TSC adds new high-resolution wristband, desktop printers to growing product line

TSC has added two new high-resolution printers, the TDP-324W wristband printer and the TDP-324 desktop printer, to its growing line of direct-thermal desktop products. Two new printers will be available worldwide starting in June, 2014.

TDP-324W wristband printer

TDP-324W wristband printerThe two-inch-format TDP-324W is engineered to print high-definition wristbands used for patient identification, entertainment ticketing and various government applications, including restricted-area access and visitor identification.
Standard features include a 300-dpi printhead, a large 6.5-inch-diameter media cabinet, and an easy-to-read LCD that displays printer status. The TDP-324W can be operated either as a standalone desktop or wall-mounted printer and supports USB 2.0 and Ethernet communications. It also features a USB-host port for connecting keyboards or scanners.
TSC consulted with many of the industry’s largest wristband manufacturers during the early development of the TDP-324W. Many of their recommendations were incorporated into its design. As a result, the printer offers customers maximum flexibility in the choice of wristband types, while supporting a wide variety of wristband-printing applications.
The TDP-324W can be optionally configured to print wristbands even if a computer network fails. In the event of an outage, operators can quickly configure a PC keyboard to enter wristband ID information, eliminating costly downtime.

Key features

  • Accommodates 6.5-inch OD wristbands
  • Front LCD display
  • High-quality double-wall clamshell design
  • Easy media loading
  • Standard Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Optional downtime keyboard interface
  • Across-the-board compatibility with most popular programming languages
  • Real-time clock (an expensive option on other small-footprint units)
  • USB host option
  • Adjustable sensor
  • "Out of the box" language emulation
  • Head-up sensor and top-of-form sensing
  • Flash card reader for easy font storage


• Healthcare*

  • Patient ID tracking
  • Hospital admissions
  • Hospital nursery

• Entertainment and hospitality

  • Amusement parks
  • Water parks
  • Event admissions
  • Night club age verification

• Government and emergency

  • Law enforcement
  • Triage
  • Crowd control
  • Animal ID
  • Restricted-area access

*The TDP-324W has earned a Cerner Medical Device Certification approving it for use in hospital environments.