Getting started with the ZKDU Keyboard Display Unit

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ZKDU Keyboard Display Unit Information and Details

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ZKDU Keyboard Display

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ZKDU Keyboard Display Unit

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The ZKDU has replaced the earlier versions of the Keyboard Display Unit models KDU and KDU Plus. The ZKDU retains backward compatibility and standard functions to allow easy integration with the EPL/ZPL printer compatible printers that have a 9 pin serial port. The ZKDU retains all of the useful features of the legacy Keyboard Display Unit (KDU and KDUPlus) and adds support for ZPL formats, auto-sensing serial port, and auxiliary interface. 

NOTE:  The ZKDU does not support terminal, setup, or file modes of the KDU Plus.  It cannot be used to run ZBI programs that rely on Terminal Mode.

The Zebra EPL and ZPL desktop printers have been designed to support the ZKDU (or other external devices) connecting directly to the serial port. These printers have an RS-232 compatible interface that includes a 5 Volt DC power circuit available for external devices such as scanners and the ZKDU.


Additional Information

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