Printing pictures and documents from smartphones and tablets wirelessly on inkjet and laser printers is no longer anything special. But what about delivery notes and other documents that need multiple copies? Compuprint, a well-known Italian manufacturer of transactional, high-end serial dot matrix and thermal printers, set about devising a way of sending these wirelessly to dot matrix printers. It teamed up with a German partner to create a wireless printing solution for its own SP40plus-LAN and SP40plus-Tractor dot matrix printers. And it now proudly presents the result - the Mobile Printing Router Ai 5 - at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover.
The key to linking the new Mobile Printing Router Ai 5 with Compuprint's compact SP40plus-LAN and SP40plus-Tractor dot matrix printers lay in their Ethernet interfaces. The router receives and processes the print data, transmitted wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet, before sending the suitably modified signals directly to the printer. This neatly does away with the need to involve a central server. Compuprint’s nifty solution boosts flexibility and productivity in one fell swoop - for instance, by enabling delivery drivers to send print orders to their smartphone and produce them en route with their own in-van system.