TTP is pleased to announce the release of the Meteor Head Driver Card for the new Dimatix Q-Class Sapphire printheads. Supported by the USB2.0 universal Meteor Print Controller this new driver card enables OEMs to integrate new Q-Class printheads with less cost, time and risk.
Printer manufacturers already using the TTP Meteor controller can also now upgrade their systems to support the Q-Class printhead including greyscale capability, dramatically cutting their time to bring new print systems to the market.
Marc Torrey, Vice President Marketing, Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc. says: "The Q-Class Sapphire uses advanced carbon-silicon hybrid construction for unparalleled jetting performance while supporting both binary and greyscale operation. We are pleased that TTP has developed drive electronics for Sapphire and expect its Meteor drive electronics to allow faster time-to-market and exploitation of the many unique attributes of this printhead family".
Stefan Ross, Product Manager at TTP, says: “We are seeing widespread market interest for Q-Class printheads, and are proud to be able to support its adoption through the use of our Meteor print technology. Meteor’s production-ready hardware and software allows OEMs to exploit the full capabilities of these printheads from day-one, resulting in a huge improvement in time-to-market and reliability.”
The Meteor data path is capable of extremely high data rates and can combine fixed and variable data in real time to produce variable images. The optimised design of the Q-class driver makes the Meteor solution very power efficient. Together, these factors make Meteor the ideal solution for Q-class print engines of any size.
TTP’s Meteor system was launched in 2007 and is incorporated into the design of many print systems. It drives inkjet printheads from Dimatix and other leading printhead suppliers.
TTP is Europe’s leading independent technology and product development company. TTP’s primary objective is to create new business based on advances in technology. TTP specialises in digital printing, communications, instrumentation, consumer and industrial products, medical devices, cleantech and security systems. TTP has its own extensive laboratory and pre-production manufacturing facilities and employs engineers, scientists and business development specialists renowned for their creativity and experience. The company, established in 1987, is headquartered in Melbourn (near Cambridge, UK).