Mobile printers are the smallest of stand-alone printer devices. They
include a printer mechanism, interface electronics and power supply in a
ready to use, compact casing.
Features include a choice of power options for fixed (direct power),
portable (battery power) or in vehicle applications. Interfaces include
Bluetooth or IrDA wireless solutions or RS232C, USB and TTL serial via a
WLAN is a planned future development.
Mobile printers are so compact they are easily carried, either on
the belt, or in the pocket and with Software and drivers to communicate
with PDA's, Smart Phones etc. so you can be sure of a printout wherever
The 12V DC powered printers are ideal for vehicle receipting and are
popular taxi printers.
All printers in this series have Windows drivers (95,98,ME,2000
and XP) but the Mobile Pro printers also support WinCE, WinCE.Net, Win
5.0, Pocket PC, Windows mobile 2003 & Windows mobile 5.0.
The Pro series printers also include the application PrintOffice
containing; Pocket Word, Excel, Clipboard, Addresses & PIE Print CE
for html printing.
There is also a Software Developer Kit (SDK) available. This allows
programmers to include a print command into their own programs. Some
printers also offer support for PALM and Symbian operating systems..
Several mobile printers also incorporate a magnetic card reader
(MSR), usually reading tracks 1 & 2 but several printers have a
track 2 & 3 option available.
The Mobile Pro Advance also features an IC Card reader.
Accessories include spare, or higher capacity battery packs,
customised cables and although tough (some rugged versions have been
drop tested at 1 metre) leather carry cases are available for additional