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    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

  • Press Release

    Bixolon Introduces Dual-Mode Bluetooth and Dual-Band Wi-Fi Enabled 4-Inch Mobile Printer

    March 8, 2018

    Today BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, unveiled its SPP-R410 – the next generation 4-inch mobile printer, a move that strengthens the company’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile printers. The SPP-R410 fits the bill for wireless printing, making it the go-to workhorse wherever 4-inch receipts and labels are mission-critical—from retail and food service receipts to shelf and shipping labels, field service/direct store delivery invoicing, event ticketing and more. "In addition to mobile receipt and invoice printing, the SPP-R410 supports linerless label printing with a gap sensor that ensures accurate alignment of label media,” said John Kim, Bixolon director of marketing. “Because it prints receipts, invoices and a range of label types, it’s a great fit for a wide variety of customers — retailers and restaurants, entertainment venues, field service, transportation, warehousing, logistics and municipal government departments that serve the public." Features & Functionality Easy, Seamless Connectivity: The SPP-410 supports dual-mode Bluetooth V4.1 Classic & LE, dual-band WLAN (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) as an option, easy Bluetooth pairing via NFC, and smart Wi-Fi setting to connect a router via mobile devices. The new Wi-Fi SoftAP mode enables the printer to function as an access point, supporting a simpler direct connection to mobile devices. Compact & Rugged: With a design that’s 22% smaller and 25% lighter than its predecessor, the SPP-R410 is one of the smallest and lightest 4-inch mobile printers on the market. Its ruggedized design boasts 90 mm/sec printing speed, a 6-foot drop rate, and an IP54 rating ensures dust and water resistance for ultimate durability. Multi-Purpose Design: The SPP-R410 is multifunctional, allowing users to alternate from printing receipts to standard or liner-less labels. For standard label printing, BIXOLON has expanded its already extensive media compatibility by adding a transmissive gap sensor, telling the printer when to begin printing new labels according to gaps in the roll. Universal Compatibility: The SPP-R410 is platform-agnostic, allowing users to protect legacy POS investments and transition to mobile printing, without regard to their current operating system. Its smart-phone compatible, supporting iPhone/iPad/iOS (MFi), Android, Windows, and Linux devices. BIXOLON’s SPP-R410 will be available May 2017 via the company’s reseller and distribution partner channels. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2016, for the third year in a row, BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 31.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    March 8, 2018

  • Press Release

    SRP-Q300 Supports Auto Bluetooth and WLAN Connection and Setting via NFC

    November 14, 2017

    BIXOLON Launches the SRP-Q300, Ultra-Compact, 3 inch Direct Thermal, Cube Receipt and Ticket mPOS Printer Düsseldorf, Germany – BIXOLON, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the launch of the SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal ultra-compact, receipt and ticket printer to the European market. Redefining POS printing, the SRP-Q300 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 180dpi to provide high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. Supporting USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional Bluetooth and WLAN models plus NFC for Android™ functionality, the SRP-Q300 can be tailored to any POS application. 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 setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300. “BIXOLON is continuously identifying trends in the market and developing printing applications which fit the requirement of the user,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “The SRP-Q300 is the latest POS printer from BIXOLON aimed at the mPOS market due to its compact size, ergonomic functions and compatibility with other BIXOLON mPOS peripherals to create a complete, sleek mPOS solution.” 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 14, 2017

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Releases SoftAP Support for Thermal Mobile Printers

    June 21, 2017

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the addition of SoftAP network support for its growing SPP thermal mobile printer family. Developed in response to the market demand for “operating system agnostic” device configuration, the SoftAP feature enables selected BIXOLON 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch handheld printers to easily attach to a Wi-Fi network for immediate printing performance right out of the box. Users simply connect the printer to any 802.11a/b/g/n network and enter the network name to begin wireless printing from any Microsoft® Windows®, Android™ or iOS® device. In addition, with SoftAP, users can configure their entire installed base of BIXOLON printers via a web browser and remotely perform common administrative tasks including firmware updates, printer reboots and configuration of user login credentials. These simplified maintenance capabilities are especially beneficial in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, logistics, healthcare and other transaction-intensive environments that support Wi-Fi networked, on-the-go employees. “Connecting a mobile printer through an Adhoc connection has been historically cumbersome since it required non-technical users to configure a network IP address,” noted John Kim, BIXOLON director of marketing. “With SoftAP functionality, we’ve greatly improved the Wi-Fi onboarding experience. Users connect to the BIXOLON mobile printer the same way they connect to Wi-Fi networks every day—it’s much simpler and more familiar now.” SoftAP Supported Models SoftAP is now factory-installed on the following BIXOLON 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch SPP Series models: SPP-R200IIIplus - 2-inch thermal handheld printer with Bluetooth 4.1+LE Dual Mode (Smart Ready) and Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4GHz) support SPP-R310plus - 3-inch thermal handheld printer with Bluetooth 4.1+LE Dual Mode (Smart Ready) and Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4GHz) support SPP-R410 - 4-inch thermal handheld printer with Bluetooth 4.1+LE Dual Mode (Smart Ready) and Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4GHz) support 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 2016, for the third year in a row, BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 31.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. BIXOLON and SoftAP are trademarks of BIXOLON Co, Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    June 21, 2017

