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Alpha Series 4-Inch Performance Mobile RFID Printers

The Alpha-40L RFID mobile printer complements the prestigious TSC Printronix Auto ID stationary RFID product line, giving resellers and end users coverage for multiple applications across various industries. The durable and feature-rich mobile RFID printer boosts productivity with on-the-go printing when you need immediate and accurate RFID labels. Print, encode, and apply RFID labels at the point of application to reduce errors and increase efficiency. Featuring smart battery and Apple-certified MFi Bluetooth® technology, users gain maximum performance and seamless connectivity.

Industries and Applications

Warehouse & Fulfillment
Warehouse & Fulfillment
Retail
Retail
Healthcare
Healthcare
Product and Item Labels
Product and Item Labels
RFID Standard Labels
RFID Standard Labels
Shipping and Logistics
Shipping and Logistics

The RAIN UHF-compliant Alpha-40L RFID direct thermal portable RFID label printer features a rugged design and reliable performance. The Alpha-40L RFID provides a full line of accessories to assist in performing diverse labeling tasks while on the go, especially ideal for RFID applications in the retail, manufacturing, logistics, food & beverage and healthcare industries. RFID encoding is useful for tracking products through the supply chain, taking real-time inventory, and locating equipment within the enterprise. Unlock the power of greater visibility into real-time data on the health and performance of your Alpha-40L RFID printer with included remote printer management software.

Alpha-40L RFID
Alpha-40L RFID
Alpha-40L RFID
Alpha-40L RFID

Reliable Labeling Solution On-the-Go Enhances Operational Efficiency and Traceability

The Alpha-40L RFID mobile printer complements the prestigious TSC Printronix Auto ID stationary RFID product line. The Alpha-40L RFID 4.1-inch (104 mm) direct thermal portable label printer is RAIN UHF compliant, features a rugged design and reliable performance that will continue to operate long after other printers have failed. Like all printers built by TSC Printronix Auto ID, we back our commitment to quality with our standard two-year warranty.

The Alpha-40L RFID is a comfortable, lightweight printer capable of working with any mobile label, document or receipt printing application where you need labels printed wherever you are.

The Alpha-40L RFID is designed   for a tough life on the road, in a warehouse, manufacturing or retail location. The printer is IP54-rated and can withstand a 6-foot (1.8 m) drop without added bulk. An optional IP-rated protective case is available for additional dust and water resistance and can withstand an 8.2-foot (2.5 m) fall and keep printing.

The Alpha-40L RFID can be worn comfortably for a full shift, without interfering with the user's tasks. Use USB, or optional MFi Bluetooth®, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless to connect to a mobile computer or even a smartphone and produce clear, accurate labels hour after hour.

The Alpha-40L RFID 4-inch performance mobile printer was designed to meet military-grade standards for drop and vehicle vibration. Ideal for enterprise professionals on-the-go.

The Alpha-40L RFID printer has compatibility with SOTI Connect IoT Management tool or TSC Console remote printer management for greater visibility into real-time data on the health and performance of the devices.

The new mobile printer also features a smart battery management system. The smart batteries within the mobile printer can report the state of battery capacity, charge status and history of charge cycles.

With the Apple-certified MFi Bluetooth® 5.0 connection and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi fast roaming features, the Alpha-40L RFID not only provides reliable and seamless communication with users’ devices, it also securely prints labels wherever they are needed.

The Alpha-40L RFID Near Field Communication (NFC) makes it simple to connect to the printer directly from a compatible device. NFC capability automatically establishes a direct connection between your NFC enabled smartphone or tablet and an Alpha-40L RFID printer, so you can print or scan using any number of applications without having to connect to a network or enter any login credentials.
 

    • 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
    • Color LCD with buttons
    • USB
    • Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi with Bluetooth
    • TSC Console
      SOTI Connect (license required)
    • Mobile
    • Up to 5 ips (127 mm/s)
    • 4.09" (104 mm)
    • 110" (2,794 mm)
    • Standard: 128 MB SDRAM
      Factory Option: 256 MB SDRAM
    • Standard: 128 MB SDRAM
      Factory Option: 512 MB SDRAM
    • microSD card reader, up to 32 GB
    • 2.64" (67 mm) OD
    • 2" - 4.4" (50.8 - 112 mm) with liner
    • Die-cut, black mark, receipt, fan-fold, continuous (outside wound)
    • 0.625" (15.9 mm)
    • Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
    • Print:TSPL-EZC or ESC-POS
      RFID: TSPL, ZPL2

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What printer languages are supported by Alpha-40L RFID commands?

The Alpha-40L RFID commands are supported with TSPL and part of ZPL printer languages.

Can I upgrade a standard (non-RFID) Alpha-40L to RFID?

No, it is a factory installed feature only.

Does RFID affect the battery life?

The encoding process has minimal impact on the battery life.

Does the Alpha-40L require a black mark for the RFID labels?

No, a black mark is not required.

Does the Alpha-40L RFID printer check that the correct data is encoded in the RFID inlay? How to check whether the RFID read and write data is correct?

