SATO America, Inc.

Aug. 11, 2005
Printer Series Now Offers RFID Generation 2 Interoperability
SATO America, Inc. on August 3 demonstrated RFID Gen 2 interoperability with its CL408e/CL412e RFID-enabled thermal barcode printers. The demonstration was conducted in SATO's RFID testing labs and is the latest development in SATO's continuing commitment to provide reliable and innovative RFID products based on customer demand.The SATO CL408e and CL412e printers offer the latest in UHF RFID multi-protocol technology by supporting Class 1 and Class 0+, as well as ISO 18000 standards, which have been widely adopted throughout Europe. SATO’s RFID module can also support worldwide frequency bands for use around the globe.The industrial tabletop CLe Series RFID printers deliver high-speed, high performance label throughput, as well as proven reliability and rugged design, making them ideal for any industrial, desktop application. Stephen Hull, RFID product manager at SATO America commented, "SATO has been working diligently to complement its RFID offerings with Gen 2 capable printers.  To do so, we have worked closely with Gen 2 inlay manufactures to create a truly interoperable RFID printer. With these efforts and strong alliances, SATO hopes to make adoption of Gen 2 as seamless as possible for all of its customers.”The CL408e/CL412e RFID Gen 2 ready printers will be commercially available when Gen 2 tags become readily available and firmware is complete.