Inside Logistics

Wireless barcode printers

Compact printers couple wireless capability with expanded ribbon capacity


December 8, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

IRVINE, California—Toshiba America Business Solutions has introduced its desktop BFV-4 thermal barcode printer series for on-demand labels in transportation/logistics, healthcare and retail environments.

The printers’ compact and top-loading clamshell design – weighing in at less than 5 ½ pounds – facilitates sharing between departments, dedicated to a single station or any place where space is limited. Available in both thermal transfer (BFV-4T) and direct thermal (BFV-4D) formats, both printers come standard with USB and Ethernet connectivity with optional wireless 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth, allowing for label printing from other locations without cables or wiring. Toshiba’s wireless configurations will be available beginning in Q1 2016.

The BFV-4T printer’s expanded ribbon capacity as the model is capable of using a high-capacity 300 meter ribbon.  The BFV-4T is also backward compatible with its predecessor, Toshiba’s popular B-EV4 printer – which holds smaller 100 meter ribbons – thereby providing customers with consumable options.

With a maximum speed of 6 inches per second, the B-FV4 series deliver up to 57 four-by-six inch labels per minute to accommodate even the busiest of environments.  Toshiba’s latest thermal barcode printers have emulations such as ZPL, EPL, DPL and IPL for seamless and efficient integration within any organization’s existing operation.  Users may easily switch emulations via Toshiba’s settling tool utility.

The BFV-4T and BFV-4D are now available for purchase through authorized Toshiba dealers. Toshiba’s BFV-4 series features a one-year standard return to depot warranty.