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New High Speed Thermal Kiosk Printer

Announced by Telpar, Inc.

Dallas, Texas - Telpar has announced the Telpar Mercury high-print speed MTP-1500  Modular Thermal Printer. It is designed for fast delivery kiosk applications. With print speeds approaching 150 mm/sec (6 in/sec), the MTP-1500 Series of printers bring about a new era of speed, ruggedness and reliability. This printer is powered by the high-speed new Epson mechanism

The Mercury Series is ideal for use with custom software or Microsoft Windows applications based kiosk and other receipting environments. Drivers are available for both Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0

The printer features a long-life autocutter with a choice of full or partial cut.

The Mercury MTP-1500 Modular Thermal Printer is being introduced at KioskCOM Europe. The conference, sponsored by IQPC - International Quality Production Centers, features technology for kiosks and is being held in Amsterdam from July 20 to July 23, 1999.

Initial orders for the product have been received and deliveries made. Pricing is volume dependent.


o Quiet, direct thermal printing

o High speed printing approaching 150 mm/sec (5.9 in/sec)

o Both 80 mm (3.15 in)and 82.5 mm (3.25 in) widths available

o Prints Bar code and graphics

o Windows 95 and 98, Windows NT 4.0 drivers available.


o Kiosk and unattended device applications

o Gaming

o Coupons and tickets

o Travel information

o Product information and in-store location

o Directory Information

o Recipes


Print Speed: High speed up to 150/mm/sec (5.9 in/sec)

Resolution: 8 dots/mm (203 dots/in)

Paper Width: 80 mm (3.15 in) or 82.5 mm (3.25 in)

Paper thickness - Straight Path: up to 7 mil. (suitable for tickets).

Number of Dots (maximum): 640 dots/line

Supply Voltage: 24VDC


DE9P for RS-232 Serial

IEEE 1284 Type B for Parallel

Hosiden 3-pin for power


Paper-end: Photosensor

Printhead temperature sensor: Thermistor

Platen Open sensor: Micro Switch

Paper Low: Micro Switch

Operating Temperature: 0C to 50C (32F to 122 F)

Operating Humidity: 10-80% RH (non condensing)

Weight: Standard configuration without paper 2.0 kg (4.5 lbs.)


Mechanism 37 million lines

Thermal Head (Life): 100Km/100 million pulses

Autocutter (Life): 1.0 million cuts

Barcode embedded symbologies: UPC-A, JAN(EAN) 13, JAN(EAN)8, 3 OF 9, ITF, and CODABAR, UPC-E, Code 93, Code 128

Dimensions of MTP-1500 (with 152.5 mm
[6 in] diameter paper):

Height: 185.67 mm (7.31 in)

Width: 149.45 mm (5.88 in)

Depth: 243.17 mm (9.57 in)

Dimensions of MTP-1500 (without paper):

Height: 150.75 mm (5.93 in)

Width: 149.45 mm (5.88 in)

Depth: 196.01 mm (7.68 in)

Telpar Roll Paper for MTP-1500 Series
80 mm, wide, 6 in diameter: Part # 251103-8006

82.5 mm, wide, 6 in diameter: Part # 251103-8006

Power supply available.

Telpar, Inc.

Bob Martin - Manager of Marketing

4181 Centurion Way o Addison, Texas 75001 U.S.A.
972-233-8831 o Fax: 972-233-8947o 800-872-4886

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