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SATO UK achieves GS1 certification for new patient wristband solution

Following its recent appointment as a GS1 Solutions Partner, SATO UK, a subsidiary of the barcode and RFID technology company SATO Corporation, has received certification from GS1 for its newly developed patient wristband identification system.

Demonstrating its expertise in providing effective identification solutions to the healthcare industry, SATO has developed a new system for patient identification wristbands that incorporates SATO’s compact and versatile CG2 barcode printer, SATO LabelGallery software and the company’s existing range of patient identification wristbands. The new system has been approved as suitable for use in UK hospitals and patient healthcare facilities by GS1, the global organisation responsible for developing and administering barcode identification standards worldwide

Managing Director of SATO International Europe Brian Lang, commented on the new GS1 certification: "The decision to certify SATO’s new patient wristband system reflects SATO’s depth of experience in providing identification solutions to the healthcare industry and follows our recent success in being recognised as a GS1 Solutions Partner. SATO will continue to develop effective and innovative identification solutions for the healthcare industry, both today and in the future".

SATO’s new patient wristband identification system, which meets the required standard for 2D barcode print quality, was approved by GS1 following stringent tests to determine its conformance to the specific patient information structure required for patient identification wristbands. The certification follows the UK government’s instruction that the NHS adopts GS1 recommended technologies in instances wherever barcodes are used in their systems.

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