New mobile printer enables on the move payment processing and ticketing both inside and out
Zebra Technologies, the provider of global on-demand printing solutions, has launched the RW 220, a rugged mobile thermal printer for both indoor and outdoor receipt printing and payment processing.
A smaller version of the popular RW 420, the RW 220 has been designed for printing tickets or receipts up to two inches wide. It will help improve customer service and sales particularly in retail outlets by enabling sales staff to take payment anywhere on the shop floor. Also, the mobile printer will allow sales assistants to print personalised coupons for loyalty card holders based on their own unique shopping requirements on a particular day.
Ideal for mobile outdoor workers, the IP 54-rated RW 220 withstands exposure to water and dust, and can resist extreme temperature and repeated six-foot drops onto concrete. It supports advanced security standards, including WPA and virtual private network (VPN) access.
With optional magnetic stripe and smart card readers for credit, debit and loyalty card processing the printer also has Bluetooth and 802.11b wireless connectivity. Zebra also offers special paper designed to withstand hot and cold temperatures, sunlight and UV light, and the rigours of outdoor conditions.
Key features of the RW 220 include:
- a 32-bit processor for fast processing of receipts with graphics or complex 2D barcodes
- a snap-in-vehicle mounting cradle
- 4MB Flash and 8MB RAM
- USB 2.0 as standard
- Advanced and secure wireless communication large media capacity
- an AC charger, Quad charger and cigarette-lighter adapter charger for in-vehicle charging
As wireless technology comes into its own, its imperative that retailers have the right printers to exploit it on the shop floor, said Rod Rodericks, managing director, EMEA, at Zebra Technologies. The RW 220 is not only sufficiently lightweight for comfortable handheld use, but it has advanced wireless security and ruggedness meaning that it is suitable not only for in store retail applications but also out on the road. All mobile workers, from utility engineers to police and parking attendants to e-commerce delivery people, can use the RW 220 to print receipts and other real-time documentation without having to worry about the printer getting damaged or failing to perform in outdoor conditions.