Mobile Printing Essential for Public Safety

March 13, 2019

Advanced and innovative printing solutions deliver essential benefits to law enforcement agencies. These solutions empower field officers to do what they do best: serve and protect. Public safety professionals require fast, reliable mobile printing solutions that can reduce traffic stop duration, improve accuracy & efficiency and boost revenue by eliminating illegible handwriting and error-prone manual data entry.

The various types of documents that can be printed on-demand include:

  • e-Citations
  • Parking violations
  • Accident/crime scene investigations
  • Evidence & shipping labels
  • Emergency instructions
  • Inspection reports
  • Warning and violation notices

Industry Moves to eCitation

Mobile printers are also a critical component of today’s comprehensive eCitation solutions. In addition to a mobile printer, these systems are typically comprised of a smart device such as a laptop, tablet or handheld computer, as well as an eCitation software solution. A turn-key eCititation system enables the state, city and local public safety agencies close the loop ‘from the car to the court.’ Officers can do quick database searches for traffic violations and criminal offenses and can capture the violator’s signature, photo or fingerprint. These systems can immediately synchronize and submit citation data wirelessly to their department’s Record Management System as well as the court system.

Measurable benefits of eCitations increase officer safety by slashing dangerous roadside ticketing time in half. They also help improve revenue collection by providing 98 percent accuracy - typically, 10 to 15 percent of handwritten tickets are dismissed due to illegibility, which adds up to $600-$900 million in lost revenue, according to benefits of e-Citations.

Public Safety Demands Rugged, Reliable On-Demand Printing

Police and public safety officials require compact, rugged, field-reliable printers that hold up to weather extremes and print virtually anywhere, from practically any device. Brother Mobile Solutions (BMS) offers two models of their mobile printers that are used in law enforcement:

  • The PocketJet® 7 Full-Page Mobile Printer is the leading full-page mobile printer in police vehicles nationwide and is engineered to be mounted inside the vehicle.
  • The RuggedJet® RJ4200 can print smaller format documents from 1” to 4” wide which can be used either in the vehicle or carried on a belt or shoulder strap for on-the-go mobility.

Both the RuggedJet 4200 and PocketJet 7 models can print high resolution documents from virtually any device. They are lightweight, battery-powered and are thermal, which eliminate any worry about running out of ink or toner. The printers’ unique Freedom Architecture ensures across-the-board software compatibility, resulting in instantaneous interoperability with smartphones, tablets and PCs built on iOS, Android™, Windows and Windows Mobile operating systems.  They are out-of-the-box ready to print, without the need for additional software development or OS drivers.

About Brother Mobile Solutions

BMS offers an array of available mounts and carrying cases to help make law enforcement officials more portable and protected. Mount options include middle console, glove box, headrest, dashboard, motorcycle box, swivel mount and trunk. The PocketJet 7and RuggedJet 4200 can be mounted and carried anywhere, in any position and in any environment - right-side up, upside down, sideways, vertical, or horizontal. Users are also free to design their own custom mounting frame or carrying case. BMS encourages the creation of a customized mobile office environment.

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