Toshiba TEC launches new low-cost premium industrial barcode printer

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Low cost of ownership, ease of integration into existing competitor estates and high performance at top speeds are just some of the benefits of Toshiba TEC's new B-EX4T2 premium industrial barcode printer, available at a price often associated with less powerful printing solutions. Plus, with the lowest power consumption of any industrial printer on the market* combined with a 600m ribbon offered as standard, the resulting reduction in electricity use, stoppages, media changes and storage requirements, all point to lower operating costs for users.

Comments Paul Reynolds, Senior Manager Auto-ID, from Toshiba TEC: "There was a definite gap in the market for a high spec, low cost industrial printer.  We are delighted to introduce the B-EX4T2 and believe that it will compete extremely effectively since it provides a low cost means of upgrading outdated estates to a more robust, efficient solution, and performs consistently to the highest standards guaranteeing maximum return on investment."
Toshiba TEC's use of Z-Mode emulation ensures that the B-EX4T2 can replace competitor products quickly and seamlessly, integrating into legacy software systems without the need for huge capital investment in expensive upgrades.
Flat-head technology, combined with left justified media and the use of inside and outside wound ribbons allow for easy transition from old label and ribbon stock, with further savings possible on running costs when replacing printing estates that are ageing and expensive to operate.  And with a 600m ribbon, which is 33% longer than other industrial printer ribbons currently available – as well as the option of an 800m ribbon – downtime and associated costs are also cut to a minimum.
Known for its extensive range of robust, high quality printers, Toshiba TEC's latest addition is no exception.  Featuring advanced processing power, the B-EX4T2 boasts fast output with print speeds of up to 12ips, combined with efficient throughput, making it an ideal choice for heavy duty industrial printing environments.
In addition, it is available in 203/300 or 600dpi variants for a diverse range of high volume industrial printing applications.

Using customer-friendly features that are easy to upgrade in the field, such as snap-in printheads, combined with double-ribbon motor control, which provides linear ribbon feed and correct tension, reducing wrinkles and waste, maintenance costs are also kept to a minimum.
Equipped with Ethernet and USB 2.0 as standard, the B-EX4T2 offers the option to include parallel port and wireless LAN capability.
Green credentials include the prized Energy Star label, a Solvent Free ribbon and the Toshiba promise to deliver Carbon Zero printing.**
* The B-EX4T2 was benchmarked against competitor products in stand-by mode.
**Toshiba TEC's pioneering Carbon Zero scheme was launched in 2009 to help end users reduce their environmental impact and has eliminated over 106,000 tonnes of carbon to date.
The scheme offsets all the carbon generated in the manufacturing and shipping of Toshiba's TEC's retail information systems and products. This is achieved by supporting 'Gold Standard' carbon reduction projects around the world, as well developing bespoke projects that support customers' own CSR and environmental programmes.
Toshiba TEC Europe (TERIS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of point of sale systems, cash registers, scales, barcode printers, peripherals and software information systems throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  As a total solution provider, Toshiba TEC Europe offers a complete package from consulting and system design to system installation, operation and maintenance.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Teris has three divisions: the Retail division; the Auto ID division and the Services Division.

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