Apex Portable Receipt Printers
Light weight and Economical
Apex 4
Apex 2
Apex 3
features at a glance
• Lightweight and small: The Apex printers
are light enough to wear all day, everyday
and small enough that they don’t hinder
movement.
• Fast: All features on the Apex printers are
supported by a powerful Arm-7, 32-bit
architecture RISC processor, making them
as fast as printers costing almost twice as
much.
• User Controlled Memory: All resident
fonts and firmware are integrated into
flash memory and are directly under your
control.
The Apex family offers a light weight and economical solution for 2", 3" and 4"
portable receipt printing that meets your needs without sacrificing on quality
and performance. With today’s tight budgets, the Apex series is an affordable
way to meet the constantly changing requirements connected to field service,
transportation, retail and law enforcement applications.
Designed with mobile workers in mind, Apex portable printers include a simple dropin paper system that allows users to quickly replace paper rolls and a high capacity
battery with easy charging options. Its light weight and compact design allows the
Apex series to be worn comfortably on the belt or with a shoulder strap during long
12 hour shifts. These user-friendly features mean you can go through your busy day
knowing your Apex printer will keep up with you.
The affordable Apex series offers you what you need without the extras found in
other products. The Apex series come standard with wireless communication, fast
print speed, ample memory and fast processing power that lets it keep pace with
printers costing twice as much. The Apex series is also available with an optional
magnetic strip card reader and Bluetooth or IrDA wireless communication.
popular applications
• Easy to Use: Simplified LED lights
• More for you Money: All Apex printers
• Options: IrDA or Bluetooth connectivity
and 3 Track Magnetic Card Reader
• Compatibility: MS DOS and Windows
compatible. Print utilities and drivers
available for most systems.
• Graphics: Supports the printing of
graphics, 1D and 2D bar codes.
• Endurance: High Capacity Li-Ion battery
can last a full day of printing receipts on a
single battery charge.
• Charging Options: AC Adaptor for inprinter battery charging (comes with
printer), 10.6-30V vehicle charger, 2 Bay
battery charger.
Field Service
Transaction Receipts
• Que Busting
• Coupons
• Rain checks
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Transportation
Public Services
Ticketing
• Payment receipts
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indicate communication, charging and
power status. Plus, easy drop-in paper
loading and an external DC jack for
easy charging.
ship with a battery, power supply, belt clip
(Apex 2 & 3) or shoulder strap (Apex 4) and
sample media. They are also all equipped
with a wireless option and RS232 or USB
communications.
Mobile POS
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Did you know?
The paper you choose for your printer
can significantly increase the life of your
printer. Lesser quality paper can release
more dust into the printer which can cause
damage to your print mechanism and reduce
the print quality of receipt. Datamax-O’Neil
offers a wide range of high quality supplies
for its printers including custom and stock
receipts, ticketing media and cleaning
products. When you choose Datamax-O’Neil,
you receive a proven commitment to superior
quality. Quality that results in performance
and compatibility… Guaranteed.
Service Receipts
Pickup/Deliveries
• Maintenance
• Settlement Reports
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Meter Reading
Parking Tickets
your benefits
Affordability and Performance – In today’s
tough economic times, affordability and
quality are vital to business success. The
Apex series has over-molded rubber bumpers
for extra durability and has been validated
in IEC68 certified labs for operating
temperature, storage temperature, humidity,
shock and vibration. Most importantly, the
Apex series comes with Datamax-O’Neil’s
legendary customer service and support.
product specifications
Apex 2
Apex 3
Apex 4
Communication Options
Standard - Serial and one wireless option
Standard - Serial and one wireless option
Standard - USB and one wireless option
Wireless Options - Bluetooth or IrDA
Wireless Options - Bluetooth or IrDA
Wireless Options - Bluetooth or IrDA
5.4" H x 4.1" W x 2.4" D
6.1" H x 5.0" W x 2.3" D
7.5" H x 6.5" W x 2.5" D
135 x 103 x 60 mm
156 x 127 x 58 mm
191 x 166 x 63 mm
18.5 oz (0.524 kg)
26.5 oz (0.751 kg)
26.5 oz (0.751 kg)
36.1 oz (1.023 kg)
Direct thermal receipt paper: Standard,
premium, heavy duty, long-life, image
protect, hi-temp, all weather
Direct thermal receipt paper: Standard,
premium, heavy duty, long-life, image
protect, hi-temp, all weather
2.83" (72 mm)
4.10" (104mm)
3.14" (80 mm)
4.37" (111 mm)
1.37" (34.9 mm) maximum roll diameter
2.00" (50.8 mm) maximum roll diameter
0.4" (10.16 mm)
0.4" (10.16 mm)
0.002" to 0.004" (0.05mm to 0.10mm)
0.002" to 0.006" (0.05mm to 0.15mm)
Prints approx. 1580 - 6" long receipts
Prints approx. 986 - 6" long receipts
4MB Flash / 2MB RAM
4MB Flash / 2MB RAM
Dimensions
Weight (with battery)
14.7 oz (0.417 kg)
Weight (with battery and paper roll)
18.7 oz (0.530 kg)
Media Type
Direct thermal receipt paper: Standard,
premium, heavy duty, long-life, image
protect, hi-temp, all weather
Maximum Print Width
1.89" (48 mm)
Media Roll Width
2.24" (57 mm)
Maximum Media Roll Capacity (O.D.)
