Thermal HF RFID Printer fosters tracking and traceability.

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Designed for item level tracking and traceability applications, SATO CL4e HF RFID printers accommodate labeling needs of libraries, hospitals, pharmacies, and entertainment venues. Thermal transfer and direct thermal printers enable use of HF RFID tags for product authentication and asset tracking by producing labels with 13.56 MHz High Frequency (HF) RFID tag inlays, such as I-Code and Tag-IT. Print speeds range up to 6 ips, and various plug-in interface cards and options are available.

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SATO Updates CL4e HF RFID Printer Offering

High performance label printing solution using High Frequency RFID inlays

CHARLOTTE, NC - SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announced today an expansion of its CL4e HF RFID Series industrial tabletop printer offering enhancing the product line to accommodate customer's emerging applications. Designed and built especially for item level tracking and traceability applications, the SATO CL4e HF RFID printer solution is ideal for labeling in libraries, hospitals, pharmacies and entertainment venues.

"The SATO CL4e HF RFID Series thermal transfer and direct thermal printers enable customers to use HF RFID tags for product authentication and asset tracking by producing high quality labels with embedded 13.56MHz High Frequency RFID tags." said Kevin Boger, Product Marketing Manager for SATO America. "Customers enjoy faster, seamless transactions that are more secure than currently used AIDC systems. Those who adopt RFID benefit from the technology's secure wireless data collection transactions and the added benefit of a higher accuracy and greater ROI in data collection processes."

The SATO CL4e HF RFID Series printers support HF 13.56MHz RFID tag inlays such as I-Code and Tag-IT, the industry standards for high-frequency (HF) smart label solutions. With print speeds up to 6 ips (inches per second), a variety of plug-in interface cards including Parallel, RS-232C (Serial), USB, LAN and WLAN, along with optional cutter or dispenser media handling capabilities making the SATO CL4e with built in HF encoding capabilities the right choice for its industrial durability, easy operation and simple integration for HF RFID applications.

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About SATO
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, labor 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

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