emissions. Powered by TTF Font downloader™ the new utility, which easily stores True Type Fonts is already installed in the operating system of the thermal POS printer. The SRP-383 also enables IT managers to make use of a variety of receipt font styles while reducing time and cost required for developing each font. The program provides functions for downloading, editing and test printing of fonts. ​Producing perfect, scannable barcodesA 300dpi printhead allows more information to fit into smaller barcodes. The SRP-383 prints a reduced size of barcode containing a greater volume data than those printed at 180dpi or 203dpi. It’s recommended to select a printer that supports 300dpi when a relatively large amount of data needs to be stored in a barcode to avoid printing partially cut barcodes. The SRP-383 easily prints compliant, scannable barcodes onto receipt paper.For more information visit http://www.Bixolon.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 5, 2019

  • Event

    BIXIOLON Showcases its Newest Range of Printing Solutions at Retailtech Japan 2019

    March 4, 2019

    Inspiring visitors with industry-leading receipt printing solutions designed for Japan’s Retail MarketBIXOLON Co.,Ltd, a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile, Label and POS printers, will be showcasing its latest range of printing solutions on stand RT1546 at Retailtech 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Showcasing innovative technology and products that allow retailers to enhance their work efficiency in a wide range of applications to achieve a competitive edge in order to stand out in the market. Throughout this year’s show BIXOLON will be inspiring visitors at the event with SRP-383 3-inch thermal receipt printer, specifically built for Japanese market where high print quality is essential when choosing a printer using 2-byte fonts. Offering 300dpi, the highest resolution among the POS printers, the SRP-383 is ideal for Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and Insurance industries where receipts with high density content is often required. Additionally, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the SRP-S300 linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™ ideal for online ordering applications. BIXOLON will also be displaying its full range of 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printing solutions, some of which feature SoftAP network support for simple Wi-Fi Access and Smart Connection™ Technology, enabling easy wireless communication between host devices and printers. Including the SPP-R310plus next generation 3-inch mobile printer, providing Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity add-ons. Alongside the SPP-L3000 3-inch mobile label printer equipped with a peeler and LCD display. Visitors are also invited to a first look at a number of BIXOLON’s new products, including the SPP-A200 2-inch mobile printer, equipped with mobile pin-pad. The XT5-40 4-inch industrial label printer, supporting 203 dpi, 300 dpi, and 600 dpi print resolution options with fast data processing and print speeds. Together with the SPP-L410 4-inch mobile label printer.  “Retailtech Japan provides the perfect springboard place for us to introduce our new products illustrating BIXOLON’s years of industry leading knowledge and expertise,” cites John Kim, BIXOLON’s Marketing Director. “Retailers are welcome to visit our booth and learn about how to dramatically reduce expenses and take advantage of the value our products offer.” BIXOLON will also be hosting a technology partner, IT Village, who will be showcasing 'i-Order', an integrated distribution and sales management solution. For more information visit www.Bixolon.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 4, 2019

  • Partnership

    Edupoint® Educational Systems Selects the BIXOLON SRP-Q302, Ultra-Compact, Cube Receipt Printer for their New Synergy® Education Platform App

    February 28, 2019

    BIXOLON 3-inch thermal printer is now integrated into Edupoint® education app Gardena, CA – BIXOLON, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the successful integration of the SRP-Q302 3-inch, Direct Thermal ultra-compact, Bluetooth receipt printer with Synergy® Education Platform App. “The solutions we create at Edupoint are innovative, modern, and responsive, to keep pace with the changing needs of K-12 education. In researching and evaluating printers to interface with our mobile apps, we sought printers with innovative features that would best meet our customers’ needs. Edupoint identified BIXOLON as a potential solution provider based on the company’s impressive portfolio of high quality, compact, and speedy printers, and ultimately selected BIXOLON printers for their next-generation mobile receipt printing technologies for iOS and Android,” stated Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Edupoint® Educational Systems. Redefining POS printing, the SRP-Q302 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 203dpi to provide high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. Compatible with all major operating systems and plugins including iOS™, Android™, Windows®, Linux™, Xamarin™, Cordova™, Chrome™. The SRP-Q302 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-Q302. Alongside Smart Connection™ supporting an easy Wi-Fi setup with iOS smart device. “We are delighted with the successful integration into Synergy® Education Platform by Edupoint®, one of the leading innovators in the education industry,” stated Paul Kim, President of BIXOLON America. “We're confident that this solution will exemplify current technology trends in their respective industries and will bring forth additional business opportunities for both companies.” About Synergy® Education PlatformSynergy® Education Platform by Edupoint® Educational Systems is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem built to fit the way K-12 educators already work, with seamlessly integrated student information management, learning management, assessment, special education management, and analytics. Synergy is unique among K-12 student data management solutions in providing an array of role-based mobile apps designed to give parents, students, teachers, administrators, health staff, special education teams, and counselors access to the tools they need when and where they need them. 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.

