SATO Unveils RFID Smart Cabinet at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting


Sato LogoSATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has unveiled the new SATO PJM RFID Smart Cabinet at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting. The Smart Cabinet employs PJM RFID technology to deliver unprecedented accuracy for real-time inventory control in a simple, interactive package.

With the Smart Cabinet, healthcare providers can scan hundreds of items in seconds, enforce effective practices to reduce loss and ensure staff accountability. It utilizes an Android-based touch-screen interface that provides voice guidance and is IoT-ready. The cabinet operates as a standalone device, or can be connected via LAN or WLAN for remote inventory management.

“The Smart Cabinet is really a game-changer for the orthopaedic industry,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President and CEO of SATO Holdings. “It outperforms traditional inventory systems by a huge margin, cutting management time from hours to minutes, and as an IoT-ready device it offers a new level of visibility that provides users with insights on their assets in real-time, resulting in greater efficiency, reductions in human error and improved patient safety.”

Outside of orthopaedics, the Smart Cabinet is ideal for a variety of applications including management of pharmaceuticals or other high-value items such as diamonds and gemstones.

The cabinet is currently being introduced to end-users in a variety of industries to get direct feedback, and fully optimize the system based on application and use patterns. The new models will be available in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The PJM RFID Smart Cabinet feature set includes:

  • Real-time inventory: Complete inventory count in 30 seconds
  • 3D Scanning: No need to rearrange items; read items regardless of orientation, even when closely stacked
  • Accountability: Enforce first-in-first-out operations and keep a record of who accesses stock
  • Visibility: Use 9” touch-screen to view vital messages and control operations
  • Auto-lock: Electronic lock prevents unauthorized access and increases security
  • Multilingual support: Text and speech in multiple languages per user preference setting

For more information on the PJM Smart Cabinet visit:

About SATO
SATO is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, it reported revenues of JPY 96,773 million (US$ 966 million).

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About SATO Vicinity
SATO Vicinity is based in Sydney, Australia, and specializes in the research, development and implementation of near field contactless radio frequency communication technology. It pioneered PJM RFID, a technology that can quickly and accurately identify large volumes of tagged items stacked or stored in any physical orientation. SATO Vicinity provides its PJM RFID technology to approximately 80% of the orthopaedic implant loan kits in Australia, and is breaking into new markets around the world.


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