SATO Launches Smart Connectivity ID Solution for Hospitals and the Healthcare Supply Chain

SATO steps in to provide a helping hand for those that have no time to deal with troublesome and complicated printer settings.

SATO, a global pioneer in the development of auto-ID and labeling solutions, launched the CT4-LX-HC compact desktop printer to address healthcare identification needs throughout the supply chain and at the point of care.

Healthcare professionals are placed under incredibly stressful conditions in normal times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched these essential workers to their limits. With the introduction of the CT4-LX-HC, SATO steps in to provide a helping hand for those that have no time to deal with troublesome and complicated printer settings.

SATO’s smart connectivity solution incorporates feedback from operators on the industry’s front lines to reduce the headaches related to firmware updates, making settings and managing label designs for more streamlined printing of labels to avoid medical incidents. With genuine SATO consumables such as anti-microbial patient ID wristbands and specimen labels and drug administration orders, inpatient orders, and inpatient labels, healthcare providers can ensure full operational accuracy. The CT4-LX-HC is also enabled with SATO’s powerful AEP on-board intelligence that transforms the printer to a hub for pairing with peripheral devices such as thermometers, weight scales, and more for customized integrations.

With COVID-19, there is an increasing need to strengthen safety measures and ensure proper hygiene practices in daily operations to protect everyone’s well-being, whether they be staff, customers, or patients. The CT4-LX-HC features an anti-microbial casing that is disinfectant wipe down ready to ensure hygiene when multiple users need to use its 4.3-inch touch screen display in the same workplace.

“The CT4-LX-HC delivers peace of mind across the healthcare sector, from supply chain management perspectives of manufacturing and logistics to the point of care,” said Noriyasu Yamada, SATO Holdings Chief Alliance Officer and Head of R&D. “I believe smart connectivity and creative integrations from SATO using the CT4-LX-HC will support front line essential workers and boost patient safety.”

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO: 6287) is a global auto-ID solutions provider for leading manufacturing, logistics, retail, food & beverage, and health care companies. With a bottom-up understanding of on-site use applications, SATO tags items with identifiers to improve supply chain flows of tomorrow by solving managerial and operational challenges of today. An industry pioneer with 80 years of expertise and a 5,400+ strong global workforce in 27 countries, SATO engineers solutions to streamline operations, boost accuracy, support sustainability initiatives, provide assurance and emotional connections, extending value all the way to the consumer. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, it reported revenues of JPY 116,372 million (EUR 963 million*). More information about SATO can be found at

*Based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 120.79 Japan Yen