Kiosk Solutions Issue 18 - Page 6

news KIOSK solutions Media House, 10 St Thomas Place, Cambridgeshire Business Park, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EX Tel 01353 771460 Published by: LGN Media LTD CEO: Ian Titchener Publisher: Andrew Beavis Editor: James Abbott Director of Events: Rachel Titchener Sales: Ian Titchener ISSN 2398-2837 The views expressed in the articles and technical papers are those of the authors and are not endorsed by the publishers. The author and publisher, and its officers and employees, do not accept any liability for any errors that may have occurred, or for any reliance on their contents. All trademarks and brandnames are respected within our publication. However, the publishers accept no responsibility for any inadvertent misuse that may occur. This publication is protected by copyright © 2018 and accordingly must not be reproduced in any medium. All rights reserved. Kiosk Solutions stories, news, know-how? Please submit to james@lgnmedia. including high resolution (300dpi+ CMYK) images. 6 KIOSK solutions BVM’s CAPM347 high speed 24VDC embedded printer for retail, vending and kiosks BVM, the official distributor for Seiko Instruments’ printer mechanisms and portable printers for the UK and Ireland, has announced the CAPM347, a 24VDC high-speed rugged thermal print and cut unit optimised for use in ticketing and vending machines, receipt printing, lottery terminals, ATMs or other industrial, retail or medical applications. Two versions are available: for POS receipt printers and similar uses, the ‘Easy Load’ version with a removable thermal head that enables simple drop-in roll replacement. The ‘Auto Load’ model has a hinged thermal head assembly for embedded designs such as kiosk and ticketing machines and an optical sensor that automatically initiates replacement paper loading. Both versions offer print speeds of 300mm/s on standard 58, 60, 80 and 83mm wide paper up to a 90-micron thickness; the thick paper model prints at 280mm/s on paper up to 150 microns thick. The integral cutter has a hardened V-shaped blade specified to two million operations of either complete or partial cuts that leave a small centre point attached between receipts. The units feature an all-metal body, powerful motors and wide gears throughout to ensure reliability. They are designed to output more than 1.3 million x 150mm receipts with up to 640 dots/line. 16 x 8, 16 x 16, 24 x 12 and 24 x 24 characters are supported, resolution is 8 dots per millimetre. The communication interface with the host machine is via parallel, serial or USB with Seiko’s interface boards or control chips; Windows and Linux drivers are available. n