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Intermec PB31 Rugged Mobile Receipt Printer.

Intermec PB31 Rugged Mobile Receipt Printer

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Intermec PB31 Rugged Mobile Receipt Printer Features

PB31 Rugged Mobile Receipt Printer Features

  • The industry’s fastest 3 inch rugged mobile receipt printer
  • Built rugged to survive real-world mobility in field service, route accounting and point-of-service applications
  • 20-30% faster time-to-receipt and -invoice printing than competitive products
  • Low cost of development and support
  • Paper sensors and standard LCD display minimize lost transactions and wasted time troubleshooting
  • Seamless integration with Intermec computers and other mobile devices
  • Secure wired and wireless communication options: Bluetooth®, 802.11 b/g, USB, Serial
  • Optional integrated card reader supports latest EMV and ISO payment standards
  • SmartSystems® remote device management reduces support needs

Product Overview
The fastest choice for rugged mobile receipt printing, the PB31 delivers a clear advantage for workers on-the-go who need to produce invoices, delivery receipts, service estimates, mobile point-of-sale receipts, inventory management schedules and sales orders. Whether it's used as a stand-alone printer, or paired with a mobile computer, the PB31 increases operator efficiency. The printer's large memory store reduces system latency and supports fast, high quality production of the graphically complex receipts and invoices that are common in route accounting, transportation and logistics, retail and field service applications.
The PB31 printer boasts more than double the memory of competitive models, and features uniquely optimized print mechanisms, enabling it to deliver receipts and invoices 20 to 30% faster* while also easily handling complex graphics such as logos. Mil-Spec levels of durability and lightweight design contribute to an overall mobile receipt printing package that delivers measurable improvements in ownership costs and worker productivity.

Fast-paced work demands reliability and predictability. With on-board sensors that detect notch, black mark, end-of-roll, and door open status (all communicated via the intuitive LCD display) the PB31 ensures workers always know what's going on with their printer and helps prevent them from losing transactions or wasting time troubleshooting.

The rugged PB receipt printer family is built on a common electrical and mechanical foundation, and integrates closely with Intermec mobile computers and software including Intermec Browser (IB) and Intermec SmartSystems. The integrated approach provides efficiencies in development, deployment and support, and optimizes performance. Intermec SmartSystems provides remote monitoring and diagnostics to networked devices so problems can be resolved quickly. Shared accessories add flexibility and reduce spares inventory and costs. Intermec media options ensure consistently high print quality across a range of applications.

Leveraging the Intermec platform gives companies a solution that can grow with their needs. As “smart” printers, the rugged PB printers can host stand-alone applications developed through Intermec Fingerprint programming to address custom requirements today or in the future, without upgrading hardware.

The printers’ comprehensive options meet a range of application needs. Integrated magnetic strip reader and EMV-compliant smart card reader options, drop-in media loading and adjustable media holders enable workers to easily change tasks without changing equipment. A choice of secure wired and wireless interfaces (802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, Serial, USB) allows them to select the one that fits their environment.

The printers’ rugged design means performance you can depend on, day after day. Unique mechanical design elements and the largest battery capacity in their class help these printers maintain productivity in the most extreme environments. The printers have a 5 foot, 26 time drop spec (6.6 foot, multiple times with optional protective case); IP54 seal rating; and off-road vehicle-strength shock and vibration specs, minimizing repairs and downtime. When issues do arise, Intermec Medallion Complete service contracts deliver peace-of-mind and insurance against unbudgeted repair costs.

Intermec PB31 Rugged Mobile Receipt Printer Specifications

Physical Characteristics


Width: 127 mm (5 in)

Height: 182 mm (7.2 in)

Depth: 81 mm (3.2 in)

Weight (with battery): 828 g (29.2oz)


Operating temperature: -15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F)

Storage temperature: -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)

Humidity: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)

Sealing: IP54 (excludes paper path)

Drop spec: 1.5m (5 ft.) drops to concrete; 26 times including all corners and sides (Mil Std 810F procedure)

PB21/31: 2m (6.5 ft) multiple drops to concrete with optional protective case


PB21/31: 7.2V Li-Ion, 2.25 Ah, rechargeable battery

PB51: 14.8V Li-Ion, 2.2 Ah, rechargeable battery



Flash: 64MB

Standard Communications

RS-232 Serial

USB v.2.0

Optional Communications

Bluetooth® (v2.0, Class 1)


Wireless Security

Authentication and Encryption Options: WPA, WPA2,

WEP (64 and 128), 802.1x (EAP-TLS, TTLS, LEAP,

PEAP, EAP-Fast (Pending)), 802.11i-ready

Print Speed and Resolution

4ips (101.6mm/sec)

203 dpi (8 dots/mm)

Print Technology

Printhead: Direct thermal

Card Reader (PB21/31 Option)

3 track magnetic stripe reader supports ANSI, ISO 7811, AAMVA, CA MVA, RAW formats EMV-compatable smart card reader is EMV 2000, ISO 7816, CCID compliant


Type: Labels or receipt media

Intermec Media:

Labels and Tags: Duratherm II, Duratherm III,

Duratherm NIR, Duratherm III IR, Duratherm III

Synthetic, Duratherm II, 5-mil Tag

Receipts: Duratherm Receipt II, Duratherm Receipt III

Print width ranges:

PB21: 25.4mm to 55.88mm (1 to 2.2 in)

PB31: 30.48mm to 83.82mm (1.2 to 3.3 in)

PB51: 49mm to 111.5mm (2 to 4.39 in)

Core ID: 19mm (0.75 in) standard

Max OD:

PB21: 57.2mm (2.25 in)

PB31: 67.3mm (2.65 in)

PB51: 67.3mm (2.65 in)


Programming Languages:

IPL, Fingerprint, ZSim (ZPLII Simulation), ESC-P, DSim

Character Sets

Standard: English and Latin

Optional: Western European, ASCII, CodePage 850,

Central European, Cryllic, Latin, Greek, Turkish,

Hebrew, Arabic, Baltic, Baltic RIM, Vietnamese, Thai,

Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, UTF-8Graphics

Supports user-defined fonts, graphics, formats and

layouts, including custom logos.

Barcode Symbologies

All major 1D and 2D symbologies are supported.


Getting Started

User’s Guides and Manuals


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