Wireless Print Server connects printers to 802.11b networks.

Press Release Summary:

With no wired connections, unit allows user to locate and/or relocate printers, while providing all features of Ethernet-connected print server and WPCPlus(TM) (Web-Based Printer Control Plus). WPCPlus allows for control of printer settings and status, real-time error and status notification, and access from anywhere via Internet. Plug-in interface card can be field installed in seconds on all e-printers that use plug-in interface cards.

Original Press Release:

SATO America Introduces the 802.11b Wireless Print Server

SATO now offers the simplest way to break free from wires

CHARLOTTE, NC - November 21, 2002 - SATO America, Inc., a leader in barcode printing since introducing the first thermal transfer barcode printer in 1979, today announced the new SATO Wireless Print Server which easily connects SATO printers to 802.11b Wi-Fi(tm) compliant networks. With no wired connections, the SATO Wireless Print Server allows the user to locate and/or relocate printers almost anywhere without cables. It provides all of the features of a standard, Ethernet-connected print server and SATO's WPCPlus(tm) (Web-Based Printer Control Plus) without wires.

SATO's WPCPlus offers users of SATO printers a truly innovative and user-friendly way to quickly and easily control, communicate and configure SATO printers from virtually anywhere. WPCPlus allows for control of printer settings and status, real-time error and status notification, and access from anywhere via the Internet.

The SATO 802.11b Wireless Print Server is easy to use, easy to install and very secure. It is designed as a plug-in interface card with user-friendly installation software and can be "field" installed in a matter of seconds on all SATO "e" printers that use plug-in interface cards. The wireless settings, as well as the basic network settings can be configured with WP-Admin, an easy-to-use interface, from a Windows® PC. This allows for setup and printing in just a few easy steps. In addition, the SATO Wireless Print Server incorporates strong Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encoding that ensures the security and safety of data.

Features include TCP/IP, IPX/SPX. Net BEUI, NetBIOS IP, DLC/LLC and Direct Mode IP/IPX protocols with a 2.4GHz ISM frequency band and read ranges of 100 meters indoors and up to 300 meters outdoors.

Additional features include:

o IP address configuration via serial port, arp, rarp, DHCP, BOOTP, XAdmin utility, HP Jet Admin, NetWare and DEC MOP

o Automatic detection of NetWare frame type can be forced

o On-line HELP

o Sophisticated diagnostics including protocol trace capabilities and crash dump

o Test page and factory reset switch

The SATO 802.11b Wireless Print Server is ideal for applications where running cables are impractical or too expensive or where printers must be frequently relocated. Only SATO offers the convenience of user changeable, plug-in interface cards on its printers.

SATO America, Inc. has been manufacturing industrial barcode printers for over two decades, delivering rugged dependability and reliable performance. The complete SATO product line includes direct thermal and thermal transfer printers, OEM print engines, printer accessories, label design software, labels and thermal transfer ribbons. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.satoamerica.com.

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