Intermec PB50 Mobile Printer brings labels up close

Intermec has recently introduced the PB50, the company's first wireless mobile label printer and the perfect complement to Intermec mobile computers, Bluetooth scanners, and media.

As an integral part of the Intermec wireless mobile hardware solution for warehouse operations, the PB50 allows users to conveniently print labels, tags and receipts wherever and whenever needed through Bluetooth and WLAN connectivity.
The PB50 combines high speed electronics and the ability to print the full width of all pixels simultaneously, to achieve "time to first label" in less than half the time of other label printers. The printer combines a high-voltage battery, patented techniques for print head power management and high speed electronics normally only used in desktop printers to achieve industry-leading print speeds.

The PB50 joins the Intermec family of products supported by SmartSystems technology, a software platform that provides easy deployment, configuration and management of Intermec devices including the CN3 series, 700 series, CK61 series of mobile computers, SR61 and SF51 Bluetooth scanners.

"Consolidating mobile computing purchases with one reliable vendor is the simplest and wisest choice for most companies, as it makes for one common interface and one contract," said ARC Advisory Group Director of Supply Chain Management Steve Banker. "Intermec is providing users with a greatly simplified route to mobile computing with this 'soup-to-nuts' solution."

With a large on-board flash memory, the PB50 can store frequently used label formats and graphics on the printer, eliminating the need to access files from the host system, thus improving label throughput.

The Intermec PB50 is available now worldwide.




  • Complements Intermecs high speed, mobile, warehouse solutions
  • High-speed electronics and high-voltage battery deliver ultra-fast print speeds
  • Patented power management maximizes battery life
  • Communication options include WLAN, Bluetooth, serial and USB
  • Highest level wireless security in its class
  • Ample on-board memory keeps fonts resident on printer
  • Accepts multiple media types and widths
  • Designed for durability and ease of use
  • Remote management capability via Intermec SmartSystems

Product Overview

The PB50 four-inch mobile label printer is the perfect complement to Intermecs mobile computers, scanners and media to put your mobile workers in the warehouse fast lane. With the convenience of printing labels, tags and receipts where and when you need to through Bluetooth and WLAN connectivity, the PB50 increases productivity for warehouse operations, or wherever you need a combination of wireless communication, ultra-fast print speeds and well-managed battery life in a rugged, wearable design.

Convenience of Bluetooth

The PB50 printer interfaces seamlessly with Bluetooth-enabled Intermec mobile computers including the CK31, CK61, and CV30 vehicle mount computer, along with the CN3, and 700 series. The PB50 offers the flexibility to either be worn using a shoulder strap or belt clip, or it can be mounted to a mobile cart or fork truck.

Unique Design

A unique design that combines a high-voltage battery, patented techniques for power management of the print head, and high speed electronics normally only used in desktop printers enable the PB50 to print the full-width of all pixels simultaneously and achieve time to first label in less than half the time of other label printers.*

Patented power management of the 32.6 watt hours of available power mean the PB50 will not only maintain consistent power to the print head to maintain high quality printing, but also prevent frequent disruptions for battery changes.

Latest Wireless Security

With the latest in wireless security including WEP (64 and 128), WPA/WPA2 Personal Mode, and WPA/WPA2 Enterprise Mode (PEAP, TTLS, LEAP-Open only), the PB50 is fully compatible with your wireless infrastructure, mobile computing and network security, so users wont have to sacrifice peace of mind for the convenience of wireless operation.

The PB50 is supported by Intermec SmartSystems technology, delivering unique remote management capability. This allows managers to view details such as CPU part and serial number, battery voltages, and firmware versions. The user can also remotely update PB50 firmware via the host device.

In addition to accommodating a variety of media types, the unique design of the PB50 allows users to print labels, from 2 to 4 wide, which is valuable to companies needing a flexible solution to address multiple applications with a single device.

With 64MB of on board Flash memory and the ability to store a full Unicode font, the PB50 gives users the flexibility to print multiple languages on a single label. In addition, users can improve label throughput by storing frequently used label formats and graphics on the printer, eliminating the need to access files from the host system.

Easy to Use

The PB50 is also designed for ease of use making loading, charging, printing and diagnostics fast and simple. With straightforward, intuitive status indicators and audio feedback, end-users can be sure that the device has enough media, battery life, and wireless connectivity so they can perform their job efficiently.

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