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  • Partnership

    ACS Postal Services Partners with BIXOLON to Enhance European Courier Services with Mobile Printing Solutions

    April 16, 2024

    Greek Courier Adopts Mobile Printing Technology for Seamless Real-Time Proof of Delivery BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON, the global manufacturer of advanced receipt, label, and mobile printers, is pleased to announce its partnership with ACS Postal Services (ACS), a leading Greek courier service provider. This collaboration integrates BIXOLON’s mobile printing technology into ACS's proof of delivery system, enhancing operational efficiency across ACS’s European courier landscape. This integration project has been managed by Mobile Technology, a BIXOLON Certified Partner. Enhancing Visibility Across the Delivery ChainEstablished in 1981, ACS Postal Services is a leading Greek courier company, with over 750 service points across Greece, Cyprus, Albania, and Bulgaria. Boasting a fleet of 2000 delivery vehicles and 10 fully automated sorting hubs, ACS handles 50 million shipments annually, supported by a workforce of 3700 skilled employees. In response to an increase in daily shipments in 2015, ACS upgraded its IT infrastructure with BIXOLON’s technology to strengthen connectivity between couriers and the central system using Bluetooth V4.1 (Classic + LE), while prioritising customer service. The company’s modernised IT setup streamlined the delivery of advanced automated services, including Track & Trace, Cash on Delivery, shipments redirection, and more. The project goal was to implement a comprehensive proof of delivery application, enabling real-time updates to the host system upon completion of deliveries. The application also empowers couriers to print vouchers instantly upon receiving parcels and generate receipts for customers opting for cash on delivery. Mobile Technology IntegrationThe related integration project, and eight-year long collaboration, has been successfully led by Mobile Technology, a BIXOLON Certified Partner. Mobile Technology, BIXOLON and ACS successfully deployed 2,057 of BIXOLON’s SPP-R310 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal Mobile Receipt and Label printers throughout ACS’ courier network. Mobile Technology’s role has been pivotal, as it has ensured a seamless integration of the Greek language in BIXOLON’s devices. In addition, Mobile Technology provides ongoing support services to ACS for this initiative. This includes regularly maintaining its couriers’ hardware remotely. This approach extends the lifecycle and uptime of devices, resulting greater productivity of couriers – it also removes the need for devices to be sent back to Mobile Technology and BIXOLON for repairs and services more frequently too. Further, Mobile Technology provides ACS with a dedicated call centre as part of its ongoing technical support to ACS couriers if and when required. Improving Proof of DeliveryThe resulting deployment of BIXOLON’s SPP-R310 mobile printers has empowered ACS to establish a robust proof of delivery application with real-time updates to the host system, providing complete visibility into the logistics chain. Couriers can now efficiently print vouchers and receipts on the spot, enhancing customer satisfaction and streamlining operations. Ioannis Vratsos, IT Director of ACS, emphasised the significance of the partnership, stating, "Our collaboration with Mobile Technology and BIXOLON Europe has been instrumental in optimising our courier services. The BIXOLON SPP-R310 mobile printer perfectly aligns with our requirements, offering the comfort and speed our staff needs for productivity. It's a testament to the success of our partnership that we continue to rely on this solution to this day." Jay Kim, Managing Director of BIXOLON Europe, added, “We are proud of the lasting impact our collaboration with ACS Postal Services has had on its logistics operations. The deployment of our mobile printers has facilitated real-time updates, empowering ACS couriers to print vouchers and receipts on the spot, providing customers with a robust proof of delivery system. “Since initially deploying these printers almost a decade ago, they have proven their durability and value, supporting ACS through increased workloads, especially during the pandemic. We remain committed to providing ongoing support and introducing new applications to enhance efficiency for ACS Postal Services, its customers, and the wider logistics industry."

