Datamax-O'Neil, the global provider of stationary, portable and mobile industrial grade label and receipt printing solutions, has announced the all-new I-Class Mark II high performance industrial printer. The new printer builds off the successful I-Class series and incorporates features and technology that is said to make it best in its class for performance, reliability and ease of integration.
"The original I-Class series revolutionised the barcode printer industry with its award winning modular design, field installable options and rugged reliability, and was named 'best channel product' in some of the industry's most reputable independent surveys," said Sr. Product Manager Umesh Cooduvalli. "I am excited to have been involved in making the best even better, and offer customers a printer that outpaces its competition in terms of performance, reliability and integration."
The I-Class Mark II is designed to outperform any printer in its class with 20 percent faster print speeds, 44 percent faster processing and 61 percent lower power consumption. The printer offers 50 percent more memory with 64 MB Flash and 32 MB DRAM as standard features.
The I-Class Mark II's die-cast aluminum frame and metal cabinet assure durability and its modular design provides the ability to upgrade in the field, with options such as internal rewind, thermal transfer and W-LAN. A gear-driven design provides for rigorous duty cycles and uninterrupted productivity.
IntelliSEAQ printheads provide a long life with their durable coating and high abrasion resistance, while offering lower power consumption. The I-Class Mark II is the first printer to come equipped with OPTIMedia, a feature that enables the printer to automatically adjust to optimum heat, speed, darkness and contrast settings to ensure the highest quality printing.
The I-Class Mark II was designed for "intelligent" integration, with the industry's largest selection of communication ports of any mid-range industrial printer, including serial, parallel, USB, LAN, 2 USB Host ports and SDIO, W-LAN and GPIO applicator cards. The 802.11 a/b/g W-LAN option with WPA2 security protocol is unique in the industry. In addition, the printer's Auto-Detect language emulation feature provides for seamless replacement of existing printers, while a LCD graphical backlit display enables user friendly configuration set up and operation.
According to Datamax-O'Neil, the I-Class Mark II is the ideal barcode label printer for diverse applications such as industrial manufacturing, transportation and logistics, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage.