The New Zebra ZT200 Series

June 26, 2012

It is always nice to see a new model printer from our friends at Zebra.

The Zebra Zt200 SeriesThe new Zebra ZT200 Series Printer

The new ZT200 series looks as though it is intended to be a replacement for the S4M, which has been around for a few years.

As is often the case, Zebra has taken the evolution, rather than revolution approach, which means the new model should easily fit into environments with an existing population of current model printers.

The ZT200 does include some improvements (as we’d expect) including the better operator interface (similar to the Xi4), a bi-fold door to reduce the amount of space needed for the install and faster printhead swapping. Loading the media should be simpler as well – this will be much appreciated as the older Zebras could be a bit tricky.

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Are you using barcode technology now but considering using RFID in the future?

November 29, 2011

Are you using barcode technology now but considering using RFID in the future? The 110Xi4 was built on the legacy of the Xi series of products and was developed to improve overall operational productivity and efficiency in a variety of environments. It is built RFID Ready and allows you to upgrade to RFID technology in the future, providing solid investment protection.

Zebra made the 110Xi4 printer ideal for a variety of applications, including top-side and bottom-side circuit board labeling, product identification labels, serial plate labels, product labels, surgical tools and equipment, diagnostic kits, vials and slides, and others. If your company is looking for a printer to withstand harsh environments and handle a variety of applications, Zebra’s 110Xi4 printer will fit in perfectly.

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Vail Ski Experience Enhanced with Zebra’s RFID Card Printers

April 8, 2009

This year, winter and spring break skiers have enjoyed an even more pleasant experience in Vail, Colorado. Vail Resorts, the leading mountain resort operator in the U.S., recently selected Zebra’s P330i UHF RFID card printer/encoders and custom-designed UHF cards to create RFID-enabled identification cards to use with the operator’s “easy scan” system. The idea is to instantly authenticate guests’ lift passes at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone resorts in Colorado, and Heavenly resorts in California and Nevada.

With the new system, skiers no longer need to fumble around in heavy coats and pants to find their lift passes. Instead, lift employees will use handheld RF scanners to detect the passes through skiers’ clothing.

Zebra P330i passive UHF RFID card printer/encoders feature 4 MB image memory and a 16-character LCD display. While the printers are designed for use with Zebra-designed cards, they’re also compatible with other manufacturers’ cards. Vail Resorts is using EPC Gen 2 cards that include a chip featuring strong sensitivity and a Unique ID (UID) serial number that cannot be amended or duplicated, preventing the forging or duplicating of ski passes. Zebra designed the card’s inlay antenna specifically to maximize performance and read range and to enhance security in access control applications.

A similar RFID system could be employed in warehouses and distribution centers to create workers’ identification passes that ensure safety and security-both for the facilities and employees.