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TWedge - Software Wedge with new USB HID Data Logger

2017/05/22 | TWedge V3.4.0

The versatile and universal data collection software TWedge extends systems and databases with real-time data acquisition. This software wedge immediately forwards captured data to apps, databases, Office applications and ERP systems for further processing.

Version 3.4 offers a new built-in USB HID data logger and provides a simple method for creating nicely formatted message boxes using basic HTML syntax.

Twedge V3.4.0 includes the following improvements in detail:

  • USB HID Input Device
    TWedge V3.4 extends the existing USB HID data capture functionality with a new method for collecting USB HID input data. This new "Synchronized" method uses a more sophisticated data collection technique to process the received keystrokes. This synchronized keystroke logger mode also works with the Windows 10 on-screen touch keyboard (TabTip.exe).
  • JavaScript: HtmlMessageBox
    The new function HtmlMessageBox displays HTML text and returns the href text when clicking a link. The action template "Write Data to CSV File with HTML Confirmation Dialog" demonstrates this function.
  • JavaScript: NotifyInfo, MessageBox
    Fixed a crash when passing a non-string value as text parameter.
  • New User Interface Languages
    TWedge is now available in Italian and Spanish.

Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement: Download TWedge update or try a free trial!

Please contact us for further information.

TBarCode SDK with ISO 8859-1 Support for Code 128

2017/05/15 | TBarCode SDK V11.4.0

TBarCode SDK represents a well-known set of barcode creation components for Microsoft® Office users and software developers. With this software solution, you are using a barcode generator software, which has been successfully proven in countless stand-alone applications, server-based systems and reporting applications.

The latest version of TBarCode SDK includes the following improvements:

  • ISO 8859-1 Support for Code 128
    Code 128 now supports the whole character set defined by ISO 8859-1.
  • Bar-Width Reduction
    The bar-width reduction was improved. Bars are now reduced on all sides, leaks between dots in matrix codes are now avoided.
  • Plessey Code
    Fixed a memory leak that occurred in context of Plessey Code.
  • PDF File Export
    Fixed a potential crash that could occur in an error case.

Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement: Download TBarCode SDK, 11.4.0 update today!

Please contact us for further information.

TBarCode SDK - Barcodes for SAP Crystal Reports and SSRS

2017/04/18 | TBarCode SDK V11.3.2

TBarCode SDK offers barcode printing for Microsoft® Office users and software developers. With this software solution, you create and print all barcode symbologies used in industry and commerce in excellent quality.

The latest version of TBarCode SDK includes the following improvements:

  • SAP® Crystal Reports® and SSRS Support
    Crystal Reports and SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) are now supported with a http-based barcode service (URL embedding). The barcode web service is included as web deployment package. This web service is also available as sample application with full source code.
  • Samples and Guides
    The TBarCode SDK samples and guides were revised.
  • Setup on 32-bit Windows
    A bug in the setup application was fixed which prevented TBarCode SDK from being installed on 32-bit Windows systems.
  • Micro QR-Code: Memory Leak
    A memory leak was fixed that occurred when drawing a Micro QR-Code symbol.
  • New Application Icon
  • Stability improvements

Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement: Download TBarCode SDK, 11.3.2 update today!

Please contact us for further information.

Barcodescanner Keyboard Now with Multi-Function Scan Key

2017/04/12 | Barcodescanner Keyboard V2.5.0

Use TEC-IT’s Barcodescanner Keyboard to scan and enter barcodes into any app. Open the integrated camera barcode scanner with a single tap and the scanned bar-codes appear like manual user input. This works perfectly without modifying existing apps!

The latest update of Barcodescanner Keyboard includes the following improvements:

  • Alternative Scan Key
    Use the new alternative scan key to start arbitrary (customizable) apps, the data received by such apps is transformed into virtual keystrokes. Example: use Barcodescanner Keyboard to start a custom NFC scanner app and process its result.
  • French Version
    A French translation is now available
  • Improved Quicktext function

Download Barcodescanner Keyboard for Android at Google Play or directly from our website.

Please contact us for further information.

Generate Ford GTL Labels for Free

2017/04/10 | Online Label Generator

Ford Global Transport Labels (as of 2017) have recently become available in our Online Label Generator.

Interested users can create 25 GTL labels with their own data for free. For additional requirements paid subscriptions are available. The GTL labels were designed by Ford Europe and we are pleased to support Ford’s suppliers with the online label service.

For further information, please contact sales@tec-it.com.

TEC-IT on Microsoft Office YouTube Channel!

