Rugged printers are designed for use in harsh environments such as
the industrial shop floor or outdoors. Like other mobile or portable
printers they include a printer mechanism, interface electronics and
power supply in a ready to use, compact case.
Rugged printers also have special features which usually include
water resistant and shock proof casing so they can withstand the dust
and knocks of factory use or the cold and damp weather outdoors.
The design award winning i-family of rugged printers include models
printing on 58, 80 and 112mm wide paper. They are dust and water
resistant certified to IP54 and can withstand a drop onto concrete of up
to 1.5 metres.
They are powered by high capacity Lithium Ion batteries giving 1
hour's continuous printing on a full charge. In real life applications
this is easily enough to last much longer than a normal workday. A full
re-charge then takes just 4 hours using the supplied charger.
Communication is by serial RS232C and Bluetooth wireless interfaces
but there is also a Wireless LAN version available as an option.
The two and three inch models are truly mobile and can easily be
carried or belt mounted using the clip provided or the optional shoulder
strap. The larger four inch model is still very portable especially if
carried with the shoulder strap.
All of the rugged printers in this range can be supplied with
optional 3 track magnetic and Smart Card readers.
Accessories include paper rolls spare battery packs, customised cables and a shoulder strap.