    February 28, 2019

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON collaborates with Miura to launch SPP-A200 2-inch mobile printer for the M020

    February 28, 2019

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, has launched the SPP-A200 – a thermal mobile printer which brings flexible terminal printing to the Miura M020 Pin Entry Device, one of the world’s leading payment solution devices. The M020 allows merchants of all sizes to take payments on the move, from in-store queue busting to alfresco dining and field work applications. With the launch of the new SPP-A200, the M020 can now seamlessly provide receipt printing functionality anywhere the merchant requires. The SPP-A200 is a 58mm thermal printer sled which attaches to the M020 and supports direct communications using Miura’s unique M-Link connector technology, together with fast charging and low profile USB contacts. Premium level printing is delivered at speeds of up to 80mm/second and at 203dpi, which creates high quality text, logos and barcodes. A power supply simultaneously charges both the printer and the PED, which has a 31-hour standby time once fully charged. Like the M020 it supports, the printer is easy to use and durable, with a one-touch cover open feature, easy paper loading and the ability to withstand a one metre drop test. Working in tandem with the SPP-A200, Miura’s M020 provides a high end retail experience through a 2.3 inch TTF colour LCD with optional built in capacitive touch and signature capture. Merchants will now benefit from a PED and printer combination which delivers an industry leading payment solution that is accredited to all the latest security certifications including PCI PTS 5.0, P2PE and Common.SECC as well as supporting all major card scheme brands and mobile wallets. The SPP-A200 printer is available for pre-order in all BIXOLON sales regions. “BIXOLON understands the migration to flexible payment solutions paired with the ongoing requirement for physical receipting. By collaborating with Miura, one of the world’s leading payments solutions providers, BIXOLON has created a mobile printer sled to extend its mobile payment line-up.”John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Co., Ltd. “The launch of a high specification mobile printer for the M020 is just another way that Miura enables payments to be taken anywhere, while improving the customer experience and speeding the purchasing process. Our collaboration with BIXOLON adds to our wide range of innovative plug and play peripherals, which empower retailers of all sizes.”Marc Matthews, VP Sales & Marketing, Miura Systems 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, please visit www.BIXOLON.com About Miura SystemsMiura Systems is the leading global provider of innovative, secure electronic payment hardware to the mPOS solution marketplace. Miura partners with Independent Software Vendors and Systems Integrators to deliver platforms, expertise and services to enable retailers and acquirers to provide productive and flexible payment solutions for retail, hospitality, financial and transportation markets globally. For more information, please visit www.miurasystems.com

    February 28, 2019

  • Event

    BIXOLON Showcases a Range of Unique Logistics Printing Solutions at LogiMAT 2019

    February 15, 2019

    LogiMAT (19th – 21st February, Stuttgart Germany) – BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer demonstrating its latest range of printing solutions for the Transport, Logistics and Warehouse market on stand 6F12 at LogiMAT 2019. Understanding the role label printing technology plays in the automatic identification and tracking throughout all areas of the logistics industry, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the SRP-S300 3-inch (80mm) linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™ and eco features ideal for shelf & rack labelling and more. Alongside the SLP-TX420R 4-inch (110mm) label barcode label printer with RFID data encoding functions. The SLP-DX420 4-inch (108mm) and SLP-DL410 4” (108mm) for shipping label solutions and the SLP-DX220 2-inch (60mm) ideal for tracking label solution. The SRP-E770III 4-inch (106mm) economical direct thermal printer. Plus offering a first look at the XT5-40 4-inch (114mm) industrial label printer supporting 203, 300 and 600dpi print resolution which will be launched imminently. Inspiring the visitors of LogiMAT with the latest and most innovative mobile printing technologies, BIXOLON will be exhibiting its industry range of 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch range of mobile printing solutions including the next generation SPP-R310plus 3-inch (80mm) mobile printer featuring Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band connectivity. The NEW SPP-L3000, BIXOLON’s first 3-inch (80mm) heavy label mobile printing solution. Alongside the hotly anticipated SPP-L310 3-inch (80mm) label mobile printer for medium volume label printing applications. As Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH, states, “With an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the logistics landscape and the challenges the industry faces, BIXOLON has developed an innovative range of mobile and label printing solutions which meet the requirements of this sector. Partnering with the technology elite within the industry such as mobit ag (Switzerland) who will be joining BIXOLON on the stand throughout, showcasing their latest mobile computing hardware and label printing solution software, demonstrating BIXOLON’s commitment to supporting the market.” To find out more, visit BIXOLON at www.Bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 15, 2019

  • Event

    Join BIXOLON at EuroCIS 2019 to Explore the Latest Innovations in Receipt, Ticket and Label Printing

    February 14, 2019

    Showcasing an extensive portfolio of dynamic printing solutions for any application EuroCIS (19th – 21st February, Düsseldorf, Germany) – BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging visitors to the BIXOLON stand 9D32 at EuroCIS 2019. Showcasing a range of innovative printing solutions that can easily be upgraded as your system evolves. From complex omni-channel retail systems to simple pop-up ticketing setups, delivery labelling or kiosk applications BIXOLON’s experience within the Retail, Hospitality and Logistics environments mean that they can provide tailored printing solutions for independent traders through to multi-national corporations.Key product highlights will include:•POS Receipt and Ticketing – Showcasing BIXOLON’s SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube desktop printer series offering flexible mPOS receipt and ticket printing. Including the SRP-QE300 entry-level printer with USB and Ethernet connectivity, plus 200mm/sec print speeds and 180dpi print resolution. 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. Alongside the standalone SRP-Q300B with built-in battery supporting a 24V Li-ion 2,750mAh rechargeable battery ideal for pop-up stores, queue busting and more. Educating visitors throughout the show, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the SRP-S300 3-inch (80mm) linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™ and eco features ideal for food labelling and more.•Desktop Label Innovation –The SLP-TX420R 4-inch (110mm) label barcode label printer with RFID data encoding functions. The SRP-E770III 4-inch (106mm) economical direct thermal printer. Plus offering a first look at the TX5-40 4-inch (114mm) industrial label printer supporting 203, 300 and 600dpi print resolution which will be launched imminently.•Mobile Receipt and Labelling – BIXOLON will be exhibiting its industry range of 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch range of mobile printing solutions including the next generation SPP-R310plus 3-inch (80mm) mobile receipt printer featuring Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band connectivity. The NEW SPP-L3000, BIXOLON’s first 3-inch (80mm) heavy label mobile printing solution. Alongside the hotly anticipated SPP-L310 3-inch (80mm) label mobile printer for medium volume label printing applications and the SPP-A200 mobile printer equipping with mobile pin-pad. “EuroCIS is a key European industry event for BIXOLON providing us with the opportunity to network with the key players across a range of industries,” cited John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “BIXOLON will be taking this opportunity to showcase its exciting range of POS, Mobile and Label printing solutions, echoing its ongoing dedication to provide a comprehensive range of printing applications adaptable for any budget or market.” Technology PartnersBIXOLON will host a range of technology hardware and software partners, including plastic card printing from IDP, Retail POS printing application from Lundi Matin, Mobile Payment Solution from SumUp and a Fiscal solution from The Factory HKA on its stand throughout the show. “BIXOLON has built up strong relationships with a range of organisations from all types of industries across Europe,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director. “EuroCIS provides BIXOLON the platform to showcase these ongoing partnership successes while demonstrating the flexibility of its solutions in the progressive technological marketplace.” For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com/, http://blog.bixolon.com/ or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 14, 2019