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Launches the SPP-R310, the Compact and Ergonomic Three-Inch Mobile Printer

    April 4, 2016

    BIXOLON Launches the SPP-R310, the Compact and Ergonomic Three-Inch Mobile Printer (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) – 04.04.2016 – BIXOLON Co, Ltd. The global leading mobile printer manufacturer today announces the launch of the SPP-R310. The super compact, ergonomic three-inch receipt, ticket and label printer with Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and Serial connectivity options. Supporting Easy Bluetooth Pairing™ via embedded NFC tag enabling auto pairing with Android™, iOS™ & Windows® devices, alongside additional Apple MFi iAP2 certification. Featuring an Auto-Switch function which provides simple automatic switching between iOS mode and standard Bluetooth modes. Ideal for all retailers from micro merchants to global brands, field service, logistics and more, the SPP-R310 is designed for multi-purpose 80mm receipt, ticket, label and linerless label printing. Producing 203dpi high resolution fonts, graphics, and logos on a 72mm wide media at speeds up to 100mm/sec receipting (80mm/sec linerless). Compact yet rugged, the SPP-R310 with optional magnetic stripe reader features an IP43 dust protected and splash proof design (IP54 rated certification with BIXOLON protective case), alongside an impressive 1.8m (6 ft.) drop test reliability. Boasting 24 hour battery life supporting continuous printing of 253 metres (11 rolls of 50mm diameter). Operating in an extreme temperature range of +50°C to -15°C due to its integrated temperature sensor, the 3” mobile printer with a 2 year warranty (including the print head) is fully functional in the harshest of environments. “BIXOLON sees the importance of receipt and label mobile printing solutions. As the mobile market continues to evolve, BIXOLON is committed to adapting and modifying its products to suit its customer’s growing requirements,” states John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “Striving to provide flexible, innovative solutions to the industry, BIXOLON is continually looking to develop its range of Bluetooth and WiFi printing solutions.” - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt & label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 4, 2016

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Releases SPP-R200III Bluetooth and WiFi Printer with NFC Auto Pairing Technology

    February 23, 2016

    (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) – 23.02.2016 – BIXOLON Co, Ltd. Global POS printer manufacturer today announces the launch of the SPP-R200III 2-inch, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Printer with NFC for POS, Payments and Auto-ID markets. Supporting NFC tagging technology for Auto-Bluetooth pairing with Android™, iOS™ & Windows™ devices, alongside additional Apple MFi certification. New Auto-Switch function provides automatic switching between iOS mode and standard Bluetooth modes. The highly reliable SPP-R200III is designed for dual purpose 58-50mm receipt and labelling with a linerless label option. Producing print speeds of 100mm/sec, with 203dpi print quality and 58mm media width (50mm option). The SPP-R200III creates high quality text, graphics and barcodes. Featuring an IP43 dust protected and splash proof design (IP54 rated certification with BIXOLON protective case) and industry leading 2.1m drop test reliability. Alongside a battery life that provides continuous printing of 145 metres and a 24 hour standby once fully charged, the SPP-R200III is the ideal solution for printing on the move. Identifying the need for a lightweight, compact printing solution, BIXOLON first entered the mobile printer market in 2007 with the launch of the SPP-R200 series, the world’s first compact mobile printer. Gaining a reputation for high quality and reliability, the SPP-R200 series has gained global market recognition. “With extensive market experience and listening to customer feedback, Bixolon has developed the SPP-R200III with its 2 year warranty (including print head) in response to the ever changing requirements of mPOS market,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Co., Ltd. “It joins our comprehensive portfolio of mPOS solutions, from Bluetooth and WiFi printers to mPOS hub solutions which are tailored to fit the customer’s POS environment and budget.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt & label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 23, 2016