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Brother Mobile Solutions Introduces P-touch EDGE® PT-E500 Industrial Handheld Label Printer at 2014 BICSI Winter Conference

Next-Generation, On-Site Labeling Tool Features Smart Technology, High Performance Printing and a Range of Connectivity Options for More Professional Installations

Broomfield, CO, January 23, 2014 – Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and premier provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, announces the launch of its P-touch EDGE® PT-E500 industrial handheld labeling tool, a top-of-the-line addition to the popular EDGE family of labelers. The new product will be shown for the first time at the 2014 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition, February 2-6 in Orlando, Florida.

“...we developed the P-touch EDGE PT-E500 with a rich blend of features and functionality designed to speed workflow efficiency and productivity, even in large installations.”

Designed for professional contractors and installers, the PT-E500 labeling tool incorporates smart technology, with software, connectivity and printing capabilities designed to enable fast, easy creation of clear, durable laminated labels for wire, cable and electrical installations of virtually every type and size. The handheld labeler uses easy to load, snap-in cartridges to generate labels for marking copper and fiber wire and cables, faceplates, patch panels, punch blocks, racks, cabinets and more. With just a few keystrokes, on-site installers can quickly format and print a variety of label types up to 24mm wide, including labels that conform to the ANSI/EIA/TIA-606x identifier format.

“An effective cable management system is the hallmark of a professional installation and high quality, long-lasting labeling is essential to achieving this goal,” said Craig Robinson, manager of business development for Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. “With that in mind, we developed the P-touch EDGE PT-E500 with a rich blend of features and functionality designed to speed workflow efficiency and productivity, even in large installations.”

Robinson continued: “More than just a standalone label printer, the new EDGE product is a complete, industrial-grade labeling toolkit offering users a wide range of options, such as formatting labels from built-in templates or custom designing labels stored in memory from a computer database. Yet it is remarkably simple to pick up and use, thanks to intuitive navigation, a QWERTY keyboard and large, backlit LCD display screen with application icons.”

The Brother P-touch EDGE PT-E500 labeling tool comes complete with a suite of software, carrying case, Li-ion battery and adapter, and Brother’s exclusive 2-year limited exchange warranty.

Additional features include:

  • Fastest label printing speed in the series, up to 1.2 ips, and automated label cutting to the desired size
  • Optimized character font shaping and print positioning for high-quality, easy-to-read text, symbols and barcodes
  • Durable UL-recognized polyester laminated labels that encapsulate the print between two protective layers to ensure long-term integrity and legibility and resist moisture, fading and smearing
  • Accepts HGe and TZe tapes, as well as heat shrink tubing (HSe)* to produce permanent heat shrink labels quickly and economically, with drop-in cartridges for easy changeover
  • Advanced Alpha/Numeric serialization option enables automatic incrementing of numbers or letters, individually or simultaneously as desired

The PT-E500 is the third in series of powerful next-generation labeling tools engineered specifically for cabling, datacom, security, electrical and AV professionals in the field. The fourth labeling tool in this new series will be unveiled by Brother Mobile Solutions at ISC West in Las Vegas in April, 2014.

To learn more about the Brother P-touch EDGE PT-E500 industrial handheld labeling tool, visit www.edgelabeling.com, or see it in action at the 2014 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition, February 2-6 in Orlando, Florida.

About Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation which had revenues of approximately $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information, visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com.

For more information, contact
Mary Howard
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc.
(303) 464-6707
mary.howard@brother.com

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