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Tharo Apollo 2 and Apollo 3

 
 
 


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APOLLO 2 AND APOLLO 3 LABEL PRINTER


A STAND-ALONE PRINTING STATION...NO COMPUTER ATTACHED!
If you're concerned about the additional cost of a computer, saving work space, harsh environments for computers and training "computer" operators, then "cut the cord" from your computer with the APOLLO!

USE A COMPUTER ONCE, AND SEND APOLLO ON ITS WAY!
The new APOLLO from Tharo Systems is the first printer that lets you download a label format, or even graphics and a data base, to an optionally installed, industry-standard PCMCIA card, disconnect the printer from the PC and take it to a new location. Using the printer's front panel or a standard computer keyboard, you can input data, specify the number of labels to print, and merge database information into your format...all without the PC attached!

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:
Ruggedly constructed with a sleek, heavy-duty metal case, APOLLO is built for dependable performance in demanding conditions.

IMPECCABLE PRINT QUALITY:
Works with all the available TrueType fonts and most Windows graphics formats so you can create dramatic labels with impeccable graphics and print quality. APOLLO supports PCX, IMG, BMP, GIF, TIF and MAC graphics formats!

APOLLO HAS 3 SCALABLE INTERNAL TYPEFACES!
While most label printers offer 1 resident scalable font or none at all, the APOLLO features 3 printer-resident scalable typefaces! All Western and Eastern European Latin characters are also resident in the APOLLO. Greek and Cyrillic are not resident, but can be printed as TrueType fonts.

INTERNATIONAL OPERATION!
Ideal for international companies, the back-lit LCD display provides quantity count down, printer configuration, status messages, data input and operator prompts in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Finnish!

EASY RIBBON AND LABEL LOADING:
Easy side-loading design eliminates tiresome media threading.

EASY PRINTHEAD MAINTENANCE:
Printhead leveling, adjustment, cleaning and replacement is a snap!

FLEXIBLE SENSOR DESIGN:
The movable "see through" or reflective sensor is ideal for sensing any type of media, including tag stock with a black sensing mark, circles and ellipses.

HIGH-SPEED 32-BIT PROCESSOR...2MB RAM!
APOLLO is faster, with much more standard RAM than any label printer...ideal for downloading TrueType fonts or graphics.

APOLLO WORKS GREAT ATTACHED TO YOUR COMPUTER TOO!
For systems integration APOLLO is one of the easiest to interface printers in the world. Serial up to 57,600 baud, Centronics parallel, and RS-485 networking interfaces are all built-in to the APOLLO. These interfaces, along with the fact the APOLLO programming language requires no control characters, allows interfacing with virtually any system including minis, mainframes and UNIX.

INTERNAL CLOCK
for time/date stamps on labels.

ADDING-ON OPTIONS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!
Unlike many printers, adding options like a tear plate, cutter, external rewind and present sensor is extremely easy with the APOLLO. A simple turn of a lever is all that is required.

OPTIONAL INTERNAL REWIND:
Our patented mechanism for attaching media to the internal rewind is faster and easier than any internal rewind you've ever used!

PRINT ON ALL TYPES OF LABEL MEDIA
Thermal/thermal transfer roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-fold labels, tags or tickets on standard 8-inch diameter rolls. Print labels on a variety of materials including polyester, mylar, vinyl, polypropylene and tamper-evident label stock.

SUPERIOR ENGINEERING
APOLLO was designed with fewer moving parts and long-term advantages. For example, the print head and other user serviceable parts are far less expensive to replace than comparable printers, so long term costs are lower. Have your technicians check out APOLLO...they will appreciate its' superior engineering!

YOU WON'T FIND APOLLO ANYWHERE ELSE:
APOLLOis the result of a technical joint venture between Tharo Systems, Inc., of the United States and CAB of Karlsruhe, Germany, and our combined knowledge in engineering and manufacturing high quality labeling products.