As part of the encoding process the Alpha-40L RFID printer automatically verifies that the data is successfully written to the inlay. If an encoding error is detected, the label will be overstruck and a new label encoded. Other error handling modes are also available via the LCD menu. The Alpha-40L RFID printer has auto-detect feature, each failed label prints with the overstrike pattern, and you can select the error handling mode for RFID failures via printer LCD menu.

Does the Alpha-40L RFID printer work with gap RFID labels?

Yes, the Alpha-40L can work with gap RFID labels.

Does the Alpha-40L RFID support HF RFID labels?

The Alpha-40L RFID only supports UHF EPCglobal Gen2 (ISO18000-63) RFID labels and tags.

How easy is it to setup the Alpha-40L RFID for different RFID labels?

The Alpha-40L RFID printer has an RFID label calibration feature in the LCD menu which makes it very easy to setup the printer for both standard RFID labels. The calibration process feeds 3-4 labels to determine the optimal encoding position and RF power levels.

How is the Alpha-40L RFID Printer positioned within the TSC Printronix Auto ID printer portfolio?

The Alpha-40L RFID printer complements the TSC mobile printer series as well as the Printronix Auto ID branded RFID printers. The durable and feature-rich mobile RFID printer boosts productivity with on-the-go printing when you need immediate and accurate RFID labels.

What are the on-metal tags used in the Alpha-40L RFID?

The Alpha-40L RFID printer does not support the on-metal tags.

What are the thickness and length of the RFID labels the Alpha-40L RFID printer supports?

Please refer to the chapter “RFID Media Guideline” on Alpha-40L RFID user’s manual.

What is the roll capacity?

For non-RFID media, the max. Roll OD is 67 mm (2.73").

For RFID media, the suggested max. Roll OD is 62 mm (2.44").

What is the warranty on the Alpha-40L RFID Printer?

Like all printers built by TSC Printronix Auto ID, we back our commitment to quality with our standard two-year warranty. Extended warranty packages are available. Please contact your TSC Printronix Auto ID Territory Account Manager for more information, or refer to our website.

What media handling modes are available?

Tear mode only for Alpha-40L RFID printer.

What RFID labels are supported on the Alpha-40L RFID?

The Alpha-40L RFID supports a wide range of standard UHF EPCglobal Gen2 RFID labels. Please go to this link and scroll to the RFID lab section for an up to date list of validated inlays and chips for the Alpha-40L RFID. This list is constantly updated as new RFID inlays and tags become available on the market and are validated on TSC Printronix Auto ID printers in the RFID Label and Tag test lab.

Where can I buy RFID labels for the Alpha-40L RFID printer?

TSC Printronix Auto ID offers a catalog of RFID labels. Please check with your TSC Printronix sales representative or contact us via the "request a catalog" form.

Alpha-40L RFID
Зарядное устройство для аккумуляторных батарей на 4 отсека (Alpha-40L)

The 4-slot charger is well-suited for heavy-duty missions. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
База для установки принтеров с 4 отсеками (Alpha-40L)

Easily charge multiple printers without removing the battery. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Силовой адаптер для автомобиля, 12–24 В постоянного тока (Alpha-3R)

12-24V DC vehicle power adapter to easily connect and leverage power to your mobile printers on a forklift or vehicle.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-4L
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Зарядное устройство с 1 отсеком (Alpha-40L)

Use the 1-slot charger to quickly charge the battery without any downtime.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
База для установки принтеров с 1 отсеком (Alpha-40L)

Easily charge the printer without removing the battery. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Сетевой адаптер питания (Alpha-40L)

Connect printer and vehicle power source directly by open-ended wire without using battery. It can be used with vehicle mount adaptor.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Зажим для ремня (Alpha-40L)

Use the belt clip for a complete hands-free solution. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Литий-ионная интеллектуальная аккумуляторная батарея (Alpha-40L)

Thanks to intelligent TSC Smart Battery technology, users are able to gather a lot of information about battery health and understand the history of the charge cycles on their mobile printers. When in use, the smart battery is reporting the health and activity of that battery over the entire shift. It’s important in mission-critical printing to understand the device’s activity levels when it is being used non-stop over an entire shift or 24-hour period.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Защитный чехол (Alpha-40L)

The protective case enhances the extra level of protection for harsh environment especially for the outdoor usage.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Наплечный ремень (Alpha-40L)

Designed for carrying the printer directly without a protective case.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Крепление для установки в автомобиле (Alpha-40L)

TSC Printronix Auto ID customers can also benefit from a pretty flexible platform of options for connecting or mounting our mobile printers to a forklift or vehicle. This can be especially useful in distribution centers where the printers have the ability to leverage the facility’s power off a forklift truck or vehicle to eliminate the need for batteries and create a continuously operating device.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID
Силовой адаптер для автомобиля, 12–60 В постоянного тока (Alpha-40L)

12-60V DC vehicle power adapter to easily connect and leverage power to your mobile printers on a forklift or vehicle.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-40L RFID

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