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SATO to demonstrate versatile printing solutions for the healthcare sector at conhIT 2012

SATO, a leader in Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC), barcoding, labelling and EPC/RFID, will be showcasing a broad range of innovative solutions for the healthcare sector at the Connecting Healthcare (conhIT) exhibition taking place from 24 – 26 of April at the fair ground in Berlin, Germany.

At the conhIT industrial fair SATO will be presenting its products alongside its two German business partners Elmicron, a system integrator specialising in automatic data communications based in Naumburg, and Patrise, a specialist in patient identification and instrument tracking and identification systems located in Eltville. To meet the needs of the healthcare sector SATO has developed a comprehensive system of solutions to help decrease patient identification errors in hospitals and patient healthcare facilities, which also promote best practice for the positive identification of patients, medications, specimens and samples, treatments, lab results and records, in addition to solutions for patient wristbands and blood-bag labelling.

Positive identification protects patient safety and helps avoid medical errors, while increasing a hospital’s productivity and reducing their costs. For many years SATO has worked closely with hospitals from around the world to develop straightforward, yet fail-safe systems of patient identification, to ensure hospitals remain as safe and error-free as possible.

SATO printers can print industry-compliant barcodes as well as easy to read clear text. They are designed for use in environments that require high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. The SATO labels, ribbons and wristbands are tested to withstand environment challenges: contacts with body fluids, blood, xylene, water and virtually every kind of chemical, as well as extreme cold and heat. SATO offers its healthcare printers with anti-microbial outer casings, suitable for use in healthcare environments where cleanliness and hygiene are paramount.

For applications where space is a limited SATO’s CT4i Series desktop printer is the perfect solution. With a 32 bit RISC CPU, 6ips print speed, up to 600dpi resolution printing capability, high speed interfaces, including wireless connectivity, the CT4i series is a powerful printer in a compact design. An HF RFID option helps to meet application requirements for efficient RFID printing solutions.

The ultra-compact 2" CG Series printer offers superior performance at an affordable price and is available at 203 or 305 dpi. It includes an easy to use USB interface and is an ideal solution for blood-bag labelling. The CG208 DT Direct Thermal printer is best in its class. It is delivered with competitive emulations onboard, optimal interfaces (built-in USB as standard) and an anti-microbial casing for outstanding performance in clinical and processing environments. The latest in printing technology from SATO is the TH2, which can be used as a standalone printer for general printing and labelling within the healthcare sector. The TH2 is extremely simple to use, lightweight yet robust and able to operate within a temperature range between 0 and 40˚C.

Using SATO’s Label Gallery software, which is among the leading labelling software products on the market today, it is possible to create new applications for patient identification wristbands, which allows users to incorporate photos and graphics into the wristband design.

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