  • Tech & Trend

    Simple Wi-Fi Access For Printers: BIXOLON’s Smart Connection™ Technology

    February 7, 2019

    In this changing technological landscape, the marketplace is growing more mobile and the demand to empower workforces with immediate Wi-Fi access for their devices is paramount to ensure seamless workflow and drive productivity for many applications such as Retail, Logistics, Manufacturing and Warehousing. However, networking a printer to a host device for wireless communication has always been a challenge. With simple and intuitive experience you would expect from configuring consumer devices, Bixolon has addressed these issues to offer a tool that can be used to easily set up a printer for a wireless network. BIXOLON’s Smart Connection™ TechnologyUsing the Easy Setup Utility app on Android™ and iOS™ devices, Bixolon printers automatically connect to the same wireless AP as the host device. Available through the Google Play™ and App Store®, the Easy Setup Utility features Smart Connection™ technology enabling BIXOLON users to experience simplified Wi-Fi set up and eliminate the process of changing network settings. The Easy Setup Utility app is compatible with the following BIXOLON mobile printer models: XT5-40, SPP-R200IIIplus, SPP-R310plus, SPP-R410, and SPP-L3000. How Does the App WorkRequiring only an SSID and Password, the host provides and encrypts this information into UDP format and sends it to the printer. The printer will then be connected to the Wi-Fi network in DHCP mode using the given SSID and Password.It’s about as simple as that: Just download the app. • Android™ APP Tutorial *Click here for iOS™ APP Tutorial For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com/, http://blog.bixolon.com/ or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 7, 2019

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the POS Industry’s First 300dpi Thermal Printer from BIXOLON

    January 22, 2019

    SRP-383 is a Reliable POS Printing Solution Loaded with Value-Added Premium Features BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the NEW SRP-383, the POS industry's first 3-inch thermal receipt printer supporting 300dpi print resolution. Ideal for retailers and countries using double-byte fonts due to its durable and premium features. The robust SRP-383 provides the high-quality readability of sophisticated fonts with printing speeds of up to 200 mm/sec at 300dpi print resolution. Supporting barcode printing up to 67% longer than 180dpi and up to 48% longer than 203dpi. The SRP-383 has USB V2.0 connectivity as standard with the option of Ethernet, Serial, Dual Serial, Powered USB, Bluetooth and WLAN. With additional Apple MFi certification, the SRP-383 is suitable for a wide range of functions from multi-platform POS systems to digital payment applications. Enhancing business continuity with new functionality, the SRP-383 features Auto Receipt Resize™ technology paper saving solution function resizing media content from 4-inch to 3-inch or from 3-inch to 2-inch. Also, the new utility, TTF Font downloader™ easily stores True Type Fonts in the thermal printer. With this software, IT managers can change the receipt’s font style while reducing time and cost required for developing each font. In addition, low maintenance functions comprising of Anywhere Anyfont™ (Unicode) which removes the need to write multiple code pages for every language. “Launching the POS industry’s first 300dpi resolution, the new SRP-383 offers the lowest cost of ownership with the additional benefits of low maintenance and reducing paper costs through its easily switchable paper saving features.” explains John Kim, Marketing Director. He added, “The SRP-383 is the perfect receipt printing solution provides the highest readability of sophisticated fonts.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-383 is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to pre-order from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions from April 2019. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 22, 2019

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON XT5 Series Industrial Label Printers

