TSC exhibits at Empack Madrid 2017
TSC Auto ID exhibits at EMPACK/Label & Print in Madrid (Spain), the main show of packaging, labeling & printing tech-nologies. During 2 days, on 7th and 8th November 2017, all visitors will have the opportunity to discover innovative products with outstanding performances at TSC booth number C18 in Hall 9, including reliable and powerful industrial, desktop and mobile printers making working life easier, safer and more efficient, in a wide range of industries.
With more than 11.500 attendees and 400 exhibitors, Empack Madrid 2017 celebrates this year its 10th Anniversary. This important fair is collocated with 3 others shows: Logistics, Packaging Innovation and Label&Print where TSC exhibits its products. “This event will be a good opportunity for us to show the outstanding performances of our products and demonstrate to the customers they can benefit from high quality products together with cost effective solutions. Of course we will supply information about our whole product range in Madrid, including label accessories and consumable materials”, explains Angelo Sperlecchi, TSCs Sales Manager for Spain and the South West European region. He will be available for constructive discussions at TSC stand, together with Jürgen Röhling, EMEA Technical Manager and Magali LEFEVRE, Press agency for Spain, Italy and France.
In Madrid, a special highlight will be TSCs new MH series, the top performance in Industrial printing for the next decade. Ruggedly built for high volume and quality label printing, all nine innovative thermal transfer label printer models of the Standard, Advanced and Premium versions impress by fast print speeds up to 14 inches per second, an excellent print quality and a colour LCD panel. Its new GUI is designed to provide a large amount of data to the user in a quick and efficient manner, making the MH series the simplest and most informative industrial printer innovation on the market. The printer series include 203, 300 and 600 dpi resolution for all relevant printing demands. TSC’s firmware, which is also state-of-the-art, automatically detects print head resolution and switches accordingly.
Also a focus is dedicated on the latest TE series, the State-of-the-Art in the segment of compact desktop printers with the most advanced printing technology. With these new innovative thermal transfer printers, TSC presents a reliable, affordable and powerful desktop product line that is ideal for a wide variety of applications. The two available models, TE200 and TE300 are very competitive, durable, versatile and easy-to-use. TE200 features a print resolution of 203 dpi at an industry best 6 pps, TE300 with 300 dpi at 5 ips for printing small fonts, barcodes or graphics. They are able to print high quality labels all day long, producing thousands of clear, accurate barcode and identification labels per day. And the Thermal Smart Control print technology guarantees a superb print quality. The print mechanism can be used separately for integration into specific manufactured designs, including kiosk applications, small label applicators, two color on-demand printing and two-sided printing. The additional models TE210 and TE310 will be showcased the first time in Madrid and provide extended technical features.
For high flexible labelling applications needs, at EMPACK, TSC draws the attention to the Alpha-2R, the smallest and most affordable mobile receipt printer, offering the largest media capacity in the 2’’ receipt market with a media capacity of 58 mm wide and a maximum receipt roll out diameter of 50 mm. The comfortable multitalent Alpha 2R printer features 17 hours of usage on a single battery charge and additionally is WiFi™ certified and equipped with a variety of wired or wireless communication interfaces including Bluetooth and NFC.
In addition to its innovative products, TSC presents on its booth efficient devices and accessories such as external label rewinders and consumables such as ribbons and wristbands, in response to the actual and upcoming market requirements by offering a comprehensive selection of Genuine TSC Supplies so as to provide the customers with guaranteed performance through all TSC industrial, desktop or mobile printers.
Nine powerful printers at one Go - TSC launches its revolutionary industrial printer series MH240
TSC Auto ID launches nine innovative, reliable thermal transfer label printers with the new MH series, the Allrounder in Industrial printing for the next decade. All models of the Standard, Advanced and Premium versions impress by fast print speeds up to 14 inches per second, an excellent print quality and a colour LCD panel. Its new GUI is designed to deliver a large amount of data to the user in a quick and efficient manner, making the MH240 series the simplest and most informative industrial printer innovation on the market.
