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  • Tech & Trend

    Flawless Mobile Specimen Collection at Drive-through COVID-19 Test Centres

    As of September 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread despite months of persistent effort, involving 184 countries with more than 29.7million confirmed cases. While people around the world have been finding it hard to adapt to the New Normal, large-scale testing for the virus is considered to be of critical importance to identify cases as early as possible and conduct prompt contact tracing. In order to maximise testing capacity, a number of healthcare organizations have seen the advantages of drive-through testing such as the prevention of cross-infection between patients in a waiting space, the speed of administering tests and reduced staffing requirements. The steps in specimen collection at the drive-through test centres consist of registration, examination, specimen collection, and instructions. The samples collected at the site are identified with handwritten or printed labels including patients’ information and the time of collection for accurate testing at a clinical lab. Some countries where pre-registration is available, labels for specimens are prepared in advance to reduce the distance staff need to walk back and forth. Whereas in countries visitors will be seen without a pre-registration, where time is required to access identification and printing sample labels from a stationary kiosk. Labelling specimens far away from the point of collection would also increase the risk for errors. Equipping front-line workers with rugged mobile printing solutions enables the smooth running of the test site. Clinical staff scan a patient's ID using a mobile computer at a distance, and sends the data to the national hospital system to create an account. A specimen label can be instantly printed using the data and a mobile label printer. BIXOLON’s mobile printers are optimised for this application to enable optimum DT centres to functionality. Staff can save time reducing idle walking time between the car and the station to print a label, enabling workflow to be streamlined and the testing process is expedited. This will facilitate more tests for symptomatic patients and significantly elevate capacity of each centre per day. Labels instantly printed by the car can also help prevent mis-identification. Featuring the SPP-L3000 a premium mobile label printer,Fully rugged form factor enduring multiple drops from 2.1 m / 7 ftIP54 rate sealed to withstand water, dust and extreme weather conditions Perfect compatibility with major operating systems including Android™, iOS™ and Windows®Fast data processing and print speed of up to 5 ips (127 mm/sec)Longest battery runtimes with 2600 mAh capacity Reliable wireless capability simultaneously connecting both Bluetooth and WLANEasy to use with LCD and ergonomic design Put BIXOLON’s industry leading mobile technology in the hands of front-line workers to increase productivity and create a safer working environment in DT centres. If you have any questions about the SPP-L3000, please speak to your local Sales Representative, so they can guide you through details or visit www.Bixolon.com.

    September 21, 2020

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  • Corporate

    BIXOLON Ranked Global Leader within the Mobile Receipt Printer Market for the Seventh Consecutive Year

    August 24, 2020

    BIXOLON maintains its global leadership position in the mobile receipt printer market BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer is pleased to announce it has been named the World’s leading Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer by the Japanese research firm Chunichisha Co., Ltd. for the seventh consecutive year. Cited in Chunichisha’s Whole Picture of the Printer Market Report, published in July of 2020, the report highlights BIXOLON’s sustained position having the highest mobile receipt printer market share globally. Since entering the market in 2007 with the SPP-R200 compact mobile printer, BIXOLON has built an impressive portfolio of high quality, compact receipt, label and linerless label printing solutions, by introducing the next-generation SPP-R200III, SPP-R210, SPP-R310 and SPP-R410 mobile printers. Its mobile printing solutions support cutting-edge connectivity, including Dual-band WLAN (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), MFi certified Bluetooth and embedded NFC tags. Alongside out-of-the-box printing for all Microsoft® Windows®, Android™ or iOS® devices. These models are designed for dual-purpose receipting and multi-purpose labelling for standard or lineless label media. BIXOLON has complimented its product line by introducing B-linerless™, a cost-effective, eco-friendly linerless labelling solution offering temporary re-stick or permanent labelling options. BIXOLON had been expanding its mobile printer line-up and software to meet the diverse requirements from a variety of industries. Including its rugged pure breed mobile label printer, the SPP-L3000. With an embedded peeler, SPP-L3000 simultaneously supports both Bluetooth and WLAN. Alongside the compact SPP-L310 and SPP-L410 mobile label printers which offer high printing speeds and durability. These mobile label printers are ideal for a traditional supply chain, omni-channel retailing and field service operations. BIXOLON’s mobile printers are supported by XPM™, web-based printer profile management, enabling the control an unlimited number of registers printers. Printer users can quickly and easily check the printer status, configuration, schedule activities and firmware updates thorough their server. The web printing software, mPrint App, gives users the ability to print documentation, images and PDFs from the web through their chosen web browser or app on iOS™ or Android™ devices. In addition to mPrint Server which supports direct printing from Windows® and iOS® platform web browsers to BIXOLON printers. “BIXOLON has demonstrated its ability to evolve as the top mobile printer manufacturer for the last seven years. We will continue to be flexible and agile in developing mobile solutions that support our customers,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON CO. Ltd., “As the demand for new mobile printing solutions for a wide of the applications continues to rise, BIXOLON is ever-committed to its research and development to fit customer’s expectation with best-in-class product line-ups, specialized models and software support. We strongly believe this exertion will enable BIXOLON to sustain its global leadership position within the mobile printing market for years to come.”

    August 24, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    BIXOLON's Linerless Labelling Solutions for Healthcare

    August 12, 2020

    Hospitals are generally categorised as fast-paced environments requiring efficiency and speed to provide optimum patient care and maintain staff satisfaction. Staff are often demanded to carry out complex tasks working with sensitive information which requires precise reporting to reduce errors. Traditionally this type of information was hand written, however to improve the speed and accuracy there has been a rapid adoption of barcode labelling as a way to store, report and track important information within the Healthcare industry. Today, medical labelling is used for a variety of applications from documenting patient medical histories, diagnosis and treatment; to providing vital prescription information or documenting medical samples. Labels have become an important communicator for both medical facilities and pharmacies where accurate labelling of items can guarantee the right care is provided to the patient. However as the demand for medical assistance continues to rise, many institutions are looking for more cost and time-efficient labelling solutions. BIXOLON offers a linerless labelling solution which meets the market’s demand. Linerless media is a pressure-sensitive label with a special release coating applied on the face of the label without silicon liner. Linerless labelling solutions help to enhance time efficiency while reduce unnecessary slippery silicon-backed liner waste and even save operational costs. Linerless labelling offers the following benefits; ㆍ Time efficiencyㆍ Eco-Friendly ㆍ Safe working environment ㆍ More labels per roll ㆍ Cuts operational cost Since BIXOLON introduced its exclusive linerless label printer, the XL5-40 and B-linerless™ media to the Healthcare market, the printer has provided the industry with numerous efficiency and productivity printing benefits due to its initiative design and value added features. The linerless solution offers anti-jamming, anti-curling, long-lasting two-platen rollers, special paper path, and top down guillotine cutting system to provide high reliability and reduced maintenance. Alongside its Taken Sensor™, a peel off sensor, which allows a queuing system for labels so the next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed reducing labelling mistakes. The XL5-40 is also capable of printing up to 40% more labels compared to legacy label media. Supporting variable length label printing from a single printer, reducing printer expenses and media purchase, storage and transportation while offering greater flexibility for label design and content. For more information on BIXOLON’s XL5-40 linerless labelling solution and B-linerless™ media, please talk to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    August 12, 2020

