Product profile
PB21/31/51
Rugged Mobile
Receipt Printers
• The industry’s fastest 2,3 and 4 inch
rugged mobile receipt printers
• Built rugged to survive realworld mobility in field service,
route accounting and pointof-service applications
• 20-30% faster time-to-receipt
and -invoice printing than
competitive products
• Low cost of development and support
• Paper sensors and standard LCD
display minimize lost transactions
and wasted time troubleshooting
• Seamless integration with Intermec
computers and other mobile devices
• Secure wired and wireless
communication options: Bluetooth®,
802.11 b/g, USB, Serial
• Optional integrated card reader
supports latest EMV and
ISO payment standards
• SmartSystems® remote device
management reduces support needs
The fastest choice for rugged mobile
receipt printing, the PB21, PB31 and PB51
deliver a clear advantage for workers
on-the-go who need to produce invoices,
delivery receipts, service estimates,
mobile point-of-sale receipts, inventory
management schedules and sales orders.
Whether workers are using them as
stand-alone printers, or pairing them with
mobile computers, the PB21/31/51 increase
operator efficiency. The printers’ large
memory store reduces system latency
and supports fast, high quality production
of the graphically complex receipts
and invoices that are common in route
accounting, transportation and logistics,
retail and field service applications.
The PB21/31/51 printers boast more than
double the memory of competitive models,
and feature uniquely optimized print
mechanisms, enabling them to deliver
receipts and invoices 20 to 30% faster*
while also easily handling complex graphics
such as logos. Mil-Spec levels of durability
and lightweight design contribute to an
overall mobile receipt printing package
that delivers measurable improvements in
ownership costs and worker productivity.
Fast-paced work demands reliability and
predictability. With on-board sensors that
detect notch, black mark, end-of-roll, and
door open status (all communicated via
the intuitive LCD display) the PB21/31/51
printers ensure workers always know
what’s going on with their printers and
help prevent them from losing transactions
or wasting time troubleshooting.
The rugged PB receipt printer family
is built on a common electrical and
mechanical foundation, and integrates
closely with Intermec mobile computers
and software including Intermec Browser
(IB) and Intermec SmartSystems. The
integrated approach provides efficiencies
in development, deployment and support,
and optimizes performance. Intermec
SmartSystems provides remote monitoring
and diagnostics to networked devices so
problems can be resolved quickly. Shared
accessories add flexibility and reduce
spares inventory and costs. Intermec media
options ensure consistently high print
quality across a range of applications.
Leveraging the Intermec platform gives
companies a solution that can grow with
their needs. As “smart” printers, the
rugged PB printers can host stand-alone
applications developed through Intermec
Fingerprint programming to address
custom requirements today or in the
future, without upgrading hardware.
The printers’ comprehensive options meet
a range of application needs. Integrated
magnetic strip reader and EMV-compliant
smart card reader options, drop-in media
* Based on tests conducted by Intermec Technologies 05-06/09. For a copy of
the test data, please contact Intermec Printer Marketing.
loading and adjustable media holders
enable workers to easily change tasks
without changing equipment. A choice of
secure wired and wireless interfaces (802.11
b/g, Bluetooth, Serial, USB) allows them to
select the one that fits their environment.
The printers’ rugged design means
performance you can depend on, day
after day. Unique mechanical design
elements and the largest battery capacity
in their class help these printers maintain
productivity in the most extreme
environments. The printers have a 5 foot,
26 time drop spec (6.5 foot, multiple times
with optional protective case); IP54 seal
rating; and off-road vehicle-strength
shock and vibration specs, minimizing
repairs and downtime. When issues do
arise, Intermec Medallion Complete service
contracts deliver peace-of-mind and
insurance against unbudgeted repair costs.