The three printer series include 203, 300 and 600 dpi resolution for all relevant printing demands. TSC’s modern firmware automatically detects printhead resolution and switches accordingly. TSC’s „Thermal Smart Control“ print technology thus produces cleanest, high quality barcodes, assuring readable data through the entire supply chain.
Thanks to the use of TSC’s state-of-the-art printhead and the fast-est 536 MHz processor, the MH240 series allows print speeds of up to 14 inches and boosts productivity with high-speed communication. The print length amounts to a total of 25,400 mm. The print mechanism supports 600 meter ribbons.
As standard, all models include serial and parallel interfaces such as RS-232, USB 2.0, USB host and internal Ethernet. Dealer op-tions or factory options are GPIO, Centronics, Bluetooth and a slot-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless module.
The basic models MH240, M340 and MH640 offer a 3.5“ TFT panel with 6-button control, modern sensors and high memory capacities of 128 MB Flash and 128 MB DRAM. The Advanced models, in-cluding MH240T, MH340T and MH640T, and the Premium models MH240P, MH340P and MH640P stand out because of their enor-mous memory of 512 MB Flash and 256 MB DRAM as well as a 4.3“ colour touch LCD panel with easy to understand icons. They are loaded with sensors for label and black mark, ribbon end and ribbon usage, head up or down and a multitude of error conditions. The „MHP“ printers also include a taller media cabinet to support a full roll rewind capability (up to 8“ OD).
The innovative, ENERGY-STAR® 2.0 certified MH series is based on a brand-new electronic platform and hybrid motor to handle manifold applications. The die-cast print mechanism and bi-fold metal cover are very robust and work in rugged environments without any problems. The reliable, powerful printers can be used for industrial-duty printing, compliance labelling, work in process and order fulfilment. Due to the excellent print quality, the printers are ideal for shipping/receiving, healthcare, electronics and jewellery labelling too.
Optional features are peeler, cutter, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, internal Bluetooth, GPIO and parallel ports for integration with other equip-ment. All models are backed by a two-year limited warranty, one of the best in the industry.
Superior, fast and affordable performance – TSC Auto ID introduces its new TE200 Series
State-of-the-Art is TSCs new TE200 printer series, that will be presented at Germany’s most important logistic trade show LogiMAT 2017 in Stuttgart. With these new innovative thermal transfer printers, TSC expands its growing line of reliable, af-fordable and powerful desktop printer series that are ideal for a wide variety of applications in warehousing and manufactur-ing, retail, logistics and offices.
Both models, TE200 and TE300, are competitive, attractively priced, durable, versatile and easy-to-use. TE200 features a print resolution of 203 dpi at an industry best 6 ips, TE300 with 300 dpi at 5 ips for printing small fonts, barcodes or graphics. They are able to print high quality labels all day long, producing thousands of clear, accurate barcode and identification labels per day. Thermal Smart Control™ print technology guarantees a superb print quality.
This new series offers a great combination of price and perform-ance, including a powerful 400 Mhz processor, modern interfaces such as USB 2.0 and 16 MB of DRAM and 8 MB of Flash storage memory. They support multiple printer language emulations out of the box, and, a powerful scalable font engine makes it easy to re-place any existing label printers.
The print mechanism can be used separately for integration into specific manufactured designs, including kiosk applications, small label applicators, two color on-demand printing and tow-sided printing. The printer is compatible with both 1/2” core 72 meter to 110 meter, or 1” core 300 meter thermal transfer ribbons allowing the customer to use whichever supply of ribbons they have available. The big internal media capacity handles industry standard 5” OD labels on 1” or 1,5” cores, an optional external media holder provides additional capacities and easy loading.
Furthermore, the new TE200 series is equipped with a variety of sensors such as Gap and Black mark for accurate label registration and a reliable print process. It features, as usual, a standard two-year warranty and ENERGY STAR® certification.
TSC’s new portable printer Alpha-2R
TSC Auto ID extended its portfolio of lightweight, mobile ther-mal printers, consisting of the current 3” and 4” models Alpha-3R and Alpha-4L, by its new, powerful and reliable Alpha-2R. Large paper capacity, high capacity rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, extensive memory and state-of-the-art interfaces makes the printer of only 350 g weight a resilient and flexible multi talent.
