TouchStar prints on the move with Maxatec

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Specialist IT provider Maxatec has announced that TouchStar technologies has selected its Advantage LX printing product for its TouchPC range of mobile IT systems, provided to the fuel distribution, transport, retail and manufacturing industries. The printer is used to issue payment and invoice receipts in-cab and on-board transport systems.

With clients including BP, Total Gaz and AFS at Heathrow Airport, Manchester-based TouchStar delivers robust touch-screen computers to businesses requiring field automation, such as on-board sales on airlines and trains, van sales and field service organisations. Technologies include bespoke software and a range of integrated peripherals such as scanners, printers and credit card readers that are designed to increase productivity, improve accuracy, and save time for companies.

Maxatecs Advantage LX printer is fitted in many of its 25,000 mobile commerce systems and is interfaced with TouchStars range of TouchPC mobile computers. These communicate with each other in real time to print invoices and receipts for customers.

The four-inch direct thermal label printers are packed with features and specially designed for small areas. They allow large-volume printing and also provide the capability to continue to print even if the computer network fails.

Chris Edwards, marketing manager at TouchStar said: Maxatec provides a solid printer with a reliability that meets our needs. With TouchPC, TouchStar effectively eliminates all paperwork, such as delivery or despatch sheets that would previously be created in vehicles. Now everything is on the GPS-enabled IT system and Maxatec allows printing when needed. It adds the final touch to a fully mobile payment system.

Andrea Percival, managing director of Maxatec said: This is a significant deployment of the Advantage LX printer. A company like TouchStar requires systems that are reliable and durable enough to keep functioning while on the road and we are pleased to be able to provide this to the leader in the field of mobile computing.

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