A new portable workboard printer from Intermec Technologies Corp. moves the point of service directly to the customer, with the ability to deliver real-time credit card verification on the spot.
The new 782T CR printer, an enhancement of the 782T, can read magswipe or smartcard data. When used in tandem with the Intermec’s 710 mobile computer with 802.11b wireless capabilities, the 782T CR takes transactions away from the counter and to the customer’s preferred point of sale.
“The 782T CR with a wireless 710 mobile computer speeds transaction time and helps improve customer service,” said Rich Sherman, Intermec director of product marketing. “The potential for mobile point-of-service is tremendous. For example, lumberyard workers must wait on customers outside where the lumber is stacked. Instead of forcing the customer to walk inside to complete the transaction, the 782T CR/710 combination lets the entire transaction can take place at the customer’s vehicle.”
The 782T CR’s built-in, low-profile reader collects magswipe or smartcard data and stores it in the printer buffer memory until the 700 Series mobile computer requests it. After processing the information, the mobile computer can send data to the printer for printing receipts or orders.
The 782T CR is a small and light, yet rugged, 2-inch direct thermal printer that can be used in even the most challenging home delivery and field service environments. Designed specifically to hold the Intermec 700 Series mobile computer, the 782T CR printer workboard is a rugged one-piece solution that can withstand extreme temperature and weather conditions as well as multiple five-foot drops to concrete.
The 782T CR prints at approximately 1.8 inches-per-second and holds more than 100 feet of thermal receipt paper. It prints both standard and bar coded receipts, as well as graphics such as captured signatures.
When plugged into a charging device, the 782T CR can charge itself as well as the 700-series computer. It comes standard with customer-replaceable lithium ion batteries, IrDA and RS-232 serial communications, and 4MB flash memory for added performance. The workboard accommodates a hand strap and shoulder strap or can be mounted in a vehicle.
The 782T CR is the latest in Intermec’s line of portable printers, which deliver maximum portability and minimum size as well as the ability to withstand the rugged conditions of distribution applications.
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 MobileLAN(TM) wireless automated data collection, Intellitag(R) 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 supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, P.O. Box 4280, Everett, WA 98203-9280 USA; telephone 800/347-2636; or visit Intermec’s web site at [http://www.intermec.com]. To learn more about UNOVA, visit [http://www.unova.com].