The user-friendly Alpha-2R is TSC’s smallest and most affordable mobile receipt printer. Due to its rechargeable 1620mAh Lithium Ion batteries the ENERGY STAR® certified printer features 17 hours of usage on a battery charge with an average of a 2 minute printer interval (BT mode). It offers the largest media capacity in the 2’’ receipt market with a media capacity of 58 mm wide and a maximum receipt roll out diameter of 50 mm. So, there are many possibilities of using the portable printer in logistics, retail, industry, health care and public sector such as direct store deliveries, field sales and repairs, point of sale, parking citations, mobile and transport ticketing or fleet management.
The printer is WiFi™ certified and equipped with a variety of wired or wireless communication interfaces including USB 2.0, RS-232, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.2 plus Apple MFi, NFC and 802.11 a/b/g/n (support Bluetooth, either one use) to connect to a mobile computer or even a smart phone. The printers Near Field Commu-nication (NFC) makes it simple to connect to an Alpha-2R device directly from a compatible device. With 128 MB FLASH and 64 MB SDRAM the Alpha-2R offers the highest memories in its class. Print resolution is 203 dpi, print speed is up to 4 ips. TSCs state-of-the-art firmware supports ESC-POS & CPCL & ZPL emulations.
The reliable Alpha-2R is designed for a rough life and comes out of the box with an IP42 rating which may be upgraded by adding its IP54-rated protective case to resist dust and water. Fitted with a special clip, it can be worn on a belt.
TSC launches new industrial label printer series MX240P
TSCs new industrial thermal transfer printer series MX240P is extremely impressive with its print high speed of up to 18 ips, coloured touch display, powerful 536 Mhz processor and su-perb print quality. With three models available, TSC Auto ID offers the ideal solution for every marking application in industry/manufacturing, shipping and logistics.
The innovative and well-designed label printers replace TSCs pre-vious bestseller printers of MX240 series. They are differentiated by their print resolution, print speed and print length: The MX240P prints at 203 dpi at speeds up to amazing 18 ips and 1,000” print length, MX340P offers higher 300 dpi resolution at speeds up to 14 ips, and the MX640P features 600 dpi high resolution which makes it well suited for printing very small 2D barcodes, graphics, fine print and other ultra-high-resolution images.
Thanks to print technology „Thermal Smart Control“™, specifically developed by TSC Auto ID, all information and barcodes are pre-cisely printed on the labels with excellent print quality. The printers offer plenty of memory, including an industry best 512 MB SDRAM and 512 MB FLASH and, additionally, a secure digital (SD) FLASH memory card reader for inexpensively adding up to 32 GB of mem-ory.
The new series is loaded with convincing standard features includ-ing a colour touch display with new UI design and six menu buttons to provide a great user experience, support for 600 meter ribbons, 8” OD media rolls, built-in Ethernet and other numerous modern interfaces. Precise media positioning & preprinted label identification are realized by reliable sensors such as Gap transmissive, black mark, ribbon end and encode sensor.
The flexible ENERGY STAR® qualified marking allrounders are designed for long life, delivering 24x7 high volume performance. They feature a die-cast aluminum print mechanism housed in a very resistant cabinet. Due to the integrated, powerful TSPL-EZ™ firmware and labelling software, installation and implementation in production processes, data exchange and configuration are easy to do.
TSC Partner Meeting 2016
25th anniversary of TSC Auto ID, 10th year jubilee of TSCs Part-ner Meetings, 5th anniversary of TSC Auto ID in Russia – the Taiwanese manufacturer of reliable barcode label printers, which is one of the world’s leading Top 5, had much cause for celebration at this year’s event in Lisbon. The program was rounded off with a number of product innovations such as MX240P and Alpha-2R and interesting talks from expert guest speakers of various specialist areas.