  • Product Launch

    The Easiest Way to Install Windows Drivers for BIXOLON Network Printers

    July 15, 2020

    As network printers can be shared remotely by multiple users, requires less maintenance and training, they have been preferred by IT managers and most businesses have opted for them to produce receipts and labels. The only small drawback is that they are not as simple as plug-and-play devices to set up in the first stage. Connecting a network printer with manual settings could be a hassle which involves series of processes to input the IP address and create a port to install the drivers. Aligning with its ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive hardware and software solutions that raise the bar of process efficiency and productivity, BIXOLON has newly come up with the Network Auto Installer. The program remarkably simplifies the bothersome setup procedure with a one-click-installation by automatically detecting and retrieving the IP information of active printers currently connected to the same network as the host device. The software is specifically designed for BIXOLON POS, label and mobile printers in Windows based environment; Drivers by Seagull™ are only supported for label (mobile label) printers. BIXOLON believes that the Network Auto Installer will add some primary benefits to today’s efficiency-oriented workplaces. All that users are now asked is to tick the box for the auto installation option, select the printer from the list. The tool will do the rest without the need to click through multiple stages of Driver Wizard nor go back to the previous page to modify incorrect IP address. Just one click and the drivers will be installed. Previous Driver InstallationBIXOLON Network Auto Installer Compatible Windows VersionsLabel : Windows 7 ~ Windows 10Receipt : Windows XP SP3 ~ Windows 10 Supported BIXOLON PrintersLabel Printers:SLP-DX220, SLP-DL410, SLP-DX420SLP-TX220, SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420SRP-770III/E770III, XD3-40 Series, XD5-40 Series, XL5-40XT5-40 Series POS Printers:SRP-Q300, SRP-S300, SRP-F310IISRP-380, SRP-350plusIII Mobile Printers:SPP-L310, SPP-L3000, SPP-L410SPP-R200II, SPP-R200III, SPP-R210, SPP-R220SPP-R300, SPP-R310, SPP-R400, SPP-R410 For more information, visit www.bixolon.com, or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    July 15, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    XL5-40 Exclusive Linerless Label Printer, A Game Changer for Cost and Environmental Solutions

    June 24, 2020

    Productivity improvements, environmental regulation and TCO reduction are key points of all businesses. Manufacturing and T&L are more focused on improving operations like inventory management, shipping labelling, order releasing and packing. Linerless labelling solutions are a simple way to enhance the work process and reduce costs. Linerless media is a pressure-sensitive label with a special release coating applied on the face of the label without silicon liner. The absence of a silicon liner saves on the cost of extra labour, storage, transportation costs while reducing industrial waste and carbon emission. The Linerless media offers significant cost and environmental benefits compared to traditional gap media: The Lower Total Cost of Ownership More labels per roll: Liners take up physical space on label rolls; without silicon backing, Linerless media have approx. 40% more length in a roll. BIXOLON’s supply, B-linerless™ supports similar or more competitive price in comparison to general gap media.Greater productivity: By adopting linerless labelling solutions, there is no need to peel-and stick and dispose of silicon liner. Alongside, linerless media is capable to print multiple length labels on a roll plus requires less roll change frequency. This will help cutting downtime and increasing productivity and efficiency.Cutting storage and transportation expenses: Linerless media has no silicon backing liner allowing you to fit twice as many labels on a roll of the same weight and size; therefore, it will increase profit rate by decreasing transportation and storage costs. Greener & Safer Eco-friendly: Less waste disposal leads to less carbon footprint. Due to the release liner waste cannot be recycled or incinerated. Nearly 370,000 tons of silicon wastes were landfilled in the U.S. per year. Using linerless media will be beneficial to reduce disposal costs while saving energy costs. Improved safety: Slippery wastes on the floor can cause a safety hazard of manufacturing and warehousing operations. Removing the slippery release liners from the workplace can reduce potential slip-and-fall accidents. As noted, linerless media has outstanding benefits. Then the next consideration would be choosing the right linerless label printer that performs top-quality labelling. Recently introduced XL5-40 is the world’s first exclusive linerless desktop label printer which has unmatched features differently from an existing desktop label printer supporting linerless labelling functions as an option. Extreme Reliability Uniquely designed for Anti-jamming and Anti-curling features with long-lasting two-platen rollers and special paper pathThe only XL5-40 supporting top-down guillotine system that cuts the coated face of the paperPeel-off sensor, Taken Sensor™ will not continue to print until the current label is removedReliability at its finest in any harsh environment with BIXOLON supply, B-linerless™ and compatible with many certified linerless media by BIXOLON Flexibility Available print various length labels on a roll (min 30 ~ max 1,000 mm)Built-in Auto-cutter and peeler-off sensor, Taken sensor™Two sizes of media supporter for short and long media choice are included, preventing the cue media falling to the desk, counter space or floor. Functional Operations Fast linerless printing speed up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec)Comprehensive wired and wireless connectivity options Simple setup with an optional mono LCDSupporting XPM™ and XCM™, web-based printer management software and connection app If you have any questions about linerless labelling solutions, please talk to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative, so they can guide you to the right linerless labelling solution.