Physical Characteristics
PB21:
Width: 101 mm (4 in)
Height: 176 mm (6.9 in)
Depth: 71 mm (2.8 in)
Weight (with battery): 678 g (23.9oz)
PB31:
Width: 127 mm (5 in)
Height: 182 mm (7.2 in)
Depth: 81 mm (3.2 in)
Weight (with battery): 828 g (29.2oz)
PB51:
Width: 160 mm (6.3 in)
Height: 174.5 mm (6.9 in)
Depth: 78.8 mm (3.1 in)
Weight (with battery): 1189 g (42.0 oz)
Environment
Operating temperature: -15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature: -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Humidity: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Sealing: IP54 (excludes paper path)
Drop spec: 1.5m (5 ft.) drops to concrete; 26 times
including all corners and sides (Mil Std 810F procedure)
PB21/31: 2m (6.5 ft) multiple drops to concrete with
optional protective case
North America
Corporate Headquarters
6001 36th Avenue West
Everett, Washington 98203
Phone: (425) 348-2600
Fax: (425) 355-9551
North Latin America
Headquarters Office
Mexico
Phone: +52 55 52-41-48-00
Fax: +52 55 52-11-81-21
South Latin America
Headquarters Office
Brazil
Phone: +55 11 5502.6770
Fax: +55 11 5502.6780
Europe/Middle East &
Africa Headquarters Office
Reading, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 118 923 0800
Fax: +44 118 923 0801
Asia Pacific
Headquarters Office
Singapore
Phone: +65 6303 2100
Fax: +65 6303 2199
Power
PB21/31: 7.4V Li-Ion, 2.3 Ah, rechargeable battery
(typical)
PB51: 14.8V Li-Ion, 2.2 Ah, rechargeable battery
Software
Programming Languages:
IPL, Fingerprint, ZSim (ZPLII Simulation), ESC-P,
DSim (DPL), CSim (CPCL)
Memory
RAM: 16MB
Flash: 64MB
Character Sets
Standard: English and Latin
Optional: Western European, ASCII, CodePage 850,
Central European, Cyrillic, Latin, Greek, Turkish,
Hebrew, Arabic, Baltic, Baltic RIM, Vietnamese, Thai,
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, UTF-8
Standard Communications
RS-232 Serial
USB v.2.0
Graphics
Supports user-defined fonts, graphics, formats and
layouts, including custom logos.
Optional Communications
Bluetooth® (v2.0, Class 1)
802.11b/g (PB21/31 only)
Wireless Security
Authentication & Encryption Options: WEP (64 and
128 bit) LEAP; WPA-PSK (TKIP / RC4); WPA2/802.11iPSK (CCMP / AES);EAP-TLS, -TTLS, -PEAP, -FAST
Print Speed and Resolution
4ips (101.6mm/sec)
203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Print Technology
Printhead: Direct thermal
Card Reader (PB21/31 Option)
3 track magnetic stripe reader supports ANSI, ISO 7811,
AAMVA, CA MVA, RAW formats
EMV-compatable smart card reader is EMV 2000, ISO
7816, CCID compliant
Media
Type: Labels or receipt media
Intermec Media:
Labels and Tags: Duratherm II, Duratherm III,
Duratherm NIR, Duratherm III IR, Duratherm III
Synthetic, Duratherm II, 5-mil Tag
Receipts: Duratherm Receipt II, Duratherm Receipt III
Media Width:
PB21: 57mm (2.25 in)
PB31: 83.8mm (3.3 in)
PB51: 111.5 mm (4.39 in)
Core ID: 19mm (0.75 in) standard
Max OD:
PB21: 57.2mm (2.25 in)
PB31: 67.3mm (2.65 in)
PB51: 67.3mm (2.65 in)
Internet
www.intermec.com
Worldwide Locations:
www.intermec.com/locations
Sales
Toll Free NA: (800) 934-3163
Toll in NA: (425) 348-2726
Freephone ROW:
00 800 4488 8844
Toll ROW: +44 134 435 0296
OEM Sales
Phone: (425) 348-2762
Barcode Symbologies
All major 1D and 2D symbologies are supported.
User Interface
LCD and 4 buttons: standby, paper feed, setup, info
Four audio status indicators: error alert, hardware
change alert, button press alert and startup alert.
Accessories
Hand strap, shoulder strap, belt clip, protective case,
cart mount, vehicle mount, battery pack, four-bay
battery charger, A/C adapter, A/C power cord, truck
power cable adapter, truck power cable, forklift power
cable, serial cable
Safety Approvals
North America: UL and cUL Listed, UL 60950-1
Europe: D Mark, EN 60950-1; CE marked
Mexico: NYCE Certified, NOM 19
Other Countries: IEC 60950-1
EMC Approvals
USA FCC Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B, Class B; Europe
EMC Directive (EN55022 Class B + EN55024) ; CISPR22
Warranty
One year; additional Medallion service packages
available
Media Sales
Phone: (513) 874-5882
Customer Service
and Support
Toll Free NA: (800) 755-5505
Toll in NA: (425) 356-1799
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