Seiko Instruments Broadens Line of “Best-In-Class” Kiosk Thermal Printer Technology

Torrance, CA, August 9, 2007 – Seiko Instruments USA Inc. (SII), Micro Printer Division has added two models to its best-in-class line of CAP9000 direct thermal printer mechanisms. The new 2-inch and 4-inch print width models follow the highly successful 3-inch device, delivering the industry leading platform for durability, reliability, performance, and integration flexibility in receipt and ticket printing applications. In addition to the CAP9000 models (with auto-cutter), SII has also introduced the LTP9000 models (without auto-cutter) as general purpose heavy-duty printer mechanisms.

“The Seiko Instruments CAP9000 gave us a rugged and reliable printer suitable for self service applications,” said Bill Jackson, Vice President of Engineering for Triton. As a recipient of the ATM Industry Association lifetime achievement award, Jackson is a recognized leader in the self-service industry. Triton is a global ATM manufacturer with more than 158,000 installations in over 24 countries worldwide and is the largest provider of off-premise ATMs and ATM management software in North America.

“By listening to the specific needs of our self-service market customers, and working closely with our engineers to address those needs, we are pleased to be able to introduce these new thermal printer mechanisms,” said Akira Yamamoto, President of Seiko Instruments USA. “The self-service industry is experiencing a dynamic growth period, and we’re excited to be well positioned as a solutions provider to this market with the CAP9000 lineup.”

CAP9000 mechanisms deliver exceptional print speed (up to 250 millimeters per second), to improve the kiosk user experience, while extreme temperature support (-20° to 60° C) ensures reliable operation in demanding outdoor environments. Ratings for a minimum of 150 km total printing and at least 1,000,000 cuts, combined with large paper roll support, help reduce downtime and maintenance and operating costs. And, maximum integration flexibility is achieved with an innovative small footprint design, curved and straight paper path options, and a choice of USB, Serial, and Parallel interfaces.

About Seiko Instruments Inc.
Seiko is one of the most recognized business brands in the world, embodying innovative design and manufacturing excellence for precision technology. As a member of the Seiko Group, Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) builds on this exceptional reputation. 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 now has a global presence of more than 8,000 employees worldwide. Information about Seiko Instruments kiosk printers, mobile and portable desktop printers, and thermal printer mechanisms can be found at www.siiprinters.com.

 

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