It was a very special event with very special highlights that was held in Lisbon on 27 and 28 October 2016. More than 100 participants from 59 TSC partner companies and 30 nations represented a new record participation for the Partner Meeting. According to the statement of Ladislav Sloup, Managing Director of TSC Auto ID EMEA, now sales reached a record high in 2016. The expectations for the next year are correspondingly high. TSC Auto ID also has again raised the bar in terms of marketing activities: In 2017 the company will be represented at all important national and international trade shows and relevant events as main exhibitor or together with its partners.
TSC Auto ID’s President Sam Wang, who had travelled down from headquarters in Taipeh, proudly stated, that “far more than 3 million installed printers in 90 countries puts us into the top 5 manufacturers of thermal label printers in the world. That´s really a significant milestone of the entire TSC company group. But we will continue to extend our scale, activities and presence around the world.” Particularly in Asia and EMEA TSC is strongly positioned as a competitor, but with the acquisition of Printronix’ Thermal/AIDC Business the manufacturer expects to have further successful leveraging of the American market. The company plans to invest in new technologies, production sites and offices, as well as in the expansion of the portfolio and expert teams.
The agenda included also new products that will be successively introduced to the market. First, the new industrial printer series MX240P was officially launched for the EMEA market at this Part-ner Meeting. It’s a 4” first-class thermal transfer model, whereby the P stands for Premium, including an all-new electronics main board, a user-friendly coloured touch display in new GUI design and modern sensors for correct material and ribbon positioning. The comfortable and light-weight printer Alpha-2R, which will be available before the end of this year, is TSC’s smallest and most affordable mobile printer. It offers the largest media capacity in the 2’’ market with a media capacity of 58 mm wide and a maximum receipt roll out diameter of 50 mm. The new industrial printer series MH240 with its updated print mechanism and the desktop model TE200, featuring a printing module that can be removed from the housing and used for individual kiosk applications, two-colour or dual-sided printing, will be state-of-the-art and available during 2017.
Also, the number of guest speakers has reached a record level at the Partner Meeting 2016. They informed about customized appli-cations, new trends and constructive solutions in retail, logistics, health care, industry and food. Furthermore, some partner compa-nies were honored for their engagement or sales results – and were happy about their acceptance into the TSC-Million-Dollar-Club as well as to receive TSC’s partner award, blue and red award, outstanding commitment award in occasion of the 25th brand anniversary and innovative marketing award.
The visit of the impressive stadium of Benfica Lisbon caused great enthusiasm. “Looking at the reactions, the surprise seemed to be quite a success”, told Sabine Mayer, TSCs Marketing Manager EMEA. After visiting the museum and indoor stadium rooms, the guests enjoyed the famous and ritual eagle flight and a penalty shooting. After that, all participants were invited to the Presidential Box for a ceremony diner, offering a wonderful view on the pitch by night that was illuminated all over the football field by the TSC event logo, a special dedication for the 25th years of the company.
TSC at EMPACK: Prominent Improvements in Displays and Firmware
At EMPACK/Label & Print, Madrid (Spain) TSC Auto ID will demonstrate from 23 to 24 November 2016 at its new exhibition stand (hall 7, booth G41), how thermal label printers with a full-colour touch display extremely facilitate the barcode printing process. The Taiwanese manufacturer, well known as very innovative of its branch, has equipped within the desktop segment the models of the TC series and TX series as well as the industrial printers of the 4“, 6“ and 8“ series and the new and upgraded MX240P series with such Touch Panels.
The well-arranged and user-friendly display directly shows the user what to do. The Full-Colour Touch LCD includes as standard a graphic interface allowing stand-alone print solution without an additional PC. Thus installation and operation are very facilitated. Variable data may be directly entered at the display of the MT or MX. Additionally, simplified data input is possible by use of external keyboards and scanners. For the same purpose the compact models of the TC and TX series use an USB host interface.
Moreover, resellers have the possibility to install the company logo, a service-hotline, the order number of consumable materials as well as the device identification for internal support. This ensures not only a better service but also a stronger presence with sustainable effects on the customers.
