SATO launches CT4-LX-HC: A smart label printer for healthcare

SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling and auto-ID solutions, has launched the CT4-LX-HC, a dedicated smart and intuitive 4” (10 cm) label printer for the healthcare sector. The printer was recently launched in Europe.

As healthcare services increasingly embrace the digital revolution, accurate and user-friendly solutions are key to keeping patient care the top priority. Such solutions must also deliver and be future-proof, to help hospitals, pharmacies and labs meet the needs of a growing and ageing population.

The CT4-LX-HC is an exceptionally versatile desktop printer, designed to achieve next-level patient and consumer care. It also features an antimicrobial casing that can be wiped down with disinfectant wipes, to minimise the risk of infections and recontamination in a clinical setting.

It expedites patient workflows for accurate pharmacy labelling with its one-touch media profile recall function and fast print speeds of up to 8 inches (20 cm) per second. And even at this speed, the onboard intelligence from SATO AEP (Application-Enabled Printing), which autonomously verifies labels against the printer’s database before printing, ensures ultra-accurate end results. Creating a user-friendly printer was top of mind for SATO and the 4.3-inch colour touchscreen is a good example. As befits the current YouTube era, it comes with onboard guidance videos as standard, all of which are easily accessible in the event of an error, for easy troubleshooting and minimal downtime. It’s also as flexible and connectible. Whatever your peripherals, multiple interfaces make it a breeze to connect to a wide-range of devices via LAN, USB, Bluetooth, NFC, Real-Time communication (RTC) and RS-232.

The CT4-LX-HC also has a smaller installation footprint than other 4-inch models on the market, thanks to compact dimensions and recessed rear ports. Its top cover opens extra wide to facilitate label and ribbon loading, while the rear cover makes loading of other media (e.g. USB flash drives) equally effortless.

Sustainability and convenience are also evident in key design features. The label waste-prevention function lets the user print from the first label onwards, for an eco-friendly printing solution.

Meanwhile, optional accessories like a guillotine cutter and a real-time clock give the unit even greater flexibility. The CT4-LX-HC comes with 31 display languages and 47 print languages, as well as five onboard printer emulations, making it suitable for global implementation.

The printer screen customisation application is particularly useful, displaying all relevant information on screen, including IP address settings and details of all consumables used. The printer also features proactive and preventative maintenance via SATO Online Services (SOS) to minimise downtime.

The CT4-LX-HC can print PDF data generated via other systems directly, reducing errors, time and resources with PDF Direct Printing. With SOTI Connect, businesses can reduce the cost, complexity and downtime of business-critical mobile and IoT operations.

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