Nov 15, 2015
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 used as stand-alone devices. Customers can reduce the up-front investment and running costs as a PC will no longer be required for printing. AEP functionality also saves space by eliminating the computer from the workplace.
The versatile stand-alone feature will allow tailor made applications for printing requirements in various industries to optimize 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 a database with keyboard input or by scanning a barcode.
“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 allows us to bring user-friendliness and cost savings so this new AEP feature is a perfect example of how we apply this approach to deliver value to customers.”
The new feature will initially be available in Europe, North America and across the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan.