[Release] SATO launches CUPS Printer Driver in Asia Pacific to provide greater flexibility and convenience for Linux and Mac OS X users


Singapore, 25 September 2013
– SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling and EPC/RFID solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the new SATO CUPS Driver in Asia Pacific. The SATO CUPS Driver allows users to print labels from Linux or Mac OS X system using SATO’s thermal printers and provides greater flexibility for Linux and Mac OS X users as they can now integrate printing seamlessly into their computing systems.

The SATO CUPS Driver currently supports the following major Linux distributions: Red Hat (.rpm), Ubuntu (.deb), and tar.gz for generic distribution installations. The SATO CUPS Drivers are now available for these printer models - CG2, CG4, CT4i, CL4e, CL6e, M84Pro, M84xxSe, GZ4e series. With the growing community of Linux and Mac users, SATO is expected to introduce the CUPS Driver for more printer models in the future.

“SATO is committed to making its thermal printing technology accessible to users of all types of platform so that as many users as possible can leverage on the benefits of SATO’s solutions. The creation of the SATO CUPS Driver is one of the many examples that exemplify SATO’s continued efforts towards meeting the evolving needs of consumers,” said Yoshiaki Uno, Systems Development Manager, SATO Global Business Services.

For more information on SATO CUPS Driver for Linux and Mac OS X, please visit http://www.satoworldwide.com/software/sato-cups-driver.aspx.

About SATO

SATO is a pioneer and leading 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, media supplies and maintenance services.  SATO’s solutions enable businesses to realize precision, labor 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). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com

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


For Media Enquiries:
Misha Tan
Marketing Communications
SATO Global Business Services Pte. Ltd.
Tel: 65-6370-0278

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