Graph-Tech USA launches new industrial printing controller & tracking system to be exhibited at ICMA Expo
FORT PIERCE, FL, March 2020 – Graph-Tech USA (GTUS®) has announced the launch of its new inkjet controller and tracking system for variable-data industrial printing to a Windows 10–based platform.
The GTUS® Controller and accompanying SuperTracker will replace Graph-Tech’s legacy Controller and tracker, which ran on a rack-mount system with Windows 7 software. Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows 7 in October 2020.
The new system runs on a standard personal computer connected to the SuperTracker with a 1GB Ethernet cable. To operate the GTUS® Controller, users need only switch connections from the former system to the new one. The current configuration also offers the same functionality as the former and does not require training. In addition, because data formats can remain the same in the new platform, users can run saved or repetitive jobs without file conversion.
Capabilities include tracking a product over four belts as well as running many inkjets printers at once, including the GT-JET 64, the GT-JET 72 and the eZ-Inkjet® Series; the Domino A-Series, K-Series (K600), BitJet and Jetarray; and the Videojet Excel, BX and PrintPro. The new system also features drivers for bundlers or stackers, camera drivers, a magnetic encoder, and radio-frequency identification (RFID), as well as step-and-repeat, reordering and powerful reporting capabilities.
The GTUS® Controller and the SuperTracker further comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) required for production of credit, debit and cash cards.
“We are excited to begin deploying our new controller electronic using Windows 10 IoT while carrying on a ton of code developed over many years to make the transition smoother,” said Graph-Tech USA President Markus Portmann. “We even use the same connectors to make it plug-and-play. We are also launching new inkjets that fit into this GT eco-system, printing faster than 1,000 feet per minute.”
The new system will be on display with Graph-Tech USA’s new eZ-Inkjet 65 printer in Booth 304 at the 30th Anniversary ICMA Card Manufacturing & Personalization EXPO from March 29–April 1, 2020, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. The EXPO gathers global card suppliers, personalizers and manufacturers for several days of exhibits, presentations, education and networking. For more information about the EXPO, visit www.icmaexpo.com.
Graph-Tech USA designs and builds in-house printers, controllers, RFID and magnetic encoding systems for high-speed industrial inkjet printing with a spirit of innovation. Its onsite resources include a service center and a rapid-development machine shop as well as training and demonstration areas. Graph-Tech controllers help businesses achieve higher throughputs and greater uptime at more than 4,000 locations throughout the world. For more information, please call (772) 569-0066 or visit www.graphtech.us.