By Peter Fullerton, Director of Product and Applications Development, SATO America, Inc.
Advancements in mobile computing and wireless communication technologies have made it easier than ever to un-tether the workforce from fixed workstations and offices. At many companies with a highly mobile workforce, label or receipt printing has typically been conducted via "sneakernet" — workers return, again and again, to a stationary printer at a central workstation. Many workers spend an inordinate amount of time traveling back and forth to the printer. All that walking around may be good exercise, but it's a drain on productivity. The solution: let the worker take the printer with them.