    June 24, 2020

  • Corporate

    BIXOLON launches a new Arabic-language website and opens its representative office in Dubai

    June 9, 2020

    The significant step towards strengthening business in the Middle East & AfricaBIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer, announced the launch of an Arabic-language website, www.Bixolon.com/ar/ and inaugurate of the MEA representative office, as part of hope to strengthen its existing business and provide more dedicated customer care in the Middle East & Africa. The Arabic-language website will enable greater communication among the Arabic speakers and BIXOLON and support easy search of market-leading products and new printing technologies. Alongside providing well-organized, intuitive access to the company’s brand identity, values, and a comprehensive product portfolio across a wide range of industries, including Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Transportation & Logistics, and Government. In order to better manage all the requests coming from the Middle East & Africa, BIXOLON’s MEA representative is now in operation in Dubai. Through the sales support of a local structure, any request coming from local customers will be managed in a faster, more flexible and friendly way with top quality service and support. “We are very pleased to introduce the new Arabic-language site and representative office in Dubai,” cited Russell Ju, General Manager, BIXOLON MEA. “These activities will open up opportunities for BIXOLON to get closer to MEA customers while strengthening its presence.” Visitors to the new site can also sign up for BIXOLON’s blog and monthly newsletter to stay informed of BIXOLON’s recent activities including new product launch, event schedule, recent technology and trend.

    June 9, 2020

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON XT2-40 Thermal Transfer Label Printer

    June 2, 2020

    An Entry-Level Industrial Printer Built to Deliver High-Volume Label Printing in Harsh Environments BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer announced the release of the NEW XT2-40 4-inch entry-level Industrial label printer. The XT2-40 combines high performance with rugged and compact form factor making it one of the best choices for low-cost industrial label printing in manufacturing, logistics, warehouse and more. With 32 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash Memory, the XT2-40 provides fast data processing and print speeds of up to 6ips (152mm/sec) to successfully handle 4-inch (118mm) high-volume label printing. Its small yet rugged metal case withstands years of tear and wear in extreme temperatures and challenging industrial conditions. Offering Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal printing capability alongside a choice of 203, 300 dpi resolutions, the XT2-40 produces quality labels with text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. It is compatible with programming languages including BZPL and BEPL, while supporting USB 2.0 + USB Host + Serial + Ethernet (10/100 Mb) as a standard interface for seamless integration into existing systems. Featuring a user-friendly design, the XT2-40 supports easy-to-install side loading ribbon and an intuitive 2.4-inch colour LCD to ensure hassle free setup. Automatically detecting a wide range of media types and supporting a media roll diameter of up to 203mm, it also makes external paper supply, and field installable peeler, auto-cutter options available. The XT2-40 is compatible with BarTender®, while providing Android, Windows and iOS SDKs. A variety of drivers including Windows, Linux, Mac CUPS and Seagull are also supported for the new label printer. “The XT2-40 is designed to give users the ability to meet growing demands of production line at an affordable price,” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “we are fairly positive that our customers will immensely benefit from what this heavy-duty label printer offers in extreme work environments while controlling investment costs.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The XT2-40 is available to order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to order from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions from September 2020.

    June 2, 2020

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON XD5-40t Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printers

    June 2, 2020

    The Mid-Tier Desktop Printer offering exceptional print quality and performance for Warehousing, Manufacturing and Logistics Industries BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label, and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the new XD5-40t thermal transfer desktop label printer, which is an addition to its mid-tier level XD5 series. Featuring a compact & robust design with optional LCD, high print quality, and outstanding performance for medium-volume printing applications. This new 4-inch (118 mm) thermal transfer desktop label printer presenting a similar distinctive look with XD and XT series, providing fast data processing and print speeds of up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec) to produce quality labels with text, graphics, and 1D/2D barcodes. It supports an easy-to-handle 1/2-inch and 1-inch core ribbon (74 m and 300 m), simple to set up optional mono LCD, a choice of 203, 300 dpi resolutions alongside a peeler and Auto Cutter options The XD5-40t supports media rolls with a diameter of up to 127 mm plus USB v2.0 and USB Host interfaces as standard, alongside optional Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, internal MFi certified Bluetooth v4.2 (Classic and LE) and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN. The long-lasting the print head, cutter, and platen roller with tool-less removable design minimize operation and maintenance costs. It is fully compatible with market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™, and BPL-E™. The XD5-40t supports label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist-II™, Label Artist™ Mobile and BarTender®. Businesses can also benefit from XPM™, a Web-Based Printer Profile Management Software offered by BIXOLON allowing users to remotely view the clear status of printers or precisely replicate printer settings. “We are proud to have completed the new XD-named desktop label printer line up through the launch of XD5-40t,” cites John Kim Marketing Director BIXOLON Ltd. “The feature-rich XD5 series is expected to fit every single medium barcode printing application within the Manufacturing, Logistics and Retail industries due to its durable design, high performance, easy operations and maintenance backed by BIXOLON’s technical support and service” For more information, visit www.BIXOLON.com, or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The XD5-40t is available for order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to order from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions from September 2020. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    June 2, 2020

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Unveils the New BK3-21 2-inch Kiosk Printer

    May 20, 2020

    Compact, Convenient and Dependable Kiosk Printer for a Wide Range of Kiosk Systems BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of a new addition to the BIXOLON BK3 Series, BK3-21. The compact and light-weight 2-inch (60 mm) open frame kiosk printer is developed upon proven expertise and knowledge the company has gathered over decades in thermal printing industry. Ideal for self-service kiosk solutions in retail, quick-service restaurants, healthcare, transportation, hospitality and more, the BK3-21 provides fast printing speeds of up to 250 mm/sec at 203dpi. Supporting selectable media width of 60 / 58 / 20 mm and customizable bezels, the BK3-21 offers the flexibility necessary for the evolving requirements of a wide variety of kiosk applications. Its diverse connectivity options including USB V2.0 and serial (9 pin male or 5 pin connector) and DC Jack or 2 pin power connector facilitate easy integration and the transfer of vast data without causing delay. The BK3-21 caters to media roll diameters of 80/102/120 mm and multi-position near-end sensor to allow the deployer to efficiently monitor the status of paper, minimize maintenance resource and stay productive. 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 systems. User-centered design with easily adjustable paper guide ensures hassle-free experience. Compatible with OS from Windows® and OPOS-based systems to Android™, Windows® and Linux™-based smart devices, the BK3-21 also offers all the major code pages and a Paper Saving mode through BIXOLON’s easy to set up Unified Utility. It allows users to reduce paper consumption by up to 25% and decreased CO2 emissions opening up opportunities of environmental-friendly and cost-saving operation. “Reliability in a wide range of operating temperature is the first and foremost factor that must be addressed for self-service deployments,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltdth . He added, “The BK3-21 is an optimal solution to be installed into slim and sleek kiosk applications across industries, where dependable printing performance wia small form factor is mostly required.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The BK3-21 is now available for order from the BIXOLON Head Office’s sales regions. The product will be available to purchase from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions effective September 2020. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    May 20, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    Food Safety Labelling Solution with the XQ-840 Tablet Embedded Desktop Printer

