Datamax-O'Neil Product Development
Datamax-O'Neil Printers Design
DESIGNED AND TESTED FOR RELIABILITY
The mobile workplace is one of the most challenging of all
environments due to the demands placed on its equipment. Frequent
drops, extreme vibration, constant jarring, and excessive dust are
just a few examples of the regular abuse mobile technology endures.
No one understands this environment better than O’Neil. We’ve spent
24 years designing printers exclusively for the mobile workplace.
With over 70 printers and 150 accessories, O’Neil is the only
company that is sure to have the right printer for your mobile
To ensure the reliability and longevity of O’Neil latches, each
case is opened and
closed 100,000 times. Based on average usage that latch will last
for 24 years!
Optimal durability is achieved by engineering a highly complex
network of protective baffles, channels, and air pockets into the
case. The unbreakable polyethylene acts as a buffer, deflecting
most, if not all of any energy from vibration and impact.
The outer case is formed from unbreakable, double-walled,
polyethylene blow-molded plastic. Polyethylene was chose for its
ability to withstand severe impact without breaking or cracking, and
because it remains flexible under extreme temperature fluctuation.
The addition of a second layer of polyethylene does not simply
double protection but, by adding an air cushion to strategic
stress points, the ability to withstand impact is increased up to
communication and power ports are internal and connections are made
at 90-degree angles. This ensures stress is all but eliminated from
the connection, circumventing a primary point of vulnerability
common in all other portable printers.
Dual battery pack provides redundancy protection in case of
O’Neil’s printhead and roller are locked together in a single
chassis. Unlike other printers, if the printer is dropped the
printhead and roller will move together, ensuring critical
alignments are maintained.