    January 11, 2019

    Heavy Duty Label Printing Solution for Logistics, Manufacturing and Warehousing Industries BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the NEW XT5 Series Industrial label printers supporting powerful performance and compatibility with compact and robust design. Bringing the XT5-40 as its first model to market from the series, the new industrial printer features a 4-inch (114mm) media width and is available as XT5-40 (203dpi), XT5-43 (300dpi) & XT5-46 (600dpi) print resolution model options. The aluminium body and metal case stands up to years of tough and harsh treatment and special anti-adhesive surfaces prevents adhesive residue left over. The standard XT5-40 model offer fast data processing and print speeds up to 14 ips (356mm/sec) at 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™, BPL-E™ and BPL-D™. Supporting a 3.5 inch Full Color TFT LCD with intuitive UI, the XT5 series supports a media roll diameter up to 203 mm and ribbon length up to 450 mm. Yielding built-in Bluetooth, WiFi, Parallel, USB, Serial, Ethernet (the industry’s fastest 1Gbit/sec) and two USB Host interfaces. Alongside an Auto cutter, peeler, rewinder and rewinder+peeler options. Supporting Smart Connection™, simple Wi-Fi settings via a mobile device and compatibility with label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist™, Label Artist™ Mobile (iOS and Android), and BarTender®. Its user-friendly design streamlines the work load from setting up printer to daily performance, routine maintenance to managing a number of printers. The Printer’s Twin Function™ easily copies the printer settings and data (templates, images and fonts) to other printer via USB storage. While easy toolless replacement maintenance of roller and printer head is also supported. Alongside an optional XPM™, BIXOLON's web-based printer remote control profile manager, is set to soon be introduced. “BIXOLON is striving to continuous extend its label printer line-up.” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “The XT5 series is designed for heavy-duty label printing at the logistics, manufacturing and warehousing industry due to its robust design, high quality performance, easy maintenance and flexible technical support & service.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The XT5-40 is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to pre-order from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions from Feb 2019. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 11, 2019

  • Event

    Explore BIXIOLON’s Comprehensive Range of Label, Mobile & mPOS Printing Solutions at NRF 2019

    January 10, 2019

    Showcasing an Extensive Portfolio of mPOS customer receipting, online ordering, delivery labeling, ticketing and kiosk printing applications BIXOLON America, Inc., 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 food prep labeling to online order printing on stand 1901, Lev3 at NRF Retail’s Big Show 2019. Throughout the show BIXOLON will be exhibiting its full range of 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printing solutions. Including the SPP-R310plus next generation 3-inch mobile printer featuring Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity add-ons. Alongside the SPP-L3000 3-inch mobile label printer equipped with a peeler and LCD display. Plus the recently launched SPP-L310 3-inch mobile label printer for small to medium volume mobile labeling applications. Inspiring retailers with linerless and label printing, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the SRP-S300 linerless label printer ideal for online ordering applications, SLP-DX220 2-inch label printer for MRD (Make, Ready, Discard) applications, SLP-TX220 for wristband printing, SLP-DX420 and SLP-DL410 for shipping label solutions and the SLP-TX400R 4-inch barcode label printer with RFID data encoding functions. Additionally BIXOLON will feature devices such as the SRP-S300 3-inch linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™. The SRP-Q300 3-inch Direct Thermal cube desktop printer series with flexible mPOS printing. 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). Alongside the SRP-Q300B 3-inch Direct Thermal cube printer supporting a 24V Li-ion 2,750mAh rechargeable battery. BIXOLON will also be providing a first looks at a number of its future 2019 product launches, including the XT5-40 4-inch industrial label printer supporting 203 dpi, 300 dpi, and 600 dpi print resolution options. The world’s first 3-inch thermal receipt printer supporting 300 dpi resolutions, the SRP-383. BIXOLON’s BK3-31 3-inch kiosk printer, the SPP-A200 2-inch mobile printer equipping with mobile pin-pad and the SPP-L410 4-inch mobile label printer. “The NRF Retail’s Big 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 Paul Kim, Managing Director of BIXOLON America. “We will be inspiring visitors of NRF with the latest food prep and online ordering applications, alongside BIXOLON’s linerless labelling cannabis printing solutions with Taken Sensor™ technology.” Technology Partners ​BIXOLON will also be hosting complementary hardware and software technology partners on the stand, including NCR Silver Cloud POS Solution and C&K Systems showcasing an NCR CounterPoint all-in-one terminal with BIXOLON’s SRP-350plusIII receipt printer and SLP-DX220 label printer. Iconex featuring the SRP-S300 and SPP-R310 printers for restaurant linerless labeling applications. eHopper showcasing point of sale software. Mariner Business Solutions introducing Cannabis POS solutions, The Factory HKA demonstrating Fiscal solutions and Smart 4 B&R showcasing an OXXO fuel dispenser with integrated SRP-Q302 receipt printer. For more information visit www.BixolonUSA.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 10, 2019

