Newsletter | August 5, 2013

08.05.13 -- Mobile Receipt Printers Product Reviews

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

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Two-Inch Mobile Receipt Printers Product Review
By Mike Monocello, Editor in Chief
Mobility in the worlds of retail and hospitality is one of the hottest topics. There’s also a lot of hype, confusion, and speculation. In an attempt to provide clarity on just one aspect of a mobile POS solution, we decided to review two-inch mobile receipt printers.
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Citizen CMP-20 Product Review
Like other printers, the Citizen CMP-20 requires software to be installed on a PC, and then for the printer to be connected to that PC via a standard mini USB cable. Once the software was installed and the printer connected to the PC, Nelson was able to configure the printer’s network connectivity. The CMP-20 was quickly connected to his wireless LAN with no issues.
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Epson Mobilink P60II Product Review
Battery life is something else we wanted to test. It’s one thing for a manufacturer to promise that a printer will work over a full shift, but would our tests prove otherwise? Each unit tested used 7.4V batteries but differed when it came to amps. Epson’s had the most juice at 2,000 mAh.
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Star Micronics SM-S220i Product Review
In testing mobile label printers back in May, loading rolls of media was an area where some printers struggled and others shined. Nelson reported paper loading to be a nonissue with the Star Micronics SM-S220i. The unit had an easy-to-access button to open the media door, and fast, pain-free paper loading.
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Zebra EM220II Product Review
If you or your customers look only at features and price, you could be dooming users to wear a brick all day long. A major factor when it comes to evaluating mobile printers has to be the size and weight of the units. At .66 lbs with battery and paper, the Zebra unit was the lightest of the group tested.
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Executive Commentary

Avoid These Four Common Mistakes When Pitching Mobile POS
By David J. Gosman

Mobile POS is hot right now. Everyone wants it, and for good reason — we have seen firsthand the benefits of mobile solutions: shorter wait times, better service, and better access to product information. Here are several things VARs can do to avoid some commonly made mistakes while presenting to potential clients.
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Special Report

Retail IT News For VARs
By Bernadette Wilson, Associate Editor

Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving clients in the retail market.
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Executive Commentary

SYNNEX VP Comments On 'As A Service' Model
By Adnon Dow

As discussed in Mike Monocello’s recent article 'As a Service' Means Risk, But Great Rewards for POS VARs, a VAR’s decision to shift to an "as a service" model requires serious thought and planning. The first step for VARs is to determine whether this model complements their current service offerings.
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Magazine Article

Behind One Integrator's $60,000 QSR Install
By Pedro Pereira

After seeing one of the Amber Systems Technologies Vigore Point of Sale (POS) systems in action, a fast-expanding company that already owns more than 30 fast-food franchises on the East Coast decided to give the integrator a call. Would Amber Systems install a similar system in the customer’s growing chain of restaurants?
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Executive Commentary

5 Ways To Profit From Selling Mobile POS
By Stacey Finley Tappin

Merchant acquirers and independent sales organizations (ISOs) have seen a lot of innovation over the years. But while these innovations have all made the mechanics of payment faster and seamless — certainly a noble act — does providing payment services in today’s environment translate into a compelling and profitable business for the solutions provider?
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Magazine Article

Security, Standardization Drive Expansion For VAR
By Matt Pillar, Editor in Chief, Integrated Solutions For Retailers Magazine

Cash Register Sales & Service achieves perennial double-digit growth on traditional POS sales, with a few new twists, including video surveillance and recurring revenue.
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