Ever since we've gotten these new but not necessariy improved power pads they've been nothing but trouble. Who on earth decided that the old ones needed replacing? A big problem with these is much slower communication between the pad and the printer especially when the printer hasn't been used for awhile. I could grow a beard waiting for a label. My biggest gripe is how easily they go off-line. When you wake them up out of sleep mode the signal icon flashes then is supposed to go back to communicating with dispatch after a minute or so. Half the time it doesn't especially in out in extended areas and for some reason when you enter some buildings but not not others. Had to reboot the damn thing 3 times the other day. I think who ever engineered these pieces of junk needs to go back to the drawing board. We don't have the time to mess with these, Certainly not during peak. Did Fred get some kind of deal on these at Big Lots or something?