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Intermec Expanded Rugged Mobile Printer Family Now Shipping

1 September 2009 London, United Kingdom

For information:

Sophie Hemsworth

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Phone +44 (0) 207 632 3854

London, UK, September 1, 2009 – Intermec (NYSE:IN) today announced that the new PB21, PB22, PB31, PB32, PB50 and PB51 rugged mobile printers are now available in EMEA. The new rugged mobile receipt printers feature up to two times more memory and print up to three times faster than competing solutions, making them optimal for time-critical applications. They are the industry’s only “Smart” rugged mobile label, receipt and invoice printers to help customers increase efficiencies and boost productivity.

The printers provide maximum flexibility for a range of in-field and in-premise applications including mobile point-of-sale and service, field service, mail and direct store delivery, route accounting and manufacturing and warehouse operations. They integrate and seamlessly operate with other Intermec solutions enabling enterprises to improve inventory management and enhance customer experiences. They reinforce Intermec's position as offering the broadest range of rugged devices on the market – from mobile computing, printer and media solutions, data collection, wired and wireless connectivity, and RFID.

According to VDC Research, the need to support multiple printing applications with one device is in-turn driving interest in networked devices. As these networked devices are required to support multiple applications throughout the enterprise, mobile connectivity will increasingly required to support those applications that require printing at the point of data capture, e.g., cross docking and meds administration.

Key features and benefits of the new PB family include:

  • Lower TCO with the capability to host user-generated applications on the printer for independent use without need of a computer, Intermec Smart Printing™ delivers a complete mobile printing solution at a lower total cost of ownership.
  • Durability – the printers enable customers to decrease maintenance costs resulting from hardware failure and associated support. The rugged printers can withstand the rigors of the most demanding environments. This includes working within a wide temperature and humidity range with IP54 seal ratings, six and a half foot (two meter) drop specification, and 50g shock rating.
  • Speed – the PB22, PB32 and PB50 rugged label printers set a new speed standard for the market. They deliver the industry’s fastest label speed, increasing customer productivity and lowering total cost of ownership. The PB22 and PB32 printers deliver up to three times faster time-to-first-label than competitor products. The PB21 and PB31 respectively are the industry's fastest two and three inch mobile receipt printers which are 20-30 percent faster time-to-receipt and -invoice printing than competitive products.

“Our valued customers and partners are excited about the recent additions to our mobile portfolio which have been developed based on their input and feedback,” said Ian George, director of printers and media EMEA, Intermec. “With these new products we're augmenting an already strong mobile printer line while raising the bar to set new standards in printing speed and quality ultimately helping make our customers' lives easier by benefiting from more than just cost-savings.”

About Intermec

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 computers and printers, label media, data collection systems 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

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