SUPPORTS ALL POPULAR BAR CODES
supports all the popular bar codes, including UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 128 and Interleaved 2 of 5, and as well as two-dimensional symbologies like PDF417.


Apollo 2 Features

Printing Speed:
2" (50mm) - 8" (200mm) per second
Resolution: 300 dots per inch (12 dots/mm)
Bar Code Narrow Element: 3.3 mil minimum "X" dimension in picket fence or ladder orientations
Print Width: 4.2" (108mm) max.
Print Height: .25" (6mm) min.; 21.5" (546mm) max.
Media Width: .5" (12mm) min.; 4.5" (114mm) max.
Media Sensing:"See-through" for die-cut labels; top and bottom reflective for black stripe sensing; horizontally adjustable from .12" (3mm) to 2.20" (56mm)
Processor: 32-bit, Motorola MC 68332
Fuses: 6.3 AT (at 115V) or 3.15 AT (at 230V)
Weight: 37 lbs. (16.6 kg)

Apollo 3 Features

Printing Speed: 2" (50mm) - 5" (125mm) per second
Resolution: 203 dots per inch (8 dots/mm)
Bar Code Narrow Element: 5 mil minimum "X" dimension in picket fence or ladder orientations
Print Width: 4.09" (104mm) max.
Print Height: .3" (8mm) min.; 37.2" (945mm) max.
Media Width: .6" (15mm) min.; 4.5" (114mm) max.
Media Sensing:"See-through" for die-cut labels; bottom reflective for black stripe sensing; horizontally adjustable from .12" (3mm) to 2.20" (56mm)
Processor: 32-bit, Motorola MC 68322
Fuses: 3.15 AT (at 115V) or 1.6 AT (at 230V)
Weight: 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) Apollo 2/3 SpecificationsPrinter Type:
Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer

Media Type:
Roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-fold labels, tags or tickets;
most direct thermal or thermal transfer materials

Media Thickness:
.0024" to .01" (.06 to .25mm)

Supply Roll:
8" (200mm) maximum outside diameter on cores from 1.57" to 3" (40mm to 75mm)

Ribbons:
1" (25mm) core diameter with 3" (75mm) outside diameter;
1182 (360m) maximum length; industry standard widths

Bar Codes:
UPC/EAN add on 2 digit, UPC/EAN add-on 5 digit, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 A, B, C, Codabar, DataMatrix, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 128, HIBC, Interleaved 2 of 5, JAN 8, JAN 13, MSI, Plessey, PDF417, UPC A, UPC E, POSTNET, FIM, UCC 128

Fonts:
5 Bitmap fonts include. OCR-A, OCR-B
3 Scalable Fonts (Speedo) available internally
Accepts downloaded Speedo and TrueType typefaces

Character Set:
IBM Code Page 850/852
EBCDIC, ISO 8859-1, MacIntosh
All West and East European Latin characters are available

Character Size:
.04" (.9mm) - 5.04" (128mm)
The width and height of scalable font characters are infinitely adjustable.
Bitmap fonts expandable vertically and horizontally up to 10x.

Character Attributes:
Reverse, Bold, Italic, Underlined and Outline

Print Direction:
Bitmap fonts and Bar Codes: 0, 90, 180, 270
Scalable fonts: 360 in 1 increments

Graphic Formats Supported:
PCX, IMG, BMP, TIF, GIF and MAC files.

Graphic Objects Available:
Line, Box, Circle and Ellipse

Control Panel:
Backlit LCD with 2 lines of text, 16 characters each.
Used for Messages, Printer Configuration and displaying prompts for stand-alone printing(Must have optional PCMCIA Memory Card for stand-alone printing)
Configuration options allow for the display of messages in the following languages:
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Finnish.
4 function keys with LEDs

Peripheral Port:
15-pin Sub-D socket for optional Cutter or Present Sensor / Peel Edge

Memory:
Internal RAM 2MB

Time and Date:
Standard

Interface:

