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Barcode Scanner for Google Sheets

2018/06/20 | Scan-IT to Office
Scan Data Straight into Google Sheets

TEC-IT is proud to announce Google Sheets support for Scan-IT to Office!

Scan-IT to Office is a smart, cloud-based data acquisition and barcode scanner solution that turns your smartphone or tablet into a remote data collection tool - scanned barcodes, captured images or manual input is forwarded in real-time to arbitrary target documents. The following destinations are supported:

  • Microsoft Word documents,
  • Microsoft Excel worksheets and
  • NEW: Google Sheets

Scan-IT to Office is available for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play). The corresponding add-in for Word/Excel can be installed for free from Microsoft AppSource. The add-on for Google Sheets users is available for free in the Chrome Webstore.

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

Barcode Generator SDK - Update Recommendation

2018/06/11 | TBarCode SDK V10/11
TBarCode SDK Update Recommendation

Problem:
The latest Feature Update to Windows 10 - Version 1803 may lead to problems with TBarCode SDK V10 (which was released back in 2010). We received error reports from customers about Microsoft Access encountering a problem and need to close when printing reports with embedded bar codes.

Solution:
The latest version TBarCode SDK V11 works properly with Windows 10 - Version 1803, thus we recommend to update TBarCode SDK at your earliest convenience.

For existing users with a valid maintenance agreement, this update is free of charge. You can download TBarCode SDK V11 from here. For further information about updating to the newest release, please check out the FAQ. In case of questions, please contact our sales team.

HOT! Create Your Individual Data Acquisition App

2018/05/29 | Scan-IT to Office V3.1.0 (iOS)
Scan Barcodes, Images & More into Word and Excel

With Scan-IT to Office, TEC-IT's smart, cloud-based data collection and barcode scanner solution for Microsoft™ Word & Excel™, you send barcodes, image files, text fields and quantities directly into Office documents. The latest version of this mobile app now provides an Input Form Editor. With this feature, you create and customize individual input forms according to your needs!

Just convince yourself!

The iOS version of this app is now available in the AppStore, the corresponding Office add-in can be downloaded from Microsoft AppSource. In case of questions, please contact us.

Learn more...

Visit the product webpage: https://tec-it.com/sto
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/V3RveGIezcw

Remote Data Entry App for Microsoft Office

2018/05/23 | Scan-IT to Office V3.0.0 (Android)
Scan Barcodes, Images & More into Word and Excel

The latest release of Scan-IT to Office, TEC-IT's smart, cloud-based data acquisition solution for Microsoft™ Word & Excel™ is now available with brand new features: in addition to barcodes, it is possible to send images, texts, numbers and more into Office documents!

What's new?

  • Input Forms
    Choose between different predefined input forms to scan or enter barcodes, image files, text fields and quantities. For specific requirements, we provide custom input forms - Just contact us!
  • Reduced Power Consumption
    No more permanent camera preview to reduce the power consumption of your device.
  • Improved User Interface
    User interface was improved and slightly redesigned.

Just give it a try!

The Android version of this app is now available on Google Play.
The corresponding Office add-in can be downloaded from Microsoft AppSource.
In case of questions, please contact us.

Learn more...

Visit the product webpage: https://tec-it.com/sto
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/V3RveGIezcw

TBarCode/X Update: Barcode Generator for Linux, macOS, ...

2018/04/27 | TBarCode/X V11.7.0
Improved Barcode Software for Developers

We are glad to announce the newest update of TBarCode/X, our barcode maker software for Linux®, UNIX® and macOS®. This update focusses on Data Matrix improvements, newly added Data Matrix rectangular sizes and supports some new barcode symbologies:

  • Data Matrix Rectangular Extensions (DMRE)
    Additional Data Matrix rectangular sizes (according to ISO/IEC AWI 21471) are now supported.
  • Data Matrix Fixes
    A compiler problem has been fixed, which resulted in wrong data when encoding Byte values >= 0x80 (occured on some Linux versions).
  • New Barcode Types
    TBarCode/X now supports Swiss QR-Code (for banking and payment services) and the PPN and NTIN code (based upon Data Matrix).

Please take a look at our TBarCode/X Version History for further information.

Here you can download the TBarCode/X binaries. Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement. In case of questions, please contact us.

NEW! Swiss QR Code Support for Barcode Studio

2018/04/11 | Barcode Studio V15.8.0
Barcode Creation with Swiss QR Code Support

Barcode Studio, TEC-IT's popular barcode generator software for high-quality barcode creation, works accurately and reliably like a Swiss clockwork. And thus we are very proud to strengthen the relationship with our neighboring country by supporting the Swiss QR Code in the latest Barcode Studio version :-).

