Sato America SATO Corporation,
Japan, was established in 1940 to manufacture and sell packaging machinery.
RFID printers can read, write and print smart labels and tags with embedded
RFID transponders. Transponders include integrated circuitry with an antenna
and are designed to be programmed and re-programmed using radio waves. In
1962, SATO invented the world's first hand-held labeler and operations as
an international supplier of labeling machinery were begun. The US subsidiary
was established in 1977 and eventually became SATO America, Inc. in 1987.
During that period, SATO developed the world's first thermal transfer barcode
printers and became the leader in applying the technology to the market.
Since SATO's 1979 introduction of the world's first thermal transfer barcode
printer, Model 2311, SATO has continued to be in the forefront of thermal
printing technologies. Their product line includes direct thermal and thermal
transfer printers, OEM print engines, printer accessories, label design
software, labels and thermal transfer ribbons. Today, SATO continues its
tradition of designing and manufacturing high quality industrial printers
that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
As part of TOSHIBA TEC's continuing commitment to new technology available
soon will be the ability to encode RFID chips using the B-SX series printers.
To be able to meet the various standards and frequencies Toshiba TEC is
offering the unique ability to use different readers and antenna on the
same model. Initially two modules will be available but other read / writers
can be integrated easily. Using Toshiba TEC's Ribbon save technology the
print head can be raised to allow it to skip the RFID chip contained in
the label. This unique function removes the possibility of impact or pressure
damage to both the head and the chip. The end result of which is the continued
long life of the printhead and fewer chip failures after printing.