TSC Printronix Auto ID has launched its first direct thermal mobile RFID printer, the Alpha-40L RFID.
The Alpha-40L RFID is suitable for printing and coding RFID tags and labels. Its functionality and battery capacity make it best suited to long shifts of asset tagging and labeling in transport and logistics, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, construction and food and drink.
Aside from printing and coding a wide variety of RFID labels, this new direct thermal mobile printer can also print 1D and 2D codes and standard labels making it a versatile addition to any fleet. The print width of the Alpha-40L RFID is up to 104mm (4.09in), its print resolution is 203dpi and it has a print speed of up to 127mm per second (5ips).
The Alpha-40L RFID weighs 1,025 grams (including battery). It can survive falls of 1.8 meters without damage. Tests have further shown that the mobile printer, classified according to protection class IP54, defies dust and water without an additional cover. Users can, however, opt for a protective cover for harsher environments such as outdoors and this would enable the device to withstand falls from 2.5 meters. Its design meets military standards MIL-STD-810G for fall and vehicle vibrations.
The printer is based on the same modern technology that TSC Printronix Auto ID uses in its enterprise-class RFID printers and can therefore encode complex inlays. It comes with automatic RFID calibration, seven menu buttons, intuitive navigation and a clear 2.3in color LCD display. Integrated software supports SDK software packages for common operating systems such as Windows, Windows Mobile (WinCE), Android and iOS.
Its rechargeable 7.4V DC 6,200mAh Li-Ion battery is supported by TSC's intelligent battery management system. The Li-ion smart battery, when paired with either SOTI Connect IoT management tool or TSC Console remote printer management, enables users to work while its battery’s power consumption and the device’s performance are being monitored.
Fast, secure wireless connection can be established via either the latest 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi Bluetooth 4.2 or Apple-certified MFi Bluetooth 5.0. TSC Printronix Auto ID offers a wide range of accessories for the Alpha-40L RFID, from belt clips and shoulder straps to powerful docking stations, rechargers, adapters and spare batteries.