  • Tech & Trend

    BIXOLON's Cannabis Solutions

    January 9, 2019

    As of January 1, 2018, the sale of cannabis for commercial use was enacted in California, the largest state in the United States. Since its introduction, nine states in the United States have now legalized cannabis for commercial use and thirty states have been approved the use of cannabis for medical purposes.Canada has become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis after Uruguay, and Germany is looking to follow this the legalization, highlighting a trend in North America and Europe.It is important to note that there are different ways to build a Cannabis Solution depending on the laws of the country or state. In general, the value chain of the Cannabis business is mainly composed of cultivation, production and processing / distribution / sales. Bixolon provides print tracking solutions for each stage, to help you make the right choice.​The amount and provenance of cannabis must be managed and reported to its provincial government from the planting to the sale in order to prevent relevant crimes including unauthorized transportation to other states and use by teenagers. Labeling is required to monitor its weight throughout the whole process. SLP-TX220 (2” Thermal Transfer Label Printer)Waterproof & Durable label bandsPlant label band solutions SPP-L310 (3” Mobile Label Printer)Easy and highly affordable mobile tracking labels SLP-TX400 RFID (4" RFID Label Printer)RFID encoding supported Distribution is also responsible for transporting cannabis among licensed carriers, and it is necessary to consistently monitor their location. SLP-DX420 (4" Direct Thermal Label Printer)Fast & IntelligentShipping Label Solutions SPP-L3000 (3" Mobile Label Printer)Compact mobile labeling solutions (1.53lbs)with long lasting battery (2,600mAh) SPP-R200III (2" Mobile Receipt and Invoice Printer)Compact mobile invoice solutions (0.50lbs)with long lasting battery (1,200mAh) Since the U.S federal government does not legalize cannabis, most stores in the U.S. generally rely on cash transactions, however some stores have recently started taking credit card payments. Cannabis sales is becoming a highly profitable business and its interior and systems are now becoming equipped with modern technology. It necessitates a solution that wirelessly connects mPOS products with peripheral devices, which are suitable for interior and systems.Until a product is sold, cannabis must be labeled with a variety of cautionary statements such as name, ingredients, date of cultivation, date of packing, date of sale, etc. The labeling of up to 3 - 5 labels per product is required. BIXOLON has been named the world’s number one for linerless labelling solutions which is removable and repositionable adhesive. SRP-Q300 + RTS-Q300 + BCD-3000 (mPOS System)Battery option mPOS solution for both inside or 'Outside' of the storeSLP-DX220 (2" Direct Thermal Label Printer)Compact product and container labeling solutio SRP-S300 (3” Linerless Label Printer)User-friendly & Lower TCO designOnline order taking solutions Linerless SolutionsEliminating the waste of traditional silicon label liner backing paperAvailable in two types of adhesive; Permanent and Restick SRP-350plusIII (3” POS Printer)Reliable and High qualityRetail solutions Cloud based Online OrderCloud Server Printing, Google Cloud Printing BIXOLON's XPM solution is an all-in-one solution for real-time information on all printers used from cultivation to sales management.Web-based MDM gives flexibility to access printer settings and real-time printer data at anytime, anywhere, on any devicePowerful features including device management, F/W updates, scheduling etcProvides sight to manage better& achieve more ​

    January 9, 2019

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Introduces New Compact Ruggedized Mobile Printer SPP-L310

    January 8, 2019

    Durable Mobile Label Printing Solution for the Logistics and Retail Industry BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of its NEW SPP-L310, 3-inch (80mm) mobile label printer providing on-the-go label printing advancements with its compact, lightweight and durable design. Ideal for outside field service operations to instore pricing & inventory management. Supporting 80mm and optional 58mm media width, SPP-L310 is compatible with market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™ & BPL-C™ with extensive memory up to 256 MB SDRAM, 512 MB Flash. Producing 203dpi high resolution user defined fonts, graphics, and logos at speeds up to 5 ips (127mm/sec) with Media roll diameter up to 49 mm. The SPP-L310 also features IP54 dust protection, a splash proof design and 2.1m (7 ft.) drop test reliability. Supporting Bluetooth V4.1 Classic & LE, Wi-Fi, USB and Serial interface options, the SPP-L310 is compatible with all major operating systems including Android™, iOS™, Windows®, Linux with additional Apple MFi iAP2 certification. Alongside compatibility with label design software such as BIXOLON’s free-of-charge Label Artist™, Label Artist™ Mobile for iOS™ and Android™, alongside industry leading BarTender® and BarTender® UltraLite for BIXOLON. “As a global leader in portable printing, BIXOLON highly believes its customers have the right to choose a reliable yet affordable model for low to medium volume labeling applications,” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON. “The SPP-L310 is the latest mobile printer aimed at the logistics and retail market due to its ergonomic design with proven-level functionality and flexible technical support to enable customers to easily integrate mobile printing into their applications.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SPP-L310 is available now 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 March 2019.

    January 8, 2019

  • Tech & Trend

    Label Artist™ Mobile, Free-Of-Charge Label Design Mobile Application

    December 3, 2018

    Since the introduction of just-in-time delivery, asset management and even internet sales, labelling has become essential in various industries such as logistics, retail and warehouse management. With many companies under pressure to improve the documentation and tracking throughout all areas of the business, many are focusing their efforts on the label design incorporating information such as 1D/2D barcodes, ID and Human readable text to collect data and reduce costs. Recognizing this need for label customization, BIXOLON has incorporated Label Artist™ Mobile, a free-of-charge label design mobile application into its menu of label printer software add-ons. Compatible with a portfolio of BIXOLON printers including SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420, SLP-DX420, SRP-E770III, SLP-DL410, SLP-TX220, SLP-DX220 desktop labelling solutions and the SPP-L3000 mobile label printer. Label ArtistTM Mobile A label design mobile application which allows users to easily edit and print labels from their chosen iOS™ or Android™ device to a BIXOLON printer using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. USB connection is also supported for Android™ devices. Compatible with BIXOLON’s complete label printer line-up, Label Artist™ Mobile provides a range of label design functions including; - Simple label design functions including editing text, barcode, image printing - Providing various pre-designed, modifiable label formats, such as warning and event image labelling collection options. - Database utilizing Labelling (Auto count functionality) - Available through Google PlayTM and App Store® • App Tutorial Learn more about the free-of-charge PC software options Label ArtistTM II Label design software for Windows PC allows users to easily design, edit and print labels from their PC to a BIXOLON printer using USB. - Labelling program supporting editing text, barcode and image printing - Database utilizing Labelling (Auto count functionality), plus label reprint and stored editing functionality - Available through BIXOLON website Bartender UltraLite® for BIXOLON Label design software for Windows PC designed by Seagull™. This free-of-charge basic version of the software is designed for BIXOLON printer users to easily edit and print labels using USB connectivity. - Windows OS and Seagull drivers are required - Available in pre-designed, modifiable label formats - Easy to add graphics - Supporting data inputting peripherals such as scanners - Available through BIXOLON and Seagull’s website 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.

