CITIZEN LAUNCHES RUGGED NEW PORTABLE RECEIPT PRINTER

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Citizen Systems Europe, the leading manufacturer of high quality dot matrix, label and barcode printers, has introduced its latest portable receipt printer to provide fast and quiet printing in a stylish, lightweight and compact, yet robust unit. 

Ideal for use in a wide range of applications including printing receipts for customers, packing lists for products or documents from a PDA, the new PD24 allows printing of up to 2 inches per second on a standard 4 wide roll and is capable of producing a receipt 6 or 150mm long in just 3 seconds. 

Designed to be simple to use, the PD24 features Citizens innovative easy-to-load clamshell mechanism, manufactured from a robust elastomer, and an intuitive VuePrint menu system for quick configuration, with all data entry being via three keys located at the front of the unit.  The PD24 uses proven direct thermal print technology and incorporates a long-life print head, capable of giving over 30 million pulses under normal operating conditions and of producing high resolution print-outs.

The new receipt printer also offers a full range of industry standard interfaces, including Bluetooth wireless, IrDA (infra-red), USB and RS232C serial ports for optimum connectivity with computers, tills, bar code readers or other electronic equipment.  In addition, the PD24 can be operated from a number of different power supplies and is supplied with an easy-to-change internal lithium Ion battery and an AC adapter, designed to power both the printer and charge the batteries simultaneously.  Alternatively, an optional two-station external battery charger can be used to recharge batteries overnight or between shifts.

For truly mobile users, such as vehicle specialists, a car power adapter is available to operate and/or charge the printer.  In addition, there are two secure mounting points on the bottom of the printer allowing it to be located on the dashboard of trucks or vans, for instance, while further options include carrying cases and a range of serial and USB leads. 

To further complement the true portability of the PD24, a specially developed in car mount is available in order to secure the printer in the cockpit of a car to ensure that is does not slip or roll around during transit. Easily fitted, the holder connects securely with the mounting points underneath the PD24 allows users to transport the printer easily without fear of damaging it.  A new version using magnetic strips in order to make attaching and detaching the printer as quickly as possible is also available.

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