    May 14, 2020

    There is a growing customer demand for a more efficient way to manage food safety labelling. Business owners are minimizing the amount of product that goes out of date and maximizing the use of their product. Product labelling should offer clear advice, but food safety labelling can add additional guidance that increases safety, improves procedures and a reduced impact on unnecessary waste therefore increasing profits and margins. Obstacles that business owners face are the ever change in regulations to food safety. The FDA will be rolling out and enforcing a new nutritional label standard, so consumers can expect to see up-to-date information on most products, and we will likely see many labeling issues come out with the revamping of labels. Companies will be looking for best industry practices for shelf-life labeling as it pertains to both quality and safety with clear “best if used by” and “best by” date labeling. The goal of food labelling is to provide consumers with infor¬mation that is factual and relevant about the products they consume. The food label allows consumers to compare one product to another, gives instructions for safe handling and storage, lists ingredients. Labels must be made of materials that do not contaminate the food. If there is likelihood that the paper, ink or adhesive of a label will touch the product or penetrate the packaging, these materials must be safe for food use. Thanks to the XQ-840 specialty label printer customers can now create food labels for all of their products and inventory to minimize waste and maximize the life of food products. This all-in-one type unique label printer embedded with an 8-inch Android Tablet will make the food labelling process simple and maximize uptime. The printer eliminates the need to pair a tablet or PC with a printer since it reliably communicates with an embedded tablet via USB connectivity inside of the same body. Due to its compact design, it will also save space in the workplace. Users can easily integrate their own professional application to the printer by using a suite of development tools supported by BIXOLON. The XQ-840 comes with Comprehensive software including Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile for Android™, BIXOLON Utility and BIXOLON Downloader. Since it supports 2 USB Host Ports + Ethernet + WLAN + Bluetooth interface, users can build an extended solution while using keyboard, mouse, Barcode scanner, etc. To find out more, visit Bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    May 14, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    Order Labelling Solution with SRP-S300 Linerless Label Printer

    April 8, 2020

    There is a growing customer demand for more sustainable practices within various market sectors, business owners are minimizing the impact on the environment with greener solution with liner-free printing. There is an increase in the personalisation of goods and services, so sales and process order labelling are being used to fulfil some or all of these custom and eco printing requirements. Product labelling should offer clear advice, but order labelling can add additional guidance that increases safety, improves procedures and leads to swifter transaction times. Thanks to the SRP-S300, low volume process and sales order labelling across multiple verticals including food and non-food retail can be easily integrated into these solutions. Equipped with a peel-off sensor, Taken Sensor™, the printer will automatically sense the issuance of a printed label and will not continue until this has been removed by the user themselves. This ensures that jamming is prevented and it allows for the pace of the application to be dictated by the user themselves.With its support of linerless (liner-free) media certain recycling and environmental considerations are met. Another great addition is that BIXOLON can also supply its own B-linerless™ or the suggested media list certified by BIXOLON, plus additional costs of ownership are further reduced with the printer’s special back-feeding and paper saving modes. For example, a major Coffee brand has implemented the SRP-S300, with that they have been able to reduce order times & reduce the risk of failure when taking an order hence a higher customer satisfactory rate. With the use of the SRP-S300, said major coffee brand has also been able to drastically reduce their carbon footprint while also reducing the cost of ownership. Backed by its class-leading connectivity choices; powered, wired and wireless, and range of service options and linerless media selection, the Bixolon SRP-S300 and its quality printing is the first choice for those who know order labelling. To find out more, visit Bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 8, 2020

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Introduces Its New Driver Enabling Direct Label Printing from SAP®

    March 31, 2020

    Joining SAP® Printer Vendor program as a silver-level member Having equipped with an extensive range of Auto-ID printing line-up, BIXOLON Co., Ltd, introduced today, its new driver supporting direct printing from SAP applications to meet broader requirements in label printing industries with supplemental software offerings. As general barcode label printers do not recognize the proprietary SAP data formats, IT managers are required to translate the data into printer’s command through additional software or middleware, which entails complexity with risk for errors while increasing Total Cost of Ownership. In recognition of the needs for the optimized solution helping users in SAP based environments simplify operation and achieve higher level of productivity, BIXOLON has developed the driver to make direct printing options available. BIXOLON has also attained silver-level member status in the SAP Printer Vendor program. Once device types are registered in the initial stage, all users accessible to the same server can simply output the labels created with texts, barcodes, and graphics in the Smart Form using the SAP data to the BIXOLON label printers anywhere. The BIXOLON printers currently compatible with SAP are as below, including industrial and desktop label printers providing 203 dpi, 300 dpi and 600 dpi resolution capability and supporting Unicode label printing applications. Industrial Label Printers XT5-40 Desktop Label Printers XL5-40XD5-40dSLP-TX400SLP-TX420SLP-TX220SLP-DX420SLP-DX220SLP-DL410 Mobile Label Printers SPP-L410SPP-L310SPP-L3000For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and in several other countries.

    March 31, 2020

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON XD3-40t Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printers

    March 31, 2020

    The Entry-Level Desktop Printer Offering Industry-Standard Performance 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 XD3-40t thermal transfer desktop label printer which is an addition to its entry-level XD3 series. The XD3-40t is a new thermal transfer desktop label printer featuring a 4-inch (118mm) media width with 203dpi print resolution and peeler option. The XD3-40t offers fast data processing and print speeds of up to 5ips (127mm/sec) 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™, while supporting Smart Switch Programming Language. Featuring a user-friendly and compact design, the XD3-40t supports a media roll diameter of up to 127mm, an easy-to-handle half-inch and full-inch core ribbon (74m and 300m) and simple setup with a single LED. Alongside supporting USB V2.0 interface as standard, optional USB V2.0 + Serial + Ethernet plus an optional peeler and external paper supply. The XD3-40t is compatible with label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist-II™ and BarTender®, while supporting Windows and Linux SDKs. The label printer also offers easy maintenance of the roller and printer head. “BIXOLON believes its customers have the right to choose a cost-efficient and reliable model for medium volume labelling applications.” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “The entry-level XD3 series fits for a wide range of barcode printing applications such as labels, tags and wristbands from Logistics Warehousing to Retail and Healthcare sectors due to its compact design, industrial-standard performance, easy operation and maintenance with flexible technical support & service.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 31, 2020

