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New Version: TBarCode Office Now with Swiss QR Code

2020/09/28 | TBarCode Office V11
Office Add-In with Swiss QR Code

TEC-IT's comprehensive barcode add-in for easy bar-code creation in Microsoft® Word and Excel® reaches the next level. The new version 11 of this helpful tool introduces support for Swiss QR-Code 2.0 and other barcode technologies like DotCode or Royal Mail postal barcodes. Additional performance and user interface improvements complete the new release.

What's New?

  • Swiss QR Code 2.0
    V11 supports Swiss QR Code 2.0 based on Swiss Payment Standards 2019.
  • New 2D Barcodes
    DotCode Rev. 4.0, Han Xin Code, Data Matrix DRME, PPN Code and NTIN Code
  • New Postal Codes
    Royal Mail Mailmark® 2D, Royal Mail 4-State Mailmark™ and USPS Intelligent Mail Package
  • Simplified User Interface
    The already intuitive user interface has been further improved. The advanced barcode settings are now accessible more easily.
  • Improved Stability
    The serial letter function has been revised to improve performance.
  • Upward Compatibility
    Barcodes created as EMF image with the previous version (starting with V10.9.0) are still accessible by version 11. Barcodes created as embedded ActiveX controls need to be converted to EMF barcodes with V10.9 first.

For further improvements and fixes, please see the TBarCode Office version history.

Give It a Try!

Download TBarCode Office V11 from here (free demo!).

Owners of an active priority support contract can update to V11 for free. Owners of a license for V10 can update to V11 with a special discount. Please contact us in case of questions about license updates or migrating your documents from V10 to V11.

TEC-IT Supports Non-Profit Sports Event

2020/09/01 | Scan-IT to Office
Schmelzer Handball Turnier - QR Codes and Scan-IT to Office for Contact Tracing

We are pleased to share some news about our sponsoring of the national Schmelzer Handball Tournament 2020 with our data acquisition app Scan-IT to Office!

The app was used to scan QR codes from the accreditations and - due to the COVID-19 situation - for contact tracing. Scan-IT to Office was provided for free by TEC-IT.

Thanks to your scanner system, we were able to implement the contact tracing required this year due to the Covid-19 situation. During the 3 days of the tournament, we performed over 5000 scans of the necessary accreditations and stored them in our database. We are extremely satisfied with your system and would like to thank you once again for the support with licenses.

Markus Giefing, Turnierkoordination

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Barcode Studio 16 With vCard 3.0 and High DPI Support

2020/07/03 | Barcode Studio V16.0

TEC-IT releases version 16 of its Barcode Maker Software Barcode Studio. Benefit from improved functionality and our latest adaptations for 2D symbologies. Here are some key highlights of the implemented enhancements:

  • vCard 3.0
    The data assistant supports now vCard 3.0. This format offers a better support for special characters like Umlauts.
  • macOS Dark Mode
    Dark mode is now supported.
  • High DPI Display Support
    The user interface was adapted to support high DPI (4K) displays.
  • QR Code - Mask Selection
    The mask pattern selection algorithm was updated to ISO/IEC 18004:2015.
  • DotCode Revision 4.0
    The DotCode implementation was adapted to revision 4.0.
  • EPS Export - Font Substitution
    It is now possible to use the font size from the barcode design view.

More details can be found in the version history of Barcode Studio.

This download enables you to test Barcode Studio V16 for 10 days without any limitations: Download Barcode Studio - Free Demo Version!

Owners of an active maintenance contract may upgrade to V16 free of charge. Existing users with a license for V15 can update with a special discount (just click Buy License in the Help menu of V16). Please contact us in case of questions.

Credit Card Payments Operational Again

2020/06/29 | Visa, MasterCard, AMEX

Credit card payments on tec-it.com were temporarily suspended between Friday, June 26th and Monday, June 29th. The cause of this interruption was beyond our control.

According to the information from our payment service provider, the affected systems are operational again: Visa, MasterCard and AMEX credit cards should be accepted as usual.

In case of difficulties using credit cards, we ask our customers to make payments by money/wire transfer or PayPal. To coordinate the ideal procedure for you or to arrange alternative payment methods, please email to sales@tec-it.com or call [+43] (0)7252 / 72 720. We will process your orders manually without delay.

We ask for your understanding and support.

Many thanks!

