Epson has released software development kits (SDKs) for mobile printing applications. The company supplies value-added point of sale (POS) solutions for retail, hospitality, airports and the finance industry
The Epson SDKs are designed to shorten the development time required to implement mobile POS applications, enabling support for wireless POS printing from handheld peripherals like Apple�s iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and similar devices using Google�s Android mobile technology platform.
Available immediately for Epson�s most popular thermal and multifunction receipt printers, Epson�s SDKs provide developers with fast, convenient and cost-effective tools to connect iOS and Android devices to networked POS printers, enabling wireless printing throughout the store, restaurant, office or bank from a wide range of input devices.
�Mobile technologies are being deployed in record numbers at lightning speed across a wide range of businesses all of which need more flexible, wireless control and printing capabilities� said Craig Heckenberg, Business Unit Manager at Epson Australia.
�Epson�s mobile SDKs simplify the development process, saving businesses time and money, and allowing them to provide customer access to receipts and information throughout their premises that can be printed from a variety of mobile devices,� said Craig.
A report from IHL Consulting entitled Mobile POS: The First Real Test, IHL stays that mobile in retail is now a $5.5 billion business worldwide and is the single fastest moving trend in retail since internet connectivity was added to stores.