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SATO Launches the New Standard in Healthcare Printing Solutions in Asia Pacific

Singapore, April 4, 2019 – SATO, a leading provider of barcode and RFID application solutions has launched the WS2 direct thermal desktop printer in the Asia Pacific. Setting the new standard in 2-inch printing, the space-saving, hygienic WS2 is the industry’s first disinfectant-ready label printer with antimicrobial casing and can accommodate a wide array of media types to meet a multitude of print-on-demand needs with a focus on healthcare.

The WS2 is compact, convenient and compliant. Its compact profile – up to 25% smaller than competitive models, affords the convenience of use across various locations within a workspace or across an enterprise network. It can be used virtually anywhere throughout the hospital, from patient bedside to the administrator’s desk. The antimicrobial casing of SATO’s WS2 delivers a sanitary focused print solution for the healthcare industry to print patient ID wristbands, drug administration orders, and inpatient orders, and inpatient labels to help avoid medical incidents like mistaken dosages.

Features include an adjustable print width for media between 0.47” to 2.36”, 203 or 300 dpi resolutions, and print speeds up to 7 inches per second, making the printer 43% faster than many of today’s equivalent products. The user-friendly WS2 offers one-touch media loading and simple single-button operation. The antimicrobial plastic casing is tough enough to endure the stringent cleaning methods found typically deployed in sterile environments.

“We listened to the needs of hospitals and laboratories when we engineered the WS2 printer,” said Hayato Shindo, Head of South and Southeast Asia regions for SATO. “We look forward to working with health care providers in the region to help them enhance productivity and efficiency in their various printing applications.”

SATO is known worldwide for its relentless focus to customer-centric product development. SATO polled customers and determined that many required a durable, high-speed, feature-rich and economical desktop 2” thermal barcode printer, which was the driving force behind the development of SATO’s WS2 thermal barcode printer.

The WS2 is easily integrated into existing HIS/EMR hospital systems and is a fully Cerner Validated peripheral for native use within the Cerner health IT system to ensure safety, quality and efficacy for patients.

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About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) strives to be the most trusted Auto-ID solution provider worldwide, bridging the last inch of the last mile for customers in manufacturing, logistics, retail, food & beverage, and healthcare through cutting-edge tagging solutions. With a 5,000+ strong global workforce and 78 years of expertise, SATO engineers value-added solutions that boost accuracy, sustainability, labor, and resource savings, provide reassurance and enable emotional connections. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, it reported revenues of JPY 113,383 million (USD 1.02 billion*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.comLinkedIn and Twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 110.85 Japanese Yen

For Media Inquiries:
Misha Tan
SATO Global Business Services
[email protected]
Tel: +65 6370 0278

For Sales Inquiries:
Seung Jong Yoo
Asia Healthcare Business Manager
SATO Healthcare Co., Ltd.
[email protected]
Tel: +65 6370 0266

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