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A STAND-ALONE PRINTING STATION...NO COMPUTER ATTACHED!
If you’re concerned about the additional cost of a computer, saving work space, harsh environments for computers and training "computer" operators, then "cut the cord" from your computer with the APOLLO!

USE A COMPUTER ONCE, AND SEND APOLLO ON ITS WAY!
The APOLLO from Tharo Systems is the first printer that lets you download a label format, or even graphics and a data base, to an optionally installed, industry-standard PCMCIA card, disconnect the printer from the PC and take it to a new location. Using the printer’s front panel or a standard computer keyboard, you can input data, specify the number of labels to print, and merge database information into your format...all without the PC attached!

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:
Ruggedly constructed with a sleek, heavy-duty metal case, APOLLO is built for dependable performance in demanding conditions.

IMPECCABLE PRINT QUALITY:
Works with all the available TrueType fonts and most Windows graphics formats so you can create dramatic labels with impeccable graphics and print quality. APOLLO supports PCX, IMG, BMP, GIF, TIF and MAC graphics formats!

APOLLO HAS 3 SCALABLE INTERNAL TYPEFACES!
While most label printers offer 1 resident scalable font or none at all, the APOLLO features 3 printer-resident scalable typefaces! All Western and Eastern European Latin characters are also resident in the APOLLO. Greek and Cyrillic are not resident, but can be printed as TrueType fonts.

INTERNATIONAL OPERATION!
Ideal for international companies, the back-lit LCD display provides quantity count down, printer configuration, status messages, data input and operator prompts in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Finnish!

EASY RIBBON AND LABEL LOADING:
Easy side-loading design eliminates tiresome media threading.

EASY PRINTHEAD MAINTENANCE:
Printhead leveling, adjustment, cleaning and replacement is a snap!

FLEXIBLE SENSOR DESIGN:
The moveable "see through" or reflective sensor is ideal for sensing any type of media, including tag stock with a black sensing mark, circles and ellipses.

HIGH-SPEED 32-BIT PROCESSOR...2MB RAM
APOLLO is faster, with more standard RAM... ideal for downloading TrueType fonts or graphics.

APOLLO WORKS GREAT ATTACHED TO YOUR COMPUTER TOO!
For systems integration APOLLO is one of the easiest to interface printers in the world. Serial up to 57,600 baud, Centronics parallel, and RS-485 networking interfaces are all built-in to the APOLLO. These interfaces, along with the fact the APOLLO programming language requires no control characters, allows interfacing with virtually any system including minis, mainframes and UNIX.

INTERNAL CLOCK
For time/date stamps on labels.

ADDING-ON OPTIONS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!
Unlike many printers, adding options like a tear plate, cutter, external rewind and present sensor is extremely easy with the APOLLO. A simple turn of a lever is all that is required.

OPTIONAL INTERNAL REWIND:
Our patented mechanism for attaching media to the internal rewind is faster and easier than any internal rewind you’ve ever used!

PRINT ON ALL TYPES OF LABEL MEDIA
Thermal/thermal transfer roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-fold labels, tags or tickets on standard 8-inch diameter rolls. Print labels on a variety of materials including polyester, Mylar, vinyl, polypropylene and tamper-evident label stock.

SUPERIOR ENGINEERING
APOLLO was designed with fewer moving parts and long-term advantages. For example, the print head and other user serviceable parts are far less expensive to replace than comparable printers, so long term costs are lower. Have your technicians check out APOLLO...they will appreciate its superior engineering!

YOU WON’T FIND APOLLO ANYWHERE ELSE:
APOLLO is the result of a technical joint venture between Tharo Systems, Inc., of the United States and CAB of Karlsruhe, Germany, and our combined knowledge in engineering and manufacturing high quality labeling products.

SUPPORTS ALL POPULAR BAR CODES
Apollo supports all the popular bar codes, including UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 128 and Interleaved 2 of 5, and as well as two-dimensional symbologies like PDF417, Data Matrix, and MaxiCode.
 
