Blackbay Names Brother Mobile Solutions as Partner for Transportation and Logistics Applications

Brother mobile printers will help Blackbay solution users further optimize the delivery process

Blackbay, a leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the transportation and logistics industry, has selected Brother RuggedJet(TM) 4'' mobile printers for use with its proof of delivery applications (Photo: Business Wire)

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--()--Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and premier provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, has forged a partnership with Blackbay, a leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the transportation and logistics industry. Blackbay identified Brother RuggedJet™ 4” mobile printers for use with its proof of delivery applications.

The two companies highlighted their solutions at Transforum 2014, TMW Systems’ annual user conference and exhibition, September 21-24 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nigel Doust, CEO of Blackbay, states: “We selected Brother RuggedJet mobile printers because they are tough, reliable and easy to use. With so much functionality built in and so many connectivity options available, these thermal printers provide transportation companies and their drivers with the printing capabilities they need to be highly efficient and productive on their routes. We promise our customers mobile solutions that optimize the delivery process, reduce operating costs, and enhance the overall customer experience ‒ and the RuggedJet printers will help us deliver on that promise.”

Ravi Panjwani, VP Marketing and Product Management for Brother Mobile Solutions, notes: “We’re pleased to partner with Blackbay and to have our RuggedJet printers available for use with their renowned proof of delivery system. As they highlighted their portfolio of Transportation & Logistics solutions at Transforum 2014, we were there to demonstrate how our RuggedJet family of printers – the first-in-class to be Apple AirPrint enabled – can help simplify mobility for a multitude of over-the-road and route-based businesses.”

Brother RuggedJet printers are tough, road-tested products that allow drivers to print clear, legible thermal receipts, labels and tags. RuggedJet is the first mobile printer in its class to be Apple AirPrint certified, ensuring that the printers perform seamlessly with iOS® devices (including iPad and iPhone) in addition to Android™, Windows® Mobile and Windows® based smartphones, handhelds, tablets and laptops. RuggedJet printers are extremely easy to use and maintain in the field, and come backed by one of the industry’s best standard warranties. RuggedJet is engineered to handle the rigors of day in and day out mobile distribution, with IP54 certification to withstand dust and moisture, and up to 6 ft. drop protection.

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About Blackbay

Blackbay is the leading provider of mobility enabled solutions for the transport and logistics industry. The company’s configurable end-to-end solutions ensure first time, on time, every time delivery by connecting the shipper, operations, management, drivers and crucially the customer with real-time information and flexible workflows to create smarter delivery companies. Blackbay, headquartered in London, operates across APAC, EMEA and the USA, supporting over 145,000 drivers delivering in excess of 6 million deliveries per day.

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About Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation which had revenues of approximately $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2013. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information, visit

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