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Create own barcodes with Barcode Studio (Update available)

2016/03/25 | Barcode Studio V15.3.1

Make sure that your version of Barcode Studio is up to date! The most recent update offers the following improvements:

  • Toolbar
    The Toolbar is now automatically shown on starting Barcode Studio. There have been problems displaying it for users of Mac OS X.
  • French Translation
    Barcode Studio is now also available in French
  • TBarCode Library 11.2.3
    This version of Barcode Studio uses TBarCode Library Version 11.2.3.

You can get this update directly in Barcode Studio (open Barcode Studio, click "Help" in the menu and choose "Check for Update...") or download Barcode Studio from our website.

For users of Barcode Studio Version 15 and for customers with a valid Priority Support Agreement this update is free of charge.

Label Software TFORMer Designer - Update

2016/03/24 | TFORMer Designer V7.5.19

This update for TFORMer Designer offers numerous new features and bug fixes. Here are only a few updates:

    New Features
  • System fields tfProductName and tfProductVersion
  • Extended CheckDigits method to support field-specific check digits for GS1 codes (TFM-6479)
  • Added Suppress Error Message property for picture element
  • and more...
    Bug Fixes
  • The output engine now avoids rendering of invisible lines, rectangles and ellipses (either with line-width 0 or with no color and transparent background)
  • The Print Dialog now correctly remembers the PostScript file output option
  • The SDK options in the Print Dialog will not influence other TFORMer settings anymore
  • and more...
    TFORMer Quickprint
  • The preview is now based on current data field values
  • Added tooltip indicators for errors caused by data field values
  • Added tooltip indicators for data field information
  • and more...

In the detailed history, you can view the full list of improvements and bug fixes for TFORMer V 7.5.19.

You can download this update directly in TFORMer Designer (open TFORMer Designer and click on the link "Check for Updates" in the left column) or download the latest version of TFORMer Designer from our website.

Regular updates provide a more efficient and smooth operation of our software. Therefore, an update is highly recommended - it would be best to download the update for TFORMer Designer today.

This Update is free of charge for users of TFORMer Designer Version 7, or for customers with a valid Priority Support Agreement.

TBarCode Office - Word/Excel Add-In Update

2015/10/28 | TBarCode Office V10.7.0

TBarCode Office was revised for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. For the new version the following functions have been focused:

  • Microsoft Office 2016
    The add-in is compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft Excel 2016.
  • GUI Facelift
    The TBarCode Office Add-In was modernized.
  • Escape Sequences
    Microsoft Word Add-In: Escape sequences for special characters (like FNC1) can be added through the Insert Field wizard.
  • Encoding Data from Bookmarks
    Bookmarks can be referenced with the place holder format: [@!Bookmark]. The content of the bookmark will be encoded in the bar code while printing.
  • System Resources
    Added monitoring of system resources (free GDI objects) during bar code generation. A warning is displayed if the available GDI objects are running low. On demand the user can disable warnings in the Add-In options.

All enhancements and bug fixes are listed in the version histoy of TBarCode Office.

The download of TBarCode Office is for free. Owners of an active maintenance agreement or a V10 license are eligible to update without additional costs.

TBarCode SDK - Barcode Generator Update

2015/08/13 | TBarCode SDK V11.2.3

TEC-IT announces the availability of version 11.2.3 for TBarCode SDK. The following problems were corrected:

  • Codabar 2
    The check digit calculation with start and stop characters was corrected.
  • Application Identifiers
    The list of supported application identifiers (AIs) has been updated.

A complete list of enhancements is available in the version history of the product.

Download TBarCode SDK for free and install the software today! Owners of an active maintenance agreement or a V11 license are eligible to update without additional costs.

Barcode Maker Update: Barcode Studio 15.3!

2015/08/11 | Barcode Studio V15.3.0
Barcode Options

We are pleased to release a maintenance release for the barcode maker software Barcode Studio. These are the enhancements of version 15.3.0 :

  • Barcode Export - File Name
    When exporting bar-codes, the user can choose between using the last used file name or a file name auto-generated from the barcode data.
  • Barcode Options
    It is now possible to change barcode options (as known from TBarCode SDK) directly via the GUI.
  • Codabar Checkdigit Calculation
    The codabar check digit now considers the start/stop characters of the barcode by default. The user may change this behavior via the barcode options.
  • Application Identifier Update
    Updated the list of supported application identifiers (AIs).
  • TBarCode Library 11.2.3
    Using TBarCode Library 11.2.3.

Give it a try! Download Barcode Studio.

New Barcodescanner Keyboard 2.0 App for Android

2015/07/27 | Barcodescanner Keyboard V2.0
New Design for Android App Barcodescanner Keyboard

Great news: Barcode Keyboard V2.0 was redesigned from scratch and represents the ultimate timesaver - read on to learn more!

