Zebra’s new ZD420/ZD620 thermal transfer desktop printers, ZQ320 Series mid-range mobile printers and Print DNA software suite help companies sense and analyze the status and performance of their printer fleet in real time.
As part of the extended Zebra DNA capabilities, the company is introducing Print DNA - a suite of software capabilities, applications and tools powered by the intelligent Link-OS environment.
Print DNA enables businesses to install and upgrade next-generation printers into existing network infrastructures, integrate new technologies, allow for cloud connectivity and provide a common, customizable platform for custom application solution development.
Both the ZD420 and ZD620 “smart” thermal printers are designed with simplicity of use in mind and provide best-in-class print speeds while maintaining premium print quality for fast-paced retail, healthcare and manufacturing environments, the company noted. The printers also provide businesses with features that include multiple connectivity options and backwards-compatibility with legacy Zebra desktop printers.
The ZD420 and ZD620 offer an intuitive user interface with LED status icons so users can save time and easily see what’s needed to keep printers up and running, from resolving printer issues to replenishing media. The ZD620 is available with an optional keypad user interface for easy configuration and a color LCD display that clearly indicates printer status and errors for the immediate resolution of issues.
The ZQ320 Series mid-range mobile printer offers both receipt and label capabilities along with enhanced wireless connectivity, battery and power management options. In addition, the ZQ320 family of printers offer the industry’s first Bluetooth Printer Management solution as part of Print DNA.
“With the introduction of its first barcode printer in 1982, Zebra opened the door for identification and visibility of physical assets across the enterprise, two key building blocks for today’s digital revolution,” said Keith LeFebvre, VP, product and solutions development and management, Specialty Printing Group, Zebra Technologies. “Zebra continues to build on its legacy of print innovation by investing in the future of intelligent printing as well as mobile computing to help businesses increase operational visibility and productivity.”