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Zebra R170 xi RFID Printer

Built on the solid, tested Xi III Plus platform, the Zebra R170 xi printer/encoder offers an unprecedented level of on-demand printing flexibility in tag placement and label size (6-inch) as well as unique features such as XML encoding for a seamless integration into enterprise systems, automatic inlay position calibration, program positioning, multiple power levels for precisely encoding small labels, and statistics tracking, which allows customers to track the number of good and unusable labels. For companies looking to comply with RFID mandates, the R170 xi provides a robust and flexible solution with key advantages offering investment protection, efficiency and productivity.
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Zebra R170 xi Details


Standard Features

  • Fully integrated ThingMagic UHF RFID Reader/Encoder for transponder types:
    • EPC Class 1
    • EPC Class 0
    • Matrics’ 0+
    • SO18000-06B
  • EPC “Gen2” via firmware update
  • RFID processes optimized for fastest label throughput
  • New RFID ZPL commands allow ease of RFID set-up with maximum flexibility
  • Program position allows users to place transponders virtually anywhere within a smart label
  • RFID calibration feature automatically selects the program position for optimal transponder placement
  • RFID counters keep track of the good and bad labels
  • Variable RFID power settings for both read and write allows maximum flexibility for printing small labels
  • Full function front panel and multilingual backlit LCD display with user-programmable password protection
  • ZebraLink™, WebView, (requires optional ZebraNet ® PrintServer II) and Alert (requires optional ZebraNet PrintServer II)
  • Thin film printhead with E3® Element Energy Control
  • Thermal transfer and thermal direct printing of bar codes, text, and graphics
  • XML Enabled Printing
  • 32 bit 133 MHz RISC processor
  • Type I, II linear memory up to 32 MB and future availability of Type III Series PC Card Interface
  • Clear media side door—easy monitoring of supplies usage without opening the printer systems
  • Zebra printer driver for Windows™ 3.X and 95/98/NT/2000 operating systems
  • Internal real-time clock
  • Auto calibration—printer calibrates when printer is turned on or when printhead is closed with approximately two labels
  • Early Warning Systems for low label, low ribbon, and clean printhead alerts

Operating Characteristics

 Environmental (Thermal Transfer)
Operating temperature:
Thermal transfer = 41ºF to 104ºF (5ºC to 40ºC)
Thermal direct = 32ºF to 104ºF (0ºC to 40ºC)
Storage temperature: -40ºF to 140ºF (-40ºC to 60ºC)
Operating humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing R.H.
Storage humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing R.H.

Universal power supply with power-factor correction 90-264 VAC, 48 – 62 Hz

Agency approvals
Bi-National UL 60950 3rd edition/CSA
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00 Third Edition;
FCC Part 15.107 & 15.109 Class B; FCC Part
15.247; Canadian ICES-003, Class B;
IC RSS-210

High-speed serial interface
High-speed bi-directional, IEEE 1284-1994
parallel interface
RS-232C with DB9F connector
USB 2.0 port

Programming Languages

Core programming languages
ZPL ® and ZPLII® -- Universal language for Zebra printers
ZBI™ -- Controls and interprets text and data from peripherals and non-ZPL printer programming languages. Transmits captured data over LAN or WAN via e-mail or TCP/IP messaging.

Bar codes/Symbologies


Code 11 UPC-A UPC-E
Code 39 EAN-8 EAN-13
Code 93 Plessey Postnet
Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case Codes Interleaved 2-of-5 EAN and UPC with 2 or 5 digital extensions
Codabar Standard 2-of-5 MSI
ISBT 128 Industrial 2-of-5 LOGMARS
Planet Code  

2-Dimensional Codes

Codablock PDF417 Code 49
Maxi Code Data Matrix QR Code
MicroPDF TLC 39  

Fonts and Graphics
Bitmap fonts A through H and GS symbols are expandable up to 10 times, height and width independent
Smooth scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot, height and width independent
Sets: IBM Code Page 850 International Characters
Contains USFT® from Agfa Monotype Corporation

Graphics Features
Supports user-defined fonts and graphics – including custom logos

Options and Accessories

  • ZebraNet PrintServer II
  • ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server
  • ZebraNet Wireless Print Server
  • Additional fonts
  • RS-422/485 multi-drop (optional adaptor)
  • Applicator interface
  • IBM Twinax interface
  • IBM Coax interface
  • BAR-ONE ® software
  • Media supply spindle
  • Media rewind spindle
  • Linear PCMCIA cards
  • ATA-Style PCMCIA cards or Compact Flash (CF) cards

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