The powerful TSC firmware TSPL2 secures the full programmability of the touch display, allowing the implementation of individual applications and functions by resellers. An optimized and highly efficient printing process is assured. And last, but not least it allows the preview of the label on the display as a verification before the label is printed.
The high performance printer MX240P will be an absolute high-light at the stand. TSC has tuned the firmware and offers as an option a turbo for its bestseller in this range. The “tuned” model enables thermal direct printing with maximum precision barcodes, texts and signs on a label at an unbelievable printing speed of 24 ips (= 588 mm per second).
“Of course, we will supply information about our whole product range in Madrid as usual”, explains Angelo Sperlecchi, TSC’s Sales Manager for Spain and South-West-Europe. He will be available at the stand for discussions, together with his colleagues Luisa Pardo and Jürgen Röhling (Technical Service Manager) and, additionally, Magali Lefevre from TSC’s PR agency for Spain, Amso Consulting. Multiple languages such as Spanish, Italian, English, French and German are spoken on site. Beside the light-weighted mobile printers of Alpha Series which can be used flexibly, there will be some striking desktop models as well as TSC‘s most powerful industrial printers and also the matching accessories like external label rewinders.
TSC has introduced its new TX200 series
The new thermal transfer desktop series supports more applica-tions than any other printer in its class and, additionally, several firsts for TSC, including a LED multi-icon display (standard), blazing fast print speeds of up to 8 inches per second, a more user-friendly patented label-holder design, and an optional color LC display.
With three compact models available, the four inch wide TX200 se-ries comes standard with enormous capacities of 128 MB Flash memory, 128 MB SDRAM memory and also micro SD Flash memory expansion up to 32 GB.
Whereas the basic model TX200 offers a 203 dpi resolution with print speeds up to 8 inches per second, the TX300 features 300 dpi with print speeds up to 6 inches per second. With its 600 dpi resolution the TX600 is ideal suited for precise calibration and registration required for printing the smallest labels. It is the only one in its sector to print 3 mm long labels.
The powerful TX200 series is the latest next-generation TSC desktop printer to support an economically efficient 300-meter ribbon on a one-inch core and label capacity up to 127 mm (5 inches) OD, which saves both time and money. For extra label capacity, users can add an external media unwinder that handles industrial-size 8.4-inch OD rolls
All models also feature a user-friendly spring-loaded center-biased clamshell design for easy drop-in media loading. Rugged double-wall construction makes the TX200 stronger and more durable than other thermal-transfer printers on the market. For the first time, special hinges are used to adjust the printer cover securely in any desired position without wear. Additionally, TSC has integrated a ribbon near end counter for a better overview and a more effective handling.
Standard interfaces include USB 2.0, USB-A Host, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and serial connectivity. Optional communications interfaces are Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Centronics Parallel. Printer options include a user-friendly color LC display, label peel-and-present module and cutter.
TX200 Series can address a wide variety of print jobs ranging from high-volume production of 4 x 6 shipping labels to high-resolution labels, used in electronics marking applications or fine-jewelry industry.
As with all TSC printers, the TX200 series features the TSPL-EZ™ printer-control language, which is fully compatible with other TSC printer languages and supports TPLE and TPLZ. TSPL-EZ™ auto-matically deciphers and translates the format of each label as it is sent to the printer and also features internal scalable True Type fonts (based on the Monotype® font engine), which are typically found only in more expensive printers.
In general, it is the smarter choice for customers looking for a high quality desktop printer, coupled with low ownership costs. As al-ways, the new TX200 series is backed by an industry-best two-year limited warranty.
Prestigious GK Software Certification for TSC desktop printers
TSCs thermal direct desktop printers DA200 and TDP-225 actually have been certified by GK Software AG, Schöneck, Germany. TSC placed high opportunities and expectations in this official seal: “Earning this certification is a big achievement that underscores our continuing effort to expand our presence in the retail business, while reinforcing our reputation as a world-class supplier of barcode label printers," said Henning Mahlstedt, Sales Director at TSC Auto ID, and added: “Both models, subjected to rigorous testing by GK Software, are now qualified for use in any stores using the company´s systems and software.”
