How to mobilise enterprise label printing October 18th, 2018

How to mobilise enterprise label printing
Mobile devices are changing how businesses operate through automated data identification and capture, making processes more efficient and data collection more accurate.

In fact, a study by Enterprise CIO shows that BYOD can boost productivity by 16% over a 40-hour week.

The growth of mobile device use in the workplace really took off in the late 2000s, when personal smart phones were widely adopted. Employees wanted to be able to access company systems using their portable devices.

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution powered the first wave of mobile devices in the workplace. But now Corporate Owned, Business Only (COBO) offers more control over security and access, and is rapidly overtaking BYOD as companies see the value in equipping their workforce with mobile technology.

To help facilitate this process, BlueStar partner BarTender has created the BarTender Print Portal App to make enterprise label printing as easy and flexible as using a mobile device.

The BarTender Print Portal App works with any iOS or Android device and securely controls and monitors access to labels and documents. The BarTender Print Portal App enables users to input print-time data or select options through customisable forms, and print from their mobile device to IP and Bluetooth printers anywhere on the internet - all with strong security.

With the BarTender Print Portal App users can:

  • Print to Bluetooth or IP printers directly from your Android device
  • Print to IP printers directly from your iOS device
  • Add/manipulate data in real time through in-app BarTender data entry forms
  • Automatically authenticate with a Print Portal site and browse to a specific root folder
  • Use BarTender security controls monitor access and permissions to labels and documents.

In the warehouse, workers equipped with a mobile ‘belt printer’ can enter label data via the app to generate supply chain and shipping labels where the labels will be applied, meaning there is no need to return to a central printing station.

For example, healthcare workers can access and print accurate patient labelling at the bedside and field service workers can access the most up-to-date labels to be printed on-demand at remote locations.

Whether using an iOS or Android device, the Print Portal App works with the Enterprise Automation edition of BarTender - choose label designs, complete print-time data entry forms, and launch print jobs to any printer connected to a device via the internet.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.