SATO Europe GmbH

SATO launches industry-first NX standalone label printer platform

SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced a new embedded Application-Enabled Printing (AEP) feature for its CL4NX/CL6NX line of universal industrial printers. SATO and its AEP certified partners will offer custom-made applications to meet the varied needs of their customers.

AEP technology offers users a more flexible and cost-effective option for the printing of labels and tags. Through the next generation of smart printing, the NX Series can be a real problem-solving platform with great benefits in terms of ease-of-use, efficiency and cost-reduction. Customers can reduce the up-front investment and running costs as a PC is not essential for printing. AEP functionality saves space by eliminating the computer from the workplace.

The versatile feature will allow tailor-made applications for printing requirements in various industries to optimise the printing processes. It enables the use of common peripherals such as numeric keypads, USB keyboards and scanners for data input. Users can also print labels by querying printer-stored or external databases automatically.

“We aim to empower our customers by listening to them and adding the functionality they need,” said Kaz Matsuyama, CEO and President of SATO Holdings Corporation. “Our unique hands-on Genbaryoku approach (the pro-active understanding of our customers operations) allows us to bring user-friendliness and cost savings so this new AEP feature is a perfect example of how we apply this philosophy to deliver value to customers.”