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BMS introduces handheld label printer



Published January 23, 2014
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Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, has announced the launch of its P-touch Edge PT-E500 industrial handheld labeling tool. The new product will be shown for the first time at the 2014 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition, February 2-6 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Designed for professional contractors and installers, the PT-E500 labeling tool incorporates smart technology, with software, connectivity and printing capabilities designed to enable fast, easy creation of clear, durable laminated labels for wire, cable and electrical installations of virtually every type and size. The handheld labeler uses easy to load, snap-in cartridges to generate labels for marking copper and fiber wire and cables, faceplates, patch panels, punch blocks, racks, cabinets and more. With just a few keystrokes, on-site installers can quickly format and print a variety of label types up to 24mm wide, including labels that conform to the ANSI/EIA/TIA-606x identifier format.

“An effective cable management system is the hallmark of a professional installation and high quality, long-lasting labeling is essential to achieving this goal,” says Craig Robinson, manager of business development for Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. “With that in mind, we developed the P-touch Edge PT-E500 with a rich blend of features and functionality designed to speed workflow efficiency and productivity, even in large installations.”

Robinson adds: “More than just a standalone label printer, the new Edge product is a complete, industrial-grade labeling toolkit offering users a wide range of options, such as formatting labels from built-in templates or custom designing labels stored in memory from a computer database. Yet it is remarkably simple to pick up and use, thanks to intuitive navigation, a QWERTY keyboard and large, backlit LCD display screen with application icons.”

The Brother P-touch Edge PT-E500 labeling tool comes complete with a suite of software, carrying case, Li-ion battery and adapter, and Brother’s exclusive two-year limited exchange warranty. 

The PT-E500 is the third in series of next-generation labeling tools engineered specifically for cabling, datacom, security, electrical and AV professionals in the field. The fourth labeling tool in this new series will be unveiled by Brother Mobile Solutions at ISC West in Las Vegas in April.


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