Common Link-OS Desktop Series Printer Features
Common Link-OS Desktop Series Printer Features
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Common Link-OS Desktop Series Printer Features

Zebra Link-OS Desktop printers share a common feature set. Here are some common platform features:
  • OpenAccess design for simplified media loading.
  • Zebra’s Link-OS Software, Apps, and SDK's–an open platform that connects operating systems for smart Link-OS Zebra devices with powerful software apps (applications), making the devices easy to integrate, manage, and maintain from any location.
    • The Link-OS suite has emulation for a wide variety of other printer control languages via Link-OS Virtual Devices and includes a free PDF Direct emulation app.
  • Color-coded touchpoints for operator controls and media guides.
  • Enhanced user interface featuring three buttons and five status indicators.
  • Easy, field-installable media handling options.
  • Media roll support:
    • Outer Diameter: Up to 127 mm (5 in.)
    • Inner Diameter: 12.7 mm (0.5 in.), 25.4 mm (1 in.), and additional core sizes with optional media core adapters.
  • Moveable Sensor provides compatibility with the widest range of media types:
    • Outer Diameter: Up to 127 mm (5 in.)
    • Compatible with notched or slotted media.
    • Multi-center position transmissivity sensor for use with label gap/web media.
  • USB Host Port that can be used for easy firmware updates.
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Modular Connectivity Slot for field installable 10/100 Ethernet (802.3 RJ-45) and Serial (RS-232 DB-9) interface options.
  • On-the-fly OpenType and TrueType font scaling and import, Unicode, resident scalable font (Swiss 721 Latin 1 font), and a selection of resident bitmap fonts.
  • Backward compatibility focused technology eases printer replacement:
    • Drop-in replacement of legacy Zebra desktop printers. The printer accepts both EPL and ZPL programming languages.
    • Supports Link-OS virtual devices to interpret non-Zebra printer programming languages.
  • XML-Enabled printing – allows XML communications for barcode label printing, eliminating license fees and print server hardware, and lowering customization and programming costs.
  • Zebra Global Printing Solution supports:
    • Microsoft Windows keyboard encoding (and ANSI)
    • Unicode UTF-8 and UTF 16 (Unicode Transformation Formats)
    • XML
    • ASCII (7- and 8-bit used by legacy programs and systems)
    • Basic single and double-byte font encoding
    • JIS and Shift-JIS (Japanese International Standards)
    • Hexadecimal encoding
    • Custom character mapping (DAT table creation, font linking, and character remapping)
  • The printer supports configuration via a setup utility running on mobile devices.
    • Use the printer’s optional Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) feature for short-range communication to a variety of mobile devices. Bluetooth LE works with Zebra mobile setup utility applications to assist in the printer setup, perform media calibration, and maximize print quality.
    • Zebra’s Print Touch (Near Field Communication - NFC) tap to pair devices, access printer information, and access mobile applications.
  • An On-board Real-Time Clock (RTC).
  • Printhead maintenance reporting is enabled and customizable by the user.
  • Easy tool-less replacement of printhead and platen (driver) roller.
  • A minimum of 64 MB of internal printer memory for storing forms, fonts, and graphics.