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Product Update: Citizen Introduces iOS on CMP Series Mobile Printers at NRF 2014

Torrance, CA - January 12, 2014 - Citizen Systems America Corporation, a leading manufacturer of world-class printing technology,  announces Apple iOS Bluetooth on their CMP-20 (buy here from Legacy Technology Services) and CMP-30 mobile printers (buy here from Legacy) at NRF 2014.

Citizen makes mobile printing easier with iOS Bluetooth capability
Citizen’s CMP-20 and CMP-30 mobile printers now come with the extra, advanced capability  of communicating with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads via Bluetooth. This will allow  a typical mobile user – such as a sales person, delivery driver or service technician – to print even when a 3G connection isn’t available.

The new capability fills an important gap in the market where integration between mobile  devices and printers is concerned. Citizen printers can already talk via WiFi with Apple  handhelds, but this relies on the user being in range of an accessible wireless LAN. Now,  Citizen printers contain Bluetooth MFI chips that can communicate with Apple devices,  bringing a new level of functionality and convenience to users.

Citizen also offers valuable application tools in getting iOS users up and running quickly,  creating a fast path to productivity in the iOS realm of uses. This allows anyone to take full  advantage of the new capability of the CMP mobile printers swiftly and painlessly.

“Before  you can print, you need your system and software application working together to be able to  connect via the application quickly and easily, something that is often not addressed by many  manufacturers,” says Glenn Williams, director of marketing and product management for Citizen Systems America. “Although the handheld and printer are connected, your app has  to be made print aware and functional. Citizen has worked to develop a functional app – Citizen AIR-Connect – that allows you to start printing on the CMP mobile printers  with iOS, immediately. Citizen also has an SDK – a software development kit – which  allows an app developer to integrate the CMP printers quickly and easily for custom  applications. A good developer can be up and running in 30 minutes using our SDK.”

Citizen will be demonstrating the CMP Series printers with iOS using the Citizen AIR-Connect app at the National Retail Federation show January 13-14, 2014 at  the Javits Convention Center in New York City, booth number 314.