Intermec announces new mobile printers

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Intermec Inc. announced the PB2 and PB3 commercial mobile receipt printers providing wearable receipt printing solutions for DSD/route accounting, retail queue busting and field service applications. Intermec says the lightweight two-inch and three-inch printers complement its CN3 series and new CK3 mobile computers.

“We are seeing strong growth in market demand for two-inch and three-inch value-based receipt printers, particularly among customers with a large field-based work force that is routinely churning out receipts,” says VDC analyst David Krebs. “With the compact PB2 and PB3, Intermec addresses this market opportunity and also fills a void in its mobile printer portfolio.”

The Intermec PB2 and PB3 printers are available with an optional magnetic stripe reader, giving workers the flexibility to accept payments via their mobile computer or printer. Payments can be processed on the go, and receipts can be generated immediately, improving customer satisfaction, increasing productivity and creating new opportunities for sales, according to the company.

Designed to support mobility, the printers can be worn comfortably all day using the belt-loop system that comes standard with every printer, or the optional shoulder strap. Hands-free options also include a weather-resistant IP54-rated environmental case that adds protection for outdoor applications such as electronic citations, postal delivery and car rental return processing.

The company says the PB2 and PB3 printers feature long-lasting field-replaceable batteries that can be charged independent of the printer, maximizing uptime and convenience. Intermec says the printers are part of its complete solution encompassing receipt media, Medallion Support services and secure wireless interface via Bluetooth or 802.11g with Intermec rugged mobile computers.