SATO showcases technology to improve patient safety at GS1 Conference


Heidelberg, March 21, 2016 - SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, will showcase it's latest technology for the healthcare industry at the annual GS1 Healthcare Conference (12th-13th April, stand 12). One of the highlights will be SATO's IoT-ready PJM RFID Smart Cabinet that delivers unprecedented real-time inventory accuracy and accountability in a simple, interactive package.

"Patient safety is a growing concern for healthcare managers across Europe", comments Neil Batchelor, General Manager, SATO Europe. "SATO's technology for healthcare is based on absolute positive identification of patients, medications, specimens and samples, treatments, lab results and records to protect patient safety and help avoid medical errors, while increasing hospital's productivity and reducing their costs."

SATO's Smart Cabinets are designed to suit the tight time restraints faced by the industry, cutting management time from hours to minutes. They provide a new level of insight into assets making the management of pharmaceuticals more efficient, which results in a reduction of human error therefore improving patient safety.

Another solution that SATO will showcase is the Tunnel reader, which can identify many hundreds of items in boxes, trays or tubs or on conveyor belts, quickly and reliably even if they are tightly stacked, overlapping and toughing tags.

Fully shielded, Tunnel readers come in a variety of sizes and are ideal for tracking of orthopaedic implant loan kits and performing stock reconciliation.

SATO printers are also a great fit for healthcare applications and are able to print industry-compliant barcode symbologies and formats. They are designed for use in environments that require high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Additionally, SATO's labels, ribbons and wristbands are tested to withstand environmental challenges such as contact with body fluids, blood, xylene and virtually every kind of chemical and water as well as extreme cold and heat.

For more information on SATO's solutions, visit our stand, 12, at GS1 Annual Healthcare Conference or go to

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