    April 16, 2024

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  • Tech & Trend

    Mobile Onboard Ticketing – Enhancing Efficiency and Commuter Convenience

    September 21, 2023

    In the fast-paced world of public transportation such as bus, train and ferry, efficiency is key when connecting millions of people to their destinations. With the increasing adoption of mobile technology, mobile receipt printers are revolutionising the ticketing process during travel. These compact devices offer numerous benefits for both the passengers and operating, transforming the ticketing experience, while providing seamless, efficient services to meet the demands of modern-day travellers. BIXOLON Gives 5 Reasons to go Mobile 1. Real-time ticketingMobile printers enable instance ticketing assurance, eliminating the need for passengers to queue at vending machines or ticket offices. Transport staff can issue on the spot tickets, reducing boarding time and ensuring the flow of commuters. 2. Flexibility Mobile printers facilities transport staff the ability to issue tickets anywhere from crowded platforms, busy stations or onboard buses and trains. 3. Reduced infrastructure costsDeploying mobile printers reduces the need for fixed ticketing infrastructure. A cost-effective solution is ideal for less frequently used stations which may not justify permanent ticketing investment. 4. Integration with current systemsWith various connectivity options, mobile printers can seamlessly integrate into existing systems offering a hybrid ticketing solution for passenger’s purchasing preferences. 5. Improved customer experienceOffering additional purchasing convenience, mobile tickets enhance the overall passengers experience while streamlining the boarding process and reducing customer pressure. BIXOLON Mobile Ticketing Range Named the global mobile receipt printer manufacturer for its 10th consecutive year by the independent Japanese research firm Chunichisha Co., Ltd. BIXOLON offers a comprehensive range of mobile ticketing solutions that produce high quality text, logos and barcode receipts and tickets which have been the printing solution of choice for major bus, train and ferry operators globally due to its compatibility and ease of use. Key products within the range include: SPP-R200III • 2-inch (58 mm) print width• Print speeds of up to 100 mm/sec• Robust design, light-weight printer 228 g• IP54 rated (with protective case)• 2.1 m drop resistance• Supporting Easy Bluetooth Pairingä via embedded NFC tag enabling auto pairing SPP-R310 • 3-inch (80 mm) print width• Print speeds of up to 100 mm/sec• Easy grip, 385 g light-weight design• IP54 rated (with protective case)• 1.8 m drop rate• Long-lasting battery life (24-hours stand by time) SPP-R410 • 4-inch (112 mm) print width• Print speeds up to 90 mm/sec• Ergonomic, compact design (530 g)• IP54 rating• 1.8 m drop rate• 56-hour standby time once fully charged For more information on BIXOLON’s mobile ticketing range or to speak through your ticketing application, contact the BIXOLON team.

    September 21, 2023

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  • Tech & Trend

    Trending Printing Factors of Change within the Postal and Courier Industry

    May 30, 2023

    Trending Printing Factors of Change within the Postal and Courier Industry Over the past three years the global postal and courier industry has witness accelerated transformation rolling out technology across its entire business model. From transportation to customer interaction, the industry has revolutionised how parcels and letters are being sent, giving customers more choice on how and when sending items both domestically and internationally. Pickup and Drop-Off TransformationWith factors such as the global economy and the rise in e-commerce, the way a package or letter is sent has changed with businesses looking to local retail networks to support delivery and alleviate constraints. The types of goods sent are also changing as deliveries become quicker, perishable goods such as food are now being sent on a timed delivery. With greater flexibility of drop-off points in retail stores, service points and at home pickup, the use of technology such as self-service kiosks in service areas and SMO automation have flourished. Allowing customers to print tickets and label items independently before sending them off through a service point or arranging a pickup. The way items are being delivered are also changing with more customers requiring out of home deliveries, lockers or service points are popping up to allow easy 24/7 pickup access which provide either an email or printed proof of receipt. Environment and SustainabilityWith a global focus on cutting carbon emissions, businesses are constantly looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Looking at every aspect of the model from more environmentally friendly packaging to optimising last mile delivery by consolidating delivery routes and the use of more sustainable modes of transport such as electric and biofuels. Technology is at the forefront of sustainability, carriers equipped with technologies such as PDAs with handheld printers or stationary mounted printing solutions in vehicles enable businesses to carry out more transactions such as pickups, deliveries, missed deliveries and additional services on the spot without adding additional transportation requirements. Even packaging label media is moving to the forefront of many agendas. With a growing demand for sustainable printing, Linerless labelling is starting to take flight as a sustainable printing solution which allows variable length labels without the need for backing paper. Logistics AutomationAs the volume of parcels and letters requiring delivery continues to grow, the touchpoints for their journeys multiply. Visibility and speed are the common factor for measuring a successful delivery so hubs are now turning to automation technology to may track deliveries moving from one location to another. Automation not only helps reduce costs but with technology such as barcoding or RFID labelling which assist the tracking of parcels through the use of touchpoints and beacons enables businesses and customers to know the full delivery journey. This technology increases the throughput, improves accuracy and provides better communication with the customer. BIXOLON’S Logistics Printing OfferingsFrom traditional desktop labelling, mobile to kiosk, BIXOLON offers a range of dynamic printing solutions for the postal and courier Industry. BIXOLON’s XD3-40 series is an entry level, 4-inch (118 mm) direct thermal or thermal transfer label printing solution, ideal for small size businesses for printing shipping labels at your place of business. Or the XD5-40 series 4-inch (118 mm) direct and thermal transfer printing series for small to mid-size businesses offers additional labelling features and the XD5-40tR model is a cost-effective RFID printer with UHF RFID printing and encoding capabilities. The SLP-DL410 is a 4-inch (116 mm) direct thermal label and barcode printer which supports both label and fanfold printing with a compact external holder design, making it a viable solution for self-service stations which don’t require ongoing maintenance. BIXOLON also offers the SLP-DL410KV which supports a built-in converter and cigar jack power cable for in vehicle mounting and operation to allow easy printing of labels on the go. BIXOLON also specialises in Linerless labelling. The XL5-40 is BIXOLON’s first dedicated 4-inch (114 mm) desktop Linerless solution with economical Linerless labelling features allowing the printing and cutting of various paper lengths ideal for flexible length labels requiring text, barcodes and QR codes for ongoing delivery visibility. Alternatively, BIXOLON also supports a wide range of mobile Linerless labelling solutions including the SPP-R200plusIII which supports 2-inch (58 mm) wide labelling or the XM7 2,3 and 4-inch premium label printer series. Each easily connecting to handheld PDAs, these printing solutions allow labelling and ticketing on the go. For more information about BIXOLON’s Postal and Courier printing range, visit www.Bixolon.com.

