Epson Australia has released its M-T500II Series embedded thermal printer mechanism and associated BA-T500II Series control board, designed for internal use with various kiosks and ATMs, according to a company press release.
The M-T500II delivers 67 percent-faster print speeds up to 250 mm/sec (9.84 inches/sec) for both text and graphics, with an improved design and paper path to minimize the risk of paper jams, and can handle a wide range of graphics and bar codes quickly and accurately than the company's older model, the M-T500.
The new printer comes with a sensor to help prevent paper from winding around the paper feed rollers before it occurs if used with BA-T500II Series control board.
The M-T500II Series has the same external dimensions as M-T500, so it is easy to replace in existing devices, and the BA-T500II Series control board is half the size of its predecessor, the BA-T500 Series, allowing it to operate inside a more compact device, the release said.
The BA-T500II Series commands are upward compatible, so replacement of the BA-T500 Series can be done without changing the current application program, while new functions such as acquisition of the paper jam sensor's status and auto print stop on error detect are readily accessible.
The circuit and firmware is designed to deliver optimum performance of the printer mechanism, and an optional Ethernet interface is available for flexible connectivity. The guaranteed operating temperature range has increased from -20 degrees C to 60 degrees C to allow greater versatility of applications and locations.
Optional components include the DC-T500 connector cable, PS-180 power supply and NE-T500II paper near end sensor unit.
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