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Tag and Label Printers suit apparel and retail industries.

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Available as direct thermal or thermal transfer, XL400e and XL410e perform printing, cutting, and stacking operations for textile tag and ticketing industries. Movable sensor allows for flexible choice of media, and intelligent printhead regulates printing temperature. Employing 32-bit RISC processor, printers are Windows®-compatible and support linear and 2D symbologies. They have print speed of 8 ips at 203 dpi and have serial RS232C interface.



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SATO America, Inc. Introduces XLe Series Printers for the Apparel and Retail Industry



High-speed, intelligent, and durable...raising the bar for tag, label, and price ticket variable data printers

CHARLOTTE, NC - June 7, 2005 - SATO Corporation, a global leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, today announced the launch of its new line of tag and label printers, the XLe Series. Available as direct thermal or thermal transfer, the XL400e and XL410e are the latest offerings in a long line of high quality, industrial thermal printers.

SATO's XLe Series tag and label printers, which print, cut, and stack, are ideal for the textile tag and ticketing industries including apparel labeling, retail tags, hang tags, and lumber tags. The movable sensor allows for an endless choice of media. The intelligent printhead regulates the printing temperature, which optimizes the print quality, while the use of the cutter and stacker enable the user to select a solution suitable for their individual application.

A state-of-the-art, 32-Bit RISC processor is at the heart of SATO's XLe Series tag and label printers, ensuring a high performance, high-speed printing process. Featuring SATO's well-known industrial chassis, as well as a heavy-duty print mechanism and cutter assembly, the XLe Series can tackle even the most demanding print jobs with ease.

"We feel the XLe Series is an extremely competitively priced family of printers for a variety of channels in the retail industry. Its robust strength and durability, extremely fast processing speed, and hardened cutter mechanism is sure to make the XLe a winning product for retail customers," said Phil Koch, marketing manager at SATO America.

The XLe Series printers are Windows® compatible and support a wide range of Linear and 2-D symbologies. Additional features include a print speed of 8 inches per second at 203 dpi, 2 MB of standard memory, and a standard Serial RS232C interface. Optional plug-in interfaces including Parallel - IEEE1284 (ECP), Ethernet (10/100BaseT), and Wireless 802.11b are available, as well as a real time calendar/clock, stacker, memory expansion, and memory card interface board.

SATO's new XLe Series tag and labeling printers are fast, intelligent, high quality, and dependable... ideal for today's demanding labeling applications.

About SATO

SATO is a pioneer in the AIDC industry and is the inventor of the world's first electronic thermal transfer barcode printer. It also revolutionized the barcoding industry by introducing the DCS and Labeling concept - a total data capture, collection and labeling solutions approach providing high quality barcode printers, RFID solutions, scanners/hand held terminals, label design software, and consumables. It is also the first company to introduce the industry's first, complete, multi-protocol EPC-compliant UHF RFID Solutions.

SATO is a public listed company in Japan and has worldwide offices in United States, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China. SATO also has an international global sales headquarters, SATO International, in Singapore. SATO International was incorporated in 2001 to oversee and support sales, marketing and customer service activities at all group member companies. SATO is also dedicated to the development of high quality, easy-to-use products and places high emphasis on customer service. More information on SATO America can be found at www.satoamerica.com.

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