Intermec Introduces Industry's Smallest, Lightest Mobile Receipt Printers16th April 2012 READING, UK
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New PR2 and PR3 Printers Provide Mobile Workforces With All-Day Comfort for Significant Productivity Advantages
READING, UK, April 16, 2012 – Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) today announced the new PR2 and PR3 mobile receipt printers – the smallest, lightest and most durable receipt printers in their class. Designed for all day comfort for mobile field professionals in direct store delivery (DSD) route accounting, field service, mobile point of sale and electronic citation, the two-inch PR2 and three-inch PR3 mobile printers provide the ideal companion to Intermec’s broad portfolio of mobile computers with shared charging, docking, accessories and remote management capabilities for a lower total cost of ownership and increased efficiencies.
Enterprises are able to tailor the printers to their unique business environments with a complete line of modular accessories, while also delivering competitive advantage with invoice printing and secure payment capture capabilities. Additionally, the printers are fast, with the fastest time to first receipt in their class. They are also built for all day comfort and reliability – easily worn all day using the included belt clip, optional belt loop or shoulder strap for additional ease.
"Intermec is committed to providing fast, flexible solutions that offer mobile field workers the tools they need to transform business operations and reduce infrastructure costs, driving bottom line results," said Chuck Dourlet, Intermec Vice President of Printers and Media. "The flexibility of the new PR2 and PR3 mobile receipt printers offers businesses unique value and a future-proofed approach to managing their overall enterprise mobility solution."
Offering the Ultimate in Flexibility
Compatible with Intermec’s FlexDock system, the PR2 and PR3 offer a new level of efficiency to docking and charging. The PR2 and PR3 mobile printers are able to share the same FlexDock base with Intermec’s mobile computers, enabling multiple alternatives for data communications and charging solutions. Additionally, the modular docking design can offer up to a 20 percent cost savings during initial roll-outs compared to conventional docking solutions and up to 70 percent savings during future technology refreshes.
"VDC’s research shows that the impact of expenditures on device infrastructure, such as communication docks, battery chargers and the associated facilities, can be as much as 12 percent of the total cost of an enterprise mobility deployment," said Richa Gupta, Barcode Analyst at VDC Research Group. "By integrating the latest line of mobile printers with its FlexDock modular docking system, Intermec is directly addressing the growing need for end-user enterprises to reduce their current and ongoing infrastructure costs."
Providing innovative smart battery monitoring to minimize replacement costs and increase workforce productivity, the PR2 and PR3 offer valuable insight into battery usage and replacement needs before the battery runs out. Field-replaceable batteries can be charged independently of the printer to further maximize convenience and uptime – reducing battery replacement costs by as much as 50 percent over the life of the device.
The PR2 and PR3 also save enterprise customers time and money by fitting into existing infrastructures and interfacing seamlessly via secure Bluetooth® 2.0, USB or IrDA with select Intermec devices or other mobile computers, tablets and smartphones on the market. In addition, the new PR2 and PR3 are the only printers to offer optional integrated PCI compatible MSR and EAS encryption, enabling secure payment capture on the go.
With the introduction of the PR2 and PR3, Intermec has further extended its unique printer solutions designed specifically for field mobility customers. Other offerings in this category include the newly enhanced 6822 full-page printer and PW50 four-inch work board printer, which were upgraded to support on-board charging and an integrated vehicle mounting option for CN70 mobile computers.
The new PR2 and PR3 mobile receipt printers are available globally through Intermec distribution channels.
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, voice solutions that increase business performance, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The Company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit Intermec.co.uk or call 800-347-2636.