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 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.
The Google Chrome SDK is compatible with following label printer models:
• B-gate: BGT-100P, SRP-Q300H, SRP-S300Hi, SRP-F312IIHi
• 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
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.