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"wireless printer" refers to a printer connected to the network using a radio frequency (RF) interface. It does not need to connect cables or directly connect to the wired network infrastructure, so it can be used almost anywhere and can be easily moved. Most importantly, wireless printing has so many advantages, but it does not sacrifice performance, and the price is not high. In fact, the total cost of ownership of wireless printing systems can be lower than that of traditional wired printing systems

bar code is widely used, and the traditional limitation of bar code system mainly lies in the position where these bar code symbols can be generated/printed. Wireless printers do not need physical network connection, so the last obstacle of real-time barcode generation and printing at any required location is eliminated

wireless flexibility

70% of all bar code printers in the world are connected to the network. The connected network may be Ethernet or some older technology, but in almost all cases, the connection is realized by using physical cables. Worldwide, there are a large number of Ethernet cables used to connect label printers to the Internet, and the same number of replacement cables and connectors need to be purchased. Since this part of the cost is not needed, wireless printers are rapidly gaining market acceptance and popularization

dropping the cable brings great flexibility. As long as the network administrator assigns the IP address to the printer, the printer can be used. For new production equipment, when the working area is readjusted, the wireless printer can quickly move to the new working position. The wireless printer can also be placed on the truck or forklift to move around, and will not push the network connection due to movement, but also save the restart time. Shaking off the cable also improves the appearance, operation convenience and workplace safety

the absence of cables makes it easier to add new printers in the workplace. If the business expands, or more powerful printing capability is temporarily required, the new printer can be put into use within a few minutes, without waiting for the already busy it staff to spend hours or even days laying cables in the work area. The business of some enterprises has the characteristics of seasonal or quarterly non surge, which is a great challenge to the existing shipping system. Wireless printing solutions have high value for such enterprises. There is no need to buy new equipment, just temporarily transfer some printers from other places to meet the sudden increase in demand. This improves asset utilization and reduces the total number of printers required in enterprise equipment

wireless printing foundation

wireless printers use RF signals to replace cables to realize communication with networks. On the network side, RF transmission is completed through the access point (or base station) physically connected to the main network. The access point decodes the wireless data and sends it to the wired network. The wired network infrastructure does not "know" that the printer is wireless; A wireless printer is exactly like any other device on the network

RF signals can penetrate walls and other physical targets to achieve the required non line of sight transmission between printers and access points. The whole factory building, distribution center, retail store and shipping place usually only need a few access points to fully cover. The same network and access point used to connect wireless printers can also be used to connect mobile computers, scanners and other devices

the bandwidth of most industrial wireless networks is much higher than that required by applications, so adding wireless printers will not cause network congestion or slow response time. For example, wireless warehouse management systems usually require only 1 or 2 Mbps of bandwidth, while the most commonly used industrial wireless networks work at 11 Mbps

the printer can be connected to the wireless network through the built-in wireless support, or it can be realized by adding some type of RF peripherals:

(1) The printer with built-in wireless support

the printer with built-in wireless support function is installed with RF components that are suitable for the carbon fiber and semi cured film networks provided by Cytec company for some large aircraft production companies when the printer leaves the factory. When the power is turned on, the printer can be connected to the user's wireless network. There is no need to provide an external interface for connecting the wireless network. This configuration can prevent RF theft and provide security, but it also limits the flexibility of users to select and replace RF cards

(2). PC card (PCMCIA)

for printers with PC card (PCMCIA) expansion slots, you can connect the printer to the wireless network by inserting a RF expansion card. PC card provides support for communication between printer and network. If the user network is upgraded, just insert a new RF card to make the printer used in the upgraded new network. ZebraNet? Is the wireless card slot the Xi series of zebra company? And r-140? PCMCIA expansion slot used on the printer. It can use the specimen curing of the leading curing pool. The curing of the specimen requires that each curing pool only maintains six different 802.11b and spectrum24 network cards produced by the manufacturer of the same type of cement specimen, including the products of Cisco Systems, Lucent and symbol technologies

except for network connection, there is basically no difference between wired printers and wireless printers. In fact, wireless printers provide the same speed, image quality, resolution and other performance as wired printers

application advantages

wireless printing can be used in any printing application, but wireless printing technology is more useful in cases where cable connection is inconvenient or even impossible. The more difficult it is to lay the network cable in the printing place, the more valuable the wireless printer is. In all wireless printing applications, users can feel the total cost of ownership of wireless printing, because there is no need to purchase, install and regularly replace network cables and connectors

like most technologies, many advantages brought by wireless printing can be reflected in the new business processes that wireless printing can support. Wireless network connection enables printing to be done in previously impossible places. Changing processes and business practices to take full advantage of this capability can greatly improve efficiency and quality

