Printronix, Inc. transitioned to short-pitch RFID technology for its popular SL4M Thermal Printer, enabling businesses to print smaller, more affordable RFID tags. The ability to print smaller, less expensive RFID tags means users can afford to tag and track inventory at the item level and potentially save thousands of dollars in lost inventory. RFID short-pitch technology is applicable in retail merchandising, manufacturing, logistics and distribution industries where accurate tracking of item level inventory is critical. The SL4M is a 4-inch thermal printer with a Gen 2 hardware certified UHF RFID encoder. It includes PrintNet Enterprise Remote Printer Management software, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, Serial, Parallel and USB 2.0 connectivity and embedded printer language emulation software. Optional wireless 802.11 b/g connectivity is also available.