[Release] SATO Launches Latest Print Engine Lineup in APAC, Delivers Exceptional Throughput and Easy Operation


S84-ex and S86-ex Maximize Productivity for Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health and Beauty, Retail and Logistics Industries    

Tokyo, February 5, 2015 – SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and RFID solutions, announced today the release of its new high-performance S84-ex and S86-ex print engines across the Asia Pacific region. The new generation of SATO print engines offers significant industry advancements in quality imaging, exceptional throughput, and incomparably easy operation, setup and maintenance. 

The new print engines incorporate two-color LCD and LED displays which help operators understand print status from a distance. A simple standalone mode also provides independent operation via LCD control. Font and printer settings can be uploaded or downloaded without the use of software tools via SD/USB, and remote printer settings can be handled via web browsers. 

“The S84-ex and S86-ex offer flexibility and convenience, providing customers with numerous interfaces as well as tool-less maintenance, and optional wireless LAN and Bluetooth allow for even greater connectivity in continuously changing operating environments,” stated Noriyasu Yamada, SATO’s Chief Product Planning Officer. “SATO launched its first print engine in 1985, and has always remained committed to continual improvement. As a pioneer in the field, we were able to call on thirty years of experience to design a cutting edge product that goes far beyond the expectations of our customers.”   

The new models utilize a number of redesigns that make it easier for operators to use and maintain their systems to ensure continued operations. Print head replacement is simple thanks to a tool-less design, lengthy cable and easy access. Locking side covers allow for quick and easy replacement of platen rollers, and the sensor cover’s design and non-stick surface help service engineers or operators easily clean or replace parts without the necessity of tools.

Through a variety of enhancements and model options, SATO’s new print engine family provides both reliability and flexibility across industries and applications including:
- Food and Beverage – Tracking and traceability, regulatory compliance, ingredient labeling, allergic caution notices, food safety management
- Pharmaceutical – Tracking and traceability, security labeling, GTIN, FDA, UID and GS1 standard compliance
- Health and Beauty – Traceability, ingredient labeling, pallet/carton management 
- Retail – Traceability, routing, inventory management
- Logistics – Automation, freight forwarding, shipping, inventory control

The S84-ex and S86-ex are available in 4-inch, 6-inch, direct thermal transfer/thermal transfer and direct thermal-only models, as well as a Ribbon Saver model (S84-ex only).

The S84-ex and S86-ex will be on display at Propak China from 15 – 17 July 2015 in Shanghai, China and THAIFEX from 20 – 24 May 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

For more information on SATO’s new print engine family please visit: www.satoasiapacific.com

About SATO
SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode, two-dimensional stacked & QR code, color code, digital watermarking, and UHF/HF/PJM RFID technologies. SATO delivers innovative end-to-end solutions to businesses as a single point responsibility for hardware, consumables, maintenance management, application software, each designed to enhance customer value. SATO solutions enable better business efficiencies and environmental protection to contribute to the development of a sustainable world.

Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, it reported revenues of JPY 96,773 million (US$ 966 million). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 100.16 Japanese Yen.

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Adam Hogue
Public Relations Group
SATO Holdings Corporation 
Tel: +81-(0)3-5745-3412

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