SATO Printing Solution Integrated into Same-day Seafood Distribution System in Japan

12/1/2015

System Features High Speed Printing, Remote Maintenance and Voice Commands

Tokyo, December 1, 2015 – SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced that CSN Chihou Sousei Network Co., Ltd. (hereinafter CSN) utilized its barcode label printing solution featuring CL4NX-J IoT industrial printers for a fresh seafood sorting facility at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. The system drives Tokyo Haneda Market, an e-commerce website that provides ultra fast fish delivery. The 720 m2 seafood sorting facility located inside the cargo terminal at Haneda Airport was launched on September 29.

 

Sorting operations involve input of barcode label information such as variety and weight of the fish via a voice command system for hands-free operation. Barcode labels are then printed to ship the fresh seafood to restaurants in the Tokyo area and other buyers across Asia through the online store. The system allows fresh fish caught that day to be shipped, bypassing wholesale markets to reach the end user in as little as 12 hours.

 

The ability to match data for CSN’s network of fisheries workers around Japan and production region, shipper, fish variety, weight and received date via labels makes traceability possible.

 

“SATO is proud to be a solutions provider for this new delivery system that is focused on speed,” said Kaz Matsuyama, CEO and President of SATO Holdings Corporation, “This solution demonstrates how we provide maximum value to our customers through precision and labor savings.”

 

The industry fastest* NX series printers have as a standard feature the IoT maintenance service SATO Online Service (SOS). The cloud-based service provides 24-7 real-time remote monitoring of printer operating status. This pre-emptive support whenever an issue is detected prevents labeling downtime.

 

*Time required to print one label: 0.93 seconds; 10 labels: 8.5 seconds 

About CSN Chihou Sousei Network Co., Ltd.

CSN Chihou Sousei Network launched its fresh seafood logistics market Haneda Ichiba in September 2015. Through direct contracts with fishermen across Japan, it ships fish to Haneda Airport daily for delivery of “Chosoku Sengyo” (extremely fresh fish) to restaurants in the Tokyo area. It also exports fresh Japanese fish, ideal for sashimi, sushi, and other dishes to Asian destinations with its Chosoku Sengyo delivery system.

About SATO

SATO (TSE:6287) is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, it reported revenues of JPY 99,831 million (US$ 910 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com or www.linkedin.com/company/sato-worldwide.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 109.75 Japanese Yen.

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