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Star Micronics

August 03, 2011 12:00 ET

Star Micronics Aligns With Leading Patient ID Wristband Leader

Star Micronics Joins Forces With LaserBand, LLC.

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Star Micronics is proud to announce its alliance with LaserBand, LLC., a worldwide leader in patient identification wristbands for the healthcare industry. Star Micronics, a leading printer manufacturer, currently provides the secure prescription printer, TSP800Rx, to a number of top ranked hospitals in the United States. Star will now be expanding its healthcare offering to include the TSP828 label printer for thermal wristband printing, utilizing LaserBand's FusionBand Thermal wristbands.

FusionBand offers a self-laminated wristband to provide patient safety, patient comfort, easy implementation, improved workflow, and cost-effective solutions. The combination of Star's TSP828 direct thermal printer and the variety of FusionBand wristbands provides a complete printing solution for hospitals seeking a dedicated thermal wristband printing system.

The unique paper width capability of the TSP828 (1.75" to 4.4") complements the diverse range of FusionBand wristbands. FusionBand is available in a variety of wristband sizes based on the patient's need including adult, infant, parent and child, and combo wristband/specimen patient 1D and 2D barcode label capability.

"Star Micronics is proud to partner with such a reputable industry leader as LaserBand," stated Christophe Naasz, Marketing Director of Star Micronics America. "Star values the partnership we have with LaserBand and envisions it further expanding our healthcare printer offerings. We hope to achieve even higher industry standards and continue to ensure patient safety."

"LaserBand wristbands provide customers easy-to implement, innovative products that improve patient safety and workflow, while also saving resources," said Mike Hammel, Director of Strategic Partnerships of LaserBand. "Our partnership with Star Micronics takes our offering to the next level by also providing customers with a leading healthcare industry printer manufacturer, in an easy-to implement all-in-one package."

About LaserBand
LaserBand, LLC. is the worldwide leader in patient identification wristbands and related products. No other manufacturer offers a complete cross-platform product line that works with all existing patient identification technologies. LaserBand's commitment to research, development and nurturing strong customer relationships has resulted in easy-to implement, cost-effective solutions that have utilized wristband and label solutions for both laser and thermal imaging media. Most importantly, patient information is protected by LaserBand's patented self-laminating designs. To learn more, please visit at http://www.laserband.com/.

About Star Micronics America
Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., the second-largest small printer manufacturer world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures audio components, high-precision machine tools, and precision parts. Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636.

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