SATO, a leading supplier of automatic identification and data capture solutions, is exhibiting at the BlueStar RFID Solution Day on 27 September in Hamburg (Germany). This event is organised as a workshop by BlueStar, a leading worldwide distributor of innovative hardware and software products in areas including automatic data capture, mobile hardware and software solutions, point of sale systems and RFID. The event gives resellers and manufactures of products such as readers, tags and labels, mobile terminals, printers and printer software an opportunity to present themselves in open sessions, share experience and information, learn from each other and network.
BlueStar is an established distributor of SATO products with a history extending over many years. At the RFID Solution Day, SATO will demonstrate that the company is not only a leading producer of printers and labels, but also consistently pursues the development of RFID solutions. BlueStar dealers can learn about innovative RFID printing technologies, some of which have already established a market position – such as SATO’s unique Direct Inlay Printing (DIP) technology, which is used in the RFID projects of large merchandising groups and other applications.
DIP can also be used for direct printing of extremely small labels, such as those just 9 x 105 mm in size. DIP enables the transponder of each label on the roll to be written on demand without any need to print labels in advance. This is made possible by a magnetic coupler integrated into the printer. In Hamburg, SATO is exhibiting the fully automatic M8485 Print-and-Apply printing module, which can read barcodes from a host system, write them on RFID labels, and apply the labels to the goods. Fully automatic folding of the FlagTags™ is also possible using the Venturi Pad developed and patented by SATO.
SATO is also exhibiting the versatile, high-performance GT printer, which among other things is suitable for slap & ship applications and offers customers the option of upgrading to UHF RFID.