    May 30, 2023

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  • Tech & Trend

    The Importance of Shipping Labels for an Efficient Postal Network

    July 6, 2021

    It is estimated that the global parcel industry was valued at $500 billion in 2020, up from just $450 billion in 2018* with an estimated 284.4 billion letters being sent globally in 2019**. Identified as a key global industry, maintaining efficiency within the worldwide postal network is crucial to ensure the free-flow of letters and parcel deliveries. With many touchpoints throughout the delivery process, it is vital for correct shipping labelling to enable letters and parcels reach their final destinations. Clear and concise shipping labelling serves as key information for both logistics service providers and customs staff. Providing information on the sender and recipient, content descriptions, weights and quantities, alongside relevant tracking information normally in the form of barcodes or even RFID tagging to enable the easy tracing of the letters and parcels throughout their journeys. The importance of good quality labelling materialsIn recent times thermal label printing has become the norm for effective label creation. Achieved by a thermal printer heating up a special chemical coating on the thermal paper backed with adhesive, it enables the efficient creation of clear, concise creation of text, graphics, barcodes and QR labels which can be attached directly to a parcel or letter. Traditionally thermal labels are pre-cut and set onto a roll of backing paper. Due to the pre-determined size this can sometimes be quite limiting, so items being sent can often have multiple affixed labels which require additional printing time and can lead to confusion.BIXOLON has recently launched a new patented, high quality labelling solution allowing printed labels media of variable lengths which works in conjunction with a selection of BIXOLON printers with built-in firmware to cut labels on the label’s black mark. B-POST Label™A one-stop solution which generates a range of label lengths for a variety of applications from invoicing to shipping labels, electronic stamps for post office counter automation and franking machines. Using high quality thermal labelling material, B-POST Label™ guarantees high quality, consistent labelling supported by BIXOLON’s industry recognised reliable printing hardware. Compatible BIXOLON PrintersSLP-DX420 – Mid-Range 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal Desktop Label PrinterFast Data Processing and Printing Speed up to 7 ips (178 mm/sec)203dpi print resolution of text, graphics and barcodesConnectivity options - USB, Serial, Ethernet, WLAN & Bluetooth XD5-40d – Mid-Range, Feature Rich 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal Desktop Label PrinterFast processing and print speeds of up to 7 ips (178mm/sec)Available as XD5-40d (203dpi) and XD5-43d (300dpi) resolutionExtended memory space up to 256MB SDRAM, 256MB FlashConnectivity options - USB, Serial, Ethernet, WLAN & Bluetooth Compact clamshell design with intuitive menu buttons and optional LCD Display For more information of B-POST Label™ and BIXOLON’s compatible printers, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. *cited from Apex Insight - Global Parcel Delivery Market Insight Report 2021**cited from statista.com