TEC-IT's new Barcode Keyboard V2 app for Android is based on the current Google Keyboard as available in Android 4.0 or higher. In addition to the well-known basic keyboard functionality it offers integrated barcode scanner support. Using this keyboard you are able to key in information manually or - as a convenient alternative - to scan barcodes directly into any app. Application switching or error-prone copy/paste is no longer required.

The barcode-scanning functionality is available for most target apps without additional modifications.

Some exciting features of this innovative keyboard app:

  • State-of-the-art keyboard layout
  • Voice recognition, suggestions, dictionaries, fast keyboard switching
  • Guided installation
  • Multi-language support
  • Configurable scanner keys
  • Quicktext (custom text modules) support
  • Integrated camera scanner (portrait, landscape, automatic)
  • Versatile licensing capabilities (Google Play licensing, online activation without a Google account, bulk licensing with license files based on device serial number)
  • Simple bulk configuration by files
  • Rule-based scanner behavior, adjustable initial keyboard layout
  • Automated, field-triggered scanning of barcodes (autoscan) without user interaction
  • External barcode scanner support

Download Barcode Keyboard from Google Play: Barcode Keyboard

You need more licenses? Please contact our sales team, we will gladly support you.

Word/Excel Barcode Add-In Update!

2014/12/02 | TBarCode Office V10.6.0

For our TBarCode Office Barcode Add-In for Microsoft Word and Excel (2007+) a new update is ready.

The new version 10.6 supports embedding of actual user input and form data into the bar code. The content controls and form fields are referenced via their tag name and bookmark id. The data is populated into the bar code during printing.

More details about improvements can be found in the version history.

For registered users of TBarCode Office the update is free of charge: Download TBarCode Office - Barcode Add-In.

Barcode Software for AIX, Solaris and Linux - Update!

2014/11/14 | TBarCode/X V11

TBarCode/X V11 with new binaries for AIX, Solaris, SUSE and Ubuntu available!

TEC-IT unveils version 11 of TBarCode/X, our proven barcode software for UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X.

The new version provides support for new output formats AI and SVG, new 2D bar code types (DotCode, Han Xin Code) and contains several fixes and improvements. Look for more details in the TBarCode/X version history.

Here is the list of available binaries: Download TBarCode/X Barcode Software (additional binaries on request).

VW GTL Compliance: New Global Transport Labels

2014/09/04 | VW Global Transport Labels
New VW GTL Guidelines

The barcode label printing software TFORMer provides updated label templates for the new VW GTL standard. This new standard requires the use of the Data-Matrix-Code instead of the PDF 417 symbology for global transport labels.

Refer to Volkswagen GroupSupply Portal for more information regarding the new guidelines for the VW GTL (Volkswagen Global Transport Label).

This update with the new GTL templates is free of charge for existing TFORMer 7.x customers: Download TFORMer 7.5.12 now!

Using Honeywell's Bluetooth Ring Scanner on Android

2014/08/22 | GetBlue V2.15.1
Android Bluetooth / TCP - Flexible Data Capturing with Android

The new GetBlue Update improves the Bluetooth connectivity with the Honeywell 8650 (LXE 8650) Bluetooth Ring Scanner.

This Android App for Data Acquisition with Bluetooth, TCP and USB connects your handset with arbitrary Bluetooth devices. Data will be read using the serial port profile (Bluetooth SPP / RFCOMM).

The free GetBlue Demo is available in the Google Play Store.

For more information check out the GetBlue - Android App for Bluetooth, USB and TCP-IP data acquisition.

TBarCode SDK Update with Royal Mailmark Support

2014/08/18 | TBarCode SDK V11.2

TEC-IT announces the availability of a new release (11.2) for the barcode generator component TBarCode SDK 11. This update includes the following enhancements:

  • New barcode type Royal Mail CMDM Mailmark.
  • Two new vector-based output formats: SVG and AI (Adobe Illustrator V7).
  • Improved compatibility of PDF export.
  • For more details see TBarCode SDK Version History

Download the TBarCode SDK 11.2 update today!

Updates are free for users of the same major version or for owners of an active maintenance agreement.

2D Codes Now with Unicode Support in SAP!

2014/07/09 | TBarCode/SAPwin V10.1

TEC-IT released Version 10.1 of the Barcode DLL for SAP® ERP!

The update of TBarCode/SAPwin contains the following new features:

  • Support for Unicode and Multibyte-characters in 2D Codes - e.g. for encoding Japanese or Chinese characters in QR Codes. Precondition are SAPSprint 730 Patch 16 and/or SAPGUI 730 Patch 10 or newer. The SAPWIN data stream must be in Unicode format (device type SWINCF, SWINCFC).

More enhancements can be found in the Barcode DLL version history.

Download TBarCode/SAPwin 10.1

Like It Turbocharged? Data Collection with TWedge V3!

