TransAct Launches KITCHENjettm 1000 Printer For Restaurant Industry

New Printer Offers All Of The Benefits Of Inkjet Printing With Special Features for Kitchens

TransAct Technologies
TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a leading producer of transaction-based printers for customers worldwide under the Ithaca® brand name, today announced the availability of its new KITCHENjetTM 1000 POS printer specifically for the restaurant industry. This first offering in the Ithaca® brand KITCHENjetTM line offers all of the benefits of the company’s proven inkjet printing with added features for the kitchen environment.

The KITCHENjetTM 1000 will come standard with TransAct’s leading two color printing capability used for kitchen order modifiers. A key feature is the printer’s custom cabinetry, which is made of high heat resistant material to help prevent damage when placed near hot surfaces including burners, grills and heat lamps. Additional standard features include a heavy-duty auto-cutter; a receipt cover which covers the receipt exit path to prevent spills and debris from getting into the printer; a loud programmable buzzer which can be used to alert the kitchen staff when an order has been printed; and numerous emulations to allow easy integration into many platforms. The printer incorporates a vertical PCB and protected power supply to further protect it from the spills and harsh environment of the kitchen.

A stainless steel wall or countertop shelving unit is available as an option, offering flexible printer positioning, additional protection from heat sources, and convenient storage space. The KITCHENjetTM 1000 is also available with an 802.11b wireless option, providing increased operational efficiency and reduced cable clutter in the kitchen.

TransAct Technologies’ Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Jim Stetson said, “The benefits of inkjet printing in the kitchen are so compelling compared to alternative impact and thermal technologies. Inkjet technology produces tickets which are much more durable than impact or thermal tickets because they resist damage from high heat, greases and oils. Inkjet printing is also a very economical choice as its low printer purchase price and low cost paper and ink cartridges provide a very favorable total cost of ownership. Based on customer input and our extensive study of real-world use, we developed the first offering in our KITCHENjetTM printer line, the KITCHENjetTM 1000, which brings all of the benefits of our proven POSjet® inkjet printer family, with additional features such as a heat resistant case and cover to provide an ultimate solution for the kitchen environment.”

See TransAct’s new KITCHENjetTM 1000 printer for yourself at the 85th Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (booth # 5773), May 22-25, 2004 in Chicago, IL.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct designs, develops, manufactures and markets transaction-based printers under the ITHACA® and MAGNETEC® brand names. In addition, the company markets related consumables, spare parts and service. The Company's printers are used worldwide to provide receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals and other documents. The Company focuses on the following vertical markets: point-of-sale (POS), and gaming and lottery. All of TransAct's products are manufactured in ISO 9001 certified facilities. Visit for more information.

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