Warning About Phishing E-Mails (“Open Invoices”)

2020/05/26 | Phishing

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We would like to inform you that fake e-mails with the subject “Open Invoices” and the alleged sender sales@tec-it.com are currently in circulation.

These e-mails are not sent by TEC-IT.

Therefore, do not reply to these e-mails, open any attachments or click any links in these e-mails.

Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent the sending of such e-mails. If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact office@tec-it.com.

Many thanks!

End-To-End Encryption and OCR for Scan-IT to Office

2020/04/30 | Scan-IT to Office V4
End-to-End Encryption and Text Scanning for Scan-IT to Office

With the long-awaited version 4, Scan-IT to Office is ready for the next level of data acquisition: This mobile data collection and barcode scanning solution now supports end-to-end encryption and text recognition (OCR).

Maximum Privacy and Security

End-to-end encryption ensures that data captured remotely is sent and received securely. Only you (or persons you entitle by pairing) will be able to view and access data collected with your devices. Even TEC-IT as developer of the system has no possibility to decrypt your information. End-to-End encryption is enabled by default, no additional configuration is required. The app indicates an active end-to-end encryption by displaying a connection state icon with an additional lock symbol.

OCR Support Reduces Typing

The text field form now supports text recognition (OCR) via camera. The integrated text scanner converts camera images to text within seconds and makes typewriting obsolete. Latin-based text in pictures is detected automatically and inserted directly into the form.

Give it a Try!

  • Scan-IT to Office App
    The latest version of the app is available for Android and iOS in the official stores. For volume license requirements, the app is also available as special bulk version.
  • Scan-IT to Office Tools
    + The Smart Database Connector for Microsoft Windows offers data acquisition capabilities for databases accessible via ODBC.
    + The Smart Keyboard Wedge for PCs/Macs enables data acquisition with arbitrary Windows and macOS applications.
  • 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.

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

New Beta: Office Add-In with Swiss QR Code

2020/04/28 | TBarCode Office V11.0 - BETA
Office Add-In with Swiss QR Code

TEC-IT's comprehensive barcode add-in for easy bar-code creation in Microsoft® Word and Excel® reaches the next level. The new BETA for version 11 of this helpful tool introduces support for Swiss QR-Code 2.0 and other barcode technologies like DotCode or Royal Mail postal barcodes. Additional performance and user interface improvements complete the new release.

What's New?

  • Swiss QR Code 2.0
    V11 supports Swiss QR Code 2.0 based on Swiss Payment Standards 2019.
  • New 2D Barcodes
    DotCode Rev. 4.0, Han Xin Code, Data Matrix DRME, PPN Code and NTIN Code
  • New Postal Codes
    Royal Mail Mailmark® 2D, Royal Mail 4-State Mailmark™ and USPS Intelligent Mail Package
  • Simplified User Interface
    The already intuitive user interface has been further improved. The advanced barcode settings are now accessible more easily.
  • Improved Stability
    The serial letter function has been revised to improve performance.
  • Upward Compatibility
    Barcodes created as EMF image with the previous version (starting with V10.9.0) are still accessible by version 11. Barcodes created as embedded ActiveX controls need to be converted to EMF barcodes with V10.9.

For further improvements and fixes, please see the TBarCode Office version history.

Give It a Try!

Download TBarCode Office V11 beta from here (free demo!). Please note that this is not the final release. Users may already upgrade to V11.0 if required. Please contact us in case of questions.

Online Label Printing Portal Enhancements

2020/04/09 | Online Label Generator
Online Label Generator with Improved UI

TEC-IT's Online Label Generator has been recently updated. This online label printing solution allows you to generate industry standard labels with your own data in seconds. The focus of this update was on improving the user interface:

  • New Upload Form
    In addition to selecting the desired data file, the new form allows you to adjust the upload settings.
  • Direct Printing
    You can now print the labels directly from within the settings view.

Just try the Online Label Generator for free! In case of questions, please contact us.

End-To-End Encryption for Scan-IT to Office - BETA

2020/03/27 | Scan-IT to Office V4.0 Beta
End-to-End Encryption for Scan-IT to Office

We increase privacy and security for our mobile data collection and barcode scanning solution Scan-IT to Office.

Thus, we will soon switch to a system utilizing end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption ensures that data collected or scanned remotely is transmitted with maximum privacy. Only you (or persons you entitle by pairing) will be able to view and access data collected with your devices. Even TEC-IT as developer of the system has no possibility to intercept your information.