    December 3, 2018

  • Event

    BIXOLON Showcases a Diverse Range Printing Solutions at TRUSTECH 2018

    November 21, 2018

    TRUSTECH (27-29 November 2018, Cannes, France) – BIXOLON, a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile, Label and POS printers, will be joining IDP Corp Ltd., a leading ID card printer manufacturer, to showcase its latest range of dynamic printing solutions for a range of trend sensitive applications, from digital payment commerce to multi-platform ecosystems on stand Riv D 016 at TRUSTECH 2018. Redefining POS printing, BIXOLON will be exhibiting the SRP-Q300 80mm (3-inch) Direct Thermal cube desktop printer series offering flexible mPOS printing at competitive pricing. 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. Alongside the NEW SRP-Q300B Direct Thermal cube Receipt and Ticket printer with built-in battery supporting a 24V Li-ion 2,750mAh rechargeable battery ideal for standalone pop-up stores, queue busting and more. Showcasing a range of dynamic printing solutions, BIXOLON also will be demonstrating their cost-effective, highly reliable SRP-330II 80mm (3-inch) POS printer with All-In-One Plus™ Interface. The SRP-S300 3-inch linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™. In addition to the robust SLP-TX420, a 112mm (4-inch) Thermal Transfer label printer. Alongside the premium SLP-DX220, a 58mm (2-inch) compact Bluetooth label Thermal Transfer printer ideal for inventory management and retail labelling. Celebrating its fifth consecutive year as the Global No1 Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer, as quoted by independent Japanese Research Company Chunichisha, BIXOLON will be displaying its comprehensive range of 58mm (2-inch), 80mm (3-inch) and 112mm (4-inch) mobile receipt and label printing solutions, including the newly released SPP-L3000. An 80mm (3-inch) premium level Auto-ID Mobile Label Printer supporting high quality connectivity and labelling. Ideal for a range of applications including supply chain labelling, retail tags, delivery invoicing and more. “Europe continues to be one of the fastest growing multi-platform markets in the world,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “Reaffirming BIXOLON’s ongoing commitment into printing research and development, to provide a sophisticated portfolio Mobile, POS and Label printing solutions to meet its evolving customer requirements.” 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. About IDP Corp., Ltd. IDP is a leading ID Card Printer manufacturer who is dedicated to making better ID Card Printers with diverse and innovative technology. The IDP difference is to provide high quality products with the latest technology, offering quick friendly support and industry leading warranties. IDP strives to make card printing available to all by offering high quality, affordable and simple to use systems for small and large organizations.

    November 21, 2018

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Launches Next Generation Chrome SDK

    November 12, 2018

    First-to-Market Tools Slash Development Time and Costs for Google Chrome-Based mPOS Applications BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the launch of its next generation Google Chrome Software Development Kit (SDK). The upgraded software reduces development time and costs required to create Google Chrome-Based applications to print from any Chrome OS terminal or Chrome browser to a BIXOLON printer. After first launching its first generation Google Chrome OS™ development tools in August 2017, BIXOLON has been recognised as the industry’s first POS printer manufacturer to offer application development tools for the platform. Rapidly expanding its printer line-up to include wired and wireless interface compatibility in response to customer demand for faster, easier integration of BIXOLON printers & connected peripherals to future platforms and applications as their business needs evolve. ‘Chrome-based applications using Chrome PCs, Point-of-Sales or Kiosks are gaining popularity due to their speed, flexibility and IT efficiency’ noted John Kim, BIXOLON director of Marketing. “BIXOLON’s next generation Chrome SDK provides programmers with a simple way to develop fast, comprehensive, cost-effective printing functions while using wired peripherals connected to their Google Chrome-Based applications.” The Chrome Software Development Kit enables developers to deliver applications across multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, OS X) with one code base (JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS). The SDK includes a JavaScript library file, sample code and an API manual to accelerate development time, enabling BIXOLON printers to print from any Chrome OS terminal or Chrome browser. The Chrome SDK enables developers to easily integrate printer functions including the printing of characters, images, one & two-dimensional barcodes (PDF417, QR code), check printer status and printer setup (print speed, density, rotation, margins and cutter usage). The SDK also supports printer connection via Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet or USB depending on the chosen printer model. The Chrome SDK is also compatible with BIXOLON’s B-gate mPOS hub connected to its range of B-gate printers. Once an app has been developed using this SDK, it will allow the mPOS hub to control wired peripherals such as Customer displays, Magnetic Stripe Readers, scanners, USB devices, RFID, NFC, HID, Dallas Keys and Scales by communicating directly from a terminal. Availability The Google Chrome SDK is compatible with following label printer models: • B-gate: BGT-100P, SRP-Q300H, SRP-S300Hi, SRP-F312IIHi • POS Printers: SRP-Q300, SRP-S300, SRP-F310II, SRP-380, SRP-350plusIII & SRP-350III • Mobile Printers: SPP-R210, SPP-R200III, SPP-R310, SPP-R410 & SPP-L3000 • Label Printers: SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420, SLP-DX420, SRP-E770III, SLP-DL410, SLP-TX220 & SLP-DX220 For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com, http://blog.bixolon.com or speak to 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.