    July 6, 2021

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  • Tech & Trend

    Correct Labelling – the Backbone to Effeciency Within the Global Postal Industry

    March 9, 2021

    The value of the global post industry topped an estimated $409.8BN in 2018*. With global parcel volumes reaching 87 billion that same year, the increase in demand is on track to reach an estimated 200 billion parcels sent globally a year by 2025**. As the backbone of the world’s ecomony, the postal industry delivers vital packages from food and water to medical supplies and personal goods. With the Covid global pandemic, the postal industry has been leaned on further due to the shift in consumer trends towards home delivery. Technology has ensured the safe and fast parcel delivery, but packages require shipping information support for their successful delivery.But what is the key factor that ensures the efficient shipment of a product or asset? Documenting key information on labelling a parcel or pallet when shipping is crucial for its successful delivery. Typically labels contains the name and address of both the sender and the recipient, the type of shipping service chosen, the content description, a tracking number and barcode/QR code that ensures the correct handling of the shipment by the logistics company. The barcode/QR code on the label is scanned at various hub points throughout its to track the parcel’s progress. High quality, consistent printing of labels is essential for the smooth running of this process, so scanners can read the barcode/QR codes and delivery details can be easily identified. With many high quality label printing solutions on the market today consideration needs to be taken into the application for which the printer will be used and the label media required. Traditionally label media comes as fixed label lengths which limits the amount of content which can be added per label often resulting in multiple labels to display information. It is also limited by the number of labels per roll due to the silicon backing paper. However, in recent years there has been a surge in popularity for linerless label printing. A cost effective, flexible labelling solution available offers a range of adhesive strengths depending on the required application. They provide up to 40% more labels per roll at variable lengths than traditional media by removing the requirement of silicon backing paper. BIXOLON offers a range of specialised traditional label and linerless printers to suit many requirements and budgets. Key postal options include: BIXOLON’s Key Product HighlightsDesktop Label PrintersXD5-40 Series - Mid-level Direct Thermal Desktop Barcode and Label PrinterProviding robust, reliable performance with Direct Thermal(XD5-40d) and Thermal Transfer(XD5-40t) label printingProducing impressive print speeds and resolution for multiple media handling for labels of variable widthsField installable features including peeler, auto cutter and external paper supply allow easy upgrades to improve efficiency SLP-DL410 Series – Ultra-compact, economic 4-inch fan-fold desktop label solution Designed for a wide range of media types such as external fan-fold or large labelling with a compact external holder designExternal media holder, peeler and auto cutter optionsThe World’s first – desktop label printer with built-in Bluetooth and MFi iAP2 certification XL5-40 – The world’s first exclusive permenent adhesive linerless label solutionLinerless labels provide up to 40% more label length on a roll compared to traditional liner mediaEnables high volume, fast labelling at variable lengths with less roll changes 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 XQ-840 – Android Tablet based 4-inch desktop printing solutionEmbedded printer with a 8-inch tablet with Built-in 5 mega pixel camera to quickly scan QR and barcodesStand alone solution to directly customise labelsFast direct thermal label printer with multiple media handling for labels of variable widths Mobile Printers XM7-40 – Premium, ergonomic 4-inch mobile label solutionLabel printing on a range of linered and linerless and receipt mediasSmart battery providing visibility over status and life cyclePowerful printing performance of speeds up to 5ips at 203dpi print resolution SuppliesB-linerless™ – Linerless label media from BIXOLONB-linerless™ Permanent – featuring a permanent adhesive across the whole media which is similar to traditional liner labelsB-linerless™ Re-stick – supporting removable and repositionable adhesive across the media while eliminating any adhesive residue left when removed B-Post Label™ – 3-inch wide label media featuring an adhesive-free black mark on its reverseIdeal for printing postal labels of various lengthsReduces the amount of printing hardware required to print various labels on different types of mediaMaintains the high performance of the printer by cutting on a non-glued position of a label for continuous length For more information on BIXOLON’s postal labelling solutions, visit www.BIXOLON.com or contact the team. *cited in the Global Post Report 2019 by the International Post Corporation** cited in the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index

