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SATO Application Enabled Printing (AEP) Solution

Improve labeling productivity, reliability and reduce your total costs by creating Standalone Printing Solutions using SATO AEP development tools

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SATO's Application Enabled Printing (AEP) Platform is a powerful on-board intelligence which enables customization of the printer operation to significantly simplify labeling operations and reduce business costs. SATO AEP allows you to utilize your SATO printer as a robust standalone printing solution.

  • Receive data directly from peripheral devices such as barcode scanner, keyboard, weight scale, or other connected devices
  • Process data and manipulate label format variables independently
  • Interact with your host database or ERP systems
  • Read and write data to and from a printer-resident look-up table
  • Network/Cloud communication for external database/webpage access or other external device control
  • Compatible with CLNX Plus Series, FX3-LX, PW2NX, CT4-LX

In instances where it is not conducive or desirable to have a personal computer (security concerns, maintenance concerns, cost of ownership, etc.) to control label printing via software to a thermal label printer, an AEP-enabled SATO printer offers a one-stop solution to serve as both application host and thermal barcode label printer. Efficiencies can be gained through increased application stability, security, ability to easily modify the application, and expenses saved through the absence of PC placement and ongoing maintenance and software licensing.

AEP Works software enables you to quickly and easily design label formats using a WYSIWYG GUI to develop a full-fledged applications for data manipulation to streamline the label printing process. By simply connecting peripheral devices to a SATO printer, the operator has the ability to accept input from devices; barcode scanners, weigh scales, or full-size QWERTY keyboards. The printer-resident application, based on open source LUA scripting language, allows you to process received data and performing numerous functions such as updating a remote database or lookup table, prompting the printer operator to enter additional data on an attached keyboard, and produce on-demand labels.

The video below shows application examples on how the SATO AEP platform can be used to lower operational cost of printing labels without the need of additional equipment or software.

To find out more information on how a SATO AEP application can help improve the labeling printing processes or how to become an AEP Solution Provider, please contact your SATO representative or complete the AEP Contact Form.


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