Brother Announces Alliance with MP2 Solutions15 Jun, 2004
Brother Announces Alliance with MP2 Solutions
Brother International Corporation announced its alliance with MP2 Solutions, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions, to offer a wireless mobile point of sales system. This new sales force automation POS application software by MP2, enables sales professionals to perform secure credit card transactions, capture digital signatures and print receipts in the field using the Samsung’s i700 Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC Phone, combined with the Brother MPrint micro printer utilizing Bluetooth technology.
This solution is geared towards companies that employ a mobile workforce and salespeople who execute payment collection activities as part of their field job functions. It also assists in placing and receiving orders, reporting and sales performance. The POS software enables busy mobile professionals with an all-in-one solution to print receipts as well as take and receive credit card payments.
“Brother is very excited to work with MP2 Solutions to bring the premier sales force automation solution to the market. MP2 allows executives to complete order transactions in the field, at the point of contact with their clients, thus increasing customer satisfaction as well as their own productivity. The Samsung i700 and the Brother MPrint micro printer using Bluetooth technology, will bring a new level of mobility to Point of Sales applications,” says Gary Marsh, senior corporate director, product development planning management at Brother.
The Brother MPrint micro printer, which utilizes Bluetooth technology, provides mobile sales receipts and proof of delivery. This micro printer is an ultra light-weight pocket-size printer, about the size of a paperback book, that interfaces wirelessly with the Samsung i700 wireless handset as well as Pocket PC-based PDA’s and Palm-based PDAs.
The MP2 solution utilizes a magnetic stripe reader from Semtek that is attached to the Samsung SPH-i700 wireless handset. This device enables the sales professional to read the customers’ credit card information. The i700, available from Verizon Wireless, utilizes an SDIO-based Bluetooth interface from Socket Communications, which facilitates wireless communications between the i700 and the Brother MPrint.
The MPrint micro printer rounds out the idea of mobile computing by facilitating its final stage—output anywhere it may be needed. Its slim 4.0”x 6.4” x 0.7” silver case weighs in at under 10 ounces. Also included are a 50 sheet paper cassette and built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery capable of printing up to 100 pages on a single charge. As a mobile peripheral it interfaces wirelessly via an infra-red port. A USB port enables printing from tablets and notebooks as well.
For more information on the Brother MPrint micro printer, go to www.brother.com or call 1-800-276-7746. For more information on MP2 Solutions, visit or call 1-866-MPTWO-22.