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Altrincham, 12th June 2013 – Maxatec has announced a range of Apple iOS software development kits (SDK) for its range of industrial-grade mobile printers. Companies using Apple iPhone and iPad products for mobile applications will benefit from the cost-effective, robust, lightweight and ergonomic mobile printers that extend the functionality their handheld devices. The new iOS SDK adds to the flexibility of the Sewoo LK-P printers that already feature tools and drivers for Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Symbian, Windows CE mobile, Android and Blackberry.
“Until now there has been a paucity of quality rugged printers suitable for iOS driven devices. However, the market has recognised the lack of equipment and we are pleased to be among the first to break new ground with this range of cost-effective printers, giving users the opportunity to print receipts and labels up to 4-inches wide on the move. It means that companies that have already invested in Apple mobile technology can team up their iPhones and iPads with a portable printer that meets their needs. Wireless (WiFi), communications with the mobile printers can be configured to work in either Infrastructure or ad hoc modes, the latter allowing direct wireless printing from the Apple device without connection to an access point,” says Steve Berry, Maxatec Director.
Altrincham, 20th May 2013 – Maxatec has partnered with leading M2M communication company Wireless Logic to provide cost-effective mobile connectivity to customers. The agreement places Wireless Logic as the preferred mobile data fulfilment and airtime provider for Vodafone, O2, Everything Everywhere and all other mobile networks to Maxatec customers in the UK. Maxatec customers will benefit from the Wireless Logic managed service that provides a centralised platform giving a single, secure connection and visibility to all the data networks they may require.
With the growth in mobile computing and communications for field-based personnel, companies may require several different networks depending on the quality of coverage where they operate at any particular time. With Wireless Logic, Maxatec is able to provide a simplified, robust and quick to implement managed service solution that enables customers to forget about the headache of managing different providers.
Altrincham, UK – 01 May 2013
Maxa Technologies (Maxatec) is pleased to announce the release of the new Xplore DT4000 POS PDA for Android™ and the Catchwell CW31 rugged mobile computer.
With the explosive growth in device adoption over recent years, Android™ has become one of the most popular operating systems for mobile devices in the world. However, as the Android™ operating system and its devices mainly target the consumer market, it has held back enterprise adoption by system integrators. The Xplore DT4000 has been designed with enterprise in mind and delivers unique and advanced control features giving enterprise management complete peace of mind. The device boasts powerful performance in terms of speed and operating time, as well as enhanced WiFi stability, and easy field deployment and remote management features.
Altrincham, UK – 17 April 2013
Maxa Technologies (Maxatec) is pleased to announce the release of a new spill guard protector from CognitiveTPG. This new accessory is designed to add a new level of protection from environmental hazards.
The spill guard is easy to install and offers extra defence against everyday spills and splashes that are particularly inherent in the hospitality food service industry.
The CognitiveTPG POS printers are designed with built-in internal and external dams and gutters to prevent damage to the print mechanism. The new spill guard accessory complements these features to provide added protection and ensure continuous printing even in the most challenging environment. The spill guard’s low profile means the printer maintains its same compact height, while the translucent cover allows for visual confirmation of the printed receipt and printer status.
The spill guard has gone through rigorous testing, and according to CognitiveTPG Product Manager, Roman Dziaba, it was exposed to environments that not even the busiest kitchen would endure. Independent testing confirmed it meets IPX2 water ingress standards.
Angela Mansfield-Swanson, Marketing Director for CognitiveTPG, told Maxatec: ”Restaurant and fast food environments suffer more damage to their printers than most, typically as the result of accidental spills. Accident or not, we don’t want our customers’ operations compromised or employees dismissed if such occurrences can be mitigated through better design. The spill guard is the most economical and effective solution for uninterrupted receipt printing and we back that statement with a 2 year warranty against spill damage on both the A798 and A799.”
A video introduction to the spill guard and a demonstration of the simple installation process can be found on the Maxatec YouTube Channel.
Altrincham, UK, – March18, 2013 – Maxatec has signed a new distribution agreement with world leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) software company, SOTI Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Maxatec will offer SOTI’s groundbreaking MobiControl software to its UK channel partners, enabling them to provide their customers with market-leading MDM solutions that put them in full control of their portable computing equipment.
With more than 10,000 enterprise deployments and millions of devices managed globally, SOTI’s MobiControl is the world’s most trusted MDM and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management solution. Users can configure custom user groups and permissions for administrators to access the web-based management console securely.
MobiControl offers a wealth of features, including web filtering, real-time antivirus and malware protection, telecom expense management and secure content library. This award-winning software offers versions for devices running on Windows, Android and iOS..
Steve Berry, Director, Maxatec, says MobiControl will be a big hit with customers, as it provides them with many benefits for their own clients, giving them a true value add to their mobile device sales.