Intermec, Inc. announced the PC23d - an intuitive, flexible and smart desktop printer designed to set a new standard for user-friendly, efficient printing operations in healthcare environments. With a compact and purpose-built design, the two-inch PC23d direct thermal printer is ideal for hospital settings and an affordable choice for healthcare organizations performing wristband and labeling applications including patient tracking, sample and bedside labeling as well as pharmacy and medical records.
"As the healthcare industry continues to face mounting pressure to improve efficiency and accuracy, the PC23d fits perfectly into Intermec's broad portfolio of healthcare industry solutions, including the recently announced SG20 handheld barcode scanner, designed specifically to address these needs," said Chuck Dourlet, Intermec Vice President of Printers & Media. "In collaboration with our partners and customers, we have tailored our proven industrial printing capabilities into a desktop printer design optimized for healthcare."
Ideal for healthcare customers new to barcode printing or who are making the switch from laser or inkjet, the PC23d is designed for quick set-up and trouble-free use. The PC23d is equipped with either a universal Icon interface or color LCD in 10 languages for immediate notifications - ultimately reducing training and support needs without relying on IT.
With the fastest print speed in its class at eight inches per second, simple one-handed media loading and the ability to configure on the spot with a USB flash drive - no computer required - the PC23d is ideal for the fast-paced healthcare environment. It's also optimized with a disinfectant resistant case, built to resist chemicals and cleaners. Additionally, Intermec's INband wristband media offers a tested and proven wristband solution with the ability to withstand repeated exposure to moisture, water and sanitizers.
The PC23d keeps IT administrators informed and productive with remote status update tools to minimize downtime. It also offers off-the-shelf compatibility and certifications with a wide range of healthcare software applications to enable users to be up and running quickly, with minimal IT support. Additionally, each printer comes with its own webpage for easy remote device management via the Internet.
The PC23d takes a modular approach to connectivity, so it will easily fit into existing network environments. USB comes standard along with optional user installable serial, parallel, secure Ethernet and dual wireless card with Bluetooth and CCX-compliant 802.11 b/g/n. The PC23d is also available with HF RFID for tracking high-risk patients and valuable assets.
"The new PC23d will offer our customers a reliable patient ID solution that makes wristband printing easier and more cost-effective than laser solutions," said Kathy Lawson, President of SK&T Integration, Inc. "The small footprint of the PC23d, coupled with its reliability and ease of use, makes it a great fit for healthcare providers."
"Intermec's new PC23d wristband and label printer for health care is empowering to both the user and the health care organization (HCO)," said Drew Nathanson, Vice President of AutoID at VDC Research Group. "Its feature set and capabilities not only enhances usability for the multi-tasking, ever-busy health care worker, but it also enables the HCO to adapt and future proof."
Intermec Inc. develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, voice solutions that increase business performance, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The Company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com.