SATO America: Healthcare Print-on-Demand

WS2 direct thermal desktop unit is billed as is the industry’s first disinfectant-ready printer.

WS2 direct thermal desktop unit is billed as is the industry’s first disinfectant-ready printer.
WS2 direct thermal desktop unit is billed as is the industry’s first disinfectant-ready printer.

SATO America, a provider ofbarcode and RFID application solutions, has launched the WS2 direct thermal desktop printer.Designed to set a new standard in 2-in.printing, the space-saving, hygienic WS2 is disinfectant-ready. It accommodates a wide array of media types to meet a multitude of print-on-demand needs with a focus on healthcare.

The WS2 is compact, convenient and compliant. Its compact profile is up to 25% smaller than competitive models,affords the convenience of use across various locations within a workspace or across an enterprise network. It can be used virtually anywhere throughout the hospital, from patient bedside to the administrator’s desk.

The antimicrobial casing of SATO’s WS2 delivers a sanitary-focused print solution for the healthcare industry to print patient ID wristbands, drug administration orders, and inpatient orders, and inpatient labels to help avoid medical incidents like mistaken dosages. The antimicrobial plastic casing is tough enough to endure the stringent cleaning methods found typically deployed in sterile environments.

Features include an adjustable print width for media between 0.47 in. to 2.36 in., 203 or 300 dpi resolutions, and print speeds up to 7 in. per second. The user-friendly WS2 offers one-touch media loading and simple single-button operation.

The new WS2 product line from SATO is for hospitals and life science applications. It addresses the needs of patient identification wristbands as well as labeling throughout the hospital environment. With its disinfectant-ready and antimicrobial body it is also ideal for hygienic workplaces requiring frequent washdowns.

The company’s desktop 2-in. thermal barcode printer was the driving force behind the development of SATO’s WS2 thermal barcode printer.

The WS2 is easily integrated into existing HIS/EMR hospital systems and is a fully Cerner Validated peripheral for native use within the Cerner health IT system to ensure safety, quality and efficacy for patients.

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