Sato launches the CL4NX series of truly universal industrial thermal barcode printers

Sato, the barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions provider, has announced its new CL4NX series of industrial thermal barcode printers, capitalising on its 33 years of innovation and expertise as a pioneer in thermal barcode printing since 1981.

The CL4NX is Sato's first truly universal printer engineered for the ultimate operator experience, and is crafted to support new and legacy printing applications across a wide array of verticals that would require a durable and dependable printer for years to come.

"In 1981, Sato introduced to the world the first thermal-transfer barcode printer (M-2311). Since then, we have always taken pride in setting higher standards of innovation such as the S-type print engines for factory automation," said Kaz Matsuyama, President & CEO of Sato Holdings Corporation. "At Sato, our mission is to strive to create new values for our customers and, in today's world of globalisation, ensuring optimum borderless operations is their number one need. I am confident that this new CL4NX with its truly universal design and unparalleled operability will set a new height of expectation in performance for our customers and partners operating on a global scale. Undoubtedly, it is the best industrial barcode printer Sato has ever developed."

The CL4NX is designed to be so easy to use and maintain that anyone can feel the difference from the day they start using it. Its All-in-One and Simple-to-Operate features include the following.

  • Ultimate user-friendly operability with 3.5-inch full-colour display and built-in video tutorials with 30 user-selectable languages.
  • Ultimate easy maintenance design with tool-free print heads and platens replacement.
  • Ultimate print quality consistent across a wide range of consumables.
  • Best-in-class ruggedness and compactness with aluminum die-cast construction.
  • Best-in-class processing and throughput speed, and memory capacity.
  • Best-in-class communication and emulation capabilities.
  • Best-in-class scalability and expandability including RFID/NFC.

These unique features make the CL4NX ideal for manufacturing, warehousing, supply chain logistics, healthcare, retail, and other industrial or harsh environments. It is also easily configurable and scalable for global deployments.

About Sato

Sato is a global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. Sato manufactures innovative, reliable auto-identification systems and offers complete solutions to businesses by integrating hardware, software, consumables and maintenance services. Sato's solutions enable businesses to realise precision, labour and resource savings that help preserve the environment and deliver peace of mind to consumers. All of which 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, 2013, it reported revenues of JPY 87,256 million (US$ 1.0524 billion).

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 82.91 Japanese Yen.

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