TEC-IT News: Barcodes, Labeling, Data Acquisition

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News on barcode software (barcode generators and barcode SDK for Windows, macOS, Linux, UNIX, SAP, Navision), 2D barcodes, label printing software, report generators, compliance labeling solutions and data acquisition tools.

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 - Label- and 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 - A Manual
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 (in German language). 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 annual 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 TBarCode SDK 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
TFORMer with updated Caterpillar labels

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