The aim of the Logistics Demonstrator is to display how optimized order processing can aid business in the future, through the use of AutoID solutions, voice control, and automation and logistical cooperation strategies. In connection with this innovative case study, SATO’s know-how and market-leading products were much in-demand. For this reason a SATO CL408e UHF industrial printer was chosen to handle the printing of UHF RFID labels on the “producer”
SATO will also be presenting a selection of products from its broad portfolio of mobile and industrial printers on the stand of its German distributor WAROK. For the first time the company will demonstrate the printing of an A5 shipping label to VDA standard 5520 using its CL608 industrial printer. This standard requires not only the use of an RFID printer with a 6” print width, but also calls for the data encryption to be written to a transponder which has a 160-bit EPC memory size. Another innovation is the GT408 printer with a retrofittable cutter that prints, writes and separates suitable labels with an integrated UHF RFID transponder to EPC global (GS1) standard.
When it comes to mobile printers, the MB2i and MB4i series of direct thermal printers will both be on show. These are light and ergonomic, yet at the same time robust. Hence they are especially suitable for mobile printing in situ and on demand, for applications such as receipts, specimen labelling or shelf labelling. The models provide a print width of 48 mm (MB2i) or 104 mm (MB4i), offer a print resolution of 203 dpi and 305 dpi respectively and are available with a wide range of communication protocols (RS-232, USB, Infrared, Bluetooth, WLAN).
For more information about SATO products, go to: www.satoeurope.com/
For more information on WAROK, go to www.warok.de.
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SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. SATO manufactures innovative, reliable auto-identification systems and offers complete solutions to businesses by integrating hardware, software, media supplies and maintenance services. Customers rely on SATO for accuracy, labour and resource savings helping to preserve the environment.
Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, it reported revenues of JPY 78,368 million (US$ 914 million). More information about SATO can be found at www.sato.co.jp/