2014/05/22 | TWedge V3.0

TEC-IT proudly announces the release of TWedge version 3. The data collection soft­ware was redesigned from scratch and offers unmatched capabilities and advantages.

The new TWedge is able to device-specifically intercept and process USB HID data. This absolutely unique feature allows you to simultaneously use multiple low-cost USB barcode scanners connected to a single PC.

But this is not the only enhancement:

  • Manages Multiple Devices in Parallel
  • Supports New Interfaces (USB HID, Serial Ports, Clients and Servers for TCP, UDP, Bluetooth)
  • Works as Desktop App and Windows System Service
  • Offers Integrated Microsoft Excel Support
  • Easy to Use, Blazingly Fast - V8 JavaScript Engine
  • and Much More...

Find out more details about the data collection tool TWedge V3! Your personal test drive is ready - just download the free demo!

TFORMer is Cutting Better - Now with Cutter-Support!

2014/04/25 | TFORMer V7.5 SP9
TFORMer - Etiketten- und Reporting Software

The new service pack for the TFORMer V7.5 label printing and reporting software offers you the following new options for Zebra Printers:

  • Support of Cutting Mode
  • Adjustable Header and Footer (ZPL II)

The service pack also contains several minor bugfixes and improvements. You can find a detailed listing thereof in the version history of TFORMer.

This update is free of charge for existing TFORMer 7.x customers: Download TFORMer 7.5.9 now!

First Book Written with the Help of TEC-IT Software

2014/04/09 | 2D Codes - Handbuch
2D Codes - Handbuch der Automatischen Identifikation

TEC-IT is proud to announce the first book written with the help of Barcode Studio!

Check out the newly released book 2D CODES - HANDBUCH DER AUTOMATISCHEN IDENTIFIKATION. It provides a comprehensive overview of 2D codes.

Author: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bernhard Lenk / ISBN 978-3-935551-01-4 / Monika Lenk Fachbuchverlag

We are happy to have helped out with our software!

New Service Pack for TFORMer Label Printing Software

2014/04/09 | TFORMer V7.5 SP8

The new service pack for the TFORMer V7.5 label printing and reporting software contains the following improvements and fixes:

  • New Barcode-Kernel TBarCode V11.1.3
  • Improvement of the positioning element properties
  • Fixing of access violation in image and zebra printers
  • Fixing a problem with incorrectly stored license data in specific languages
  • Improvement of preview speed
  • Avoidance of multiple TFORMer windows when opening layout files (*.TFF)

Find more details in the version history of TFORMer.

This update is free of charge for existing TFORMer 7.x customers: Download TFORMer 7.5.8 now!

Charity: Barcode Studio for Sports Event in Austria

2014/02/11 | Red Noses' Running Event
Scanning a barcode at a sports event in Brixlegg (AUT)

TEC-IT is proud to support social and charitable projects. We are especially glad to provide the local school and sports club of Brixlegg with a free Barcode Maker Software license. They are organizing an anual sporting event for the Austrian Red Noses' benefit.

With Barcode Studio the Brixlegger organizers create barcode graphics for the Red Noses running event. The runners are registered by scanning the barcodes (see picture). That's a lot of fun for the participants and they learn how bar codes work. Good luck to all runners!

We are always interested in supporting charitable projects and organizations. Please contact us and provide us with more information!

TBarCode SDK Update: 2D Code Enhancements

2014/01/21 | TBarCode SDK V11.1.2

A new service release (11.1.2) for the TBarCodeSDK barcode generator software is now available for download.

The update enhances the generation of PDF417, Aztec Code and DotCode barcode symbologies. Additionally the bitmap optimization function has been improved. All details of the current version can be found in the version history.

Updates are free for users of the same major version or for owners of an active maintenance agreement: Download TBarCode SDK V11.1.2

Label Software TFORMer with Updated Caterpillar Labels

2014/01/21 | TFORMer Designer V7.5.6

TEC-IT launches version 7.5.6 of the Label Printing Software TFORMer Designer.

What's new? All Caterpillar Shipping and Parts Identification Label templates were updated according to latest specification. Additionally, the new version enhances the process of label printing and label design. Please find all details in the version history.

All licensed users of TFORMer V7 and all owners of an active maintenance agreement are eligible for a free update: Download TFORMer Designer 7.5.6

Barcode DLL for SAP® is Now Available as 64-Bit Version

2013/10/30 | TBarCode/SAPwin V10.0.2

TEC-IT launches the 64 Bit version of the Barcode DLL for SAP® - TBarCode/SAPwin.

The powerful Barcode Generator Software is a flexible barcode printing solution for SAP systems. Please be aware that the 64 Bit version requires SAPSprint release 7300.2.6.31 (64Bit!) or newer. All enhancements are listed in the version history.

