Intermec PB22 and PB32 Rugged Mobile Label Printers Provide High-Speed Printing for Demanding Applications

Posted July 29, 2009

Intermec PB22, PB50 and PB32 rugged mobile label printersIntermec Continues Mobile Product Launches with Label Printers Delivering Industry-Leading Performance

Intermec today introduced the PB22 and PB32 rugged mobile two and three inch label printers, which set a new speed standard – delivering the industry’s fastest time-to-first-label, increasing customer productivity and lowering total cost of ownership. The company also announced an enhanced version of the PB50 rugged mobile four inch label printer, including an improved label self strip feature and media holder. The new printers build on the success of the PB50, and extend the momentum of 2009 product launches which include the CN50 and CN4 mobile computers, and the PB21, PB31, and PB51 rugged mobile receipt printers.

In addition to delivering up to three times faster time-to-first-label than competitive offerings because of large memory and fast print speed, the PB22, PB32, and PB50 offer mobile transaction security with support of advanced wireless security standards WPA/WPA2, IEEE 802.11x, and Cisco Certified Extensions (CCX). The new printers also support Intermec Smart Printing™, enabling businesses to lower total cost of ownership by hosting user-defined label applications on the printer without the use of a computer.

“Since purchasing Intermec’s PB50 mobile printer, our productivity has dramatically improved because users no longer have to walk to fixed printer stations to create labels, which has resulted in a $600,000 annualized ROI,” said Tony Evans, director of logistics, Bally Technologies. “The PB50 has increased our inventory accuracy from 24 percent to 99.5 percent, and gives us the visibility and functionality to know exactly where products are without any second guessing.”

The printers provide maximum flexibility to in-store retail, warehouse, distribution center, and factory maintenance customers in choosing the best printer for their needs. The printers’ seamless integration and operation with the Intermec CK3 rugged mobile computer and Intermec media enables retailers to quickly adapt from applications such as shelf re-labeling and pricing to line-busting, significantly improving inventory management and customer experiences.

“For in-premise workers, it is essential that their label printers, like their other equipment, be rugged, reliable and fast,” said Tom Wimmer, director, auto ID and transaction automation practice, VDC Research Group. “With this new offering Intermec has empowered customers to make their operations more efficient and reduce total cost of ownership by coupling multiple, integrated solution components from a single vendor. Intermec has solidified its position as a leading provider of rugged mobile computers and printers.”

The PB22, PB32, and PB50 are built tough with an IP54 seal rating, and a six and a half foot (two meter) drop specification. Intermec Medallion® Complete Service contracts deliver post-purchase confidence through committed repair responses times and competitive pricing. The combination of reliability and support improves profitability, cost management, and eliminates unbudgeted repair costs. Intermec SmartSystems™ provides remote monitoring and diagnostics to the devices on the network so problem resolution can occur more quickly.

“In less than two months Intermec has announced seven new mobile products that are energizing our partner community as we jointly drive the industry forward and impact our customers’ top and bottom lines,” said Earl Thompson, senior vice president & general manager, Intermec Mobile Solutions Business Unit. “Intermec is uniquely positioned to help businesses achieve a timely and solid ROI, maintain competitive advantage, and be more operationally efficient during and past these challenging economic times.”

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