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SATO America Releases Linux and Mac OS X Drivers for Thermal Printers

CHARLOTTE, NC – May 7, 2013 – SATO America, a pioneer in thermal barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announces the first-ever Linux and Mac OS X drivers developed for use with its thermal printers. Extending the compatibility to include additional operating systems gives customers greater flexibility when choosing the products from which they drive SATO printers.

Linux and OS X users can now integrate thermal printing seamlessly into their computing system for simple and convenient support of SOHO (small office home office) and enterprise based printing needs. These SATO drives are now currently available for the CL4e/CL6e, CG2/CG4 and M84Pro series printer models.

The SATO drivers easily integrate into the Linux-based PC or Mac set-up for general purpose printing functions utilizing the CUPS printing system. The driver currently supports the following major Linux distributions: Red Hat (.rpm), Ubuntu (.deb), and tar.gz for generic distribution installations. Addressing the requirements of the rapidly growing Linux and Mac communities, the list of supported printers will continue to expand.

SATO is committed to making its thermal printing technology accessible to users of all types of platforms. This year, SATO created its first Mac compatible thermal driver for the CG2 and CG4 M84Pro and CL6e series printer models.“Creation of the Linux driver is one more example of how we continue to expand our compatibility to meet the evolving needs of our consumers,” said Stephen Hull, product development manager.

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About SATO

SATO (TOKYO:6287) bridges the last inch of the last mile for customers by integrating Auto-ID technologies and revolutionary materials to tag and track items, ensuring inventory visibility for improved user experience and business results. Engineering solutions that unleash the power of IoT, SATO provides value to customers in the form of accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, reassurance and emotional connections. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, it reported revenues of JPY 106,302 million (US $980 million*). More information about SATO can be found at or on linkedin and twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 108.34 Japanese Yen

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