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Epson TM-L500A - just released special purpose airline boarding pass and baggage label printer

May 2011

Epson’s high performance low cost boarding pass and baggage tag printer heads a full range of airline and airport printers

Sydney, 31 May 2011: Epson has released a special purpose airline boarding pass and baggage label printer to head its range of business printers suitable for heavy duty airport and airline use.

Featuring Epson’s renowned high performance and reliability coupled with ease of use and low cost of ownership, the Epson TM-L500A has a compact footprint designed for limited space at busy check-in desks and is an easy drop-in replacement for proprietary airline printers.

The TM-L500A supports airline industry standards including AEA 2009 and Windows print commands and is IATA CUSS/CUPPS compliant so it can be used with existing airline applications and new open platform solutions.

It handles large fan-fold or roll media up to 184.1 mm diameter with ease, delivering fast print speeds of up to 200mm/sec.

The rugged TM-L500A is easy to use, easy to maintain and is extremely reliable, and is backed by Epson’s industry-leading worldwide support programs.

Epson business terminal printers are currently at work in more than 200 million systems worldwide and are renowned for their quality and reliability. The TM-L500A is part of that Epson family and offers superior features, high reliability, low cost of ownership and a path to open platform applications.

With its support for industry standards and USB, serial and Ethernet interfaces, the TM-L500A is a drop-in replacement for most current proprietary printers.

Epson is a participating member of IATA and ACI, and the TM-L500A has been certified by these leading global aviation systems and software suppliers: SITA; Navitaire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN); and Sabre Airline Solutions.

All Epson printers for airlines and airports come with these outstanding features.

  • Fast, high-quality printing
  • Industry-leading reliability
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Small footprints that fit existing workspaces
  • Worldwide service and support programs available

Printers in Epson’s airline and airport range, in addition to the TM-L500A, include:

Epson’s TM-L90 high-quality thermal label printer, also ideal for printing boarding passes and bag tags and is a drop-in replacement for existing airline thermal printers. Five UK airports are already using the TM-L90 for boarding pass printing. Combined, the five UK airports transport over two million passengers to 241 destinations each year.

Epson’s fast, reliable and easy-to-use TM-T88V best-selling thermal printer is feature-packed and is also ideal for printing boarding passes or airport concession receipts.

Epson’s TM-T70 thermal printer provides passenger seating slips or boarding passes and is designed to fit under counters with no modifications to compartments.

Epson’s TM-C3400 colour-on-demand label printer is ideal for printing colour-enhanced boarding passes or bag tags with colour overlays for immediate identification of priority information.

The full-featured, 9-pin, 80 column FX-890 Serial Impact Dot Matrix Printer offers high print speeds and reliability needed for printing passenger manifests.

Epson’s EU-T300/EU-T400 thermal kiosk printers are complete drop-in solutions featuring best-in-class components, high-speed printing and industry-leading reliability.

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The Epson range of airline and airport printers is available now.

For all inquires on Epson printing solutions for airlines and airports, contact Daniel Low – Business Development Manager at Epson Australia on 02-8899-3632 or via email:

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