New Intermec PF8 Bar Code Printer Boasts Smallest Footprint

Johannesburg, 20 Jun 2008
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ProScan Distribution, a member of the ProScan Group, announces the availability of the new Intermec PF8 bar code printer, which offers compact size, sturdiness, and silent operation, perfect for a variety of applications in retail, office, service industry and healthcare settings.

The new printer is available in direct thermal (PF8d) or thermal transfer (PF8t) versions. Intermec's Connect to Print concept is a user-friendly feature for the new or busy user, as it makes setting up and printing a quick and easy task.

ProScan's Group MD, Andrew Fosbrook says, "Connect to Print means that the PF8 is all inclusive of software, drivers, cables, and sample labels, all for an affordable price. It takes away the hassle of costing and sourcing all the peripherals, and makes the task easy for the user."

In addition, the printers comes complete with LabelShop(r) START - Intermec's label design software - and InterDriver(tm) Windows(r) Driver. This enables the user to easily print bar code labels from Windows applications, including Microsoft Office(r) and other popular programmes.

"The unique double clam shell design makes it extremely easy to load supplies with the simple drop-in method. Label and ribbon changes can be done in no time," adds Fosbrook.

"With the smallest footprint of any Intermec fixed position printer, the PF8d is ideal for space restricted applications requiring less than 1000 labels per day. The direct thermal printer delivers clean, crisp bar codes on tags, tickets and labels. A real-time clock, a standard feature on this model, enables time stamping of the media as it prints."

Slightly larger than the PF8d, the PF8t thermal transfer printer is able to accommodate very large ribbon rolls (10 800 inches) for a printer in its class. This eliminates frequent ribbon changes and downtime. The PF8t also accepts a compact flash card to expand its memory by 1GB.

The PF8 supports numerous 1D and many of the popular 2D symbologies, including PDF417 and DataMatrix.

The standard 32-bit processor combined with the RS-232 Serial, USB v2.0, and parallel interfaces facilitate some of the fastest printer connections and imaging times. Firmware can easily be upgraded via the interface connection or by using the Flash memory cartridge.

ProScan Distribution

ProScan Distribution, part of the ProScan Group, is a leading Value Added Distributor of a broad range of global brands of bar coding, data collection, RFID, wireless networking and mobile computing technologies in southern Africa.

ProScan Distribution has partnership agreements with Datalogic, Datamax, DRS Technologies, Intermec, Microscan, O'Neil, Seagull Scientific and Teklynx.

The company focusses on distribution to key vertical market sectors, including retail, fast moving consumer goods, transport and logistics, industrial, and services and utiilities, through its channel partners, ranging from accredited dealers, value added resellers and system integrators.

ProScan Distribution provides its channel partners with global leading branded products, as well as product training, sales' assistance and vendor certified repair centres.

ProScan was voted as the Distributor of the Year in the Point of Sales Solutions category in the 2007 CRN Outlook Awards. Web Site:

Editorial contacts
P and P Communications Patricia or Kathy (011) 447 3511
ProScan Systems Heinrich von Solms or Andrew Fosbrook (011) 397 3779
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