Earlier this month, Brother Australia released their new innovative new RJ-4200 series of mobile printers. Designed to talk with all your mobile devices, the new series promises to transform logistics workflows. The new ergonomic printers are not only ultra-compact but are also engineered to deliver major improvements across the board. The RJ-4200 series will feature Mobile Deploy, a market first from Brother, as standard. Mobile Deploy is an innovative cloud-based app that helps manage the deployment and ongoing software maintenance of the printers at the touch of a button.
David Molloy, Mobile Print Specialist at Brother Australia, notes: “Our goal with the RJ-4200 series was to set a new, higher industry standard on mobile printers’ ease of use and integration, ruggedness, drop protection, connectivity, battery size and capacity. We set out to dramatically improve performance metrics and user experience as well ‒ and it has exceeded expectations in beta trial and early deployments. We think that users across market sectors such as route accounting, transportation, public safety, field service, manufacturing and warehouse operations will immediately recognise the value.”
Trails of the new series have resulted in some positive feedback for Brother:
Heather Burnett, Head of Distributor Sales for VIP (Vermont Information Processing), a leading provider of route accounting, data collection, warehouse management, and sales execution applications for the beverage industry, adds: “When we participated in the beta release of this product it became evident that the RJ-4200 would meet the stringent requirements of even our toughest and most technologically advanced beverage distributors.” Burnett further comments: “We’re particularly impressed that this printer is so rugged and durable, and the compact, high-capacity battery is a real bonus.”
David Krebs, Industry Analyst and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Mobility at VDC Research Group believes the new series fills an important void. “The Mobile Deploy feature gives enterprises and fleets of all sizes remote management and support capabilities for business-critical field assets such as mobile printers. In addition, Mobile Deploy addresses many of the functionality gaps found in standard mobile device management solutions when supporting unique devices such as Bluetooth® printers.”
Shawn Sicking, Vice President of Technology Sales for Saltus Technologies, developer of digiTICKET ecitation software for the public safety sector comments that, “Printer size, power and mounting configurations are of paramount importance in the police car, and the active docking station available with the RJ-4200 series resolves a key space issue faced by police departments nationwide.”
The RJ-4200 Series currently includes the following two models: RJ-4230B (available October 2018) and RJ-4250WB (available in 2019). Both will come with similar features with the RJ-4250WB including some extras such as WiFi support.
Some of the common features of both models include:
- Compact design making them approximately 20% smaller than its predecessor
- Rugged construction with reinforced parts supporting 2.1m drop protection and IP54 certified
- Enhanced print speeds of up to 5ips and industry-leading battery life
- Easy to use
- Remote updates and configuration with free Mobile Deploy app
- Smart Li-ion battery (3000mAH)
- Stay Connected – Bluetooth 4.2 (Classic/LE/MFi) and WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity options, plus NFC capability for easy pairing (from NFC enabled devices) – WiFi only on the RJ-4250WB
- iOS and Android SDKs available for app integration and development
Overall a promising pair of mobile printers. These can be acquired from your nearest Brother reseller once available.