New Intermec EasyCoder PD41 Printer Makes Rugged, Best-in-Class Performance Affordable for All

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Offers Ethernet as standard configuration, not an expensive option and supports all printer command languages and Unicode for global font support

In the past, companies that have wanted to purchase value-priced printers sacrificed ruggedness and performance to pay a lower cost. Intermec's feature-rich EasyCoder PD41 changes that.  The PD41 bar code printer, housed in a rugged metal case, makes best-in-class performance and versatility for transportation and logistics, light industrial and retail applications affordable for all.

"The PD41fits an emerging sweet spot in the thermal bar code printer market as users are looking for more value from their printer investments," said David Krebs, mobile and wireless director for Venture Development Corporation, an independent technology market research and strategy consulting firm. "The PD41 combines rugged design and advanced functionality at a mid-range to entry-class price point."

The printer can produce variable-data labels continuously at 150 mm/s (6 ips), outperforming any other printer in its class. It can take industry-standard 200 mm (8-inch) rolls of labels and 450 metre (18,000 inches) of ribbon, reducing printer downtime. Its open and accessible design makes media loading quick and easy and the printhead can easily be replaced without using any tools.

The PD41 offers high-speed, multi-channel Ethernet as a standard configuration, in addition to serial, parallel and USB connectivity. It also offers many Smart Printing features normally found only in high-performance printers.

With support for Unicode, the PD41 becomes a universal printer with the ability to print multiple languages and a wide variety of fonts, including non-Latin. It also supports all major printer command languages for seamless integration into any enterprise.

The PD41 will support Intermec's SmartSystems, the ADC industry's most comprehensive system for complete device management. With SmartSystems, installation, routine maintenance or application software updates, security adjustments and device settings can be performed automatically and managed remotely, dramatically reducing field downtime and increasing efficiency.

The EasyCoder PD41 is available now globally.

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