The following new barcode types are supported now:

  • Swiss QR-Code
    This code is a QR code variant used for Swiss banking and payment services.
  • PPN Code (Pharmacy Product Number)
    This Data Matrix based code is used in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • NTIN Code (National Trade Item Number)
    Another Data Matrix based code used for pharmaceutical applications.

For further improvements, see 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 V15.8. In case of questions, please contact us.

Scan Data Straight Into Word and Excel - Update

2018/04/10 | Scan-IT to Office V3.0 (iOS)
Scan Barcodes, Images & More into Word and Excel

The newest release of Scan-IT to Office, TEC-IT's remote data collection and barcode scanner solution for Microsoft™ Office, now provides more unique features: in addition to barcode scanning, you can capture and send camera images, numbers and text fields immediately into Word documents or Excel spreadsheets! Any combination of these features is possible.

What's new?

  • Camera Image Support
    Take or browse pictures and send them immediately, without detours, to your Office documents (requires Office 2016 desktop version).
  • Quantities and Numeric Input
    Use Scan-IT to Office for applications like mobile inventory control and capture quantities or amounts as required.
  • Text Fields
    Enter descriptions or notes on your mobile device and forward them straight into documents.
  • Predefined Input Forms
    Scan-IT to Office provides ready-to-use input forms for common data acquisition scenarios, just select the input form which best matches your requirements.
  • Custom Input Forms
    For specific requirements, we provide custom input forms (HTML5 based, additional functionality is easily integrated). Just contact us!

Just give it a try!

The iOS version of this app is now available in the AppStore, the Android version is coming soon. The corresponding Office add-in can be downloaded from the Microsoft AppSource. In case of questions, please contact us.

Learn more about this smart, cloud-based data acquisition solution:
Visit the product webpage: https://tec-it.com/sto
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/V3RveGIezcw

New Video: How to Create Barcodes with Control Characters

2018/02/14 | Free Online Barcode Generator
Online Barcode Generator now supports escape sequences

Barcodes with embedded control characters are useful to automatically confirm input or to tab into next edit field when being scanned with a keyboard wedge barcode scanner.

TEC-IT's Online Barcode Generator, available on barcode.tec-it.com, now offers the possibility to encode placeholders for such control characters utilizing so called "Escape Sequences".

Watch the video to learn more about this topic!

Just try the Online Barcode Generator for free!

We appreciate user feedback and enhancement requests! Just get in touch with us via mail to support@tec-it.com.

Update: Professional Barcode Maker Software

2018/01/24 | Barcode Studio V15.7.0
Barcode Studio V15.7.0

Barcode Studio is the fast and convenient way to generate high-quality barcode images (raster or vector format) for Microsoft Windows and macOS.

The recent update of this barcode maker software provides the following features and enhancements:

  • Health Industry Bar Code (HIBC)
    The HIBC code was implemented to comply with the current standards.
  • Data Matrix Rectangular Extensions (DMRE)
    New Data Matrix rectangular sizes (according to ISO/IEC AWI 21471) are now supported.
  • Royal Mail Mailmark® 2D
    The existing barcode type Royal Mail CMDM Mailmark was renamed to Royal Mail Mailmark 2D.

For more details see 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 V15.7.

Maintenance Release: Barcode SDK TBarCode V11.6

2018/01/19 | TBarCode SDK V11.6
Royal Mail Mailmark 2D Codes

Glad to announce availability of TBarCode SDK V11.6 with updated support for the current HIBC and Royal Mail Mailmark standards and the recently introduced Data Matrix Rectangular Extensions (DMRE):

HIBC (Health Industry Bar Code)
HIBC stands for a worldwide unique identification standard for medical, dental, pharmaceutical and related products defined by UISO/IEC 15418. A HIBC barcode structure provides healthcare trading partners the required UPN (Universal Product Number) and UDI (Unique Device Identifier), products and shipping units are identified across the complete supply chain (“track and trace”).

Royal Mail Mailmark
Mailmark barcodes as in use by the Royal Mail provide essential information for accurate, reliable and timely mail delivery. For more information on this postal code see https://www.royalmail.com/corporate/mailmark.

DMRE (Data Matrix Rectangular Extensions)
DMRE is a Data Matrix Code with additional rectangular formats like 8x48 or 8x64. The current version of TBarCode SDK supports the new rectangular Data Matrix formats as specified in the ISO/IEC AWI 21471 standard. More information, you will find in our Barcode Symbologies.

