Honeywell PB21 PB31 PB51

PB21, PB31, & PB50

Honeywell's rugged mobile receipt printers

on-board sensors that detect notch, black mark, end-of-roll, and door open status

The fastest choice for rugged mobile receipt printing, the PB21, PB31 and PB51 deliver a clear advantage for workers on-the-go who need to produce invoices, delivery receipts, service estimates, mobile point-of-sale receipts, inventory management schedules and sales orders. Whether workers are using them as stand-alone printers, or pairing them with mobile computers, the PB21/31/51 increase operator efficiency. The printers’ large memory store reduces system latency and supports fast, high quality production of the graphically complex receipts and invoices that are common in route accounting, transportation and logistics, retail and field service applications.

The PB21/31/51 printers boast more than double the memory of competitive models, and feature uniquely optimized print mechanisms, enabling them to deliver receipts and invoices 20 to 30% faster* while also easily handling complex graphics such as logos. Mil-Spec levels of durability and lightweight design contribute to an overall mobile receipt printing package that delivers measurable improvements in ownership costs and worker productivity.


  • The industry’s fastest 2,3 and 4 inch rugged mobile receipt printers
  • Built rugged to survive realworld mobility in field service, route accounting and pointof-service applications
  • 20-30% faster time-to-receipt and -invoice printing than competitive products
  • Low cost of development and support
  • Paper sensors and standard LCD display minimize lost transactions and wasted time troubleshooting
  • Seamless integration with Intermec computers and other mobile devices
  • Secure wired and wireless communication options: Bluetooth®, 802.11 b/g, USB, Serial
  • Optional integrated card reader supports latest EMV and ISO payment standards
  • SmartSystems® remote device management reduces support needs


Physical Characteristics

PB21: Width: 101 mm (4 in) Height: 176 mm (6.9 in) Depth: 71 mm (2.8 in) Weight (with battery): 678 g (23.9oz)
PB31: Width: 127 mm (5 in) Height: 182 mm (7.2 in) Depth: 81 mm (3.2 in) Weight (with battery): 828 g (29.2oz)
PB51: Width: 160 mm (6.3 in) Height: 174.5 mm (6.9 in) Depth: 78.8 mm (3.1 in) Weight (with battery): 1189 g (42.0 oz)


Operating temperature: -15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature: -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Humidity: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Sealing: IP54 (excludes paper path)
Drop spec: 1.5m (5 ft.) drops to concrete; 26 times including all corners and sides (Mil Std 810F procedure) PB21/31: 2m (6.5 ft) multiple drops to concrete with optional protective case


PB21/31: 7.2V Li-Ion, 2.25 Ah, rechargeable battery PB51: 14.8V Li-Ion, 2.2 Ah, rechargeable battery


RAM: 16MB Flash: 64MB

Standard Communications

RS-232 Serial USB v.2.0

Optional Communications

Bluetooth® (v2.0, Class 1) 802.11b/g

Wireless Security

Authentication & Encryption Options: WEP (64 and 128 bit) LEAP; WPA-PSK (TKIP / RC4); WPA2/802.11i-PSK (CCMP / AES);EAP-TLS, -TTLS, -PEAP, -FAST

Print Speed and Resolution

4ips (101.6mm/sec) 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)

Print Technology

Printhead: Direct thermal

Card Reader (PB21/31 Option)

3 track magnetic stripe reader supports ANSI, ISO 7811, AAMVA, CA MVA, RAW formats EMV-compatable smart card reader is EMV 2000, ISO 7816, CCID compliant


Type: Labels or receipt media
Intermec Media:
Labels and Tags: Duratherm II, Duratherm III, Duratherm NIR, Duratherm III IR, Duratherm III Synthetic, Duratherm II, 5-mil Tag
Receipts: Duratherm Receipt II, Duratherm Receipt III
Media Width:
PB21: 57mm (2.25 in)
PB31: 83.8mm (3.3 in)
PB51: 111.5 mm (4.39 in)
Core ID: 19mm (0.75 in) standard
Max OD:
PB21: 57.2mm (2.25 in)
PB31: 67.3mm (2.65 in)
PB51: 67.3mm (2.65 in)


Programming Languages: IPL, Fingerprint, ZSim (ZPLII Simulation), ESC-P, DSim (DPL), CSim (CPCL)

Character Sets

Standard: English and Latin
Optional: Western European, ASCII, CodePage 850, Central European, Cyrillic, Latin, Greek, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Baltic, Baltic RIM, Vietnamese, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, UTF-8


Supports user-defined fonts, graphics, formats and layouts, including custom logos.

Barcode Symbologies

All major 1D and 2D symbologies are supported.

User Interface

LCD and 4 buttons: standby, paper feed, setup, info Four audio status indicators: error alert, hardware change alert, button press alert and startup alert.


Hand strap, shoulder strap, belt clip, protective case, cart mount, vehicle mount, battery pack, four-bay battery charger, A/C adapter, A/C power cord, truck power cable adapter, truck power cable, forklift power cable, serial cable

Safety Approvals

North America: UL and cUL Listed, UL 60950-1
Europe: D Mark, EN 60950-1; CE marked
Mexico: NYCE Certified, NOM 19
Other Countries: IEC 60950-1

EMC Approvals

USA FCC Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B, Class B; Europe EMC Directive (EN55022 Class B + EN55024) ; CISPR22


One year; additional Medallion service packages available