Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Mobile Printers support Apple iOS Bluetooth.
Press Release Summary:
January 17, 2014 - With iOS Bluetooth, Models CMP-20 and CMP-30 are capable of communicating with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads, allowing users to print even when 3G connection is not available. Citizen AIR-Connect app lets users start printing on CMP mobile printers with iOS immediately, while Software Development Kit allows app developers to quickly integrate CMP printers for custom applications.
Original Press Release
Citizen Introduces iOS on CMP Series Mobile Printers at NRF 2014
Press release date: January 13, 2014
Citizen makes mobile printing easier with iOS Bluetooth capability
Citizen's CMP 20 and CMP 30 mobile printers now come with the extra, advanced capability of communicating with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads via Bluetooth. This will allow a typical mobile user - such as a sales person, delivery driver or service technician - to print even when a 3G connection isn't available.
The new capability fills an important gap in the market where integration between mobile devices and printers is concerned. Citizen printers can already talk via WiFi with Apple handhelds, but this relies on the user being in range of an accessible wireless LAN. Now, Citizen printers contain Bluetooth MFI chips that can communicate with Apple devices, bringing a new level of functionality and convenience to users.
Citizen also offers valuable application tools in getting iOS users up and running quickly, creating a fast path to productivity in the iOS realm of uses. This allows anyone to take full advantage of the new capability of the CMP mobile printers swiftly and painlessly.
"Before you can print, you need your system and software application working together to be able to connect via the application quickly and easily, something that is often not addressed by many manufacturers," says Glenn Williams, director of marketing and product management for Citizen Systems America. "Although the handheld and printer are connected, your app has to be made print aware and functional. Citizen has worked to develop a functional app - Citizen AIR-Connect - that allows you to start printing on the CMP mobile printers with iOS, immediately. Citizen also has an SDK - a software development kit - which allows an app developer to integrate the CMP printers quickly and easily for custom applications. A good developer can be up and running in 30 minutes using our SDK."
Citizen will be demonstrating the CMP Series printers with iOS using the Citizen AIR-Connect app at the National Retail Federation show January 13-14, 2014 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, booth number 314.
About Citizen Systems America
"Citizen Systems America" is the America subsidiary of Citizen Systems Japan - the electronic products affiliate of Citizen Holding Co. Ltd., Japan, the world renowned manufacturer of fine watch timepieces. Citizen headquarters is located in the greater Los Angeles area, California.
Citizen develops and markets Printers for point-of-sale, industrial solutions, photo and identification, barcode and label, portable and 80-column serial matrix applications. Citizen products provide Thermal, Impact and Dye-Sublimation technologies for packaged and OEM printer mechanisms that are used in a variety of industries including, retail, manufacturing, food service, healthcare, banking and many more.
For over four decades, Citizen products have set the standard for performance, reliability and value in the marketplace. For more information, please visit Citizen Systems America's website at: www.citizen-systems.com.
Glenn Williams, Director Marketing & Product Management
Citizen Systems America Corporation
310.224.7030, ext. 230
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