20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Offers new capabilities, including Bluetooth™ as a standard feature
Extech Data Systems, a leading developer of portable printers for enterprise-wide applications, introduces the Apex 3 Direct Thermal Printer. The newest addition to the company’s Thermal 3” receipt printer line is designed to meet the mobile worker’s need for a lightweight, rugged and easy-to-use printer.
Reflecting recent market needs, Extech has changed the standard communication options available for the printer. Short Range Bluetooth™, designed for WPAN, and Serial communication is standard on the Apex 3. For long range wireless connectivity, the Apex 3 has optional Long Range Bluetooth™ or 802.11b/g WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, LEAP, WEP64/128, TKIP, and AES/CCMP. IrDA and a 3-Track Magnetic Card Reader are also available options.
The Apex 3 contains a powerful ARM 7, 32-bit microcontroller from ST Microelectronics. The flash-based, integrated CPU contains firmware, resident fonts, rotated fonts, downloadable fonts, graphics, logos, and bar codes. Utilizing a high-capacity Li-Ion, 7.4V, 2200 mAh battery that charges internally to the printer or with an external two-bay battery charger, the Apex 3 incorporates 4MB Flash and 2 MB SRAM memory that is under direct user control. New fonts are included and a number of downloadable fonts are available, particularly for Middle East and European requirements. Special Asian font versions are also available.
Lightweight but rugged enough for heavy duty field use due to its protective over-molding, the Apex 3 is easy to wear with a belt loop system or shoulder strap. The printer features an easy-to-use operator interface, and automatic thermal print contrast control to produce high-speed, high-resolution printouts. Changing paper rolls is easy and convenient, while built-in detectors monitor paper-out.
A significant new feature is the availability of Extech’s Form Fiesta utility. An easy-to-install, Windows-based page printing utility that allows users to create forms such as boarding passes and parking tickets, Form Fiesta provides an array of design functions to prepare visually pleasing and informative forms that include text, barcodes and tables.
Print utilities are available for most mobile operating systems, including Windows CE, PocketPC, .NET, WM5, Windows Vista and Palm. In-field programming is simple, allowing the user to upgrade firmware, download fonts and logos using the new Extech Bootloader.
About Extech Data Systems
Extech Data Systems, a division of Extech Instruments, is one of the world’s leading developers of portable printers for enterprise-wide applications centered on mobile information and remote transactions. The company designs, develops and markets portable printer products, and sells its products worldwide through a global network of distributors and marketing partners. Extech printers are high speed, innovative, rugged, reliable, and easy to use. With over 17 years experience developing portable printers, Extech Data Systems has the industry knowledge, design expertise, and technological skills needed to meet customer mobile printing needs.
For further information about Extech Data Systems and its products, call 781-890-7440 or visit www.extech.com.
The UK distributor for Extech Data Systems is Maxatec:
Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware and Services. Maxatec’s product portfolio includes TPG point of sale printers, NCR POS terminals, Cognitive bar code label printers, Extech portable receipt printers, TSC industrial label printers, Zebex barcode scanners, MMF cash drawers, FlexPOS POS terminals, and Firich (FEC) Touchscreens. Maxatec also offers software and services including NiceLabelÔ label design package, and a wide range of consumables (paper, labels, and ribbons), spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities. Maxatec also manufactures and distributes a range of small battery backed receipt printers, and panel mount printers and interface boards.
The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products. For more information about Maxatec: Tel: +44 (0) 161 942 7850 Fax +44 (0) 161 927 7664
[email protected] www.maxatec-europe.com
For more information, interviews and photographs please call: Charlotte Delaforce at VP Communications:
0044 (0)208 964 0260
Please send all sales leads to Tony Revis,
General Manager, Extech Data Systems
285 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA 02451 USA
Email: [email protected]