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NEW: Store Remotely Collected Data in Databases

2019/10/01 | Scan-IT to Office + Smart Database Connector
Data Collection into Databases

Scan-IT to Office, TEC-IT's popular product suite for simple and fast mobile data acquisition, has been extended by a new tool, the Smart Database Connector. This extension stores remotely collected data in real time in databases, it's the ideal solution for building a 24/7 data collection system which operates completely unattended.

Smart Database Connector

Data is captured as usual with the Scan-IT to Office App on your smartphone or tablet. The Smart Database Connector stores the collected data in any SQL database accessible via ODBC (e.g. Microsoft Access, SQL Server, SQL Express, Oracle, etc.). This tool is installed on Microsoft Windows desktop computers or servers and runs as system service in the background.

Just Try It Out!

  • Scan-IT to Office App
    The mobile app is available for Android and iOS in the respective stores. For volume licensing requirements, TEC-IT offers a special bulk version of the app.
  • Scan-IT to Office Tools
    + The Smart Database Connector for Microsoft Windows offers unattended data acquisition capabilities for databases accessible via ODBC.
    + The Smart Keyboard Wedge for PCs/Macs enables data acquisition with arbitrary Windows/macOS applications by simulating keystrokes (data appears in the target application as manually typed by the user on the keyboard).
  • Scan-IT to Office Add-Ins
    Additional add-ins for Microsoft Office (Word/Excel), Google Sheets and Google Chrome ensure seamless operation with documents, spreadsheets and browser-based apps.

The Scan-it IT to Office Tools and Add-Ins are free to use for subscribers of the Scan-IT to Office app.

For further information, visit our product web page: https://tec-it.com/sto.
In case of questions, please contact us.

Update: Swiss QR Code and EPC QR Code for Payments

2019/09/18 | Online Barcode Generator
Online Barcode Generator with Customizable Banking Codes

TEC-IT’s popular Online Barcode Generator, available on barcode.tec-it.com, was recently updated with improved QR codes for the banking and payment sector. In addition to an enhanced EPC QR Code (for SEPA payment transactions), the Swiss QR Code can now be generated online for free. These are the improvements in detail:

EPC QR Code
An easy to use input form for the required data fields (receiver, payment information, reference, creditor) was introduced.

Swiss QR Code (V2.0)
The Swiss QR Code is now available in three additional formats. Select between:

Try the free Online Barcode Generator today! In case of questions, please contact us, we are glad to help you out.

STRIKING: Scanner Keyboard V3 Adds OCR to Any App!

2019/09/03 | Scanner Keyboard V3.0
Scanner Keyboard with Selective Barcode Scanning and OCR

Scanner Keyboard (formerly Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard), TEC-IT's Android keyboard with integrated scanners for barcodes, text and NFC tags underwent a major reengineering. The new version centers on user requested improvements and thus further enhances productivity and accuracy. These are the highlights:

  • NEW: Text Recognition (OCR)
    The integrated text scanner (OCR), converts camera images to text within seconds. Typewriting text is a thing of the past. Just take a picture of a document (invoice, bill, shipping label, etc.) - Latin-based text in this document is detected automatically and inserted into arbitrary target apps for further editing or immediate use.
  • NEW: Selective Barcode Scanning
    Users are now able to choose between two integrated camera barcode scanners. The Traditional Barcode Scanner as used in previous versions is ideal for older phone models. The newly introduced Advanced Barcode Scanner provides selective barcode scanning, a very valuable feature if multiple bar­codes are visible in the scan view: Just tap on the barcode of interest to scan it.
  • NEW: In-Screen Camera Selection and Flashlight Switch
    Activate the flashlight or switch between front and back camera while scanning. This simplifies work under suboptimal scanning conditions.

Test the Scanner Keyboard for Free!

The Scanner Keyboard is available for Android 4.0 and higher. The advanced barcode scanner and the text recognition feature (OCR) are supported from Android 5.0 onward (requires installed Google Play services). Download the app directly from Google Play, using one of the the following links:

Further Information

Visit the product web page for further information. In case of questions or feedback, please contact us!

NEW BETA: Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard Gets Savvy

2019/06/18 | Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard Beta
Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard with new scan engine

A brand-new beta version of the Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard, TEC-IT's popular Android soft-keyboard with integrated camera barcode scanner and NFC tag reader, is now available for public testing!

