SATO America Debuts "Fastest Mobile Barcode Printer"

New MB200i series device offers printing speeds of up to 4 inches per second

New MB200i series device offers printing speeds of up to 4 inches per second

Charlotte, NC — April 25, 2006 — Solution provider SATO America has debuted its latest mobile printer, offering capabilities designed to speed up the mobile printing market by delivering higher performance, durability and mobility.

A provider of barcode printing, labeling and EPC/radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions, SATO said that the new MB200i mobile printer includes a high-speed, 32-bit CPU for high throughput printing speeds of up to 4 inches per second, making the MB200i is the fastest in its class, according to the solution provider.

The new SATO MB200i mobile printer provides for a maximum roll diameter of 2.6 inches, which allows for fewer roll changes and less downtime, and its outer construction made of polycarbonate and a shock-absorbing mechanism can withstand heavy impact for added durability. It offers a smooth-edged, ergonomically modular design to fit snugly in a user's hand, SATO said.

The onboard mobile processor automatically reduces power consumption by shutting down any unneeded or idle on-chip circuitry and doubling operation time per battery charge as compared to some competitive models, according to SATO.

Bluetooth and 802.11b wireless Ethernet connectivity are also available as optional, factory-installed interface modules. The Wireless Ethernet module is compliant with IEEE802.11b standards. Also, there is support for 64/128bit WEP and WPA (WPA-PSK) data encryption. The MB200i wireless module is equipped with an LCD screen to enable monitoring of the wireless network signal strength and printer operation status.

The MB200i can be use for such mobile label printing needs as ticketing, pick labeling, receipt printing, POS and product ID labeling, SATO said

Additional Articles of Interest

— Contemplating RFID? Here are three critical questions to answer before embarking on a radio frequency identification initiative. Read "Recognizing Real RFID Adoption Potential," in the February/March 2006 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— A recent independent study revealed that Wal-Mart customers are finding the items they wanted in stock more often due to the retailer's use of RFID technologies when compared to control stores. Read more in "Wal-Mart Achieving Improved On-shelf Availability with RFID, Study Finds" on