|By Business Wire||
|August 6, 2013 11:00 AM EDT||
Today Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced that two of its most popular receipt printers, the TM-T88V and Mobilink™ P60II (both receipt and label versions), are now available in the company’s Made for iOS (MFi) series, with Bluetooth® connectivity for the iOS mobile operating system. The new MFi printers allow retail and hospitality customers to take advantage of wireless printing from all handheld iDevice peripherals, including Apple’s iPad®, iPod touch® and iPhone®, connecting via the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless networking standard. Bluetooth’s open standard wireless communications protocol creates a stable, reliable connection and is a cost effective option for short-range transactions of up to 30 feet. Epson’s new MFi products meet the skyrocketing customer demand for highly reliable, Bluetooth-based mobile printing from iDevices throughout retail stores and hospitality environments.
“As more retailers embrace Apple devices they’re looking for complementary solutions to run their stores more efficiently and effectively,” commented Gregg Brunnick, director of marketing for Epson’s Business Systems Division. “These Epson printers create a seamless connection for quick and easy printing from any iDevice peripheral, anywhere in the store. It’s another way to enhance the shopping experience, and utilize technology to deliver customer-driven results.”
Epson has simplified the process required to secure Apple’s approval for iOS Bluetooth applications. Epson’s software development kits (SDK) are designed to shorten the development time required to implement mobile POS applications, enabling support for wireless POS printing from handheld peripherals. In addition, Epson has set up an approval process page in order to have applications for the printers approved and available on Apple’s App Store or Apple B2B App Store.
Epson’s benchmark TM-T88-series is the world’s best selling receipt printer, with the TM-T88V being the latest version in the series. With the longest battery life in its class*, Epson’s popular Mobilink was the first wireless mobile receipt printer designed specifically for retail and hospitality environments.
About Epson America, Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson’s advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson’s Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. To learn more about Epson America Business Systems Division, please visit: pos.epson.com, or connect with us on Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/EpsonFacebook-BizSys), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonB2B_PR) and YouTube (http://tinyURL.com/EpsonYouTube).
*Based on Epson testing, the battery for the Mobilink P60II can last up to 46 hours for Bluetooth. Battery life can vary significantly depending on usage.
EPSON is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Mobilink is a trademark of Epson America. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.