In addition to the above mentioned improvements, TBarCode SDK V11.6 provides minor feature updates and fixes various bugs. For more details, see version history. In case of questions contact us.

Improved: Barcode Scanner App for Word and Excel

2018/01/17 | Scan-IT to Office V2.0 (iOS)
Barcode Scanner App for iOS

Scan-IT to Office turns your mobile device (Android and iOS) into a reliable and convenient wireless barcode scanner with a unique feature: Smart cloud services insert the data directly into your Microsoft™ Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. Infrastructure and middleware issues are obsolete.

This update for iOS systems includes the following features:

  • Redesigned User Interface
    iOS user interface now convinces with its redesigned optic.
  • Introduced Connection Manager
    Connections with add-ins now can be managed directly within the app.
  • In-App Notifications
    Info messages about important events like updates or upcoming server maintenance are now displayed in the app.

Test this barcode-solution for free! The app is available in the Google Play Store (for Android devices) or the App Store (for iOS devices). The corresponding Office add-in can be downloaded from the Office Store.

Try Scan-IT to Office today and scan barcodes into Word and Excel, anywhere and anytime!

Watch the video to learn more!

Royal Mail Mailmark Now Available Online!

2018/01/15 | Online Barcode Generator
Online Barcode Generator now supports Royal Mail Mailmark

TEC-IT’s popular Online Barcode Generator, available on barcode.tec-it.com, now supports the current formats for the Royal Mail Mailmark barcodes. Users are able to create linear and 2D Mailmark codes for free using their browser. The generated barcodes can be downloaded as raster or vector graphics.

For more information on this symbology visit https://www.royalmail.com/corporate/mailmark.

We appreciate user feedback and enhancement requests! Just get in touch with us via mail to support@tec-it.com.

Update: Inventory Control and Stocktaking App

2018/01/11 | Rapid Inventory V2.6.1
Inventory Control and Stocktaking App for Android

With Rapid Inventory, TEC-IT’s app for mobile stocktaking and inventory control, you create, manage and control your item stock lists, scroll of articles, part lists, equipment serial numbers and much more.

The latest update of Rapid Inventory includes the following bug fixes:

  • Split-View on Large Displays
    The split-view on large displays is now restored correctly after the orientation was changed.
  • Image Viewer
    Small images now can be opened in the viewer.

Download free demo version of Rapid Inventory from Google Play or directly from our website. Just contact us in case of questions.

Free Online Barcode Generator: New Features Added!

2017/12/20 | Online Barcode Generator
Online Barcode Generator Callout

TEC-IT has updated its Online Barcode Generator! With this online tool, you create and download perfectly readable barcodes with just a few clicks. The latest update includes the following features:

  • Bulk Barcode Creation
    Generate up to five barcodes at once and download them as ZIP archive.
  • SVG - Vector Image Support
    Created barcodes now can be downloaded as editable vector graphics (SVG).

In the near future we will add new features for registered users. Just stay tuned and try the Online Barcode Generator for free!

Do not hesitate to forward us your requests for enhancements, you may also contact us for further information or commercial inquiries.

"Label as a Service" - Secure Online Label Printing!

2017/12/18 | Online Label Generator
Online Label Generator Callout

TEC-IT's Online Label Generator has been updated. This online label printing solution allows you to create downloadable PDF files for industry standard barcode labels in seconds. The focus of this update was on improving data security and a simplified account management:

  • https Encryption
    https encryption is now standard.
  • Improved Account Management
    User accounts and the associated data can be completely deleted by the user.
  • Online Purchase of Subscriptions
    Subscriptions can now be purchased online.

Just try the Online Label Generator for free!

In case of questions, please contact us.

Soft-Keyboards Now Are Ready For Android 8

2017/12/13 | Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard / BluePiano
Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard

The latest versions of our apps Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard and BluePiano - Bluetooth Keyboard Wedge are now ready for Android 8 (Oreo)! These maintenance updates also include an uppercase letter function. If this function is activated, all scanned data will be inserted as uppercase characters.

Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard V2.6.7
With this soft-keyboard, you are able to scan barcodes or read NFC tag data into any Android app - without modifying existing apps.

Download | More Info

BluePiano V2.0.4
This app represents a smart bluetooth keyboard wedge for data collection with arbitrary Android apps. Again, modifications of the target apps are not required.

Download | More Info

Custom or branded versions of this apps are available, just contact us in case of questions.