1.50" (38.1 mm) maximum roll diameter
Media I.D. Core
0.4" (10.16 mm)
Media Thickness
0.002" to 0.004" (0.05mm to 0.10mm)
Endurance (on a single battery charge)
Prints approx. 2,640 - 6" long receipts
Memory
4MB Flash / 2MB RAM
product specifications
physical characteristic
communication
software
• Drop specification:
– 4 ft. (1.2 m)
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user environment
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Operating temperatures:
14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Storage temperatures:
-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Charging temperatures:
41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
Relative humidity range:
10% RH to 85% RH non-condensing
ESD protection:
8kV air gap, 4kV contact
print technology
• Print head:
– Direct Thermal
– 203 dots per inch (8 dots per mm)
• Print mechanism speed:
–2 inches per second (51 mm per second)
on Apex 2 and 3
–3 inches per second (76 mm per second)
on Apex 4*
Configuration Utility includes:
– Firmware Upgrade
– Font Download
– Bluetooth® Set-up
– Communications Parameter set-up
– Printer Custom Attributes Set-up
– Logo Download
Drivers:
– Windows, CE and Desktop
Form Fiesta Page Printing Utility
barcodes/fonts/graphics
options
• Linear: Codes 39, Code128 A/B/C, UCC/
EAN-128, Interleaved2 of 5, UPC/EAN/JAN,
Codabar, GSI Databar, Code 93
• 2D Symbologies: PDF417, QR Code
• Optional characters:
Simplified & Traditional Chinese, Hebrew,
Arabic, Polish, Greek, Cyrillic, Thai,
Vietnamese, Hagul (Korean)
• Graphics:
Supports 8-bit graphic printing, custom font,
logo downloading
• Standard fonts;
– ASCII, International, PC Line draw
– 12CPI, 16CPI, 19CPI, 21CPI, 24CPI,
13CPI rotated
media
• Media type:
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Direct thermal receipt paper (standard,
premium, heavy duty, long-life, image
protect, hi-temp, and all weather).
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For optimum print quality and printer
performance, use Certified Datamax-O’Neil
supplies
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Serial: (Apex 2 and Apex 3 only)
– RS232, up to 115.2 kbps
USB:
– 2.0 (Apex 4 and Apex 3 only)
Bluetooth (Class 1):
– Version 2.1
IrDA: (option)
– IrLPT v1.0
– IrCOMM v1.0
• Bluetooth or IrDA
• Integrated magnetic stripe card reader
agency approval
Contact sales representative for the most
current approval list
warranty
• Printer*: 1 year (including platen roller and
installed options)
• Printhead*: 1 year or 1,000,000 inches
whichever comes first
• Contact sales representative for extended
warranty options
* when used with approved supplies
Looking for a desktop label printer?
Datamax-O’Neil manufactures an extensive selection of desktop label printers that are ideal for manufacturing,
warehouse, healthcare, ticketing, postal services and RFID labeling requirements. Competitive custom and
standard media products are also available for all your label, receipt and ticketing needs.
accessories
Included with each Apex 2 and Apex 3 printer:
(1) Battery, (1) Roll of media, (1) Shoulder strap, and (1) AC adaptor.
Included with each Apex 4 printer:
(1) Battery, (1) Roll of media, (1) Shoulder strap, and (1) AC adaptor.
recommended
RJ11 Serial Cable
Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Allows you to charge the printer from the vehicle cigarette lighter
RJ11 Serial Cable
DB9 F coiled right angle cable for connecting to a laptop or desktop
computer
USB Cable
USB data cable with gold plated contacts
Cleaning Cards
Use of clean cards is recommended to extend the life of the printhead.
(visit www.datamax-oneil.com/supplies for more information)
Battery Charger
optional
IP54 Soft Cases
Belt Clip
Battery
Spare Li-Ion battery
Battery Charger
2 Bay battery charger for charging Li-Ion Batteries
(batteries not included)
IP54 Soft Cases
Protects your printer from environmental elements such as dust and
moisture; meets IP54 compliance standards
Belt Clip or Shoulder
System
Allows the user to comfortably carry the printer on the shoulder
or on the belt; keeps the printer secure
Light weight, Fast and Economical
We recognize that not all applications require heavyweight, ultra rugged, drop-it-off-a-building or run-itover-with-a-truck portable printers. The Apex series printer line is “just enough” to get the job done without
slowing down or sacrificing accuracy. The Apex’s fast print speed, ample memory and fast processing
power keeps pace with printers costing almost twice as much. The lightweight, compact design allows the
printers to be worn comfortably through a complete shift. The durable housing and rubber over mold will endure
the bumps and knocks of the typical workday. User friendly, the Apex printers have a simple drop-in paper system allowing users to
quickly replace paper rolls and a high capacity battery that lasts through a 12 hour shift. Users can go through a busy day knowing
that the Apex printers will keep up with them.
to learn more, visit www.datamax-oneil.com
Specifications subject to change without notice. Copyright 2011, Datamax-O’Neil (rev. 05.17.13)
2008