2017/03/17 | Symbols and Characters Add-in

The official Microsoft Office YouTube channel showcases TEC-IT's Office Add-in Symbols and Characters. This free add-in was developed by our team to simplify the use of special characters (umlauts, mathematical signs, currency symbols and many more) in your Office documents.

Watch the Microsoft Office video "Symbols and Characters" for details:

Stay tuned!
We love the idea of Office add-ins and how they support office users in their daily work. We will soon publish another brand-new and outstanding add-in, which saves office users a lot of time and hassle. Keep your smartphone ready.

Download Symbols and Characters Add-In for free at Office Store.

Contact us for further information.

Barcode Studio Maintenance Release

2017/03/15 | Barcode Studio V15.5.1

With TEC-It’s professional barcode maker and labelling software, Barcode Studio, you can create high-quality barcode images, without programming.

This maintenance release includes the following improvements:

  • Changing Barcode Types
    Fixed a crash when changing the barcode type from Data Matrix to a 1D code.
  • Label Templates on Mac OS X
    The label template file is now searched for in the correct directory.
  • TBarCode Library 11.3.1
    Barcode Studio is now using TBarCode library 11.3.1.
  • New Icon
    Barcode Studio now uses a new application icon.

You can get this update directly in Barcode Studio (menu Help – check for Update…) or Download Barcode Studio from our website.

For users of Barcode Studio Version 15 and for customers with valid priority support agreement this update is free of charge.

Contact us for further information.

Barcodescanner Keyboard with Simplified Auto Scan Function

2017/02/28 | Barcodescanner Keyboard V2.4.0

With TEC-IT’s Android soft-keyboard, you can scan barcodes into any app. The integrated camera barcode scanner can be opened with a single tap on a special key, the scanned bar-codes appear immediately – like entered manually - in the target app. With its improved automated barcode scanning function, Barcodescanner Keyboard is now much simpler to use!

The latest version of Barcodescanner Keyboard includes the following improvements:

  • Simplified Auto Scan Function
    An initial barcode-scan to start the auto-scan feature is not required anymore
  • New Android Keyboard
    Based on new Android Keyboard version LatinIME 7.1.1
  • New app icons
  • Fix: improved stability, crash fixes

Download Barcodescanner Keyboard for Android at Google Play or directly from our website.

Please contact us for further information.

NEW: Create and Share Free Online Barcodes

2017/02/23 | Online Barcode Generator

With TEC-IT’s Online Barcode Generator, you can create Linear Barcodes, 2D Codes, GS1 DataBar, Postal Codes and many more for free! The Online Barcode Generator demonstrates the capabilities of the TBarCode SDK barcode components for .NET. The generated barcodes are perfectly readable and are available as link or as gif, jpg or png bitmap images.

The latest update of the Online Barcode Generator includes the following improvements:

  • New Barcode Type: UPU S10
    UPU S10 is used internationally for the sorting and tracking of postal items.
  • Sharable URLs
    Improved, sharable URLs for the barcode generator (including parameters for encoded data and other barcode settings).
  • Barcode Image URLs
    The URLs to the barcode image and to the generating barcode page can be copied easily to the clipboard or sent to colleagues.

Visit our website and try Online Barcode Generator for free!

Please contact us for commercial use.

Barcode Studio – Professional Barcode Creator Update

2017/02/21 | Barcode Studio V15.5.0

This update for Barcode Studio, our professional barcode maker and labelling program, includes the following improvements:

  • New Barcode Type: UPU S10
    UPU S10 is used internationally for the sorting and tracking of postal items.
  • Support of Data Matrix Rectangular Extension (DMRE)
    The symbol sizes defined by the DMRE are now supported (8x48, 8x64, 12x64, 16x64, 24x32, 24x36, 24x48, 24x64 and 26x32).
  • Check Digit Method Modulo 43 for QR-Code and Data Matrix
    The check digit method "modulo 43" is provided in the list of supported check digit methods for QR-Code and Data Matrix.
  • New Setup Application
    A new setup application is used, it contains both 32 bit and 64 bit components. The setup downloads the C++ redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on demand.
  • TBarCode Library 11.3.1
    Using TBarCode library 11.3.1.

For more details, see the Barcode Studio version history.

You can get this update directly in Barcode Studio (menu Help – 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.

TBarCode SDK Update with UPU S10 Support for Postal Items

2017/02/14 | TBarCode SDK V11.3.1

TEC-IT presents the latest version 11.3.1 for the barcode generator software TBarCode SDK.

