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  • Tech & Trend

    Loss Prevention and Protection: Digital Vs Physical Receipting

    November 4, 2019

    For hundreds of years paper receipting has acknowledged that a person has received goods or services following a payment of money or property. It provides a physical binding contract of a transaction which has taken place. As technology has advanced from physical written receipting to the use of printed receipts, digital receipting is now entering the arena. With each technology advance, it has provided both businesses and customers with many benefits. However, as we progress through these advancing technological times, can we still prove the loss prevention and protection of our purchases? Digital Receipting• With the growing pressure to modernise operations and become more environmentally friendly, digital receipting is growing in popularity as a paperless alternative to traditional receipting.• Customers have a digital copy of receipts which can be centrally stored and used as required.• Digital receipting has now been recognised as an approved form of expensing and accounting by many countries across the world.• However, digital receipting relies on customers having either an email address or their business app. Not all customers will have access to such devices, so digital receipting isn’t always possible.• Businesses emailing receipts are required to maintain a large database of contact details which require additional security protocols within the POS system. If sensitive addresses are inputted incorrectly, the customer will not receive their proof of payment.• Digital receipting relies on businesses having 24/7 access to the cloud to send the receipt and customers having instant data access to receive it. Sometimes due to technology failure, these services might not be instantly available. Physical Receipting• Physical receipts provide an instant proof of payment for a transaction and provides customers with the security of an instant return.• Physical receipts give businesses the ability to instantly add seasonal identifiers, such as coupons or promotions in the form of barcodes and QR codes, which can easily be scanned by the POS in real-time.• For customers paying with cash, physical receipts protect both the business checking they are providing the correct change and the customer with proof that the correct money has been returned.• However, there are always issues in the quality of paper used, the potential for receipts to fade over time. The cost of transport logistics for the receipt rolls and time required to change a till roll also need to be considered.• Digital receipting is an irreversible trend, but working alongside traditional receipting both options provides both the customers and businesses complete protection on proof of payment and receipt of products/services. So, what printing options available in the market today? BIXOLON offers an award-winning range of Direct Thermal Desktop POS and Mobile Printers. Available as 2-inch (58mm), 3-inch (80mm) and 4-inch (112mm) media widths, our printers are packed with value-added features and a wide range of connectivity options to suit budget and requirements. Complimented by its dynamic label printing range of linered and linerless labelling, BIXOLON printing solutions are ideal for a range of applications, from stand-alone kiosk printing to multi-platform ecosystems. BIXOLON’s POS printers including the SRP-380, or SRP-S300 offer a paper saving mode, reducing the size of the receipt up to 25%. Model dependent features also include a back-feed option to reduce paper expenses by 20% or Auto Receipt Resize™ software which facilities 80-58mm auto paper reduction. In addition, BIXOLON also supports a range of software add-ons, such as mPrint Server, facilitating direct printing from web browsers and providing businesses with flexibility for a range of applications from customer receipting for Mobile POS, to MRD (Make, Ready, Discard) applications. Alongside mPrint App which gives users the ability to print documentation -image and PDF- from the web through their chosen web browser or app on an iOS™ or Android™ device. Working tirelessly with paper suppliers and customers, BIXOLON research and development team are always looking for eco printing alternatives to support businesses and save the environment. For more information visit www.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    November 4, 2019

  • Corporate

    BIXOLON Ranked Global Leader Within the Mobile Receipt Printer Market For The Sixth Consecutive Year

    August 30, 2019

    BIXOLON maintains its global leadership position within the mobile receipt printer market BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer is proud to announce it has been named the World’s leading Mobile Receipt Printer Manufacturer by the Japanese research firm Chunichisha Co., Ltd. for the sixth consecutive year. Cited in Chunichisha’s Whole Picture of the Printer Market Report, published in July of 2019, BIXOLON is highlighted for maintaining its global primary share position as the leading mobile receipt printer manufacturer. Since entering the market in 2007 with the SPP-R200 compact mobile printer, BIXOLON has built an impressive portfolio of high quality, compact receipt and label printing solutions, introducing the next-generation SPP-R200III, SPP-R210, SPP-R310 and SPP-R410 mobile printers. Its mobile printing solutions support cutting-edge connectivity, including embedded NFC tags enabling auto-Bluetooth pairing and a SoftAP feature for simplified Wi-Fi integration. Alongside out-of-the-box printing for all Microsoft® Windows®, Android™ or iOS® devices. Its latest models are Apple MFi iAP2 certified and are designed for dual-purpose receipting and multi-purpose labelling for standard or lineless label media. BIXOLON mobile printers are ideal for a range of functions including mPOS receipting, line-busting, onboard ticket sales, direct store delivery, electronic citations, meter reading and other on-the-go printing applications. Recently, BIXOLON had been expanding its mobile printer line-up and software to meet the versatile requirements from a variety of industries. Adding its premium-level pure breed mobile label printer the SPP-L3000, the SPP-L310 a compact and rugged mobile label printer and the light-weight yet wide format SPP-L410. Alongside its specialized mobile receipt printer sled, the SPP-A200 for the mobile payment solutions. BIXOLON has also introduced mobile and web printing software, including mPrint App which gives users the ability to print documentation -image and PDF- from the web through their chosen web browser or app on an iOS™ or Android™ device. While mPrint Server enables direct printing from Windows® and iOS® platformed web browsers through BIXOLON printers. “BIXOLON’s continued leadership and impact within the Mobile Printer Market can be attributed to its ongoing commitment to research and development to meet its ever-changing customer’s expectations,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Co. Ltd. “As new mobile printing requirements arise, BIXOLON powers emerging technologies to fit customer’s unique environments producing best-in-class product line-ups, specialized model and software. This approach has benefited BIXOLON and will fortify its global leadership position in the mobile printing market in the coming years.”