    November 12, 2018

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Launches mPrint Mobile Printing App for Android™ and iOS™

    November 8, 2018

    Introducing Mobile Printing Software for Smart Devices BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the BIXOLON mPrint app. This free-of-charge mobile printing application gives users the ability to print documentation from the web through their chosen web browser or app on an iOS™ or Android™ device to a BIXOLON printer using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The application also supports a USB connection through Android™ devices. Compatible with BIXOLON’s printers, BIXOLON mPrint provides image and PDF printing functionality through their chosen web browser such as Google Chrome and Safari or any app which supports a share function. The print function is ready to use when the user installs the mPrint app. The app also provides an editing function, allowing users to cut, rotate and adjust the brightness of the content. The user can also set up the media type (gap, continuous, black mark), size (width, length) and margins of the content if they are printing onto a label using a BIXOLON label printer. “As the Mobile POS printing market continues to grow,” cites John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “BIXOLON recognizes the ongoing requirement for a mobile printing application which can be easily operated through a web browser via a smart device eliminating the constraints of additional development time and costs.” The BIXOLON mPrint Mobile app is available to download through Google Play™ and the App Store®. The application is compatible with following label printer models: • POS & Mobile Printers: SRP-Q300, SRP-S300, SRP-F310II, SRP-380, SRP-350plusIII, SRP-350III, SRP-330II, SPP-R210, SPP-R200III, SPP-R310 & SPP-R410 • Label & Mobile Label Printers: SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420, SLP-DX420, SRP-E770III, SLP-DL410, SLP-TX220, SLP-DX220 & SPP-L3000 For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com, http://blog.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to 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.

    November 8, 2018

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON extends its Label Printing Line-up with the Introduction of the SPP-L3000 Mobile Printer

    November 6, 2018

    Mobile Label Printing Solution for the Logistics and Retail Industry BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of its NEW SPP-L3000, 3-inch (80mm) mobile label printer which simultaneously connects to both Bluetooth and WLAN. The optimum smart mobility label solution due to its rugged, lightweight design, easy-to-open peeler and LCD display. Ideal for traditional supply chain, omni-channel retailing and field service operations, the SPP-L3000 supports 80mm label printing. Producing 203dpi high resolution user defined fonts, graphics, and logos on a 25~80mm wide media width an adjustable media guide at speeds up to 5 ips (127mm/sec). The SPP-L3000 also features an easy-to-open peeler, IP54 dust protected and splash proof design and 2.1m (7 ft.) drop test reliability. The SPP-L3000 supports market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™ & BPL-C™ and all major operating systems including Android™, iOS™, Windows®, Linux with additional Apple MFi iAP2 certification. Alongside compatibility with label design software such as BIXOLON’s free-of-charge Label Artist™, Label Artist™ Mobile for iOS™ and Android™, alongside industry leading BarTender® and BarTender® UltraLite for BIXOLON. “As a global leader in portable printing, BIXOLON is striving to continuous extend its product portfolio,” states John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON. “The SPP-L3000 is the latest mobile printer from BIXOLON aimed at the logistics market due to its robust design, industry-standard functionality and flexible technical support & service to enable customers to easily integrate the mobile printing solution into their application.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SPP-L3000 is available now 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 the end of November.

    November 6, 2018

  • Tech & Trend

    Linerless Labeling Solutions with Taken Sensor™ Technology

    November 1, 2018

    Since the introduction of multi-platform POS ecosystems, just-in-time delivery and asset management label printing technology has played a key role in the identification of products to allow easy documentation and management. In industries such as hospitality, companies come under pressure to improve data collection and reduce errors, many are quickly moving away from the traditional pen-and-paper based processes and are investing heavily in technology to increase productivity and efficiency. For example, in areas such as fast food, where its time management and order processing is imperative, staff currently struggle attaching order bills to cups, bags or wrap causing inaccurate data processing and missing orders. This issue is not just confined to hospitality. Retail distribution, logistics and warehouse businesses also have re-occurring issues trying to increase work productivity while printing. Many citing issues attaching different types of invoice labelling to their products. To resolve these issues, BIXOLON has developed a Linerless Labelling solution with B-linerless™ and Taken Sensor™ Technology. Benefits of B-linerless™ ​B-linerless™ is available in two sticky options, B-linerless™ Permanent featuring a permanent adhesive which is similar to traditional liner labels and B-linerless™ Re-stick supporting a removable and repositionable adhesive. It provides: Enhancing work productivity: Providing greater flexibility, linerless labels offer an ecological alternative to traditional label media. Allowing easy-to-use drop-in paper loading, Linerless labelling enables the possibility of providing a label of any length with the ability to still provide a clean cut without label gum build-up.Lower TCO: Removing the waste of silicon backing liner paper originally used in labelling, linerless rolls offer double the number of labels per roll, decreasing the number of roll changes. High Quality: Compatible with BIXOLON’s high-quality printers insures a long time use without jamming errors. Eco-friendly: Eliminating the waste bi-product of silicon liner backing paper, linerless labels help reduce paper waste. Why choose BIXOLON’s linerless labeling solution?Linerless paper typically has a reduced amount of adhesive spread across the media compared to traditional heavy adhesive paper which leave residue on a printer mechanisms and can cause paper jams during continuous printing. To counteract this, BIXOLON has installed Anti-Jam Technology in the SRP-S300. This technology provides special paper path design, an automatic guillotine cutting system with a revolutionary platen roller and sub roller designed with rubber material. Alongside BIXOLON’s Taken Sensor™ Technology which can calibrate this issue and make the linerless system run smoothly and effectively, by limiting linerless label printing until the current label has been removed. With these unique technologies, BIXOLON’s solution is compatible not only light adhesive linerless but also heavy adhesive linerless label printing differently from comparable solutions on the market.For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com/, http://blog.bixolon.com/ or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    November 1, 2018