Serial: RS-232 C 1200-57600 Baud

RS-422, RS-485 1200-57600 Baud

Parallel: Centronics
Networking:
With RS-485, daisy-chain up to 26 printers off one RS-485 network card

Power Source:
Switchable between 115V 60 Hz or 230V 50 Hz

Environmental:
Temp 50-95F (10-35C) at 10-85% humidity

Dimensions:
10.6"H x 9.8"W x 18"D (270H x 250W x 456D mm)

Agency Listings:
Built to TUV-GS and CE safety standards;
complies with FCC Class A emissions standards

OPTIONS

EASYLABEL Software:
Stand-alone label creation software package for IBM-PC or compatibles running Microsoft Windows. Provides extensive, advanced label formatting functions.

PCMCIA Memory Card:
Max. 4Mbyte, SRAM, Flash or One Time Programmable Cards for storing downloaded formats for stand-alone printing

Keyboard Adapter:
Adapter for plugging an external keyboard into printer for stand-alone printing(Must have the optional PCMCIA Memory Card installed)

Internal Rewinder:
1.57" (40mm) core diameter; roll diameter up to 5.71" (145mm)

External Rewinder:
1.57" (40mm) standard core; 3" (75mm) core adapters included;
Roll diameter up to 8" (200mm)
Can rewind labels inside or outside

Present Sensor / Peel Edge:
Used for on-demand label dispensing;
connects to 15-pin peripheral port for control and power

Cutter:
Maximum media thickness .01" (.25mm);
connects to 15-pin peripheral port for control and power

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Part No.DescriptionList Price
Rewind Guide Plate (Included with Internal Rewind) (Extra Plate)40.00
5534375Present Sensor with Peel Edge95.00
5560433Cutter795.00
5560465External Rewind with Attachment Plate795.00
5905420Ribbon Rewind Poly Clutch (For handling narrow ribbons and slick labels)105.00
5536424Internal Rewind Poly Clutch (For difficult to peel labels - call for details)150.00
5533900Keyboard Adapter for Stand-alone Printing150.00
PGIFLA004A2PCMCIA Memory Card 4 MB for Stand-alone Printing110.00
ARS485FGM/2PRS485 Network Adapter Card295.00
OEM-848-003Serial Cable 9 Pin, 10 ft.40.00
OEM-848-004Serial Cable 25 Pin, 10 ft.40.00
10410Parallel Cable25.00
9008085Operator's Manual (Included No Charge) extra manuals50.00
9008104Maintenance ManualN/A
9008066Programmer's Manual (Available upon request - No Charge) extra manuals50.00
CABKITPrinter Repair Tool Kit410.00
CT40KPrinthead Cleaning Kits30.00
5560434Replacement Printhead750.00
APO2SC12 Month Service Contract739.00
APO2HSC12 Month Hot Spare Contract1,478.00

SERVICE CONTRACT

Tharo Service Contracts are available for 12 month periods. They can be purchased when printers are originally purchased or at anytime during the standard factory warranty. The extended warranty period will begin when the factory warranty expires. Service contracts may also be purchased for units no longer under factory warranty; however, inspection of the unit at Tharo Systems, Inc. may be required. The original warranty period is for 1 year (365 days) from date of shipment by Tharo Systems. The Hot Spare contract includes the replacement of one (1) printhead per contract year. All prices are subject to change and are reflective of the cost of replacement parts. Inspection is required prior to the issue of a Service Contract if the warranty has expired.

Service Contracts cover all labor, material and surface transportation charges to return the product to customers within the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. (Printhead warranty of 1 year (365 days) on original printhead applies to printers shipped after February 1, 1998. Otherwise, regular warranty of 6 months or 1,000,000 linear inches of use applies.) All shipping costs, custom clearances and other related charges outside this area are not covered by the Service Contract. Hot Spare Contract covers same day, overnight shipment of a replacement printer. (If notified no later than 11:30 AM EST.)

Prices F.O.B. Brunswick, Ohio. Prices subject to change without notice.