The clients of GK Software include 20 % of the 50 world´s major retailers, for example Galeria Kaufhof, perfumery Douglas, Coop (Switzerland), EDEKA, Hornbach, Lidl, Migros and Tchibo. With more than 206,000 installations in over 38 countries, the company is one of the most important players in the international market for store solutions. Its innovative and flexible Java-based retail solu-tions enable customers to successfully operate against the competition. In 2000, GK/Retail was the first store solution that was certified for SAP, and, actually, Retail POS is one of the leading checkout solutions in Europe, setting new standards in terms of flexibility, scalability, technology and scope of functionality.
Both compact printer models, DA200 and TDP-225, are powerful highlights in TSCs entire high quality product range. Thanks to their small footprint, they are well suited for fitting into tight spaces and for multiple marking requirements at POS such as flexible product, price, shelf, information or file-folder labeling. For easy loading and handling, the printers employ a robust user-friendly double-wall clamshell design, and, additionally, many standard features such as modern interfaces and high memory capacities.
With GK Software, Cerner, SAP and Energy Star certificates, TDP-225 is one of the first printer models In TSCs portfolio obtaining the most important global certifications. “Offering excellent value of money and with quality labels such as GK Software certificate, our new desktop printer series DA200 will develop into a fix bestseller of our product range and a perfect choice for decision makers in retail business too”, Henning Mahlstedt explains with conviction
TSCs most significant upgrade of industrial printer series
Enhanced print quality, high speed performance, an upgraded firmware and a color touch display are good reasons for a smarter choice. TSCs new industrial printer series TTP-2410MT is a significant upgrade of its predecessor TTP-2410M Pro and the reliable TTP-2410M platform. It offers a new 536 MHz processor that is faster, a high-contrast 4.3” color touch LCD panel with 6 button control, and an innovative high technology print head. TSCs special “Thermal Smart Control”™ tracks and precisely calculates the duration that each pixel needs to be heated to provide accurate, crisp and clear labels.
The printer series offers an increased memory of 128 MB Flash and 128 MB SDRAM. It supports a large 8.2 inch outer diameter label roll and up to 600 meter ribbon capacity for high volume printing. Internal Ethernet USB 2.0, USB host, parallel and serial interfaces come standard. The upgraded powerful firmware for easy plug-n-play features the TSPL-EZ™ printer-control language, a fully compatible set of standard industry emulations, and will work in many IT environments including Oracle, SAP, Unix, AS/400, Windows, Stand Alone, and many more.
There are three models available: The TTP-2410MT prints at 203 dpi at speeds up to 14 inches per second, TTP-346MT offers 300-dpi resolution and 10 inches per second, and the TTP-644MT fea-tures 4 inches per second and 600 dpi resolution which makes it ideal for printing very small 2D barcodes, graphics, fine print and other ultra-high-resolution images. All printers can print on a wide variety of labels, ranging from healthcare patient safety, electronics and jewelry labeling to shipping and distribution labels, making it ideal for industrial duty printing.
As usual all models are backed with a standard two-year limited warranty.
TSCs New TC Series – The Perfect Fit
TSC Auto ID has extended its diversified line of reliable and innovative label printers. With the new TC series the manufac-turer presents 4 attractive desktop thermal transfer printers, based on the best features of its bestselling TTP-245C series and combined with some colorful improvements.
The new TC Series with its small footprint features four models to suit any application needs and budget. Durable, reliable and fast, TC series printers produce 4-inch-wide labels, tags or receipts at up to 6 ips, offering a price-performance ratio that is unmatched by other desktop thermal barcode printers on the market. The models are designed for ease of use, media and ribbons are easy to install thanks to the center biased spring loaded roll holder. The electronic platform has been also optimized: The printers are equipped with the fastest processor of the latest generation and offer the best print quality TSC has ever realized.
The new 4 are differentiated by their print resolution, print speed, memory capacities and interfaces. In the tradition of their success-ful predecessors, the 200 dpi and 300 dpi models TC200 and TC300 are suited with a Real Time Clock as standard. TC210 and TC310 were new added, offering a 2.3” color TFT Display, enor-mous memory of 128 MB Flash and 64 MB SDRAM and, additionally, USB 2.0 High Speed Mode and a USB Host for easy stand-alone-solutions.