FEATURES
 
Apollo 2 Features

Printing Speed: 2" (50mm) - 8" (200mm) per second
Resolution: 300 dots per inch (12 dots/mm)
Bar Code Narrow Element: 3.3 mil minimum "X" dimension in picket fence or ladder orientations
Print Width: 4.2" (108mm) max.
Print Height: .25" (6mm) min.; 21.5" (546mm) max.
Media Width: .5" (12mm) min.; 4.5" (114mm) max.
Media Sensing: "See-through" for die-cut labels; top and bottom reflective for black stripe sensing; horizontally adjustable from .12" (3mm) to 2.20" (56mm)
Processor: 32-bit, Motorola MC 68332
Fuses: 6.3 AT (at 115V) or 3.15 AT (at 230V)
Weight: 37 lbs. (16.6 kg)
 
SPECIFICATIONS
 
Apollo 2 Specifications

Printer Type:
Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer

Media Type:
Roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-fold labels, tags or tickets;
most direct thermal or thermal transfer materials

Media Thickness:
.0024" to .01" (.06 to .25mm)

Supply Roll:
8" (200mm) maximum outside diameter on cores from 1.57" to 3" (40mm to 75mm)

Ribbons:
1" (25mm) core diameter with 3" (75mm) outside diameter;
1182’ (360m) maximum length; industry standard widths

Bar Codes:
UPC/EAN add on 2 digit, UPC/EAN add-on 5 digit, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 A, B, C, Codabar, DataMatrix, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 128, HIBC, Interleaved 2 of 5, JAN 8, JAN 13, MSI, Plessey, PDF417, UPC A, UPC E, POSTNET, FIM, UCC 128, Maxi Code

Fonts:
5 Bitmap fonts include. OCR-A, OCR-B
3 Scalable Fonts (Speedo) available internally
Accepts downloaded Speedo and TrueType typefaces

Character Set:
IBM Code Page 850/852
EBCDIC, ISO 8859-1, MacIntosh
All West and East European Latin characters are available

Character Size:
.04" (.9mm) - 5.04" (128mm)
The width and height of scalable font characters are infinitely adjustable.
Bitmap fonts expandable vertically and horizontally up to 10x.

Character Attributes:
Reverse, Bold, Italic, Underlined and Outline

Print Direction:
Bitmap fonts and Bar Codes: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Scalable fonts: 360° in 1° increments

Graphic Formats Supported:
PCX, IMG, BMP, TIF, GIF and MAC files.

Graphic Objects Available:
Line, Box, Circle and Ellipse

Control Panel:
Backlit LCD with 2 lines of text, 16 characters each.
Used for Messages, Printer Configuration and displaying prompts for stand-alone printing (Must have optional PCMCIA Memory Card for stand-alone printing)
Configuration options allow for the display of messages in the following languages:
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Finnish.
4 function keys with LEDs

Peripheral Port:
15-pin Sub-D socket for optional Cutter or Present Sensor / Peel Edge

Memory:
Internal RAM 2MB

Time and Date:
Standard

Interface:

Serial: RS-232 C 1200-57600 Baud
RS-422, RS-485 1200-57600 Baud
Parallel: Centronics

Networking:
With an RS-485 connector, daisy-chain up to 26 Apollo Printers

Power Source:
Switchable between 115V 60 Hz or 230V 50 Hz

Environmental:
Temp 50-95°F (10-35°C) at 10-85% humidity

Dimensions:
10.6"H x 9.8"W x 18"D (270H x 250W x 456D mm)

Agency Listings:
Built to TUV-GS and CE safety standards;
complies with FCC Class A emissions standards
OPTIONS

 
OPTIONS
 
EASYLABEL® Software:
Stand-alone label creation software package for IBM-PC® or compatibles running Microsoft Windows. Provides extensive, advanced label formatting functions.

PCMCIA Memory Card:
SRAM, Flash, or Onetime Programmable Memory Cards for storing graphics, fonts, label formats, or database information for stand alone printing. Maximum capacity for Apollo 1/2 is 4MB and for Apollo 3 is 16MB.

Keyboard Adapter:
Adapter for plugging an external keyboard into printer for stand-alone printing (Must have the optional PCMCIA Memory Card installed)

Internal Rewinder:
1.57" (40mm) core diameter; roll diameter up to 5.71" (145mm)

External Rewinder:
1.57" (40mm) standard core; 3" (75mm) core adapters included;
Roll diameter up to 8" (200mm)
Can rewind labels inside or outside

Present Sensor / Peel Edge:
Used for on-demand label dispensing;
connects to 15-pin peripheral port for control and power

Cutter:
Maximum media thickness .01" (.25mm);
connects to 15-pin peripheral port for control and power
 
PRICING
 

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