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    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

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    BIXOLON Releases Google Chrome SDK

    August 22, 2017

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today 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 Chrome-Based 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 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://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. BIXOLON is a trademark of BIXOLON Co, Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    August 22, 2017