May 2011 - TOSHIBA TEC has announced its next gen range of heavy-duty industrial printers - the B-EX4 series. The B-EX combines the features and functionality of the established B-SX range with the added benefits of increased performance and operability. This reliable printer offers premium capabilities as a standard, thus lowering initial capital out lay and future proofing investment - a key benefit for businesses in the current financial climate. The B-EX, which is fully compatible with the SX range, is ideal for use in the manufacturing, transport and logistics industries.
Building on the easy operation of the SX range, Toshiba's B-EX4 incoporates a user replaceable snap in printhead and a platen roller which keep maintenance costs low. The intuitive graphical LCD ‘helpdesk' display is clear and easy to understand prompting users to take corrective action, it also reduces the need for extensive training.
With a real-world print speed of 14 ips the B-EX4 has a 40% improvement in productivity compared to the 10 ips offered by the SX range, it also benefits from a print head lifecycle of around 4 million inches (100 km). Equipped with Ethernet and USB 2.0 as standard the B-EX4 offers the option to include parallel port and wireless LAN capability.
Additional functions to the range include built-in automatic thermal head resolution detection, DHCP address display and an automatic feeding/back-feeding default position. Other features include side opening, double ribbon motor control, automatic centre media loading, near edge or flat printhead, optional ribbon save and basic command interpreter (BCI) compatibility.
Every Toshiba label printer is equipped with the world-class Green technology ribbon saving function and the B-EX4 is no exception. With nearly 40% overall lower power consumption compared to its predecessor, and lower than 9W in standby, the B-EX4 ecological industrial printer qualifies for a New Energy Star rating beating every other competitiors in a recent becnmark test*1.
The next generation Toshiba B-EX4 is part of a comprehensive line up of industrial printers which are set to meet the needs of today's demanding industrial environments. This high end product with its mid range price tag will be available in June 2011.
*1 TOSHIBA B-EX4 Benchmark Test, Tokyo, Japan, 2010