CeBIT, 6 – 10 March, 2012 in Hanover

WAROK – Hall 5, Stand E49

FIR RWTH Aachen – Hall 5, AutoID/RFID Solutions Park

SATO, a global leader in barcoding, labelling and AIDC products and services, is exhibiting at this year’s CeBIT in Hanover and will showcase a range of innovative identification solutions in conjunction with two of its leading German business partners. The company is proud to have been an active player in FIR’s Logistics Demonstrator project at RWTH Aachen, where together with various partner companies innovative ways are being developed to achieve greater efficiency in logistics. The Logistics Demonstrator will be on display in Hall 5 of the AutoID/RFID Solutions Park, and will showcase customized USB stick production, employing a range of different SATO RFID printers. Additionally, visitors to the fair can find out about the latest SATO products at Stand E49 in Hall 5, where SATO’s distributor WAROK GmbH, Villingen is exhibiting.

The aim of the Logistics Demonstrator is to display how optimized order processing can aid business in the future, through the use of AutoID solutions, voice control, and automation and logistical cooperation strategies. In connection with this innovative case study, SATO’s know-how and market-leading products were much in-demand. For this reason a SATO CL408e UHF industrial printer was chosen to handle the printing of UHF RFID labels on the “producer” side. In the CL408e the antenna is incorporated in the printhead, thereby ensuring reliable programming and writing of very small UHF labels without crosstalk. In the demonstration a CL408e is used to print out a SGTIN (Serial Global Trade Item Number) to GS1 standard on a 97x27 mm RFID label. Meanwhile, on the “supplier” side a SATO GL408e industrial printer is used to print a SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) to GS1 standard.

SATO will also be presenting a selection of products from its broad portfolio of mobile and industrial printers on the stand of its German distributor WAROK. For the first time the company will demonstrate the printing of an A5 shipping label to VDA standard 5520 using its CL608 industrial printer. This standard requires not only the use of an RFID printer with a 6” print width, but also calls for the data encryption to be written to a transponder which has a 160-bit EPC memory size. Another innovation is the GT408 printer with a retrofittable cutter that prints, writes and separates suitable labels with an integrated UHF RFID transponder to EPC global (GS1) standard.

When it comes to mobile printers, the MB2i and MB4i series of direct thermal printers will both be on show. These are light and ergonomic, yet at the same time robust. Hence they are especially suitable for mobile printing in situ and on demand, for applications such as receipts, specimen labelling or shelf labelling. The models provide a print width of 48 mm (MB2i) or 104 mm (MB4i), offer a print resolution of 203 dpi and 305 dpi respectively and are available with a wide range of communication protocols (RS-232, USB, Infrared, Bluetooth, WLAN).

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