Thursday, 19 September 2013

Zebra’s new Keyboard Display Unit - ZKDU

Zebra is pleased to announce the availability of the new Zebra Keyboard Display Unit; the ZKDU. Zebra’s keyboard display units offer solutions that allow the printers to operate independently of a host machine, which in turn can remove the need for an often expensive computer and save on valuable work space.

A standalone operation means the printer can be removed from the ties of an operating infrastructure allowing for the format retrieval, data entry and label output to be located at the point of application or production, which will save costs, reduce user’s walk time and ensure that the correct information is applied at the point of manufacture or assembly.

The new ZKDU is a drop-in replacement for the current KDU and adds support for ZPL formats, auto-sensing serial port, and auxiliary interface. The ZKDU retains all of the useful features of the current KDU including a 62 key QWERTY keyboard with a 2-line, 20 character display and compact form factor.

The keyboard’s auto-sensing feature ensures that the new ZKDU is compatible with any Zebra printer that has a DB-9 (female) serial port and supports either EPL or ZPL programming languages.

With the addition of the new ZKDU, Zebra now offers three keyboard display units:

KDU Plus
188 x 89mm (7.38” x 3.5")
188 x 89mm (7.38” x 3.5")
300 x 221mm (11.8" x 8.7")
Operational Modes
EPL Forms
EPL and ZPL Forms
EPL and ZPL Forms, Terminal, File
2-line, 20 character LCD
2-line, 20 character LCD
4-line, 40 character LCD
62 key QWERTY
62 key QWERTY
Full size, 85 key QWERTY
Auxiliary Ports
Serial Port (x 1)
Serial Port (x 2), PS2 (x 1)
Part Number
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