TSC celebrates 25 years
In 1991, an impressive success story began that has continued to the present day. It started when our parent company, Taiwan Semiconductor Co., Ltd. set up the Thermal Printer Division to work with Eltron to develop a line of desktop barcode printers and to establish production lines at the Yilan Plant. What followed was nothing less than an impres-sive performance from humble origins to a successful and global com-pany with a strong network of partners, distributors and value added re-sellers. And today, we not only celebrate 25 years, but have become one of the Top-5 manufacturers of reliable and innovative thermal bar-code printers worldwide, including being a long-time OEM manufacturer for well-known brands.
As one of the first Taiwan-based manufacturers to supply label printers, TSC recognized the potential of Auto ID for industry. From the beginning we were part of this booming and fast-growing market. Our first 15 years were marked by technological ingenuity, innovative performance and the creative power of our engineers. We developed and applied new technologies and manufactured high-quality products in a short period of time and grew at an incredible speed - and that remains so to this day. In 1995, just four years after our founding, TSCs first private brand direct thermal printer, the TDP-522 was launched to the market, followed by our first thermal transfer printer TTP-242 in 1996, our first 8-ips industrial printer TTP-248M in 2001 and our first direct thermal portable printer M23 in 2005, to name just a few.
In January 2006, to keep pace with increasing demand, TSC moved from the Yilan Plant to the Li Ze Plant located in the high-volume manu-facturing center in Yilan County, Taiwan. This area produces more than 200,000 printers annually. Within a year, TSC Auto ID Technology Co., Ltd. was well-established as an independent manufacturer – an impor-tant milestone in our history. From an international perspective, the company has expanded worldwide through subsidiaries: TSC Auto ID Technology America Inc. in Pomona, CA. and Orlando, FL., U.S.A. The European headquarters initially operated under the name TSC Printer Europe GmbH and then was rebranded as TSC Auto ID Technology EMEA GmbH in January 2010. That same year saw the founding of a Canadian branch, and additional distribution offices were opened in Moscow and Dubai in 2011. The move into the EMEA region has been very successful and underscores the growing acceptance and success of the TSC strategy. To keep pace with this success, a new office and administrative building with a warehouse was built near Munich in 2013 as the new European Headquarters. The facility doubles the previous floor area and houses management, administrative, sales and marketing, customer service, and technical personnel. And we are pleased to announce that on February 1st the U.S. headquarters moved to a newly designed, more spacious office in Brea, CA.
Since 2007, the company has grown and expanded. We have a stronger presence in more countries with localized marketing materials and events; more employees, qualified distributors and partners; and better products incorporating innovative technologies. When we started we were extremely encouraged about our prospects in a new era given our knowledge and excellent level of service coupled with our innovative ideas and marketing strategy.
2011 was an exceptionally good year. In addition to unveiling a new logo and tagline, “The Smarter Choice”, we also won a number of prestigious awards including the Deloitte Technology Fast500™ Asia Pacific 2010 Award, Germany’s Industriepreis Award, Taiwan’s Excellence Award and Forbes Asia 200 Best Under a Billion Award. The Forbes Asia 200 Award was a great privilege because candidate companies must show annual revenues between $5 million and $1 billion and must be publicly traded for at least a year to qualify for the list. Each candidate is screened for earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity during the past 12 months and over the last three years. We are particularly proud of the fact that only 25 Taiwan companies made the list at that time, with TSC being the only label printer company. Just one year later, our reliable, compact, bestselling thermal transfer desktop printer TTP-225 won the Taiwan Excellence Award. And last but not least, in our industrial product line, it was the innovative ME240 Series with its small footprint and high-performance feature set that received this prize in 2013. As an important next step, the MX240 series set a new standard in barcode label printing and really became a highlight in our entire product line, being recognized by Germany´s Industriepreis. The fact that TSC’s products are regularly distinguished by so many awards verifies the quality of our printers and that we are on the right path, today and in the future.
