Mobile label printer

Paul Boughton

TSC Auto ID recently launched the brand-new mobile label printer Alpha-4.

Thanks to its high capacity 5800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery the printer features a long-lasting performance that will continue to operate long after other printers have failed. The weight of this printer, battery included, is only 1100g, so it can easily be worn on a belt for extended periods. It's a perfect fit for the modern working environment.

The Alpha-4L is designed to resist dust and water and with its rubber over-mould construction prepared to withstand 5ft drop and endure 6.5ft. drop with its optional IP54-rated environmental case without interrupting the printing function.

The 32-bit RISC CPU high-speed processor allows printing speeds of up to 102 mm/s (4-in) at a resolution of 203 dpi. 16MB FLASH memory and 32MB SDRAM and additionally, a microSD card reader for Flash memory expansion up to 4 GB, provide sufficient memory even for the most demanding printing requirements.

In the housing with the dimensions 160mm (W) x 191.6mm (H) x 79mm (D), large media rolls for labels with an outer diameter of 67.3mm (2.65-in) can be installed. The maximum print width is 104mm (4.09-in), the maximum label length 2.286mm (90-in).

For easy integration into network and a smooth data exchange the printer comes standard with USB 2.0 and Bluetooth. As user option it can be equipped with a serial interface RS-232 and as factory option with 802.11 b/g/n Wireless to connect to a mobile computer or even a smart phone.

An adjustable Black-mark reflective sensor, a transmissive gap sensor, a peel and a head-open sensor guarantee that objects can be labelled correctly and precisely, even with ambitious print jobs.

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