  • Tech & Trend

    Simple Wi-Fi access for iOS printer: BIXOLON’s Smart Connection™ Technology

    October 16, 2018

    Connecting printers to a localized Wi-Fi has always been a challenge. As technology continues to evolve, people expect to have immediate Wi-Fi access to their printers in a variety of applications such as Retail, Logistics, Transportation, Payments and Deliveries. However there are a range of issues to consider including: the IP address, security, SSID, encryption, etc when looking into device connectivity. BIXOLON’s Smart Connection™ Technology BIXOLON has addressed this issues with the Easy Setup Utility app which easily connects iOS™ mobile printers to available Wi-Fi networks. Available through the App Store®, the Easy Setup Utility features Smart Connection™ technology which enables BIXOLON users to experience Wi-Fi Infrastructure mode with simple and easy connection. The Easy Setup Utility app is compatible with the following BIXOLON mobile printer models: SPP-R200IIIplus, SPP-R310plus and SPP-R410. How does the App Work Using BIXOLON’s Smart Connection™ technology it simplifies the time-consuming process of connecting devices to Wi-Fi. Requiring only an SSID and Password, the host provides and encrypts this information into UDP format and sends it to the printer. The printer will then be connected to the Wi-Fi network in DHCP mode using the given SSID and Password. It’s about as simple as it can be: Just download the app. APP TutorialFor more information visit http://www.bixolon.com/, http://blog.bixolon.com/ or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    October 16, 2018

  • Event

    Explore BIXOLON’s Label Printing Innovations at PACK EXPO 2018

    October 10, 2018

    Showcasing an Extensive Portfolio of Logistics Label, Linerless Label and Mobile Label Printing TechnologyPACK EXPO (14th – 17th October 2018, Chicago, USA) – BIXOLON Co., Ltd a global leading mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging its visitors to explore the latest in Auto ID label printing solutions for the American market on BIXOLON’s booth #8424, Upper Lakeside Hall at PACK EXPO 2018.Showcasing the recently launched SLP-TX400R, a 4-inch desktop thermal transfer label printer with RFID technology and 7 IPS (178 mm/s) speed. Supporting USB, Ethernet and Serial as standard with optional Bluetooth or WLAN interface. Alongside an optional auto-cutter and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls. The label printer can also simultaneously print and embedded UHF RFID code into inventory labelling, price tags and more.BIXOLON will also be demonstrating its range of compact, robust and intelligent Bluetooth Direct Thermal desktop labelling solutions on the stand. Including its 2-inch SLP-DX220, 4-inch SLP-DX420, and specialised 4-inch SLP-DL410 Direct Thermal Bluetooth fan-fold label printer. BIXOLON’s desktop labelling solutions are compatible with label design software including BIXOLON’s free-of-charge Label Artist™, Label Artist™ Mobile for iOS™ and Android™, alongside the industry leading BarTender® and BarTender® UltraLite for BIXOLON.Also ahead of its launch later this year, BIXOLON is showcasing 3-inch mobile label printer SPP-L3000 with 5 IPS (127 mm/s) speed. This mobile printer features an easy-to-open peeler, IP54 dust protected splash proof design and 2.1m (7 ft.) drop test reliability. Supporting WLAN Dual band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth V 4.1 Classic and LE and NFC. The SPP-L3000 is the perfect printing solution for traditional supply chain, omni-channel retailing and field service operations.BIXOLON will also be encouraging visitors to meet its recently launched B-linerless™ linerless label consumables. Available in two types of adhesive strengths, B-linerless™ Permanent which features a permanent adhesive across the whole media sharing similarities with traditional liner labels. Alongside B-linerless™ Restick, supporting a removable and repositionable adhesive across the media eliminating adhesive residue left when removed.“PACK EXPO provides us with the platform to connect directly with the key players within the American Packaging industry,” states Alberto Hwang, Managing Director of BIXOLON America. “BIXOLON will be looking to inspire visitors to the show with its latest innovative AIDC label printing technologies.”For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com/, http://blog.bixolon.com/ or alternatively speak to 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.

    October 10, 2018

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    Supporting Postal and Parcel Printing Innovation, Visit BIXOLON at POST-EXPO 2018

    October 5, 2018

    Showcasing the Highlights of its Logistics Labelling, Ticketing and Receipting Printing TechnologyPOST-EXPO (9 -11 October 2018, Hamburg, Germany) – BIXOLON (stand B1.120), a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile Label and POS printers, will be showcasing products from its portfolio of Auto-ID logistics printing solutions throughout the show. Designs that offer cutting edging labelling technology for the transport and logistics market, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the two NEW 4-inch direct thermal printing solutions, the SLP-DX420C designed for new patented labelling media and the SLP-DX420CT for linerless labelling solutions. Alongside will be the new XT5-40 industrial 4-inch thermal transfer printer, BIXOLON’s first heavy-duty printer aimed at the high volume, industrial printing market.BIXOLON will also be celebrating its fifth consecutive year as the Global No.1 Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer as quoted by independent Japanese Research Company Chunichisha. Exhibiting its comprehensive range of 2”, 3” and 4” mobile printing solutions compatible with industry leading mobile and PDA technology. Including the 2-inch SPP-R200III highly mobile printer with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and Serial connectivity. The updated 3-inch mobile printer the SPP-R310plus, features enhanced add-ons including Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi. Plus the 4-inch SPP-R410 rugged mobile printer with NFC auto-pairing.“POST-EXPO provides the perfect platform for BIXOLON to meet the key decision makers within the global postal and parcel market,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “Enabling BIXOLON to showcase highlights from its growing portfolio of cutting edge labelling, ticketing and mobile technologies for this rapidly growing market.”- 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 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha.

    October 5, 2018