This update includes the following improvements:

  • Support of Data Matrix Rectangular Extension (DMRE)
    The symbol sizes defined by the DMRE are now supported by the SDK (8x48, 8x64, 12x64, 16x64, 24x32, 24x36, 24x48, 24x64 and 26x32).
  • New Barcode Type: UPU S10
    UPU S10 is used for identifying postal items. This generic barcode type was implemented by several post authorities.
  • Check Digit Method Modulo 43 for QR-Code and Data Matrix
    The check digit method "modulo 43" is provided in the list of supported check digit methods for QR-Code and Data Matrix.
  • New Setup Application
    A new setup application is used, it contains both 32 bit and 64 bit components. The setup downloads the C++ redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on demand.

Download TBarCode SDK, 11.3.1 update today!

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

Android App "Rapid Inventory" - Update

2017/02/13 | Rapid Inventory V2.6.0

Rapid Inventory is a mobile app for Android systems and supports stocktaking and inventory control. With Rapid Inventory, you can create and manage inventory lists for up to 100 items completely free of charge!

Version 2.6.0 includes the following improvements:

  • Improved Bluetooth scanner connectivity
    (Completely rewritten code)
  • Updated settings page for the Bluetooth scanner connection

Download Stocktaking for Android at Google Play or directly from our website .

Please contact us for further information.

TBarCode SDK available for Windows 10 IoT/Raspberry!

2017/02/08 | TBarCode SDK V11.3.0

Our best-in-class barcode generator software is now available for Windows 10 IoT systems. Therefore, TBarCode SDK can also be used on compact single board computers such as Raspberry Pi. With TBarCode SDK you are using a barcode generator software, which scores with its broad application possibilities:

  • Embedded systems
  • Kiosk applications
  • School- and teaching applications

Did you know: we give special discounts for schools and teaching facilities!

TBarCode SDK download (trial version) for Windows 10 IoT is free.
Please contact us for further details.

Barcode Studio - Professional Barcode Maker Update

2016/10/11 | Barcode Studio V15.4.0

The most recent update of Barcode Studio, our professional bar code maker and labelling program, offers the following new features:

  • Improved HP® SmartStream® Support
    Barcode Studio works smoothly with HP SmartStream Composer-Lite V3.0 and HP SmartStream Designer V20.0 (detailed information will follow shortly).
  • GS1 Application Identifiers
    The application identifiers for GS1-128 and GS1 DataBar have been updated.
  • TBarCode Library 11.3.0
    Barcode Studio uses now the latest TBarCode Library 11.3.0.

For more details see the Barcode Studio version history.

You can get this update directly in Barcode Studio (menu Help - Check for Update...) or you 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.

TBarCode Office - Barcode Add-In Update

2016/08/22 | TBarCode Office V10.8.1

TBarCode Office was optimized for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to enhance stability. Further improvements:

  • Letter Mail Merge
    Text wrapping style "In Front of Text" is supported for bar code objects during a letter mail merge. The barcode must be configured inline with text and then switched to in front of text for positioning.
  • Trim Carriage Return / Line Feed
    Add-In for Word: Trim CR/LF from bar code data for codes which do not support CR/LF.

Details about improvements and bug fixes can be found in the TBarCode Office Version History.

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

Video Tutorials Introducing TBarCode Office

2016/06/08 | TBarCode Office V10.8.0

TBarCode Office enables you to create and insert your own barcodes into Microsoft Word and Excel documents.

To get you started, we show the core functions of TBarCode Office in our Video Tutorials:

Try TBarCode Office for free! Insert 1D and 2D bar codes directly into your Microsoft Word and Excel document! Design your serial letters with barcodes: Try TBarCode Office for your individual tasks.

TEC-IT YouTube channel: Visit our YouTube channel to get an impression of our software products and make sure to stay up-to-date as one of our subscribers.

NEW: Create and Print Barcode Labels Online

2016/06/02 | Online Label Generator
Online Label Generator

We are happy to provide you with the newest version of our Online Label Generator. Create and print barcode- and industry labels in no time at all. You can start immediately, time-consuming label design efforts are not required!

Test the free demo version of the Online Label Generator with a big number of standardized labels:

Registered users save even more time! Registration is free of charge; you will receive 25 print jobs welcome credit. More advantages:

  • printing data can be imported from CSV files,
  • your data will be automatically saved for future print jobs, re-entering your data manually is not required,
  • printing several labels at once is possible (serial printing, batch printing).

YouTube-Video Tutorial: On our TEC-IT YouTube-Channel we introduce you to the new user interface and to the main functions of the Online Label Generator in a video:

We are looking forward to receiving your feedback! Just contact our support in case of questions.

Create Your Barcodes with Barcode Studio - Update

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!