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON XL5-40 Exclusive Linerless Desktop Label Printers

    March 31, 2020

    The World's First Exclusive Permanent Adhesive Linerless Label Printing Solution for Logistics, Manufacturing and Retail BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer announced today, the launch of the NEW XL5-40 Linerless label printer providing extremely reliable, cost-efficient and eco-friendly labelling. After the big success of the SRP-S300 3-inch(80mm) linerless label printer in Hospitality industry, BIXOLON is introducing the world’s first 4-inch(114mm) exclusive linerless desktop label printer, XL5-40, for e-commerce, logistics and manufacturing industries. Ensuring extreme reliability with XL5-40’s uniquely designed Anti-jamming, Anti-curling, long-lasting two platen rollers, paper path, and guillotine cutting system with a peel-off sensor, Taken Sensor™. Multiple linerless labels certified by BIXOLON and BIXOLON’s own supply, B-linerless™ will optimize consistent operations. With the linerless label solution, users will cut a lot of operating costs. Linerless labels have approx. 1.5 times more length in a roll and flexible to print multiple length labels compare to 4-inch by 6-inch traditional gap labels. It will cut media, storage and transportation expenses, while reducing downtime. Additionally this solution is greener and safer. Simply as the liner is eliminated, waste is reduced. Alongside the slippery silicone liners are removed from the manufacturing area, the risk of slip-and-fall will be also reduced. The XL5-40 supports 203dpi and 300dpi print resolution options. The standard XL5-40 model offers the world’s fastest “linerless label printing” speed up to 6ips(152 mm/sec) at 203dpi to produce high-quality printing text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. It is fully compatible with market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™. Providing optional mono LCD display with an intuitive icon driven menu for simple set up and management. Supporting a media thickness up to 0.09 ~ 0.20 mm, with USB v2.0 and USB Host interfaces as standard. Plus optional Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, internal MFi certified Bluetooth v4.2 (Classic and LE) and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN. The XL5-40 is compatible with label design software including BIXOLON’s own Label Artist-II™, Label Artist™ Mobile and BarTender®. While supporting comprehensive software platforms Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome and Xamarin SDK. Alongside supporting mPrint App and mPrint Server for mobile printing, plus XPM™ for web-based printer profile management. “Companies from the supply chain to e-commerce industry desire to make their labelling operation more eco-friendly and sustainable.” cites John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “This new top of the line sustainable linerless label printer will be a key driver to improve efficiency and productivity, while reducing Total Cost of Ownership due to the XL5-40’s exclusive design and technology.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The XL5-40 is available for order in all sales regions.

    March 31, 2020

  • Event

    BIXOLON to Showcase Brand-New Label Printing Solutions at MODEX 2020

    March 4, 2020

    Announcing Its Worldwide Launch of the Linerless Label Printer Built with Groundbreaking Anti-Jamming Technology during the Event MODEX (9th – 12nd March, Atlanta Georgia) – BIXOLON America, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer encourages visitors to experience its latest range of label printing solutions in booth #6481 at MODEX 2020. Understanding the importance of fast and frictionless supply chain operations in every corner of businesses, BIXOLON will be showcasing next generation printing technology of Industrial, desktop, linerless and mobile label printers. Highlights of the booth will be the products coming to the American market in 2020, including the heavily anticipated XL5-40 4-inch exclusive linerless label printer providing extremely reliable, cost-efficient and eco-friendly labelling. Alongside the XD3-40t 4-inch entry-level thermal transfer desktop label printer ideal for shipping labelling, shelf & rack labelling and more. Presenting a visual demonstration, BIXOLON experts will explain how the industry-leading innovations can dramatically bring efficiency to the next level while driving down the total cost of ownership. Visitors will also have a chance to have a hands-on experience with the label printers coming in 2020. The XD5-40t 4-inch thermal transfer desktop label printer suitable for long-lasting tracking label Alongside the XT5-40 4-inch industrial label printer supporting excellent print quality with 203, 300 and 600dpi print resolution, plus the SLP-TX220 2-inch ideal for identification label solution in the manufacturing industry will be showcased. Inspiring attending professionals with the latest and most innovative portable printing technologies, BIXOLON will be exhibiting its 2-inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch range of mobile printing solutions including its 2020 launch of the XM7-40 4-inch mobile printer featuring outstanding battery capacity, Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-band connectivity. Alongside the SPP-L3000 the 3-inch heavy label mobile printing solution offering ruggedness, industry-standard functionality, flexible technical support, & service. Plus SPP-L310 and SPP-L410 entry-level mobile label printers for light duty applications will be showcased. “BIXOLON is very proud to have successfully established a solid foothold in both POS and Label sector,” Paul Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON America, states, “we are excited to show attendees of MODEX that our impressive range of printing solutions will accommodate the ever-rising market expectations driven by the global e-commerce boom.” To find out more, visit www.BIXOLON.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 4, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    Digital-Age Transportation: BIXOLON’s Rail Sector Solutions