    March 9, 2021

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  • Tech & Trend

    Linerless Labelling Solutions for E-commerce Logistics

    December 8, 2020

    In today’s current economic climate, consumers are now turning to e-commerce not only due to convenience, but a way to access goods and services during the current pandemic situation. With heavy investment from businesses worldwide, the e-commerce business model is gaining momentum as a trading alternative within these uncertain times. E-commerce has created a logistics boom and the volumes of shipping labels which are now required are increasing rapidly. However with the uptake of labelling, there is a demand for the printing industry technology to evolve. Backing liner from traditional labels is often complicated and costly to dispose of. Some countries are already trying to tackle this issue by adding a tax on label backing liners as a packaging material. As an environmentally-friendly labelling alternative, businesses of all sizes are now turning to Linerless labelling, a labelling solution without backing liners. By significantly reducing paper thickness by removing the liner has added up to 40% more paper length per roll, which saves on costs and the environment. It improves work efficiency and reduces downtime required to load new paper rolls. Also removing unwanted liners which can sometimes end up on the ground. Linerless labelling is not a new solution, however the demand has grown in the numerous markets.With all technology, it doesn’t come without its challenges. There is often difficulty in ensuring reliability of the Auto Cutter and the handling of linerless media which can be overpriced and sometimes inconsistent in quality. Linerless labelling is a tricky material to handle as it may cause unexpected issues due to its high adhesiveness and absence of a liner. The key to being successful within this business is to procure the right media from the right channels. BIXOLON provides a range of linerless paper supplies called B-linerless™, supporting a wide range of media which will guarantee the reliable performance at a reasonable price. BIXOLON also offers a range of specialised printers, including the XL5-40, that guarantee industry’s No.1 reliability of the Auto Cutter. The XL5-40 delivers anti-jamming, anti-curling, long-lasting two platen rollers, special paper path and top down guillotine cutting system with high reliability. Another special function comes with BIXOLON’s peel off sensor, Taken Sensor™, next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed. For more information on BIXOLON’s XL5-40 Linerless labelling solution and B-Linerless™ media, please contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    December 8, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Tech & Trend

    The Era of the Always-On Business: BIXOLON’s Postal Sector Solutions

    October 1, 2019

    As the provision of post and parcel services to homes and businesses grows, so too is the investment in technology along the whole mail and parcel process of collection through to delivery. Traditional postal applications have been evolving for some time, but advancements are on-going as our “always-on” need has to be fulfilled in respect of collection and delivery requirements. Counter services are being augmented with self-service kiosks and the ability to purchase and print stamps plus associated address labels is moving beyond our high street post offices to local conveniences stores or even at the point of collection from our own doorstep. The postal sector is not alone witnessing the growing use of mobility. These devices can be used for extended period of time, so need to be ergonomic and lightweight with the ability to connect and be managed wired or wirelessly, locally or remotely across operating environments that are within a building or outside depending on the printing need. The postal sector can see a diverse workforce with differing experience levels bolstered by a seasonal roles throughput the year. Therefore, any printers need to be straightforward to setup and use, plus the print quality needs to be consistent with each and every label across a range of operating environments. Point-of-sale printers issuing transactional receipts, kiosk devices producing stamps, fixed printers that output sortation tags or mobile printers producing delivery notifications – BIXOLON has a print solution that is right for you. Postal organisations are looking to be "greener". As the circular economy grows, so does the need to provide more sustainable printing solutions. Changing laws and business practises are seeing more environmentally conscious improvements and postal operations are at the forefront of trialling and implementing many of these. BIXOLON has experience in sustainable labelling solutions and has worked with several customers to help them realise their environmental mandates. Energy saving and smart battery printers offer the option of a more environmentally-friendly linerless labelling solution that can improve your postal printing needs and save you money. Receiving / Shipping • Printing labels for goods at the point of receipt• Reducing walk times and errors by labelling at the point of dispatch• Easy control and management of printers and label designs from wireless handheld and tablet devices• Print labels whenever and wherever on demand to streamline ship to order operations Applicable Products • XT5-40, XD3-40d, SLP-DX420, SPP-L3000, SPP-L410 Proof of Delivery • Generate up to 40% more labels per roll and significantly reduce waste with linerless printing solutions• Notification of next delivery schedule when consignee's absence by B-linerless™• Create immediate and accurate delivery notes or invoices anywhere on the road• Easily provide new documents for unforeseen changes of delivery information• Minimize downtime and delays for frequent repair services caused by accidental drops• Streamline the order-to-cash process to increase profitability Applicable Products • SPP-L3000, SPP-R200III, SPP-R310, SPP-R410 Point of Sales • Highly reliable printers and accessories• Printable discount coupons with the receipt• Compatibility with all major operating systems• Expand the sales with cloud printing support• Compatibility with payment solutions Applicable Products • SPP-R200III, SRP-350III, SRP-Q300B, BCD-3000 BIXOLON successes in the postal industry has extended from its own domestic market to international wins with several of these being global installations, so our Sales Representatives can answer your questions about implementing new print solutions or developing existing ones. To find out more about BIXOLON’s range of printing solutions, visit www.bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative.​