A free eval is available under the following link: Download TBarCode/SAPwin V10

Final Update: Data Acquisition ActiveX® Software

2013/09/17 | TConnector V2.4.4

The service update V2.4.4 of our TConnector Data Acquisition ActiveX® Control is now available for download.

Version 2.4.4 provides an adjustable keep-alive time to any TCP connection. For detailed update information please check out the version history.

This is the last updated software version on TConnector. Unfortunately the product development was discontinued. From now on further changes and updates are available on request only.

Click here for the update: Download TConnector 2.4.4

Social: Civil Emergency Management Uses TFORMer

2013/09/17 | Ziviles Katastrophen Hilfswerk
Special drier of construction industry with a TFORMer label

TEC-IT supports social, cultural and charitable organizations. We are especially glad to provide the barcode label printing software TFORMer Designer to ZKHW (Ziviles Katastrophen Hilfswerk) located in Germany.

TEC-IT's software TFORMer is used create item labels. This simplyifies inventory management and ensures efficiency.

Please find more information about ZKHW on their website (German):
Ziviles Katastrophen Hilfswerk (THW Förderverein Dresden e.V. / Federal Agency for Technical Relief)

ZKHW - Ziviles Katastrophen Hilfswerk Logo

TBarCode Update With Swedish Postal Code

2013/09/12 | TBarCode SDK V11.1.0

TEC-IT announces a service release (11.1.0) for the popular barcode generator software TBarCode SDK.

The new service pack contains the Swedish Postal Code (Swedish Postal Shipment Item ID) and a new check digit method called Modulo-11. All update details are listed in the version history.

Updates are free for users of the same major version or for owners of an active maintenance agreement: Download TBarCode SDK V11.1.0!

Improved - Label Software TFORMer Designer V7.5

2013/07/24 | TFORMer Designer V7.5

TEC-IT is proud to present version 7.5 of the Label Printing Software TFORMer Designer.

This update provides enhanced usability by introducing a ribbon-style menu and offers the following new features:

  • Better Label Design Flexibility
    Any barcode, graphic or text-element can be freely rotated and positioned using the convenient snapping mode.
  • New Barcodes, More Label Templates
    The following new bar-code symbologies were implemented: USPS Intelligent Mail package barcode used by the US Postal Service, Han Xin code for applications in China, DotCode for Direct Part Marking (DPM) applications.
    Design efforts are reduced with the new transport label templates for Bring parcels, Coliposte and Parcelforce. The Caterpillar Shipping Labels have been updated to comply with the current standards.
  • Simple Printing Tool
    The integrated tool QuickPrint has been completely redesigned. Even untrained users are able to print labels in no time: select a label template and enter the data. That's all!

Please find more details in the version history of TFORMer Designer.

Download and test TFORMer Designer V7.5 unrestricted for 10 days. All licensed users of TFORMer V7 and all owners of an active maintenance agreement are eligible for a free update: Download TFORMer Designer 7.5!

Barcode Studio with Global Coupon Numbers & CSV Export

2013/07/23 | Barcode Studio V15.1

The latest update of Barcode Studio (V15.1.0) introduces some interesting new features. Among them are GCN support (global coupon numbers), new CSV export capabilities, improved GS1 DataBar and DotCode creation.

Features and Bug-Fixes:

  • GCN - Global Coupon Number
    Support for the new GS1 GCN Format (AI 255) for the global unique identification of coupons.
  • Data List CSV Export
    Along with the other barcode values the file names of the generated barcodes are exported. This facilitates further processing of the barcode images in programs like Adobe® InDesign®.
  • QR-Code for Money Transfers and Payments
    The BCD format encodes SEPA data for money transfers (IBAN, BIC and customer reference).
  • GS1 DataBar Limited
    The quiet zone now complies with the GS1 DataBar standard.
  • DotCode
    Improved rendering of the dots at low resolution.
  • GS1 DataBar Expanded
    An error when encoding the AI combinations AI 01 + AI 310x and AI 01 + AI 320x was fixed.

The complete list of improvements can be found in the Barcode Studio Version History.

Click here for the update: Download Barcode Studio 15.1

TBarCode SDK V11.0 Service Pack 3

2013/07/22 | TBarCode SDK V11.0.3

TEC-IT announces the availability of an important service release (11.0.3) for the barcode generator component TBarCode SDK V11. This service release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added a quiet zone (5X) to GS1 DataBar Limited according to latest specification.
  • Support of the new GS1 Application Identifier 255 Global Coupon Number.
  • GS1 DataBar Expanded: Fixed the encoding of AI combinations AI 01 + AI 310x and AI 01 + AI 320x.
  • Corrected the calculation of the optimal bitmap size for resolutions other than 96 dpi.
  • For more details see TBarCode SDK Version History

Download the TBarCode SDK 11.0.3 update today!

Updates are free for users of the same major version or for owners of an active maintenance agreement.