    March 2, 2020

    A country's rail infrastructure is a key to its economic success, but the rail sector has not received the same level of attention as other pieces of infrastructure. This is however changing; private and public spending is leading to further investment plus expansion. While passenger rail travel and the movement of freight are also seeing an uptake. Digital technologies - IoT, Big Data and Cloud computing are being used to introduce improvements and efficiencies within the rail network, which are improving the passenger experience and increasing freight capacity. The digitisation or Internet of Trains is delivering data that passengers are using to better plan and undertake their journeys. Rail operators are using data to introduce safer control systems, manage assets and build improved service solutions around their rolling stock. This data is providing suppliers and manufacturers with greater confidence in a more fluid, reliable supply chain. The rail sector is also seeing greater cooperation between industry groups and governments. Legislative changes, new policies and programmes have resulted in opening rail infrastructure, creating a greater network length which is leading to competitiveness, further innovation and R&D. Governments are seeing rising transport demands, so investment in light and metro rail are being made. This is allowing workers to move quicker and further afield, while allowing cities to respond to congestion and pollution concerns. High-speed rail is seeing investment as it competes against other transportation modes, but there is pressure from environmental groups and a trend towards more sustainable, greener forms of transport. Rail is one of the most energy efficient transportation modes, but further investment is seeing greater decarbonisation of the rail industry with an increased use of alternative fuels, including hydrogen fuel cells and battery-powered locomotives. Supply chains are seeking to improve interconnectivity, increase visibility and provide operational benefits in both time and cost, but fundamentally become more sustainable while using more effective means of transport, resulting in a push to move from road to rail. Freight transportation groups are discussing how to lessen road miles and reward increased rail miles, while governments are working to open rail network across continents. Greater collaboration and cross-border cooperation are leading to a larger geographical network length allowing for seamless multimodal transportation and Silk Road extension. Mobile Ticketing • On the spot ticket purchase • Queue busting for ticket sales in airlines, coaches, railways, cruises and ferries • Provide a best-in-class travel experience for your passengers • Strengthen brand loyalty and increase customer retention rate Applicable Products • SPP-A200, SPP-L410, SPP-L310, SPP-R200II Inventory Tracking • Enhance readability of barcodes for streamlined inventory management • Deliver mission-critical labelling in demanding environments with reliable and robust industrial printers • Apply labels as inventory is received with industrial mobile printers to ensure accuracy • Achieve operational visibility and minimize downtime Applicable Products • XT5-40, SLP-TX400R, SLP-TX420, SPP-L3000If you have any questions about using BIXOLON printers in your mobile ticketing for public transport or inventory tracking for freight logistics, then please talk to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative.

    March 2, 2020

  • Event

    Discover the Latest Next Generation of Printing Technology at EuroShop 2020

    February 12, 2020

    A look into the future of POS, Label and Mobile Printing Technology EuroShop (16-20 February 2020, Dusseldorf, Germany) - BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of the global manufacturer of advanced Mobile Label and POS printers, will be encouraging visitors to its stand #6E58 at EuroShop 2020. Showcasing its diverse range of intuitive printing solutions for the evolving Retail market, for a range of applications from centralised EPOS systems to Ecommerce, click and collect, delivery labeling and self-service kiosks. BIXOLON will be exhibiting its NEW label printer addition including XQ-840 and XD5-40d. The XQ-840 is an 8-inch Android tablet embedded and 4-inch(118mm) desktop label printer that supports up to 6 ips(152mm/sec) printing speed and is ideal for stand-alone label printing solution especially for the food safety market. This printer is pre-loaded with powerful software including BIXOLON Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile(Android), BIXOLON Utility and BIXOLON Downloader. The mid-tier 4-inch(118mm) direct thermal desktop label printer ,XD5-40d, features an optional mono LCD display and supports up to 7ips(178mm/sec) printing speed. BIXOLON also provides XPM™, web-based printer profile management, and XCM™, an agent app to connect XPM™ server . Understanding the role of labelling technology plays a part in identification and tracking for a range of industries from Retail to Hospitality, Manufacturing and Logistics. BIXOLON will be demonstrating a diverse range of linerless and label printing solution including the SRP-S300 linerless label printer ideal for online ordering applications. Alongside, XT5-40 for a stand-alone solution, SPP-L3000 for mobile shipping and delivery label solutions. BIXOLON will also be celebrating its sixth consecutive year as the Global No1. Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer as quoted by independent Japanese Research Company Chunichisha, by displaying its comprehensive range of 2-inch (58mm), 3-inch (80mm) and 4-inch (112mm) mobile receipt and label printing solutions. Including the SPP-L410 4-inch (112mm) mobile label and optional linerless label printer. The SPP-L3000, a 3-inch (80mm) premium level Auto-ID mobile label printer supporting high quality connectivity and labelling and the SPP-A200, a 2-inch (58mm) mobile printer sled equipped with mobile pin-pad. To compliment this impressive range of label printing technology, BIXOLON will also be showcasing its future 2020 launching models including XL5-40 mid-end 4-inch linerless label printer for an eco-friendly and productive inventory management. Alongside the XT5-40t and XD3-40t thermal transfer desktop label printer with accompanying key industry features and the NEW XM7-40 premium 4-inch mobile label printer with high quality connectivity and labelling. “EuroShop is a key European industry event for BIXOLON providing us with the opportunity to network with key leaders in the Retail and Hospitality industry,” cited Charlie Kim, Managing Director of BIXOLON Europe. “BIXOLON will be taking the opportunity to showcase new cutting-edge solutions to BIXOLON’s expending portfolio highlights out on going dedication to developing and pushing the boundaries of technology within the market” Technology Partners BIXOLON will host complementary hardware and software technology partners, including plastic card printing from IDP, Scare solution from Bizerba, Mobile Payment Solutions from Sumup, and Retail software provider from IP Soft. For more information visit www.BixolonEU.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 12, 2020

  • Partnership

    BIXOLON and Fresh KDS Announce Partnership with Integration of SRP-S300 Re Stick Printer

    February 5, 2020

    BIXOLON America, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the partnership with FreshKDS, a tablet-based kitchen display system that integrates with multiple POS systems including Square, Clover, Talech, and UNION. The latest Fresh KDS update takes advantage of Bixolon’s cutting edge technology built into the SRP-S300 Re Stick Printer offering customers a complete solution to operate more efficiently and improve order consistency. Fresh KDS In-App Printing feature that allows users to send tickets to the Bixolon SRP-S300 Re Stick Printer directly from the Fresh KDS app using Bluetooth technology.“We are delighted that ISV’s like FreshKDS continue to recognize the SRP-S300 as an industry leading sticky label solution,” stated Paul Kim, President of Bixolon America. “We're confident that end-users will find value with this solution”. The SRP-S300 is available in two models, the SRP-S300L (liner-free label printer) and the SRP-S300T (Taken Sensor). Both models offer benefits such as enhanced paper jam-free technology, fast print speeds of 170mm/sec and versatile linerless media options. In addition, the SRP-S300 features specialized back-feed technology which minimizes the top margin of the receipt and reduces TCO About FreshKDS: Fresh KDS is a tablet-based kitchen display system that integrates with multiple POS systems including Square, Clover, Talech, and UNION. The system is incredibly simple to use, offers powerful features, and is extremely affordable – making Fresh KDS perfect for restaurants of all sizes. Visit the website for more information: freshkds.com 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 2019, for the sixth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha.