Check-In Software BlueBooking for Large Events

2017/12/11 | BlueBooking V1.5.1
BlueBooking: Event Check-In Software

With TEC-IT’s event check-in software BlueBooking, you stay on top of things when hosting large events with multiple check-in counters. Tickets are scanned and verified swiftly and reliably with Android smartphones or wireless barcode scanners. Ticket data is safe, BlueBooking does not require internet access (a private WiFi network is recommended).

This solution enables your check-in staff to focus on the guests – ticket validation and visitor tracking with attendance lists is obsolete!

The latest version of BlueBooking includes the following improvements:

  • Large Events with 10,000+ Visitors
    Events with up to 40,000 visitors and multiple check-in counters are supported.
  • Improved Smartphone Interaction
    BlueBooking displays ticket validation information directly on the smartphones of your check-in staff.
  • New Booking Modes
    Added booking modes "Multiple Check-In", "Daily Check-In" and "Daily Check-In/Check-Out".
  • Improved Booking Restrictions
    Restrict bookings to specific days of your event.
  • Improved Check-In App for Smartphones
    More details will be released in the future.
  • And Much More

Further release notes you will find in the BlueBooking version history.

Download BlueBooking Trial and test this check-in solution for free!

Improved Office Add-In "Symbols and Characters" - It's Free!

2017/11/07 | Symbols and Characters V2.1
Symbols and Characters Add-in for Office

This free Office Add-in simplifies the use of special characters like German Umlauts, diacritic characters, symbols and emoticons in Microsoft® Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® (Microsoft Office, Office Online / O365, Office for Mac / iOS). This update includes the following improvements:

  • Automatic Lookup Function
    This function avoids manual symbol searches. Just mark a character or term in your document and try the suggested symbols.
  • New Search Filter Groups
    New search filter groups “Stars” and “Numbers

Download free Symbols and Characters Add-In from the Microsoft Office Store and enjoy it!

TBarCode Office Now With Improved Setup

2017/10/17 | TBarCode Office V10.8.4
TBarCode Office add-in running in Word and Excel

Creating barcodes with TEC-IT’s TBarCode Office is very simple.
With just a few clicks, you insert barcodes directly into Microsoft® Word or Microsoft Excel® documents!

This update includes the following improvements:

  • Improved setup: „all users“ option
    A bug of the „all users“ option was fixed. The add-in is now installed either in HKCU or in HKLM and no longer in both registry hives. In this way, problems with add-in registration can be avoided in some cases.
  • New VSTO package
    Updated VSTO runtime to 10.0.60825 (11/9/2016)

Give it a try: Download TBarCode Office

Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement. In case of questions, please contact us.

Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard with Macro Function

2017/09/27 | Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard V2.6.5
Barcode Scanner Keyboard on mobile phone

Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard for Android is now available with an improved quicktext function. The latest version supports macro functions with new placeholders. This Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard provides the following features:

  • Improved Quicktext functions
    now with macro support
  • New placeholders for copy/paste, volume control, mute
  • Minor bug fixes

Download free demo version of Barcode/NFC Scanner Keyboard from Google Play or directly from our website (suitable for volume licensing without a Google account).

Custom or branded versions of this app are available, just contact us in case of questions.

Office Barcode Add-In for All Platforms

2017/09/05 | Barcode Guru
Barcode Guru logo

Barcode Guru is TEC-IT’s simple-to-use Office Add-In for Microsoft® Word and Excel® on Windows, Mac and Office Online.

In no time you insert linear, 2D, GS1 and postal barcodes into your Microsoft Word or Excel document. QR code support is FREE of charge. Further codes, such as Data Matrix, PDF417, Code 128, Code 2 of 5 Interleaved, Code 39, EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC A, UPC E, GS1 128, GS1 DataBar, USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode, etc. are available in the paid version. All barcodes are embedded into your document in perfect quality as high-res images.

Barcode Guru offers the following features:

  • Fast and User-Friendly Installation in few seconds
  • Free QR Code Support
  • Insert 2D and Linear Barcodes into Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adjustable Barcode Parameters (module width, symbol size, colors, image resolution, code page etc.)
  • All barcodes are generated in High-Resolution and Optimal Quality

Be inspired and try the Barcode Guru today!

In case of questions, please contact us.

Online Label Generator Improvements

2017/08/28 | Online Label Generator
Label printed with Online Label Generator

TEC-IT's online label printing solution allows you to create downloadable PDF files for industry standard barcode labels in seconds.

