EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 2013 – Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) today announced Intermec C# for Printers, providing the next generation in Smart Printing capabilities for Intermec’s PM43/c industrial printers and PC-Series desktop printers.
The addition of the C# programming language capability for Smart Printing offers a simple, reliable and economical approach to Smart Printing development for customers looking to improve accuracy, improve operations and virtually eliminate labeling errors. Additionally, because Intermec’s printers are the only printers in the market with a built-in numeric key-pad, Intermec C# will offer customers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by virtually eliminating any need for an attached computer, keyboard or other cabling elements in many industrial, retail and distribution center applications.
“For more than 20 years, Intermec and its partners have delivered leading Smart Printing solutions to enterprises around the world, and Intermec C# language support for Smart Printing adds yet another way for businesses to simplify their printing operations and cut costs,” said Chuck Dourlet, Intermec Vice President of Printers & Media. “With the brainpower of a personal computer built directly into the printer, Intermec Smart Printing with C# offers a cost-effective, intuitive, programmable Smart Printing development option for businesses to improve performance and reliability, ultimately boosting customer satisfaction.”
Smart Printers work by running applications directly in the printer, so they do not require a separate computer to control the label printing process. They also can interact with other devices in the enterprise. Intermec C# will be included directly in the printer’s firmware, so will not require a separate purchase.
"Intermec C# for Printers provides our partners who have Microsoft® .NET development skills a new way to deliver high-powered printer-based solutions using tools they are already familiar with," said Karl Perry, Intermec Sr. Product Manager for Printer Software. "The Fingerprint language that started Smart Printing has served us well and now C# for Printers improves on that legacy by providing a powerful set of tools that virtually all software developers already know how to use. The result will be even better in-printer applications."
Christopher Quest, Technical Sales Support Consultant at the UK’s Herbert Group, said:
“Over the last 10 years, we have created powerful applications with the successful use of Smart Printing technology with Fingerprint, and Herbert looks forward to creating enhanced applications with C# for Printers,” said Quest. “The new and sophisticated interface capabilities that it provides facilitate an enhanced level of intuitive applications for our users, enabling us to leverage the C# skillset of all of our developers.”
Tom Lawton, Managing Director at New Zealand’s Istari Systems Ltd., said:
“We are excited at the potential to add a color, full-touch user interface to our kiwifruit applications that run in the Intermec printers,” said Lawton. “This will allow us to create even more sophisticated solutions that better serve our customers.”