In order to prepare for a smooth transition, we invite users to install the new beta version of the Scan-IT to Office app for Android: Test Scan-IT to Office V4 beta.

Using this beta, you benefit immediately from an enhanced user-interface and stability improvements. Please note that end-to-end encryption will not be activated until all components of the Scan-IT to Office system are updated, we will do this within the next few weeks.

We invite you to give it a try and please share your feedback with us!

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

TEC-IT is There For You # COVID-19

2020/03/16 | COVID-19 Pandemic Information
TEC-IT Availability Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Important information for our visitors and customers!

Due to the current situation, we would like to inform you that the entire TEC-IT team is available for you. Even if our employees are now working at home, we can be contacted as usual by phone ([+43] (0) 7252/72 720) or email (support@tec-it.com, sales@tec-it.com). This situation is also new for us, so we ask you to be lenient about slightly increased response times or other minor issues.

Since we know that many of our existing customers now need licenses to use TEC-IT software on private computers, we issue temporary licenses for free if necessary. These temporary licenses are available for existing customers and are valid until May 31, 2020. Re-licensing or uninstalling of the original license is not necessary, the simultaneous use of private and corporate licenses is of course possible. Just contact us via the web-form.

We hope this message is helpful and thank you for your understanding!

Online Barcode Maker with Additional Features

2020/03/15 | Free Online Barcode Generator
Online Barcode Generator with New Sequence Generator and Code Page Selection

TEC-IT’s popular Online Barcode Generator was recently updated with a new sequence generator and code page selection. These are the improvements in detail:

  • Sequence Generator
    This feature allows you to fill barcode data with an automatically generated sequence in order to download multiple barcodes at once. This function is limited to a maximum of 10 barcodes for unregistered users. If you need support for larger sequences, just contact sales@tec-it.com.
  • Arbitrary Character Sets
    Users are now able to select a code page to create barcodes with non-Latin characters. Just go to Settings - Advanced and select the desired code page. An example: By default Data Matrix codes are generated using the Latin-1 code page (ISO/IEC 8859-1). By selecting the UTF-8 code page you are able to create Data Matrix codes with Chinese, Japanese or Russian characters as well.
  • Further Enhancements
    Minor improvements and bug fixes.

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

Improved Online Label Printing With New Templates

2020/03/15 | Online Label Generator
Online Label Generator with New Label Templates

TEC-IT's Online Label Generator has been recently updated. This online label printing solution allows you to generate industry standard labels with your own data in seconds. The focus of this update was on improving compliance label templates and the usage of TFORMer V8:

  • Updated Label Templates
    The General Motors (2018) templates have been updated. You will find now all GM templates in a separate group.
  • New Label Templates
    The automotive templates VDA 4992 and VDA 4994 are now available.
  • TFORMer V8.0.2
    This online service now uses the latest TFORMer version.
  • Higher Number of Copies
    The user can now set a maximum of 65 copies for each label.
  • Further Enhancements
    Minor improvements and bug fixes.

Just try the Online Label Generator for free! In case of questions, please contact us.

User Friendly Barcode Label Printing Software

2020/03/06 | TFORMer V8.0
Barcode Label Software TFORMer V8

TFORMer, TEC-IT's professional label printing software, provides powerful design and printing features combined with great usability. Using the long-awaited Version 8.0, TFORMer Designer and TFORMer SDK you are now ready for the next level of labeling!

What's New?

  • Quick Format Support
    Formatting of numeric, data, time and text fields is simplified with the new output format feature.
  • Real Data Label Design
    Label design with actual label data improves clarity and easy-of-use.
  • New Layout Container Files
    TFZ file extensions for Save As and Open allow the user to edit label layout files with a simple double click. TFZ files are containers for layouts with embedded images and can be directly uploaded to the Online Label Generator (https://label.tec-it.com).
  • Updated Industry Label Templates
    Common industry templates like VDA 4994 and GM 1724 were updated to match current standards.
  • Enhanced Printing Kernel
    The rewritten label generator kernel provides better performance and stability and is now ready for future enhancements.

For further improvements and fixes, please see TFORMer Version History.

Give It a Try!

The update can be tested as free demo version: Download TFORMer V8.0. Owners of an active maintenance contract may upgrade to V8.0 free of charge. Please contact us in case of questions.