    February 5, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    Hospitality Printing Solutions From BIXOLON

    February 3, 2020

    In recent years, thanks to its leading role in the global Tourism market, Hospitality has become one of the key drivers of the European economy, making it one of the largest socio-economic activity in the EU. From bars and hotels to travel and recreation, the industry is constantly evolving. With the pressure of centralised customer experiences, the requirement for printing technology is excelling at a fast pace to link together different areas of the hospitality industry which would previously be independent. Allowing the tracking, monitoring and sharing of information for the smooth running of its business operations. Connectivity plays a key factor in augmenting enterprises, with Hospitallers moving away from traditional Serial and Parallel connectivity allowing printing from only fixed stations to Ethernet and wireless options for transferable sophisticated mPOS printing solutions. BIXOLON’s experience producing a range of Hospitality receipt, kiosk, label and linerless labelling solutions have globally enabled customers to streamline their operations and make a number of cost saving updates to their businesses. Benefits of using BIXOLON Printing Solutions in Hospitality 1. Connecting with other areas of the business• Centralised EPOS systems allow for printers and screens to be used for different activities within the business• Ideal for ticketing, kiosks, kitchen printing, bar ticket printing, receipting, takeaway online food ordering and preparation labelling• Support for online ordering through B-gate, BIXOLON’s mPOS Hub solution• Expanding sales with cloud printing support• Compatibility with all major operating systemsApplicable Products:SRP-Q300 Series, SLP-DX220, SRP-275lll and SRP-S300 2. Reducing errors in busy environments• Using an epos system can cut errors and downtime in busy hospitality environments• Removing the use of pen and paper, orders can be clearly printed and sent directly to the relevant areas of preparation/production• Standalone kiosks can provide additional support and provide precise ticketing, QR codes and text printoutsApplicable Products:SRP-330II, SRP-350plusIII, SRP-F310II and BK3-31 3. Table ordering/payment• Enhanced accessibility• Portable printing devices for table management• Compatibility with payment solutions• BIXOLON’s flexible payment printer with mobile printer sledge and compatible third-party Pin Entry Devices (PED) allows for accessible table paymentApplicable Products:SPP-R200III, SPP-A200, SRP-330II and SRP-E300 4. Easy Reporting• Tracking sales/productivity throughout the day aids end of day reporting and spot trends allowing efficient business managementApplicable Products:SRP-380, SRP-350III, SRP-330plusIII and SPP-R410 5. Upgradable hardware features• Cost efficiency to maintain and upgrade assets• B-gate solution allows for easy EPOS upgrade without having to replace all existing peripherals• Highly reliable printers and accessoriesApplicable Products:SRP-Q300, RTS-300, BCD-3000 and B-gate To find out more about BIXOLON’s range of highly successful Hospitality printing solutions, visit www.BIXOLON.com or speak to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative. BIXOLON will be exhibiting at EuroShop 2020, stand Halle 6/I42 from 16-20 February 2020. Showcasing its complete range of Label, Mobile and POS printing solutions and accessories for a range of applications to suit any budget from omni-channel retail to unified commerce, food preparation, to logistics delivery labelling and more.

    February 3, 2020

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON XQ-840 Android Tablet Embedded Desktop Label Printer

    January 13, 2020

    Unique Stand-Alone Labelling Solution for Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare and Manufacturing BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of its NEW XQ-840 8-inch Android tablet embedded 4-inch (118mm) desktop label printer featuring space-saving design with high-performance features, efficient power management system and a number of comprehensive software programs. As the first two-in-one desktop label solution in the BIXOLON lineup, the XQ-840 incorporates an 8-inch tablet built with a 5MP Auto-focus camera which enables touchscreen operation and barcode capture. Running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, the tablet provides 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash memory for fast data processing and supports 2 USB Host Ports, Ethernet, Dual-band WLAN(2.4G and 5G) and Dual Bluetooth(V4.2 Classic/LE) connectivity. The XQ-840 ensures stable communication and enhanced security via USB communication between the tablet and the printer, allowing the power of the tablet to be sourced directly from the printer for efficient operation. Providing Android and Xamarin SDKs to help developers easily customize applications, the XQ-840 is pre-loaded with powerful software including BIXOLON Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile(Android), BIXOLON Utility, and BIXOLON Downloader. With the support of XCM™ a Companion Application, businesses can also benefit from XPM™, a Web-Based Printer Profile Management Software offered by BIXOLON allowing users remotely view the clear status of printers or precisely replicate printer settings. This 4-inch (118mm) label printer while providing fast print speeds up to a 6-inch (152mm) per second at 203 dpi to produce high quality printing texts, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. It is fully compatible with market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™, BPL-E™ and BXL/POS. Supporting a media roll diameter up to 130 mm and Auto cutter, peeler options. “We are very proud to have expanded our label printers portfolio by bringing the XQ-840 into the market,” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “This Two-in-One printer is expected to support in improving efficiency and productivity, while remarkably reducing Total Cost of Ownership due to its integrated data input capability, compact design and highly enhanced manageability.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 13, 2020

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Launches SRP-Q200 Compact Cube Receipt Printer

    January 13, 2020

    Introducing 2-inch Printing to Its Highly Successful POS Cube Series Printing Line-up BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the SRP-Q200, a 2-inch (58mm) Direct Thermal printer. Featuring a compact cube design, ergonomic functions and competitive pricing, it’s ideal for a range of receipt and ticketing applications from Retail to Hospitality, Unified Commerce, Pop-Up Stores, Stand-Alone kiosks and so much more. Pushing the boundaries of POS printing, the SRP-Q200 offers super compact design for limited spaces, pairing multiple configurations for top and front-exit printing. Servicing excellent print speeds up to 250mm/sec at 203dpi print resolution which is ideal for couponing or ticketing applications that require dense data usage. Whilst supporting an integrated Auto Cutter and specialized Anti-Jam technology, its simple design, easy maintenance and efficient power supply; which is ideal for kiosks, is managed by a Seesaw-Type power switch. Available with a USB V2.0 FS + Serial interface as standard with optional Ethernet, Ethernet + Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4GHz) or Ethernet + Bluetooth LE. The SRP-Q200 is compatible with market-leading programming languages including BXL/POS, alongside all major operating systems including Android™, iOS™ and Windows®. It is accompanied with a comprehensive suite of firmware & software, including Simple Network Management Protocol (MIB file) and SoftAP & Smart Connection™ for easy WiFi setup; and BIXOLON mPrint App for simple printing directly from your chosen web browser, plus more. “Following the success of our SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm), BIXOLON is securing its dominance within the POS receipting arena with the launch of the 2-inch (58mm) SRP-Q200 cube receipt printer” explains John Kim Marketing Director BIXOLON Ltd. “The SRP-Q200 delivers a compact printing solution to the market loading with value added features for space dependent applications positioned at a competitive price point.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-Q200 is available for order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to order from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions from April 2020.