    October 1, 2019

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    Portable Printers in Transport and Logistics

    May 21, 2018

    We’ve all had things delivered after buying online or placing an order at the shops that had to be delivered. The deliveries are sometimes made, and a delivery note printed on the spot using a portable printer that the driver carries. These devices are often linked via mobile telephone technology to the logistics company’s systems for tracking, stock control, and financial reporting. Behind the scenes, though, there is even more mobile printing technology in use. The products in the warehouses are often labelled to note what product it is, where it is stored, and its age. These bits of data are often placed in a barcode that can be printed from a tablet, mobile phone, or any device connected to the local WiFi network. These labels allow the individual object to be tracked throughout its progress, from manufacture to delivery. Another use the mobile printing devices have is to create labels for boxes when there are a few items being packed for shipping. The system will record all that goes into the box via scanners, and can prepare and print off a label (with or without a barcode) to inform the recipient what they’re getting, but also (with barcode) allow for tracking via the use of scanners connected to the mobile phone networks. One of the great advantages to the technology is its flexibility. There are printers that will connect to almost any device. It might be best for some of the team to use mobile phones (iOS, Android, etc. are all compatible). For presentation of information to customers, it may be more useful to connect to an iPad or other tablet. Portable printers are also available for those devices. There are also products that can be used when the actual sales are taking place on the road. For mobile retail businesses such as coffee vans, credit card payments can be taken, receipts taken, and stock noted by having the systems interconnected. All the customer sees is that he has his cup of coffee quickly and easily. But the business has streamlined so many things that the savings in running the business is significant. The main benefit to your business do come in much improved time efficiency. Rather than chasing around trying to find a package in the system, the door-to-door tracking capability allow you to quickly locate it and inform your customer. The more advanced systems even allow the customer to track their packages online. The cost savings in stock management is even more compelling. Manual inventory can be cut back to a great extent. Placing orders for restocking can be automated. Time put into these things can be saved, and time is always very valuable. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    May 21, 2018

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    Development in Label Printing

    January 29, 2018

    Since the introduction just-in-time delivery, asset management and enterprise productivity label printing technology has played a key role in product identification to allow easy asset documentation and tracking. As there is increased pressure to improve the collection or data, many companies are moving away from traditional pen-and-paper processes and investing in technology to increase efficiency. While the demand continues to rise, the development for technology, particularly around areas of label printing continues to intensify. Used as one of the most basic forms of product tracking, product labelling has improved the efficiency throughout the complete supply chain. Using tracking data such as Picket Fence or Ladder barcodes to store simple numbers to innovations such as 2D or QR code labelling to hold part numbers and important product data. Standardising label printing Originally the production of labels today will come from a desktop label printer connected to a basic PC. Before use, labels will need to be designed using a dedicated label printing software. Newly designed template would be downloaded from the PC and stored on the memory of the printer. Memory size will dictate the ideal number of labels which can be stored on a printer. Customers needing to print more than one size of label will likely have to purchase multiple printers to save time and manpower continually reconfiguring the printer. Launch of mobile printing As the requirement of printing across all industries continues to advance, the arrival of new light-weight mobile printers connecting to smart devices are quickly replacing traditional desktop printers and PC set-ups. These new mobile devices are being developed to provide scan to print solutions, removing the need for pre-stored data and additional hardware. Providing flexibility and increased productivity, mobile printers can reduce printing costs across all market sectors. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity innovation at their core, handheld devices such as PDAs can easily be linked directly to a supply chain network. Communication between the network server and handheld device enables easy information download and storage, enabling easy warehouse product picking or logistics delivery. Progression in printing technology has paved the way for new technologies such as of Near Field Communication (NFC), making it even simpler to pair handheld devices with accompanying printing technology. But what about the media? As the use of labelling continues to diversify, there has been major leaps in the development of label media. While printers are becoming more adaptable, the requirement for dynamic print media for the changes in environment, usage and technology continues to grow. Resulting in a necessity for technology such as specialised linerless label printing. Delivering increased flexibility and an ecological alternative to traditional label media by eliminating the waste bi-product of silicon backing paper originally used in labelling. Linerless label rolls offer double the number of labels per roll. Linerless labelling also aids the possibility of providing clean cut variable label length. As the role of labelling continues to evolve and the importance of Auto-ID continues to rise in improving data entry, tracking and more. The requirement for accurate label referencing is becoming increasingly important across all industries. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 29, 2018

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