Besides further improvements, users can now choose between two integrated scan-engines. The new scanner engine is based on Google ML Kit and provides these cool features and enhancements:

  • Selective Barcode Scanning
    Scan the barcode of interest by simply tapping on it (very helpful if multiple barcodes are visible in the scan view)
  • Handling
    Improved barcode scanner with camera switch and flashlight buttons
  • Autofocus
    Improved autofocus functionality

Try it Today

Download the app directly from Google Play using the following links:

Your Feedback is Appreciated

Visit the product web page for further information: https://tec-it.com/bsk. In case of questions, please contact us!

Label Printing Portal with Custom Layouts

2019/03/28 | Online Label Generator
Create and print ready-to-use industry and transportation labels

TEC-IT’s Online Label Generator offers label printing services with ready-to-use industry label templates as web service. The latest update of this online labeling service, now allows the use of custom label layouts.

How Do I Create My Own Layouts?

  1. Install TFORMer Designer, our professional labeling software with full barcode support, on your PC.
  2. Create the desired label layout using TFORMer Designer.
  3. Save the layout as ZIP or TFZ file (File -> Save As).
    Note: .TFZ files will be supported by the upcoming TFORMer Designer V8.
  4. Upload it to your Online Label Generator account. Custom layouts are available immediately after upload.
  5. To print your layouts, just provide the variable label data.

Try It Yourself!

Create your Online Label Generator evaluation account for free: https://label.tec-it.com. In case of questions, please contact us!

Data Acquisition App with Adjustable Image Sizes

2019/03/04 | Scan-IT to Office V3.4.0 (Android)
Barcode Scanner App Transfers Captured Image in Different Sizes

Scan-IT to Office, TEC-IT's smart barcode scanning and data collection solution for desktop applications, was recently updated. Among further enhancements, the Android version of the app provides an improved camera image support: Now users can take or insert pictures in four different sizes! Image support is available for the following destinations:

  • Microsoft Word/Excel for Windows (2016 or newer)
  • Microsoft Word/Excel for Mac (15.20 or newer)
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Google Sheets

The Scan-IT to Office app is available for Android and iOS. The required Scan-IT to Office add-in is available for Microsoft Office (Word/Excel), Google Sheets and Google Chrome.

For further information, please visit our product web page: https://tec-it.com/sto.
In case of questions, please contact us.

CMYK Support for Barcode Studio

2019/02/13 | Barcode Studio V15.12.0
Barcode Creation with PDF CMYK Support

Barcode Studio, TEC-IT's popular barcode generator for high-quality barcode images, has been currently updated. In addition to other improvements, bar codes can now be exported as PDF in CMYK color format, which will especially please users from the graphic design, pre-press and printing sectors.

What's New?

  • CMYK Support for PDF Export
    - PDF documents are now exported using CMYK colors
    - Color overprinting is now supported
  • Dark Mode Support on macOS Mojave
    Improved dark mode support on macOS Mojave (full support coming soon)
  • Using TBarCode Library 11.8.1

For more details, see the Barcode Studio version history.

For existing users of Barcode Studio version 15 and for customers with a valid maintenance agreement, this update is free of charge: Download Barcode Studio V15.12.0. In case of questions, please contact us.

Improved: Capture Images in Higher Resolution

2019/01/14 | Scan-IT to Office V3.5.0 (iOS)
Barcode Scanner App Transfers Captured Image to Desktop Computer

With Scan-IT to Office, TEC-IT's barcode scanner and data acquisition solution, you capture barcodes, images, GPS location data or manually entered values with Microsoft Word & Excel, Google Sheets and Google Chrome.

The recently updated Scan-IT to Office App for iOS provides an improved camera image support: Now you can take pictures in four different sizes, which can be set in the form editor. For Android users, this feature is currently available as a beta version - Just contact us!

Image support is available for the following applications:

  • Microsoft Word/Excel for Windows (2016 or later)
  • Microsoft Word/Excel for Mac (15.20 or later)
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Google Sheets

Just Try It Out!

Scan-IT to Office is available for iOS in the App Store and for Android on Google Play. The corresponding Scan-IT to Office add-in is available for Microsoft Office (Word/Excel), Google Sheets and Google Chrome in the respective stores.

For further information, visit our product webpage: https://tec-it.com/sto.
In case of questions, please contact us.