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The Latest Technology News from Maxatec
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Altrincham, 06 January 2014 : Maxatec is responding to retailers who are looking for suitable wireless printing solutions to use with Apple iPad systems. With the advent of iOS in retail the obstacle has been the ability to print directly at the point of service. With the Maxatec MT-200E desktop WiFi printer, the bottleneck has been cleared enabling retailers to enhance service levels, which is increasing footfall and business.
“One of the issues with iOS retail applications has been printing a receipt or copy of the customer transaction at the point of service. The mobile devices run software applications that are detached from the main EPOS network, but we’ve solved the problem by working closely with our printer technology partners and we can offer a range of desktop and portable printers available with iOS software development kits,” says Steve Berry, Director, Maxatec.
Altrincham, 09 December 2013 – Maxatec the mobile Enterprise, AIDC and EPOS solutions specialist has partnered with Tuffscreen to supply its unique retrofit screen protection system for mobile devices. The agreement gives Maxatec exclusive distribution for Tuffscreens for a vast range of leading handheld brands, including Bluebird Soft – Pidion, Hoeft and Wessel – Skeye, Explore, Arbor, BluePad, Panasonic, Mobile Compia – M3 Mobile, Gen 2 Wave, Janam, Handheld Europe, Opticon, Denso ADC – Toyota Group, Ingenico and Veriphone.
The partnership enables Maxatec customers to benefit from the added protection that Tuffscreen affords for existing and new equipment. Maxatec has already supplied Lothian and Borders Police with Tuffscreen for the force’s entire 2000 Bluebird Pidion BM-170 PDAs, also supplied by Maxatec.
“Tuffscreen is an ideal product for Maxatec and we are delighted to be selected as an exclusive distributor for many of the industry’s leading brands. Unlike traditional screen protectors that need changing on a regular basis due to wear and tear, Tuffscreen is a fit and forget product that gives years of service before replacement. Our products are among the toughest available and this advanced screen-protection system provides additional peace of mind.
Altrincham, UK 16 October 2013: Maxatec is forging ahead with its range of Android 4 compatible rugged portable computers that can provide rapid return on investment. The company now offers three devices that utilise the most popular mobile operating system worldwide. With Android taking the mobile world by storm with its ease of use and flexibility, it is making inroads into the corporate environment too.
Companies are realising Android’s power, utility and user-friendliness can make it ideal for deploying rugged handheld devices equipped with a familiar operating system that their workforce already understands because they use it with their mobile phones.
Among the Android 4 products are the Bluebird Pidion HM45 rugged smartphone, BP50 7-in tablet PC and larger BP70 10.1-in business pad. All feature a waterproof TankSmith™ design in addition to their high IP rating, making them far superior to consumer grade Android devices that are not suitable for long-term use in demanding environments.
Altrincham, 07 October 2013 – Maxatec has launched a new rugged, compact 4-inch receipt and label portable thermal printer. The IP54-rated Sewoo LK-P43 shrugs off dust and water ingress and adds to Maxatec’s comprehensive range of portable belt-mounted printers for mobile applications. The printer continues the Sewoo tradition of engineering excellence and affordability and is suited to mobile scenarios, including food delivery, service environments, policing, logistics and transportation, and warehouse management.
The printer can print self-adhesive labels – the device features a built in label peeler – as well as traditional receipts and labels using thermal paper rolls with outer diameters up to 56 mm. Printing at 80 mm/sec, it has an adjustable paper width from 50 to 108 mm, making it extremely flexible. It offers RS-232C, USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity options, and it has a fast AC charger with a long-life battery to provide a full shift of printing.
Altrincham, 01 October 2013 – Maxatec, distributor of Datamax-O’Neil mobile printing products, announces plans to make the Datamax-O’Neil Apex i series available to Resellers. The Apex i series of 2, 3 and 4-inch portable printers are Apple® Certified for use with iPhones®, iPads® and iPod® products.
A growing trend for organisations across many industries is the ability to print payment receipts, tickets, proof of delivery and other documentation from Apple®, Android® and other leading smartphone and tablet platforms. The popular Apex portable printer is now available as an Apple® certified MFI printing solution to meet the growing trend of B2B applications that utilise Apple® iOS devices. The Apex i series offer 2, 3 and 4-inch printing capabilities in an easy-to-use and lightweight form factor. Highly reliable, the Apex series is already field proved with many thousands being deployed in a variety of applications from field service to transportation. Enterprises around the globe are now utilising popular smartphones in everyday applications, and the Apex i series of printers come equipped with a Datamax-O’Neil Toolkit that will help users quickly adapt the printers into their enterprise environment. The Toolkit offers several intuitive features including a “scan” module that will link the Apple® device to the Apex i printer, allowing it to read and display various printer statistics, such as battery voltage, timer, temperature, remaining print buffer and other important information.