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How to: Loading Ribbon and Media in the Datamax-O’Neil E-Class

Posted August 18, 2015

The E-Class Mark III is a family of compact desktop thermal printers that are designed for a wide variety of industries and applications that require a reliable and cost effective barcode printer. Datamax-O’Neil applied its industrial printer expertise to provide customers with an entry level printer that has the features and reliability normally found in more expensive printers. The E-Class Mark III is affordable to own, easy to use and economical to operate.


Driver Update for Datamax-O’Neil by Honeywell Portable Printers

Posted July 22, 2015

Datamax-O'Neil RL4e Thermal Barcode Label PrinterDatamax-O’Neil by Honeywell has announced an update to the Microsoft Windows Drivers used when setting up printers with a PC connection. By using this most recent driver, the process of connecting a printer with your Windows-based device is more seamless and requires fewer steps–resulting in a quicker, easier process.

The use of these new windows drivers will apply to the following printer models:

What You Need to Know: Effective Date: The effective date of this change should be immediate upon the date of this release.

Availability: The Drives are available for download under each applicable model as listed above. To locate the appropriate driver for download,  select the printer model from the drop down menu here.

 

 


Datamax-O’Neil Performance Series Meets the Challenge of Small Text and Copious Data on Cryogenic Labels

Posted March 13, 2015

Datamax-O'Neil p1120n Near-Edge Thermal Barcode Label PrinterFor a leading ISO 13485:2003-certified OEM manufacturer of enzymes, meeting the rigorous demands of commercial entities engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of platforms dedicated to nucleic-acid identification is a daily challenge. Enzymes are critical to the performance of these applications, and the industry’s relentless pursuit of higher performance emphasizes the need for analytical-reagent purity and absolute production consistency. Operating from the perspective that they are “a manufacturing division of their customer,” the company consistently delivers the highest quality and value enzymes, leveraging them to drive customer success via a business partnership model. Part of that consistent delivery means labeling goods so that they are easily and accurately identified when they arrive in the lab.

Problem

When enzymes are manufactured, they start in batches of 50-gallon vats, and then are broken down into small vials as part of a kit sold to research and testing facilities. These vials must be labeled individually; the labels include a great deal of data, two-dimensional barcodes, and very small type. Because of the temperatures at which they need to be maintained, cryogenic polypropylene labels are used.

“With the printers they had installed, they were having problems with registration and print quality, primarily due to the small size of the labels,” says Dana Ritchie, principal at PaladinID LLC, a Laconia, N.H.-based specialist in barcode labeling. “It was a label and ribbon issue, a clarity and quality issue.”

Along with registration issues, the legacy printers were having problems with label drift. Further, consistency of printhead pressure was problematic: operators had to make a judgment regarding how much head pressure to apply; consequently, the manual setting could easily vary from operator to operator. This could very well affect consistency of print.

Solution

Ritchie recommended a switch to the Datamax-O’Neil Performance Series 1120n Near-Edge printer, which he describes as “designed for this kind of challenging application.” The first of printer was installed in August 2011. Three more have been purchased subsequently; and as the company phases out the balance of its legacy printers, it’s committed to replacing them with the 1120n.

“Because the 1120n is a near-edge printer, it does a fantastic job on the polypropylene labels,” says Ritchie. “It was designed for thicker and hard-to-image materials.” The 1120n’s near-edge printhead increases reliability and provides clean, crisp graphics and ladder barcodes, which results in a higher scan rating. Further, it has a one-million inch or one-year printhead warranty—twice that of most printhead warranties on the market today.

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Honeywell Completes Acquisition of Datamax-O’Neil

Posted March 10, 2015

2014-12-23_1015Honeywell has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Datamax-O’Neil, a global manufacturer of fixed and mobile printers used in a variety of retail, warehouse and distribution, and healthcare applications. The $185 million deal was originally announced in December of 2014.

Datamax-O’Neil and Honeywell share a focus on innovation and customer service, making this combination a truly exciting event for the industry. Datamax-O’Neil is now part of a global Fortune 100 company with 140,000 employees in over 100 countries and can benefit from the processes and expertise that Honeywell will provide.

The robust product portfolio, trusted brands, and innovation leadership that Datamax-O’Neil brings to this new relationship are a strong complement to the Honeywell Scanning & Mobility business. Together, they will provide access to even stronger technologies enabling even a more expanded product offering

“Today is an exciting day for Honeywell and Datamax-O’Neil as we join together to meet and exceed the needs of our combined customers while staking out a leadership role in the estimated $1.5 billion global barcode printing segment,” said John Waldron, president, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “We’ve been at the forefront of the AIDC industry for more than 40 years – helping customers be more efficient in how they move and track assets from one location to another, and process the information related to those transactions. Thermal printing and media are important components of our strategy to offer customers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of ruggedized mobile computers, scanners, voice-enabled workflow solutions, printing, software and service capabilities.”

Datamax-O’Neil will be integrated with Honeywell Scanning & Mobility based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, a business of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions.


Datamax-O’Neil Announces Enhanced RLe Series Portable Printers

Posted February 17, 2015

Datamax-O'Neil RL4e Thermal Barcode Label PrinterDatamax-O’Neil has announced the new enhanced versions of the RL Series of rugged Portable label printers, the RL3e and RL4e. As you have come to expect from Datamax-O’Neil Portable products; these 3” and 4” printers are ultrarugged, withstanding multiple 6 foot drops to concrete and Tumble Tested to greater than 2,000 3 ft. cycles. The new RLe Series incorporate a suite of flexible, high-performance features deigned to improve associate productivity and enhance operational efficiencies.

The RLe Series includes the following product enhancements designed to address the critical needs of Enterprise label printing requirements:

  • 802.11 A/B/G/N, Bluetooth Dual Radio
    • Flexibility in device management
    • Stay connected outside the Wi-Fi Network
    • Product and file updates over a secure FTP connection
  • Increased Memory 64MB DRAM / 128MB FLASH
    • Faster file processing resulting in faster print throughput
  • New Scripting and Configuration tools built upon widely used programming tools designed to minimize IT impact built right in to the printer.
    • Create scripts that modify and enhance the printer’s capabilities. Make the printer work in your existing environment and not the other way around.
    • Create menus that display custom messages and access functional scripts that extend the printer’s capability and language into your environment.
  • Smart / High Performance Battery
    • Access to key health statistics; Battery Status, State of Charge, Serial Number, Manufacture Date
    • Able to last a complete shift printing crisp, easy to read and scan labels on demand
  • A full suite of printer language emulation support
    • DPL, ZPL II, CPCL, IPL , MCPL, XML, EPL Easy Print
  • Multiple O/S Compatibility
    • Windows (Desktop & Tablet) 7.x/ 8.x, Windows CE 5.x/6.x, Window Phone 7.x/8.x
    • Android 4.0 – 4.3
  • New configurable Multi-bay charging option
    • Suitable for both Retail Storage areas as well as Route/DSD Settlement Rooms
  • Supported by a 2 year warranty



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