Label printer: Wireless handheld labeling tool from Brother Mobile Solutions

Utility supplies: Brother Mobile Solutions introduces P-touch EDGE wireless industrial handheld labeling tool. PT-E550W labeling tool offers Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless data transfer and on demand label printing from smart devices in the field.

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Utility equipment: Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corp. and provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, announces the launch of the P-touch EDGE® PT-E550W wireless industrial handheld labeling tool, the most powerful member of Brother’s EDGE family of industrial handheld labeling tools.

The new, full-featured labeling tool is Brother’s first industrial handheld product to feature Wi-Fi® connectivity to Windows®, iOS®, Mac® and Android devices -- an enhancement designed to expand the contractor’s jobsite capabilities. With the PT-E550W, users can download and store custom label files and databases from select tablets, smartphones or PCs to print full project labels or individual labels wirelessly, on demand at the jobsite. The PT-E550W prints labels up to 24mm wide, including heat shrink tubing, and is further differentiated by a dual-blade auto-cutter for easy peel label strips. It was engineered from the ground-up to be a powerful alternative to sheet label systems and the labeling tool of choice for larger infrastructure installations.

Duane Yamashita, Sr. Product Manager for Brother¹s EDGE® industrial brand notes: “Building on the functionality of the PT-E500 model, our new PT-E550W industrial handheld labeling tool adds increased convenience and functionality at the job site. With built-in templates, files and databases instantly available via wireless connectivity, work crews can help save time, improve accuracy, and minimize keystrokes in generating clear, long-lasting labels for wires, cables, faceplates, patch cords and other components of an installation. This model was designed by industry pros to help datacom, telecom, audio visual, electrical and security professionals meet more stringent labeling standards and label even the largest projects faster.”

For contractors and installers who prefer to generate pre-printed sheet labels for their projects, the wireless connectivity of the PT-E550W provides greater flexibility to handle changes on-site in real time. Should changes be required, they can make the as-built changes directly to the database in the PT-E550W or to the same database file used for pre-printing the sheets in the office, and send the file to a computer, smartphone or tablet for printing at the site.

“Our goal is to provide some of the industry’s fastest, best and most reliable industrial labeling solutions for virtually every level of need. We designed our new family of P-touch EDGE labeling tools to achieve that goal,” Yamashita concludes.

Additional features of the Brother P-touch EDGE PT-E550W include:
• Fast label printing speeds, up to 30mm per second, coupled with automatic label cutting, helps boost speed and productivity in large projects.
• Large, backlit LCD display offers at-a-glance view of label design settings, with the ability to preview and edit labels before printing.
• Easy to use QWERTY keyboard, adjustable font sizes, built-in label application keys and label design software and templates makes it easy and intuitive to generate labels with little or no training.
• Fast, snap-in cartridges and the ability to accept a wide variety of tape colors, sizes and adhesive types, speeds up labeling workflow and team productivity.

The new P-touch EDGE PT-E550W will be showcased at Data Center World Global Conference, a key event for data center and facilities management professionals, to be held April 28 ­ May 3, 2014 at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

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