The eagerly anticipated IT-9000 from Casio has now officially been released and will be available to ship in mid-March, however, orders are currently being taken from Varlink, so resellers can secure their placements for the IT-9000. The new model is ideal for applications which require on the spot printing, such as mobile ticketing, issuance of tickets for parking and traffic violations and for receipts and tickets for public transport.
The IT-9000 is an all-in-one handheld device equipped with a built in thermal mobile printer, near field communications (NFC) reader/writer designed for contactless smart cards and radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. With six models available there are plenty of additional options to choose from including; C-MOS Imager for 1D and 2D symbologies, a magnetic card reader, 3G wireless WAN capable of high-speed down link packet access (HSDPA), GPS capabilities, and a colour auto-focus digital camera. This therefore makes the IT-9000 an ideal offering to tailor around your vertical and/or application.
The device is dustproof and splash proof to IP54 standards, and can withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters, the VGA Blanview LCD touch panel allows for excellent visibility both indoors and outdoors, yet consumes far less power than conventional LCDs, all indicating the product is ideal for a variety of challenging environments.
The IT-9000 has high security levels and can be used securely for solutions where important information is handled, if the device is lost or stolen, the data it holds can be erased remotely via a command sent by an administrator over the wireless WAN network. The NFC reader/writer can be used to verify an operators login credentials using a contactless smart card.
Guy Boxall, Casio Senior Product Marketing Manager commented "Casio are very excited about the launch of the new IT-9000, its desirable features such as the thermal printer, touch screen panel and NFC reader/writer for contactless smart cards and RFID tags makes this product ideal for environments where on the spot printing is required and provide a fully integrated solution in one handheld device. We have already seen a great demand for this product with the response so far positive, and are confident the IT-9000 will be a success"
Overall the IT-9000 provides a full handheld device and printing all-in-one solution for any type of mobile application, select models also allow for scanning capabilities and the 2 megapixel camera allows for images to be taken and printed on the spot also.
The IT-9000 is available directly from Varlink, who recently became UK distributor of Casio, in a move in expanding their product range and brand portfolio in January 2012. Epos Distributor, a sales division of Varlink will also be distributing Casio's new IT-9000 to expand their product offerings. Orders can be taken now for distribution in March 2012, call 01904 717180 to place your order today or for more information.