Intermec Debuts EasyCoder PX Printers for Harsh Industrial Environments

9/17/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. introduced the EasyCoder PX Series, heavy-duty barcode label, ticket and tag printers designed specifically to meet the demands of high-performance, harsh industrial environments. The PX Series is RFID-upgradeable, with multi-protocol capability for both EPC and ISO UHF standards-based operations. The RFID printing module can be added after purchase, giving users the flexibility to reconfigure the printer as a company’s need for RFID capabilities evolves.

The printers are the first to integrate Intermec’s new SmartSystemTM of device management, allowing them to communicate with the SmartSystem Console, which displays the status of each printer, provides remote configuration, eases installation of new printers, and helps identify when printer consumables require replenishment.

The PX Series is the latest in Intermec’s suite of smart printers, designed to operate as stand-alone devices executing user-defined programs and eliminating the need for a PC. The printers can operate production line machinery, including PLCs, scanners, scales, other printers and conveyors, as well as access information directly from a network host. The printers are fully programmable and are able to change with the application as needed, providing additional functionality and continued investment protection.

PX Series printers, designed specifically for easy integration into manufacturing environments, can be mounted in virtually any position. The printers are built with sturdy metal chassis and covers and proven mechanics for reliability, with an open, modular design that makes them easy to adapt, maintain and service. Up to seven wired and wireless interfaces can be used simultaneously, eliminating connectivity restrictions and supporting additional devices, such as an automatic label applicator. The EasyCoder PX4i and PX6i feature maximum print widths of four and six inches respectively.

The PX Series features superior throughput and printing from first to last label at up to 12 inches-per-second, making it ideal for on-demand label printing applications requiring immediate results. Even when printing long series of compliance labels with significant variable data, PX Series printers print quickly. The combination of individually controlled micro-step motors, and high-performance thermal management printheads ensures high-quality labels every time.

“The RFID-ready EasyCoder PX Series is built for the type of environment in which you can’t afford to have the printer go down,” said Intermec Director Doug Hall. “These rugged printers are the result of decades of experience. Intermec is known for providing dependable, high-performance printers that produce high-quality labels in some of the harshest environments imaginable.”

“The adaptability of the PX Series to changing environments makes it a perfect fit for those competing in global markets,” said Anders Akesson, Intermec global product manager. “Its flexibility allows maximum return on investment for those enterprises practicing agile manufacturing.”

About Intermec
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company s products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.

To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec’s wireless technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at To learn more about UNOVA, visit

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