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Technology solutions specialist, Brother, has launched a new hand-held A6 mobile printer designed for logistics companies whose drivers need to print on the move.

Slim, light and compact, the new M-Print device allows users to print documents from a PDA, Blackberry or laptop, wherever they are.  The portability of the new machine makes it perfect for printing out receipts and PODs for customers at the time of delivery.  This optimises workflow and cuts costs, saving duplication of input by back office staff.  A mobile printer also allows the user to leave a paper receipt with the customer improving customer service.

An earlier version, the MW-140BT, already in use as part of a mobile solution with Walon, a supplier of finished vehicles to the UK automotive industry, where it has been a great success.

The new M-Print MW-260BT can print on several kinds of paper, including carbon copy sheets especially useful when a signature is required. The new model prints on larger format paper - A6 rather than A7 - offering greater choice to users who require larger print or need to fit more data on the page. A Bluetooth connection removes the need for cables and thermal transfer technology provides quick, mess-free printing, with no ink cartridges to change.

Brother printing software is included for Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 PDAs, Blackberry and Windows 2000/XP/Vista PCs and laptops. Software development kits can be provided for Compact Framework, C++, CE.Net and Blackberry to add mobile printing into bespoke applications.

 
M-Print MW-260BT technical information:

  • The M-Print MW-260BT is a handheld mobile printer that prints onto A6 paper.
  • Printing is via thermal transfer there are no ink or toner cartridges to change.
  • Prints are available in 20 seconds.
  • Prints are 300dpi resolution.
  • Features wireless Bluetooth no need for cables.
  • USB port for data transfer when Bluetooth is not available.
  • Built-in fonts.
  • Barcode printing.
  • Brother printing software is included for BlackBerry, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Windows Mobile 5 and Pocket PC2003.
  • Software development kits can be provided for Compact Framework, C++, CE.Net and Blackberry to add mobile printing into bespoke applications
  • Paper available:   Standard, Fade Resistant, Self Adhesive Label (one, two or four to a sheet), Carbon Copy Paper
  • Rechargeable Lithium ion battery. Optional replaceable battery.
  • Weighs just 520g.              

Below are some of the customers the original model (M-print MW-140BT) is currently used by:                

  • Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance and Paramedic
  • Service (BHAPS)
  • Transport for London Buses
  • British Transport Police
  • SNCF (French Rail operator)
  • Walon UK Vehicle Logistics
  • Hot Diamonds Group UK (part of Historic Originals)
  • British America Tobacco UK Ltd

Case studies are available for all of the above customers.

 

INFORMATION: Free information is available from BROTHER (UK) on the subject in this story. Click here to request a copy

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