2021 Brought an Enhanced Global Website, New Mobile Printers, Partner Collaborations, and More

2021 Brought an Enhanced Global Website, New Mobile Printers, Partner Collaborations, and More

2021 was full of many positive achievements for the company! From exciting new product launches to product updates, a comprehensive global website update, partner collaborations, plus a return to in-person events, it is certainly a year we want to celebrate.

Today we’re recapping some of our highlights from 2021, illustrating what we were able to accomplish with our customers, our team and our partner’s support.

Streamlined Our Global Website and Added New Features

Always aiming to make it easier for our customers to find our solutions online and do business with us, we delivered a major update to our global website. The new website, TSCPrinters.com, unified TSC printers, Printronix Auto ID printers, and our TSC Printronix Auto ID Genuine Supplies under one centralized website.

“Streamlining our two printer lines — TSC and Printronix Auto ID — alongside our Genuine Supplies, enables customers to access our comprehensive portfolio more easily from one centralized website to support their needs and inquiries. Helping customers effortlessly find and research the full breadth of our solutions is bolstered by regional customizations and functional tools,” noted Manny Gonzalez, TSC Printronix Auto ID’s Global Brand Manager, in the blog announcement.

Key features of the new website include the improved Product Selector tool, partner access to exclusive content and resources on the Partner Portal, and simplified access for end users in the Support & Downloads section of the website.

Explore the new global website here.

Expanded Our Mobile Printer Selection with the Alpha-30L and Alpha-40L

We released our Alpha-30L and Alpha-40L performance mobile barcode printers to bring expanded hands-free productivity and printing to Direct Store Delivery (DSD), retailers, warehouses and logistics, and many more applications. These premiere mobile printers offer on-demand printing with extensive communication options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, to ensure non-stop performance in the field. These mobile printers were designed to last and meet military-grade standards for drop and vehicle vibration, tested to withstand a 1.0 m (3.28 ft) tumble and 1.8 m (5.9 ft) drop.

These printers are lightweight and easy to carry with Smart Battery features to ensure productivity for an entire shift. Best yet, they can be seamlessly managed using SOTI Connect or TSC Console to remotely manage printer settings, collect data to optimize performance, and improve visibility. With smart battery management, it can report the state of battery capacity, charge, and the history of charge cycles.

Improvements to Our Popular Printers and Print Engines

Continuously improving, we developed enhancements to technology features for several of our industrial printers. From more secure and adaptable wireless connectivity options to enterprise mobility management, these advancements were designed to improve customer experience and efficiency. Printers from each of the following families were enhanced with new electronics: the MH Series performance industrial printers, the MX Series performance industrial printers, and the PEX Series industrial print engines. And we launched two new industrial printers with the MH261 Series: the MH261T and MH361T 6-inch industrial thermal transfer printers.

Better connectivity includes wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth® 4.2 modules designed for fast roaming and greater productivity. This helps ensure that no data is lost when roaming about a facility and crossing from one access point to another. Printers are also now compatible with remote printer management software SOTI Connect.

And we improved the printhead mechanism to allow users to view printhead status for health and replacement.

Multiple Partner Collaborations — With Some In-Person Events!

After a year of shutdowns, it was exciting to resume partner collaborations with several in-person shows. We also hosted a number of collaborative webinars and other virtual events with our partners.

We continued to expand our leadership in the RFID arena, including presenting several thought leadership presentations and blogs about RFID, including for cannabis and horticulture. Our RFID Subject Matter Expert, Chris Brown, presented several overviews for RAIN RFID and the newest ISO-based RFID encodings. In fact, Chris presented “How to Properly Encode RFID Tags” at RFID Journal LIVE!, an exciting event that brought everyone face-to-face in Phoenix for the first time in quite a while, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees.

Our printer experts also presented our barcode inspection printers at the RFID Journal LIVE! and at VARTECH 2021 Orlando with global distributor BlueStar. David Lundeen, VP of Marketing at TSC Printronix Auto ID, expressed his excitement: “It has been more than a year since the last BlueStar annual conference, so our team was enthusiastic to present our strong lineup of enterprise-grade Printronix Auto ID printers with capabilities for ODV-2D barcode inspection, RFID tag/label printing, and compact high performance industrial printers. We also presented the TSC performance range of printers and spent a good amount of time showing off the standalone solutions available in our entire range.”

Our T6000e and T8000 enterprise-grade barcode inspection printers can be leveraged with several software solutions, including PrintNet Enterprise for detailed reporting, SOTI Connect for remote printer management, and Perceptor PTXL to help highly regulated companies control their printing process across multiple networked systems.

“Our integrated barcode inspection system is contained within a single [printer] footprint that includes everything you need to operate it. It’s much simpler [than traditional verifiers with external scanners], and the printer is ready to go out of the box,” said Doug Seitz, TSC Printronix Auto ID Product Manager – Vision Systems.

Moving Forward with Our Values in Mind

2021 was a productive year. All these achievements came together to help us move forward with our company values in mind: with a focus on partnerships, dedication to excellence, and innovation in barcode label printing technology. As we step into the precipice of a new year, we pledge to continue focusing on the development of tailormade printing solutions that help you succeed, presenting a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for barcode label printing, and a continued commitment to manufacturing leading printing solutions.

Thanks again for helping us succeed in 2021.