Datamax-O’Neil announces that it has integrated the former Extech Apex and S2000i printers into it's printer portfolio, and the rebranded printers are now available to the company’s
worldwide partner network. The Apex and S2000i printers expand the range of applications where the company’s mobile printers have been successful and will provide new opportunities for growth in the increasingly mobile global workforce.
“The Apex and S2000i printers bring tremendous diversity into the Datamax-O’Neil portable printer family and will expand our ability to sell products in applications where our existing line might not have been the perfect fit,” said Paul Lehmann, director of product management for Datamax-O’Neil. “The existing Datamax-O’Neil portables are known throughout for their industry-leading rugged reliability, and the Apex and S2000i printers bring a value element that will appeal to customers that demand ease of operation,reliability and low cost, but don’t require the extremely rugged characteristics needed for certain applications.”
The range of Apex portable printers is designed for use in various applications including field service, field sales, public services, hospitality and mobile POS. The printers are light weight, compact, easy to use, and are available in 2, 3 and 4 inch receipt capabilities. The Apex 2 and Apex 3 printers are available with serial and Bluetooth as standard communication interfaces. Other features of the portable printers include a 802.11 b/g communication interface and a long lasting battery. A simple drop-in paper system on the portable printers increases the productivity of mobile workers, and the three paper grades on the printers meet the business requirements for nearly all applications.
The S2000i is a compact 2-inch dot matrix printer with serial/IrDA communication interfaces. These impact printers can be operated from an industry standard five cell metal hybrid battery cartridge or from an AC power adapter, adding greater flexibility for mobile applications. Options to add Bluetooth for wireless communication or a magnetic card reader option are available for POS applications. The S2000i provides an ideal solution when the lowest cost, ultra permanent receipts are required, or when “multiple original” receipts are needed. These printers can easily be worn on a shoulder strap or belt loop and tough enough to handle busy 12 hour shifts.
Datamax-O’Neil is also in final development of several new portable printers that were acquired from the assets of Extech Instruments Data Systems Division. These printers will include the Andes 3, a 3-inch heavy duty receipt/label printer with extra large paper capacity and numerous communication interfaces. Also included will be the S2100THS and S4100THS, 2-inch and 4-inch ultra lightweight receipt printers that are highly affordable and offer a broad range of options for mobile applications. Both the Andes 3 and S2100/S4100THS will be available in July.