P4T and RP4T Mobile Printer

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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P4T


and RP4T



Mobile Printer

An introduction to the Thermal Transfer and RFID mobile

Ram Kumar

Westcon ME

The Zebra P4T/RP4T

Introducing the P4T/RP4T


The P4T/RP4T is a thermal
-
transfer mobile printer with UHF RFID
printing/encoding capability.
A world first…!


It re
-
introduces a thermal transfer mobile printer to the portfolio, and reinforces

Zebra’s position as a technology leader/pioneer.


It is the first of Zebra’s
‘Intelligent Mobile Printers’

with smart end user features.


There are two primary models:





P4T


thermal
-
transfer mobile printer


RP4T


thermal
-
transfer mobile printer with RFID encoder


Note:

The P4T has an RFID upgrade path should a customer have a future need for RFID encoding.


The RP4T ships with an RFID encoder pre
-
installed.

Introducing the P4T/RP4T

Why did we develop the P4T and RP4T…?





Niche applications that require thermal
-
transfer printing in

a mobile platform.



This need was previously fulfilled by the PT400, which

was discontinued in 2005 due to supplier RoHS issues.



We foresee significant opportunities for thermal
-
transfer

mobile printing in niche applications.



The nature of these applications has synergy with RFID

either now or in the near future.


Introducing the P4T/RP4T

Why might my customer need one…?





Thermal
-
transfer printing allows for the production of long lasting
and highly durable printed output for use in extreme weather
conditions and temperatures.



Mobile RFID removes the fixed constraints of RFID technology,
allowing for the technology to be used in outdoor environments
where tagging is still required.

P4T/RP4T Features

Integrated Shoulder
Strap Loops

‘Peel and Present’ slot

P4T/RP4T Features

Media bay

(with variable media guides)

Smart Ribbon Cartridge

RFID encoder

Latch releases

(Media Bay and Cartridge Bay)

P4T/RP4T Features

Media bay latch release

USB and Serial ports

P4T/RP4T Features

Menu navigation
buttons

Power On/Off

Feed

Ruggedised
control panel

Large, customisable LCD

P4T/RP4T Features

Fanfold slot

(Optional)

Smart battery

Vehicle charger
contact cover

P4T/RP4T Specification


Thermal
-
transfer or direct thermal printing (defaults to DT if no ribbon detected)


32
-
bit Processor


8MB Flash/16MB SRAM memory


4100mAH Li
-
Ion Battery


USB 2.0 Connection


Serial Cable Connection


Daylight readable LCD with low level illumination for poor lighting conditions


Smart battery management (See later detail)


1.52m (5’) drop spec (multiple)


CPCL, ZPL, EPL and XML support. (Note ZPL required for RFID support)


38.1mm (1.5”) per second throughput in TT mode, 76.2mm (3”) per second
throughput in DT mode


IP 14
-
rated (increases to IP 54 with environmental case)



Standard Spec (all models):

P4T/RP4T Specification


Fanfold support (no charge)


Bluetooth 2.0


802.11b/g WiFi


RFID


passive EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (standard on RF4T*)




Height: 218.4mm


Width: 177.8mm


Depth: 76.2mm


Weight: 1.32Kg (2.9lbs)



*Note:

P4T can be returned to Zebra for RFID upgrade to RP4T spec


Optional features:

Weight and Ergonomics:

P4T/RP4T Specification


Fully integrated ThingMagic
®

UHF RFID Reader/Encoder


Supports passive EPC Class 1 Gen 2 protocol/ISO 18000
-
6C


RFID ZPL commands allow ease of RFID set up and flexibility


Variable RFID read and write power settings to support a wide variety of inlays:


Alien Squiggle


Omron Wave


Raflatac Onetenna


Avery Runway


RFID counters keep track of good and bad labels


Verification & voiding of inlays to prevent usage of bad labels


Interoperable with a wide variety of Gen 2 labels and tags


Supports extended memory features of Gen 2 inlays

RP4T RFID Specification:

Application Targets


Retail:



Outdoor product labelling (Garden Centres)




Outdoor wholesale labelling (Builders Merchants)


Utilities:


Outdoor asset management


Telecoms


Outdoor asset management


Agriculture


Livestock management





Government:


Military ordinance and asset tagging/tracking


Law enforcement:

Crime scene evidence tagging/tracking


Mfg & logistics:


High value goods tagging/tracking

P4T


Thermal
-
transfer mobile:

RP4T


Thermal
-
transfer UHF RFID Mobile:

Questions

Any questions or concerns, please contact your account
manager