Spring has sprung at Martel!

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Where does the time go? We returned to work in January, and our 1st quarter was so extremely busy, that before we knew it, it’s the end of April, and Summer is fast approaching! At this time of year, our thoughts turn to which exhibitions to attend, visiting our distributors, and (last but certainly by no means least), our holidays!

Matthew and Keith have just returned from visiting our Swiss distributor, Optologic. We have been extremely lucky to have Optologic as a partner for over 15 years now, and enjoy working with them. They offer our full printer range, and customization also, so if you are located in Switzerland, then give them a call, they’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Supplying high quality printers globally is what we do best, and here is our map & stats for everywhere we dispatched too in March. We shipped to some new locations, and as you can see from the stats, our products travelled a good percentage of the globe.

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March 2016 stats

 

We are sure you may have already seen on our social media accounts that we are exhibiting at HIMSS17 in Orlando, Florida in February 2017! This is our first time exhibiting at HIMSS, and we have wanted to do so for a while. Stay tuned to our website, for updates as we prepare for this amazing show!

Martel are also looking at other exhibitions that may be appropriate for us to exhibit or attend, especially in 2017 when we will be launching some very exciting products. Initial launch will take place in Q3/Q4 2016, and we’d love to hear any exhibition recommendations you may have for us.

That’s all for this month, but why not sign up to our e-bulletin here and be the first to hear about our new product launches and other news.

Best wishes!

Everyone at Martel.

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Meet Abigail, our new gap year student!

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Hi There!

My name is Abigail, I’m a 3rd year student at Northumbria University, currently on a placement year with Martel.

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I’m studying towards a MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering which is a 5 year sandwich course, including a placement year. I was given the opportunity to work with Martel for the year and I am now half way through my placement with Martel.

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I have learnt and gained a lot from working here, from professional competencies to technical skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far at Martel, one of my greatest accomplishments from my placement has been integrating the Raspberry Pi with one of Martel’s printers.

The Raspberry Pi printer has been my main focus here at Martel. I have developed the project to enable capabilities such as Wi-Fi printing, air print, Bluetooth connectivity, network printing and remote connectivity through the Raspberry Pi to one of Martel’s printers.

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The Raspberry Pi is a miniature single board computer with low power draw that can be controlled and used remotely. It enables the use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and network printing with Martel printers.

Usually I am busy programming the Raspberry Pi, solving any issues with it and researching methods of communicating to the printer and different ways to print. I have also work on the DIN RAIL product, helped make a demonstration pack, produced guides, created reports, been involved in creating an Ethernet to serial interface or a Martel printer and spent time in the production department.

Stay tuned to Martel’s blog for future updates about my year in industry here!

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New Year, New Products!

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Happy New Year, to everyone and we hope you enjoyed the festive season, as much as we did!

It doesn’t feel like a year ago, since we were writing our new year’s blog for 2015, and here we are doing it all over again. As always, we’d like to thank our customers and business partners who made it possible for us to have a very successful 2015.

We are starting off 2016 with a bang …. Or more of a DIN, with the launch of our DIN5800 thermal printer.

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Our DIN RAIL mount printer is compatible with DIN RAIL TOP HAT 35mm and TS35 and can be supplied as a 5V or 10-35V to suit all applications.

For more information on our DIN5800, to download a data sheet or to arrange a demo click here.

As always, our sales team will be out and about visiting various customers, distributors and exhibitions throughout 2016, and we will hopefully see some of you along the way.

Our first exhibition visit of 2016, will be to LAMMA16 in Peterborough on the 21st of January. LAMMA is a farming machinery, equipment and services show. For more information you can visit here.

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Here is to a prosperous 2016!

Everyone at Martel Instruments.

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Doing our bit, in a Christmas Knit

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On Friday, we celebrated our 2nd Annual Christmas Jumper Day, here at Martel HQ!

Throughout the day we raised money for the Text Santa charity, which has teamed up with Macmillan, Save the Children and the Make a Wish foundation.

We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day, and in the process we managed to raise an amazing £94 for this amazing cause!!

Here is a picture of some of the gang in our festive knit wear!

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We would like to thank all of the staff here, who helped raise such an amazing grand total.

Some dates for your diary:-

Martel will be closing on Wednesday the 23rd of December, at 5.00pm for the Christmas shutdown.

We will be reopening on Monday the 4th of January 2016 at 8.45am.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, readers and followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year!

 

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Remember, remember our product of the month for November

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You may remember earlier this year, we became the UK & USA partner of GeBE Elektroniks thermal kiosk printers.

Since we launched our range in August 2015, the compact plus thermal kiosk printer has fast become our most popular kiosk printer. This is why it has been awarded our product of the month for November.

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The compact plus comes with numerous benefits, some being:-

  • Easy Loading
  • Vandalism protection
  • Wide operating temperatures
  • Cost effective integration
  • Durable stainless steel for all around protection
  • Plus many more

To download a data sheet you can click here.

If you’d like to see for yourself how the compact plus operates, you can view the video on our YouTube page by clicking this link.

The compact plus is not the only kiosk printer we have available we also have the :-

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Motion

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If you would like any more information on any of the kiosk printers featured here, or any of our other product lines you can contact us on      +44 (0)1207 290266 of you can visit our website here.

 

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Thermal printer store launch!

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We decided earlier this year, that we’d like to launch Martel into the E-commerce world! After a bit of research, we got the gears in motion getting the store designed and our products onto the store.

Our online store – the thermal printer store, was officially launched on Thursday the 10th of September! Our first official order came in on Monday the 14th of September, and the commercial department were thrilled that all of our hard work has paid off. Since then, in the past 2 weeks we have been promoting on our social media platforms, and these are turning into sales at the store.

We have some really exciting offers and promotions coming up in the next few months, so please stay tuned to all of our social media accounts, which you can find at the bottom of our blog.

To continue our celebrations of the launch we want to offer you 5% off ALL paper rolls in the store, including our linerless label rolls. This offer will run until the 31st of October and all you have to do is enter the code HALLOWEEN at checkout. Also, if you are in the UK you can receive FREE next day delivery* on ALL orders over £35.00

*Please see our terms and conditions here

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We are all really excited here at Martel, to see our store grow and also learn more about the E-Commerce world.

You can visit the thermal printer store here.

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Matt & Sharon on the road

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As you may have already heard Matt & Sharon made a trip to Munich in Germany to visit GeBE to get some training on their kiosk range.

We were flying from Manchester airport, and after a few games of 20 questions, (with some definite cheating coming from Matt!) we arrived in Germany late on the Tuesday evening.

Arriving at GeBE we had a tour of their offices, their shop floor and a look at their 3D printers for rapid kiosk printer proto-typing, we then had some coffee and some amazing German pastries for breakfast and it was down to business!

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Marian, who is the sales manager at GeBE introduced us to the 4 different kiosk printers that Martel will be offering. We had an in-depth look at them, as well as learning the key features and benefits of using a GeBE kiosk printer. The kiosk printers will fit seamlessly into a range of applications such as:-

  • Account statements
  • Coupon printing
  • Entrance systems for concerts or admittance in general
  • Ticket printing systems such as train stations or airports
  • Vending machines
  • Plus more!

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We brought some samples back to the UK with us, and we are looking forward to showing them off alongside our mobile and panel printer range to any potential customers, so if you would like any further information or you have a kiosk printer requirement, you can contact us here.

We had a great trip and we were happy to see Marian again a week later, when he and Matt visited some potential kiosk customers.

As always, if you would like more information on our kiosk range then please visit us here

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