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    Hospitality EPOS Connectivity

    July 19, 2018

    Hospitality EPOS systems provide businesses with the tools to monitor and control a range of environments from restaurants and bars, to pop-up events. Choosing the right EPOS system for your hospitality business can be an overwhelming task especially if you are looking to move towards Mobile Tablet or Smart Device based software platforms due to flexibility. As technology advances, connectivity has become more crucial for successful EPOS systems. BIXOLON have put together five pointers that you may need to consider when purchasing a new Mobile EPOS (mPOS) System for your Hospitality business: Device connection – When selecting a mobile device the Hospitaliers need to decide how it is going to be connected to the host. Cabled LAN connectivity was always the norm with Wi-Fi being a trusted if not a more expensive means of achieving the same but recent advances in Bluetooth technologies have not only improved reliability but also increased the usable range. Secure login – a secure means of logging in to the system is essential to both employer and employee alike and is integral to the success of the mPOS solution as it provides the accountability that merits the system expense. Simplicity and cost have ultimately led users to rugged and durable devices such as the waterproof Dallas Reader which provides each member of staff with their own unique numerical login and if lost can be easily and quickly replaced – security is maximised as no two keys are the same. Speed of Delivery – technology can be used to speed up the order delivery process – with the right connectivity drinks orders can be sent directly to the IP rated bar thermal and food orders directly to the heat resistant dot matrix kitchen printers ensuring that the customer receives exactly what they have ordered and in a timely manner. With mobile tablet based mPOS that connectivity requires devices like the Bixolon intelligent hub to provide the missing links. Greater Reach – for Alfresco dining the ability to take orders at the table can save the members of staff time by not having to return to a central point each time. The Alfresco dining experience can be further improved by printing receipts at the table when asked – this can be achieved very simply through the use of a belt mounted printer. The latest 80mm mobile printers are small, light and rugged and print the same receipt as conventional desktop printers. Multiple device hosting – multiple device host – full hospitality process achieved by lay away split till / multiple activity requirements. The BIXOLON SRP-Q300H is the only device on the market today that can offer a solution to these five points. It provides ease of connectivity and flexibility helping to create the perfect hospitality mPOS solution. Featuring an intelligent hub (B-gate), connecting the Tablet to a host of USB peripheral devices (Dallas reader, Bar and Kitchen Printers, Customer Display, etc.) via Bluetooth whilst also 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). 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 to provide a complete the solution. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    July 19, 2018

  • Press Release

    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.” 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

  • 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