Our success includes many more highlights such as the cooperation with Cipherlab, solution packages with Datalogic and, certification from SAP, Cerner, GS1, GK Software and Energy Star. In January 2016, we finished the transaction of acquiring the Printronix’ Thermal/AIDC Busi-ness which is focused on mission-critical, high-volume industrial printing applications, with a strong global network of partners and premium end-users.
Today, TSC offers a wide range of quality-built, smartly designed thermal label printers that optimize marking processes in transportation, manufacturing and logistics, postal/parcel, retail, healthcare, government and the public sector. It is one of the most varied portfolios in the global AIDC industry with a strategic focus on barcodes. TSC is tailoring its auto ID solutions to specific applications for a number of different industries and customers, and is well on the way to becoming a market leader. Regardless of the application, TSC has the right printer for the right job or, as reflected in our tagline, TSC is “The Smarter Choice”.
The complete product line is formed by innovative, rugged and competi-tively priced thermal label printers of which we have already sold more than 3 million units in over 90 countries as of today. Over these 25 years, TSC has become very experienced in the development, production, marketing and support of label printers. From budget-friendly starter models, to high-performance platforms for industry, to portable units, our printers are among the most reliable and durable on the market - all backed with a two-year warranty. They can be used as stand-alone solutions or as part of a network. The processing speed ranges from 2 to 14 ips. The maximum print length of our industrial models is up to 1.000”, the maximum print width of the new wide format printers is up to 8.64". Regarding new interface requirements and memory capacities, we are also top of the class – the new MT series has an increased memory of 512 MB Flash and 256 MB SDRAM! Furthermore, in the last few months, we equipped our industrial and desktop printers with upgraded firmware, high-contrast 4.3” color touch LCD panels and TSC’s innovative print technology “Thermal Smart Control™”. It tracks and precisely calculates the duration that each pixel needs to be heated to provide accurate, crisp and clear labels. It is the best available technology on the market today and we are, of course, very proud of it. Our product range also includes accessories such as keyboards, label rewinder, Bluetooth, WiFi, ribbons and label software (BarTender) as well as customized services. State-of-the-art production facilities in Taiwan and China ensure high quality standards, documented by the certification DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001.
Our leading-edge printers are loaded with standard features that our competitors often price as options – or don’t offer at all. Customers and partners enjoy the benefits of a printer that is not only rugged, depend-able and economical, but also easy to set up, load and operate. If cus-tomers compare our printers with any other brand, they will discover what hundreds of thousands of others have already learned: TSC offers the best price-performance value in the marketplace, an industry-best two-year warranty, and the best product features, all supported by a flexible, enthusiastic and professional team– and that´s the basis of our success and value leadership.
TSC introduces new DA200 Series
TSC Auto ID has added to its range the new DA200 series and launched the compact thermal direct printers DA200 and DA300 worldwide. They are a perfect combination of affordability and du-rable design.
The DA200 series is ideal for a wide variety of applications includ-ing product marking, point of sale, retail, small office, event tickets, shipping labels, and other labeling and tag applications. It features both 203 and 300 dpi print resolution with printing speeds up to a fast 5 inches per second.
The models offer plenty of memory with 128 MB Flash and 64 MB SDRAM that can be used for solid storage of fonts, international character sets and graphics, and it supports, “right out of the box,” a fully compatible set of standard industry emulations, making it easy to replace old installed hardware. To guarantee an efficient integration in modern ERP systems without any problems, the printers have been certified by Cerner, SAP, Oracle and Energy Star.
For easy loading, the DA200 series employs a user-friendly double-wall clamshell design with a large five-inch (outside diameter) center-based media bay. The spring-loaded label roll holder makes loading simple. Top-of-form sensing – by gap, black mark, or notch – is standard. The printers also come with a head-open sen-sor. USB 2.0 connectivity is standard, and options include Ethernet, Serial RS-232, and USB-A Host connections. Users may also add a Bluetooth or 802-11b/g/n Wi-Fi option.