Today Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced that it has expanded its popular Mobilink™ thermal printer line to include the Mobilink P80, the company's first mobile POS printer for 3" receipts. Epson's Mobilink P80 boasts the fastest print speeds and best battery life* in its class, flexible connectivity options** and the ability to print from a variety of operating platforms. Ideal for retail, hospitality and route accounting / delivery applications that require a fully-integrated mobile POS printing throughout the operation, the Mobilink P80 demonstrates Epson's ongoing and growing commitment to mobility in retail, hospitality and route accounting.
A recent RIS News mobile POS study found that nearly 60% of retailers polled say they plan to add more than three mobile POS devices per store as part of a long-term strategy and more than a quarter say they plan to add more than 10 mobile POS devices per store***. "Customers moving toward mobile POS want assurance that the quality, durability and reliability are all there," commented Gregg Brunnick, director of marketing for Epson's Business Systems Division. "We continue to expand our lineup of mobile POS printers to offer maximum flexibility, while maintaining best-in-class performance across the board."
Epson Mobilink P80 Features and Benefits
Fastest print speeds in its class: up to 100 mm/s, which translates to printing a 4-inch long receipt in only one second
Industry-leading operational battery life: up to 40 hours Bluetooth and up to 20 hours with WiFi*
Multiple connectivity options: Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n, regardless of operating system**
Compact, rugged design: easy to carry, with IP45 and 4-foot drop rating to sustain harsh environments
Paper savings: only wireless printer that includes paper-saving options that can reduce usage up to 23%
Developer support, regardless of operating system: unique ePOS-print technology allows OS agnostic printing from virtually any device, along with robust SDK and legacy driver support
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. You may also connect with Epson America Business Systems Division 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 P80 can last up to 20 hours for WiFi and up to 40 hours for Bluetooth. Battery life can vary significantly depending on usage.
**Mobilink P80 comes with industry leading Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz). For additional networking security, 802.11a/n (5GHz) is available as an alternative for 802.11b/g/n. Security for Wi-Fi can be selected from among the following: WEP, WPA and WPA2-Personal/Enterprise.
***RIS News Custom Research: Expanding the Boundaries of Mobile POS, June 2013.
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SOURCE: Epson America, Inc.