BIXOLON, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, has announced two new software solutions developed to enhance printing application development and bring greater functionality and flexibility to its broad receipt and label printer lineup.
“We are committed to software and tools that add value to BIXOLON products in the field.. Our products have a long life, so whenever we can deliver new functionality that increases the ROI for our existing users, we’re going to invest in development,” John Kim, BIXOLON, director of marketing, stated.
The Z46 Windows Driver, now available for all BIXOLON 4-inch direct thermal label printers, automatically resizes and formats an A-4 sized 8.5”x11” print file to an A6-sized 4”x6” file. The new driver eliminates the need to reformat print files when creating 4”x6” shipping labels, shelf labels, product labels, packing lists, delivery invoices, reports, coupons, tickets and other documents on 4”x6” media.
The new driver also enables printing on a wide range of media including thermal receipt paper rolls, tickets and labels. BIXOLON users in warehousing, logistics, direct store delivery (DSD), retail inventory management, hotel management and law enforcement applications will see immediate benefits in the new automated label functionality.
Many 4”x6” labels today are still printed on laser or inkjet printers, which are considerably more expensive to purchase and operate than thermal printers due to their higher cost of consumables. By printing larger 4”x6” labels on existing BIXOLON thermal label printers, users increase the ROI of their BIXOLON devices, lower cost per label, and potentially eliminate the need for additional inkjet or laser printers in busy warehouse environments.
The Z46 driver can be installed in seconds, and is compatible with all BIXOLON 4-inch desktop label printers (contact your BIXOLON sales representative for more information).
The Linux Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for the complete line of BIXOLON mobile POS receipt and label printers. The SDK provides a library of API’s and sample code to speed development of printing applications, enabling BIXOLON printers to print from any desktop PC or mobile computer running a Linux-based application.
The SDK enables developers to quickly and easily integrate printer functions including text/barcode/image printing, page mode printing, printer status check capability, direct I/O, MSR and SCR functions, auto calibration of label printers and more.
“With its inherent lower cost, stability and security, organizations are beginning to look at Linux as an ideal alternative for their enterprise systems. BIXOLON will continue to be proactive in delivering the software tools that enable software developers to deliver cost efficient, scalable and robust printing applications,” cited John Kim.