    January 13, 2020

  • Event

    BIXOLON Features a Broad New Range of Printer Technology at NRF 2020

    January 11, 2020

    Showcasing an Extensive Portfolio of mPOS customer receipting, online ordering, labelling, ticketing and kiosk printing applications BIXOLON America, Inc., a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer, will showcase its latest and most advanced printer technology at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show, January 12-14 in New York City. Exclusive Look at BIXOLON’s Latest:Retailers visiting BIXOLON at the NRF Show (Booth #3359) will see the latest printing solutions in action and get a sneak peek at innovative mobile products coming in 2020. BIXOLON will showcase its NEW XQ-840 8-inch Android tablet mounted 4-inch(118mm) desktop label printer featuring space-saving design. This two-in-one printer supports up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec) printing speed and 2 USB Host Ports, Ethernet, Dual-band WLAN(2.4G and 5G) and Dual Bluetooth(V4.2 Classic/LE) connectivity. It is pre-loaded with powerful software including BIXOLON Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile(Android), BIXOLON Utility and BIXOLON Downloader. The XQ-840 also supports XCM™, an agent app to connect XPM server™, for web-based printer profile management. Inspiring retailers with linerless and label printing, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the XQ-840 and SLP-DX220 for MRD (Make, Ready, Discard) applications, the SRP-S300 linerless label printer ideal for online ordering applications. Alongside, XT5-40 for a stand-alone solution, SPP-L3000 for mobile shipping and delivery label solutions and the SLP-TX400R 4-inch barcode label printer with RFID data encoding functions. BIXOLON will also be providing a first look at a number of its future 2020 product launches, including the XT2-40 entry-level 4-inch industrial label printer, XD5-40t and XD3-40t thermal transfer desktop label printers. BIXOLON XL5-40 mid-end 4-inch linerless label printer and XM7-40 premium 4-inch mobile label printer. “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 host complementary hardware and software technology partners, including ADC, BizTracker, C&K Systems, EtiFlex, ICONEX, IDP showcasing card printing solutions, Mariner Business Solutions introducing Cannabis POS solutions, Smart4 and The Factory HKA demonstrating Fiscal solutions. Every partner will be showcasing a unique application relating to restaurant and label business solutions. For more information visit www.BixolonUSA.com, or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 11, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    BIXOLON’s Stand-Alone Labelling Solutions

    January 6, 2020

    We read in the press about the need for AI, IoT, Big Data, 5G and Blockchain, so are we overengineering solutions? Is there still the need for more traditional Auto-ID solutions? The answer is very much YES for solutions that are less complex and more cost-effective. A stand-alone operation releases your printer from the ties of an operating infrastructure, allowing for the format retrieval, data entry and media output to be located at the point of application or material production. This on-site solution reduces costs, needless user walk time and errors by ensuring that the correct information is created and applied at the point-of-manufacture or assembly. So, let’s explore some additional points. A stand-alone solution is safer.• Customer or item specific information with sensitive data is retained in the operator’s work area. It is not open to loss, mis-labelling or misuse.• Devices that are not tethered to a businesses’ infrastructure are not open to data breaches. A stand-alone solution is cheaper.• A host device; laptop, PC, handheld or tablet device, is not required.• No additional software, licenses or updates are required, which if not kept up-to-date can put you in breach of data protection legislation. A stand-alone solution is greener.• No requirement to power host devices; laptop, PC or tablet.• No need to manage host devices’ disposal or recycling at the end of use. A stand-alone solution is easier.• The application’s format with associated fonts and graphic data can be stored in the printer’s memory, or in an intelligent keypad such as those offered by our partners.• The printer’s USB host capabilities can handle additional peripheral devices such as scanners, scales, keypads or card readers to receive variable data to correctly retrieve the right label design and automatically apply the data to be printed.• The output of your libraries of formats and database of items can be simplified to the press of button or scan of a barcode.• Legacy systems with no previous barcoding can be easily implemented. BIXOLON’s multi-language printers can understand and process our own SLCS command code, plus leading printer languages, so migration from a tethered solution to a most effective and simpler BIXOLON stand-alone solution is possible. Applicable Products• XT5-40 Industrial Label printer If you have any questions about developing your stand-alone solution, then please talk to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative.

    January 6, 2020

  • Tech & Trend

    Printing in Chilled and Cold Conditions

    December 3, 2019

    Printing in Chilled and Cold Conditions Technology use is developing at a pace and the use of mobility is driving change in many vertical markets. A growing mobile workforce means printing at the point of picking, packing, identification or dispatch is accessible to all corners of the warehouse or every doorstep in town. However, how can you be sure that your print quality is maintained across a range of temperatures? The operation of thermal printers in conditions with less than ambient temperatures will often result in poor, illegible print output if any at all. There are an increasing number of companies in the postal, medical, retail and pharmaceutical sectors looking for more effective labelling solutions in cold conditions. Traditional operating procedures - printing in one place and labelling elsewhere, mean that processes cannot be improved. This is counterintuitive to what is actually happening in many verticals. The refrigerated production, storage and distribution of foods and medicines is experiencing growth and this is resulting in investment in this sector. Some of this is due to our changing consumer habits and our wish for fresher foods faster, plus we are witnessing improving legislation to make our foods and medicines safer. Whilst sensors, data, networking and AI might be components parts of these temperature-controlled supply chains it is still in many cases the humble barcode that instigates this activity. Therefore, having the ability to print a quality barcode at source is paramount. Unseasonal weather conditions or longer, more inclement winters are also a consideration when addressing the printing needs for a workforce operating outside in chilled and cold conditions. Workers in many verticals, including Agriculture, Forestry, Parking Management, Policing, Scene of Crime and Postal, have a need to output a variety of different print formats – identification or asset labels, receipts or notifications, which are expected to be available on-demand. BIXOLON's award winning design of mobile printers have proven cold temperature operation. Mobile Label Printers • SPP-L3000 • SPP-L310 • SPP-L410 Mobile Receipt Printers • SPP-R200III • SPP-R310 • SPP-R410 If you have any questions about developing your mobile solution, then please talk to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative, so they can guide you to the right printer choice.

    December 3, 2019