SATO America Releases Linux And Mac OS X Drivers For Thermal Printers

CHARLOTTE — May 7, 2013 — SATO America Inc., 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 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.

Posted May 7, 2013

Source: SATO America