The update of this service includes the following improvements:

  • Privacy
    Introduced the possibility for a customer to delete his own account (including all related data), improved https support.
  • Ford GTL Labels
    Added data-fields and updated PDF417 content as required by the Ford GTL labels revision 2017 specification.
  • General Label Printing Features
    Improved custom label handling, added possibility to generate labels in their default size.
  • Improved User Interface

Just try the Online Label Generator for free!

In case of questions, please contact us.

TBarCode/X with Sandboxing Available for Mac OS X and Linux

2017/08/25 | TBarCode/X V.11.5.0
Barcode generator for software developers

TBarCode/X is a bar code generator software specially designed for administrators and software developers. This software solution offers versatile barcoding on Linux, UNIX and OS X operating systems.

What's new?

  • Version 11.5 is now available for Mac OS X / macOS and Linux (other platforms will follow).
  • The TBarCode library is ready for sandboxing and is linked relative to the executable path instead of the absolute installation path.
  • This version uses TBarCode Library V11.5.0. Please take a look at our TBarCode History for further information.

Give it a try: Download TBarCode/X.

Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement. In case of questions contact us.

Brand-New App Teaches Word and Excel How to Scan Barcodes

2017/07/18 | Scan-IT to Office
Scan-IT to Office running on a smartphone

TEC-IT is proud to announce its latest app for Android and iOS:

Scan-IT to Office Icon

With this scanner solution you read barcodes directly into Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. All you need is a smartphone, Microsoft Office and an active internet connection. Now you are good to go! Smart cloud services allow single and multiple users to work on several documents at the same time. This works globally and regardless of your location. On-premise server solutions (private cloud) are available upon request.

Scan-IT to Office Benefits:

  • Extremely easy to use
  • Works anytime and anywhere
  • Seamless integration into Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • For Android and iOS
  • Maximum privacy (no persistent data logging)
  • No need for special hardware (barcode scanners, wires, etc.)

Test the barcode-solution for free! The smartphone app is available in the Google Play Store (for Android devices) or the App Store (for iOS devices). The corresponding Office add-in can be downloaded from the Office Store.

Try Scan-IT to Office today and scan barcodes into Word and Excel, anywhere and anytime!

TFORMer Now with Improved Font and Barcode Output

2017/07/11 | TFORMer Designer V7.5.21
Barcode labels

TFORMer Designer, TEC-IT's professional barcode label design and printing software, was updated. With this solution, you create your own labels and forms within seconds, or benefit from the ready-to-use templates used in industry and logistics.

The recently published TFORMer Designer maintenance release focuses mainly on:

  • Better Font Handling when Printing International Typesets
    If required, the current release automatically substitutes missing characters or fonts with suitable alternatives. This is useful when printing labels using international typesets (e.g. mixed English and Chinese output).
  • Better Barcode Support
    TFORMer adds support for the barcode symbologies UPU S10 and Data Matrix Rectangular Extensions (DMRE). In addition, the pixel shaving (bar or dot width reduction) method is now more accurate.
  • New Automotive Label Templates
    Ready-to-use templates for Ford Global Transport Labels and for MAT Labels were added. These label templates are also available at TEC-IT’s Online Label Generator.
  • New Visual Studio Runtime
    TFORMer SDK is now using the Visual Studio 2015 runtime.
  • Various Bug Fixes
    The current release fixes various bugs (temporary file handling, user input problems, ODBC 64-bit error, PostScript output form images, page footer handling, preview problems, barcode output improvements, SDK crash under UNIX).

We recommend to update your TFORMer instance as soon as possible. The update is free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement: Download TFORMer Update.

Detailed information about the changes is available in the TFORMer Version History. In case of questions contact us.

New Barcode: Royal Mail 4-State Mailmark

2017/07/10 | TBarCode SDK V11.5.0 / Barcode Studio 15.6.0
Royal Mail 4-State Mailmark

TEC-IT Software with Royal Mail 4-State Mailmark

The Royal Mail 4-State Mailmark code is used for identifying postal items. Mailmark utilizes 2D and 4-state barcodes to enable retail and wholesale business customers to access the lowest postage rates available. Users of this barcode technology also receive information about individual mailings, such as where mail is and when it will be delivered and an online tracking service for shipment tracking.

This new bar code type is currently supported by our barcode generator TBarCode SDK and the barcode creator software Barcode Studio. You will find more details about this new barcode type in our Barcode Overview and in the Barcode Reference.

Give it a try: Download TBarCode SDK | Download Barcode Studio

Updates are free for users of the same major version and for owners of an active maintenance agreement. You will find further improvements and fixes in the version history. In case of questions contact us.