1. Manufacturing and production industry

many manufacturers will add tracking labels to products or parts when they complete some production operations in the production process. The workers on the assembly line usually go to the central computer and the printing workstation to get the labels, or use the pre printed labels. In either case, installing a wireless printer in a labeled location can improve processes and efficiency

workers have to leave the assembly line to receive labels, resulting in an increase in unproductive time in each product. Even if the printing point is nearby, when workers are waiting around the printer, there will be unscheduled interruptions in the label pasting process. If workers take the labels of several parts or products at a time, they will also face the risk of mislabeling, which will cause problems in the tracking system. When considering only a few shifts, the result may not seem obvious, but considering the time saved by each worker, the production capacity will be greatly improved and the labor cost will be saved

using pre printed labels on the assembly line avoids worker distraction and reduces productivity, but it comes at a cost. Preprinted labels cannot carry variable information, such as the date of production or the code or identification of the worker who produced or inspected a product. In many automated production environments, especially ERP or ISO certified environments, the ability to generate variable information labels in real time is critical. In addition, preprinted labels must have a certain inventory to ensure adequate supply, resulting in procurement, processing and storage costs

wireless printers are very beneficial for manufacturers who change production lines or adopt flexible work units. Unlike wired printers, wireless printers need to be restarted when moving and reset according to the situation of the workstation. Therefore, manufacturers can greatly shorten the time required for production line adjustment, and make full use of the space of factory facilities and the flexibility provided by wireless printing

manufacturers can also use wireless printers at testing and quality control points to ensure the correctness of project identification and tracking. Wireless printing also has wide application potential in raw material management, finished product inventory, asset management and other aspects

2. Shipping and purchasing

wireless printers are of great value in supporting the cross docking process. In the incoming area, the wireless printer can be used to re label the incoming goods. The wireless printer saves time and improves the response speed of the direct reload process because it does not require workers to go inside to get labels. The printer can also generate delivery orders, safety labels or temporary ID certificates for delivery drivers

for traditional incoming operations, wireless printers can be used to re label incoming pallets or generate new identification labels for packaging containers or independent goods (when pallets are split). For large goods stored outside the warehouse, the wireless printer can label the incoming goods in the stock yard, and there is no need to go to the warehouse to get the label

for busy shipping operations, wireless printers can provide great help. If the surge in orders exceeds the capacity of the company's shipping marking system, wireless printers can be temporarily deployed to meet the needs. In busy times, wireless printers can be quickly installed, configured and put into use. Workflow and IT professionals appreciate this, especially compared with traditional wired printers

wireless security

the impression brought by the development of wireless networks seems to be that it is not secure enough, which makes security the primary concern of potential wireless users. The unique characteristics of wireless technology can either enhance network security or weaken network security. The specific situation depends on the specific configuration. The strategies and systems used to protect traditional wired networks are not enough for the security needs of wireless networks. Fortunately, there are a large number of security tools and system architectures to choose from, so as to ensure the security of wireless networks. At the same time, new security standards are also being developed

to ensure the safety of wireless network, the following three points must be achieved: data must be protected during transmission; Access to unknown or spoofed devices must be denied; The device must be protected from communicating with external hackers and unauthorized access points. In short, the security system must ensure the integrity of data and hardware on the network

in a word, wireless printing provides all the functions and performances of the existing universal experimental machines for traditional printing, most of which install Force Sensors between the upper pressing plate and the beam, and also brings advantages such as flexibility and convenience. The increased cost of printers on wireless networks is very small, but it can reduce the total cost of ownership of enterprise printing systems and accelerate the return on investment of wireless networks. Using reasonable network architecture and security tools can make wireless network more secure than wired network. (end)

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