TSC Printronix Auto ID, a global leader in barcode label printing solutions, adds real-time 1D and 2D barcode verification tools to its popular Printronix Auto ID T6000e series mid-range industrial printers. The announcement further reinforces the company’s commitment to invest in the advancement of thermal printing technology including online barcode verification.
Previously only available on the T8000 enterprise-level industrial class printer, the addition of 2D barcode verification to the T6000e series printers enables a new level of value and affordability for compliance and regulatory applications where label barcode quality must meet minimum grade requirements. “Offering high-performance ODV-2D technology to the mid-range thermal printer category removes another barrier to the broader adoption of real-time barcode verification,” stated Neil Baker, TSC Printronix Auto ID Sales Manager UK, Ireland, BeNeLux and South Africa.
The ODV-2D verifier grades barcodes on labels as they are printed. The technology meets industry standards with grading that is based on ISO 15415 and ISO 15416 standards for both 1D and 2D barcodes. Customers can print with confidence due to the enhanced measurement accuracy of this technology. Labels that fail to meet the required quality or standards for their application are marked with a partial pattern so they can be identified as incorrect or unreadable barcodes.
Similar to the T8000, the T6000e ODV-2D system can provide users confidence that every barcode label they send out will be accurate and printed at the required standard. With ODV-2D barcode verification, the printer has the power to generate grading reports for each print job. This is extremely beneficial in the event that the readability or grade of a user’s labels are questioned. They will have documented evidence of every barcode label printed and their grade at the time of printing. Additionally, the Printronix AutoID Data Manager software application can capture grading measurements for every barcode printed on each label. “We have customers using this data capture tool to successfully defend barcode quality chargebacks,” said Baker.
The T6000e barcode label printer with ODV-2D barcode verification technology can also be used in conjunction with the integrated RFID option, enabling customers to not only encode and verify their RFID labels, but also guarantee the grade of the barcodes printed on them. This industry leading capability is ideal for retail supply chain applications where vendors not only struggle with barcode quality but are also required to use RFID labels on their shipments.