This capability enables the printer to pick up precisely where it left off if the process is unexpectedly interrupted, without the need for human intervention.
From hospitals to logistics, labels are crucial to business processes. They enable vital information to be transferred through the supply chain, enabling tracking and tracing of everything from essential medicines to automotive parts. Duplicate labels or unprinted labels therefore represent a major cause of inefficiency that can have severe and expensive consequences.
Using the new Sato app and LRS VPSX Bi-directional PJL delivery will give customers excellent control and assurance over their label printing; both preventing problems and providing automatic recovery following an interruption. VPSX Bi-Directional PJL facilitates guaranteed delivery of print data to devices and monitors on a page-by-page basis, allowing the device to notify VPSX when a print job has physically been printed. In the case of device failure, the print run can automatically be restarted from the page where the failure occurred, eliminating duplicate labels.
The app is fully compatible with Sato’s unique AEP (Application Enabled Printing) technology. It is easily installed directly onto the printer via USB or internal network and takes complete care of all communication in PJL using the LRS solution. This app does not interfere with any other printer functions, so the printer can be used within the customer’s environment with confidence. Updates and additions can also be incorporated into the app and then rolled out from a central environment control center, making the print function flexible and responsive to evolving customer requirements.
Furthermore, additional apps can be generated using AEP technology in order to enhance the tasks the printer can undertake. These might include polling additional data for other purposes or using the printer’s display to relay additional commands to the operator.