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An Alliance Formed to Support Mobile Merchants

Companies: Brother Int'l. Corp.; MP2 Solutions;
Samsung Telecommunications America
Product: Wireless POS System

Merchants on the go have a new option for accepting payments in the field.

Brother Int'l. Corp., MP2 Solutions and Samsung Telecommunications America have partnered to offer a unique wireless mobile point-of-sale system. The system operates on Samsung's i700 MS Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC Phone and includes Brother's MPrint microprinter using Bluetooth technology. MP2's sales force automation software pulls the components together.

The system provides sales professionals in the field and any merchant who might need to accept payments at locations other than a fixed, wired site with the ability to perform secure transactions, capture digital signatures and print receipts.

The solution is geared toward companies that use mobile workforces and salespeople who conduct transactions and collect payments. It also aids in placing and receiving orders, reporting and sales performance.

All sorts of businesses will benefit from using this system as a payment processing tool; from food and furniture delivery to home-based enterprises, these merchants have an all-in-one solution that accepts card payments, captures signatures and prints receipts.

The MP2 solution uses a Semtek mag stripe reader; the device attaches to the Samsung i700 wireless handset and communicates with the Brother printer to wirelessly transmit card data using Bluetooth technology.

The Brother MPrint micro printer is an ultra-lightweight, pocket-sized device about the size of a paperback book. It features a slim silver case, weighs less than 10 ounces and interfaces with the Samsung i700 wireless handset and Pocket PC-based PDA.

A built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery prints up to 100 pages on a single charge. As a mobile peripheral, it interfaces wirelessly via an infrared port and a USB port enables printing from tablets and notebooks.

The printer comes with an internal paper cassette that holds 50 sheets and a variety of output media, including A7ThermaPlus paper, self-adhesive labels and carbon copy paper. (ThermaPlus paper allows the use of highlighters and reduces print fading. The unique carbon copy paper simultaneously prints an original and a copy, and supports capture of a customer signature for authorization or proof of receipt.)

The system is designed to help mobile sales forces improve productivity and exceed goals, and is an excellent tool for workers on the go or in the field.

Brother Int'l. Corp.
Samsung Telecommunications America

MP2 Solutions

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