, a global provider of label and receipt printing solutions, announces a 4-inch label printer, the RL4, which is designed for rugged environments typically found in manufacturing, transportation, and logistics applications.
Combining flexibility and speed with easy integration, the RL4 has proven its rugged reliability by delivering labels even after a series of grueling tests.
"Datamax-O'Neil conducted extensive market research and concluded that customers needed a portable label printer that could withstand the rugged environments typically found in manufacturing and warehouse operations," says Paul Lehmann, director of product management for Datamax-O'Neil. "Up until now, they have had to rely on stationary label printers or inferior portable printers which aren't designed to withstand harsh and often punishing conditions. We've built the RL4 for rugged portability, and designed it so that it can be worn on belts or installed on forklifts or carts to bring label printing to its needed destinations."
The RL4 achieves the MIL-STD 810 drop standard, which requires 26 consecutive drops at 6 feet to concrete. In addition to its rugged design, it is also easy to use and ready for integration into all the common bar code emulation languages and communication protocols.
The RL4 has a patent-pending design that provides the ability to load and unload media using only one hand. The printer's optimized LCD was designed with input from usability experts. Integration is provided by ZPL, CPCL, DPL, and IPL emulation. It is easily compatible with warehouse management system (WMS) enterprise environments, including SAP, Oracle, and AS/400 protocols, as well as many common label design software packages.
The RL4 is compliant with WPA and WPA2 security and encryption protocols.