    August 30, 2019

  • Tech & Trend

    BIXOLON’s mPrint Server: Facilitating Direct Printing from Web Browsers

    August 1, 2019

    As a crucial part of business operations, creating new software is a complicated process usually with multiple obstacles. However, in a highly connected world, developing applications for different platforms is considered essential yet it can often be time-consuming and require maintenance by dedicated staffs which can result in high costs. mPrint Server from BIXOLON enables businesses to reduce wasted time, make the best use of their resources to stay focused on their business growth. This efficient tool is designed to enable direct printing from Windows, Android and iOS platformed web browsers to BIXOLON printers. With basic web programming skills, developers can build a browser-based, multi-platform solutions using a set of Javascript APIs that come with the mPrint Server to control BIXOLON mobile, label and POS printer models. The mPrint Server provides the ability to print from various devices including PC, iPad and iPhones through a web browser without the need to install printer drivers, plug-ins or design software onto each device. Allowing web browsers to directly communicate with BIXOLON printers, the mPrint Server solution enables businesses in Retail and Hospitality industries to achieve higher productivity in a wide range of applications from customer receipt for Mobile POS, to MRD (Make, Ready, Discard) applications for food preparation and sales. mPrint Server for AndroidOS: Android V6.0 or aboveInterface: Ethernet, Bluetooth and WLAN, USBBrowser: Chrome, Explorer, FirefoxmPrint Server for WindowsOS: Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10Interface: Serial, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth and WLANBrowser: All major browsers including Google Chrome™, Microsoft Edge™, Mozilla Firefox™, Opera™ and Internet Explorer™ mPrint Server for iOS (Available through App Store®)OS: iOS 10.0 or later Interface: Ethernet, Bluetooth and WLANBrowser: mPrint Server - Basic browser functions are supported and log files are available on iTunes® Simply integrate JavaScript from the BIXOLON mPrint Server API reference guide, to your web page with minimal coding to easily print directly from your chosen web browsers. Sample pages for a range of BIXOLON printers are accessible through the link below, POS PrintersLabel Printers Printers equipped with MSRTo find out more, visit BIXOLON at www.Bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    August 1, 2019

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Launches mPrint Mobile Printing App for Android™ and iOS™

    November 8, 2018

    Introducing Mobile Printing Software for Smart Devices BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the BIXOLON mPrint app. This free-of-charge mobile printing application gives users the ability to print documentation from the web through their chosen web browser or app on an iOS™ or Android™ device to a BIXOLON printer using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The application also supports a USB connection through Android™ devices. Compatible with BIXOLON’s printers, BIXOLON mPrint provides image and PDF printing functionality through their chosen web browser such as Google Chrome and Safari or any app which supports a share function. The print function is ready to use when the user installs the mPrint app. The app also provides an editing function, allowing users to cut, rotate and adjust the brightness of the content. The user can also set up the media type (gap, continuous, black mark), size (width, length) and margins of the content if they are printing onto a label using a BIXOLON label printer. “As the Mobile POS printing market continues to grow,” cites John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “BIXOLON recognizes the ongoing requirement for a mobile printing application which can be easily operated through a web browser via a smart device eliminating the constraints of additional development time and costs.” The BIXOLON mPrint Mobile app is available to download through the App Store® and Google Play™. The application is compatible with following label printer models: • POS & Mobile Printers: SRP-Q300, SRP-S300, SRP-F310II, SRP-380, SRP-350plusIII, SRP-350III, SRP-330II, SPP-R210, SPP-R200III, SPP-R310 & SPP-R410 • Label & Mobile Label Printers: SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420, SLP-DX420, SRP-E770III, SLP-DL410, SLP-TX220, SLP-DX220 & SPP-L3000 For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha.

    November 8, 2018