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Extech Apex 4: Lightweight, Wearable, Easy To Use, Cost-Effective 4” Portable Thermal Printer

Posted July 9, 2009

Extech Apex 4 portable thermal printerThe feature rich Apex 4 mobile receipt printer improves accuracy and productivity of the mobile worker without blowing the budget

Waltham, MA: July 1, 2009 – Extech Instruments, a FLIR Systems Company, a leading manufacturer of portable printers for mobile computing applications, introduces their new APEX 4 battery operated portable thermal printer. The Apex 4 is the latest in Extech’s APEX family of lightweight, wearable printers.

The APEX branded printers use a 32-bit Arm 7 micro-controller, a flash based, highly integrated CPU. The processor incorporates FLASH and SRAM memory and provides for improved performance. The internal memory FLASH contains the firmware and resident fonts, rotated fonts, and bar codes while the internal SRAM is used for pre-initialized variable storage and stack. Extech’s engineers designed new modular firmware for easy updating and customization. The print mechanism is a clamshell design from SEIKO with a maximum rated print speed of 3 inches per second.

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