Two Technologies Inc. has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, a mobile printer designed to improve efficiency and recordkeeping in automotive repair shops.
“This is the first in a series of completely integrated mobile devices with printing capability that provides the kind of protection a hand-held communication/computer device needed for automotive repair operations, where normal cell phones and mobile computer devices are often prone to damage,” says Joan Rickards, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Two Technologies.
The company says the new device provides communications, data input, credit card transactions, photography, scanning and on-the-spot printing.
“This is unparalleled in the mobile handheld industry. The N5Print lets users print 3-inch receipts or other data directly from the integrated thermal printer,” says Rickards.
The unit’s 13MP color camera, audio and video recording functions capture multiple types of data and store it in N5Print’s 16GB internal memory and 64GB MicroSD.
Using a rain-resistant 5.7-inch diagonal high resolution 1080 X 1920 Super AMOLED display touchscreen, the N5Print’s on-screen keyboard delivers full functionality for on-site data capture regardless of severe weather and other risks.
The company says the N5Print is designed to execute critical functions regardless of the primary application. Data can be uploaded even if other activities are being executed. In case of an emergency in the field, the N5Print includes an alert button that can be programmed to send a SMS text message while running an unrelated application or no application at all.
The company says the N5Print runs the powerful Android OS version 4.4.4 (KitKat), features a hot-swappable battery, three-channel magnetic stripe reader, NFC, smart card reader and a dedicated barcode scanner.
A drop-in cradle with spare battery charger may be used for desktop or vehicle mounting. The device is IP65 rated and meets or exceeds MIL-STD 810G using method 516.6 and method 514.6 for both shock and vibration.
Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Pa., Two Technologies says it pioneered rugged handheld computers and terminals for use in demanding services. With more than one million units in use, it is a partner with hundreds of domestic and international companies, value at risk operations, system integrators, and solution providers.
“One of the biggest problems with most available devices is that they lack the ability to print on-site records, receipts, and other critical documents critical for optimal on-site performance. As the wave of the future, our new device solves this problem,” says Rickards.
For more information, visit the company’s website.