Star Micronics, has developed a new generation of the visual card system. Building on its TCP300 model, this latest version is a ‘thermochromic’ visual and magnetic card reader/writer that can be used to instantly erase, re-write or print up-to-date information, loyalty points and special promotions on a standard ‘credit-card style’ 760 micron Leuco card.
The dual pass head can provide clear text at 30 mm/second with a second lower high quality output speed for graphics. Designed to be re-written up to 500 times, the cards can be updated with high quality text and sophisticated graphics including barcodes and photos within just 4 seconds. The card is simply inserted into the front of the unit, updated and automatically ejected.
The TCP400 has been developed with a ‘clamshell’ Type design to allow for easy maintenance and features an automatic indicator alerting operators of the optimum time to run head cleaning cycle in order to benefit from highest resolution print outs. Supplied with a USB interface as standard, the TCP400 is also available with a RS232C serial alternative. Furthermore, the system provides the option to include a RFID chip for wireless applications.