Mini Interface Board works with thermal printer mechanisms.

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Suited for 2, 3, and 4 in. FTP-609 thermal printers, FTP-629DSL300 series mini interface board supports USB 2.0 and RS-232C connectivity up to 460 Kbps as well as 200 mm/sec print speeds. Measuring 70 x 50 x 22 mm, it includes paper near-end sensor, jam sensor, and Flash/SRAM memory. Unit supports over 60 different programmable commands and enables 2D barcoding, graphics printing, and OCR extended numeric character capability. Linux and various Windows® drivers are included.

Original Press Release:

Fujitsu Adds Smaller, Lower-Cost Thermal Printer Interface Board

Sunnyvale, CA, January 26, 2009 - Fujitsu Components America, Inc. today added a new high-performance, "mini" interface board series for its 24-volt, FTP-609 series of 2, 3 and 4-inch thermal printer mechanisms. The new boards are 40% smaller and cost 20% less than the existing FTP-629DSL100 interface board series. When integrated with a Fujitsu print mechanism, they provide designers with a high-quality, cost-effective, space-saving printing solution for POS, kiosk, ticketing, labeling, banking, instrumentation and medical equipment applications.

Designed to address advanced printing functionality and increased data communication speeds, the new FTP-629DSL300 series supports USB 2.0 and high-speed Serial RS-232C (up to 460kbps) connectivity, as well as 200mm/sec. maximum print speeds.

To enable more compact end designs, the board footprint measures 70mm (L) x 50mm (W) x 22mm (H). A paper near-end sensor and jam sensor provide monitoring to reduce downtime.

The FTP-629DSL300 board series is supported with the latest Windows® software drivers including Windows® CE 5.0,/2000/XP/Vista as well as Linux. It features on-board Flash/SRAM memory and supports over 60 different programmable commands including multi-language fonts, image rotation, reverse printing and print speed. It also enables 2-D barcoding, graphics printing, and OCR extended numeric character capability.

Available immediately, the RoHS-compliant, FTP-629DSL300 interface board series is priced at $91.00 each in 1000-piece quantities. Delivery is stock to 16 weeks ARO.

Company Information

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic components throughout North, Central and South America. Products include relays, connectors, input and pointing devices, touch panels, LCD console drawers, KVM switches, and thermal printers. The company is headquartered at 250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059 or by email at

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