New Mobile Printer Compatible with iOS Devices

— October 23, 2012

Brother Mobile Solutions (BMS) introduced the PocketJet 673 mobile printer, an enterprise-grade mobile printer, that delivers direct thermal printing solutions compatible with iPhone and iPad devices. Lightweight and durable, the printer utilizes an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection between the iOS device and the printer to produce high resolution, letter-sized documents for printing in an office environment or by professionals in the field.  

As part of the release strategy, BMS will engage independent software vendors (ISVs), value added resellers (VARs) and enterprise application developers to fully customize the PocketJet 673, enabling integration with enterprise applications running on iOS devices. Brother will provide technical direction, a software development kit (SDK) and the command reference guide to fully integrate the solution.

With the solution, participating ISVs, VARs and enterprise application developers will have the opportunity to expand their current range of services, to help become more competitive in growing field mobility markets utilizing the iPhone and iPad. “As the popularity and demand of the iPhone and iPad grow beyond the consumer spectrum and into the enterprise world, companies are finding increasingly innovative ways to integrate iOS devices into their field operations,” says Ravi Panjwani, vice president of marketing and product management for Brother Mobile Solutions.  
          
Part of the Brother PocketJet series, the device features a compact design, fast, high-resolution output, and reliable performance for use in public safety, field service, route accounting, utilities, insurance and home healthcare vertical markets.  The printer is durable, simple to operate and easy to maintain in the field, and enables businesses to streamline operations and realize a return on investment.

Additional device features and benefits include:

  • Print speeds up to 6 pages per minute
  • Full-page letter, legal, A4 and continuous page printing
  • Direct thermal technology that uses fewer moving parts than other printers, resulting in cost savings
  • No ink or ribbons to replace, resulting in cost savings
  • Variety of media options, including printing on thermal cut sheet, continuous roll, and perforated roll
  • Connectivity options, including USB and WLAN ad-hoc
  • 300 dpi resolution
  • Support for major linear and 2D barcodes

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