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Brother Mobile Solutions to Showcase Smartphone Compatible Mobile Printing to Police Chiefs at IACP

Expanded Interoperability With Android™, iOS® and New Windows® Platforms Provides Public Safety Agencies With Significant Increase in Device Choice

Broomfield, CO, October 16, 2013 – Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and premier provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, will exhibit its industry-leading PocketJet® and RuggedJet™ wireless-enabled mobile printers at the IACP Conference in Philadelphia this month. Both models are now available in configurations compatible with new handheld device operating systems including Android™, iOS® and new Windows® platforms – all increasingly used in the public safety sector.

“The ability to integrate mobile printers with all major operating systems helps to protect IT investments over time”

For public safety agencies, these enhancements are a major step forward in resolving issues caused by operating system (OS) incompatibility. They also offer agencies greater flexibility in selecting devices for the various functions officers perform, whether they are using laptops, tablets, smartphones or other handheld devices out in the field.

“In terms of IT, operating system compatibility has become a major challenge,” said David Crist, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. “Our decision to expand support from legacy Windows alone to iOS, Android and new Windows platforms reflects our commitment to serve the specialized needs of the public safety community. We strive to serve this market with mobile printers that meet the evolving and very specific power-supply, footprint and interoperability requirements of law enforcement agencies.”

“The ability to integrate mobile printers with all major operating systems helps to protect IT investments over time,” Crist continued. “This future-proofing is of paramount importance, especially today, with agency and department budgets continuing to be constrained.”

Brother™ Mobile Printers Configured for Public Safety

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. offers a range of wireless enabled printers well-suited for use in law enforcement applications, from traffic control to event management, to criminal investigations and more. Both products are available in models that can be configured for compatibility across operating systems.

  • Brother PocketJet® 6 full-page mobile thermal printers quickly print a wide range of full-page, high resolution documents from laptops, tablets and handhelds. Easily mounted in vehicles, helicopters or on motorcycles, the compact thermal printers are simple to use, require no inks or toners, and are easy to operate and maintain in the field. The printers are ideal for printing out clear, legible e-citations, warrants and subpoenas, Amber Alerts, accident reports and photos, and more right from the officer’s vehicle.
  • Brother RuggedJet™ mobile printers are compact, lightweight thermal printers built to withstand the rigors of daily use on the road in all weather conditions. The durable, battery-powered small-format printers can be used to print 4-inch wide e-citations and other documents. Easily mounted in vehicles, helicopters or on motorcycles, they are simple to operate and maintain in the field and require no inks or toners.

BMS public safety specialists will demonstrate the printers at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition in Philadelphia, October 19 – 23, 2013. To learn more, visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com

About Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation which had revenues of approximately $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information, visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com.

For more information, contact
Mary Howard
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc.
(303) 464-6707
mary.howard@brother.com

Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc., Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. iPad® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple, Inc.. All other trademarks referenced herein are property of their respective owners.

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