New Series of Seiko Instruments Kiosk Printers Sets the Bar for Self-Service Performance and Reliability

Torrance, CA, Jul 10, 2008 – Seiko Instruments USA Inc. (SIU) Thermal Printer Division, http://www.siiprinters.com, a globally recognized leader in thermal printer technology, today introduced three high-performance additions to its APU-9000 line of kiosk printers. The new C series kiosk printers deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability, with blazingly fast 250 mm/sec print speeds, a minimum 150 kilometers total output and over one million cuts. With support for extreme temperatures—from 20 to 60 degrees C—the printers are an ideal choice for indoor and outdoor kiosk deployment. A very small footprint and a choice of 2-, 3-, and 4-inch print width models give significant design flexibility, ensuring easier integration in retail, self-checkout, healthcare, hospitality, and banking self-service applications. “These new high-performance kiosk printers demonstrate our commitment to providing innovative solutions for the growing self-service sector.” said Kaz Onishi, Vice President and General Manager, Seiko Instruments USA. “The new C series models offer an unbeatable combination of speed, reliability, and design flexibility,”

The new C series printers extend the existing Seiko Instruments APU-9000 kiosk printer line. The 2- and 3-inch print width models are available now, and a 4-inch model is planned for Q4 this year. The printers are based on the industry’s leading direct thermal printer mechanism: the Seiko Instruments CAP9000. The rugged CAP9000 was developed specifically for the demanding requirements of high-performance indoor and outdoor kiosk applications. The unsurpassed performance and reliability of the CAP9000 directly improves self-service application user experience, reducing wait time while receipts print and lowering kiosk operating costs.

Measuring 5.5″ (wide) by 6.5″ (deep) by 5.2″ (high), the small footprint of the 2- and 3-inch printer models eases integration. The printers offer 203 dots per inch (dpi) resolution and accommodate a wide range of media thicknesses, and can operate as a ticket printer or receipt printer. USB, Serial, and Parallel connectivity are supported, and an optional looping presenter further improves reliability.

About Seiko Instruments Inc.
As a member of The Seiko Group, Seiko Instruments (SII) represents a globally recognized brand, embodying innovative design and precision manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1937, SII manufactures and markets electronic components, thermal and specialty printers, consumer electronics, communication and network technology, scientific instrumentation, and precision manufacturing technology. SII has a global presence, with more than 14,000 employees worldwide.

Information about Seiko Instruments kiosk printers, mobile printers, portable desktop printers, and thermal printer mechanisms can be found at www.siiprinters.com.

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