Friday, June 03, 2016

The Native Excel Barcode Generator is Here!

IDAutomation’s latest product release is the Native Excel Barcode Generator. This is a unique, new solution designed to allow Windows and Mac users of Excel alike to generate barcode images in distributed spreadsheets and reports without needing to also install the fonts or special encoders normally required. Instead, this VBA module displays a barcode image, which eliminates the need for the recipient of the spreadsheet to have fonts installed. The Native Excel Barcode Generator addresses a major obstacle that most Mac users have when using fonts, particularly if attempting to create Code 128 barcodes.

The Native Excel Barcode Generator supports a variety of linear and 2D barcode types including Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, QR Code, PDF417, Data Matrix and many others. Download a demo today to see how it works, or purchase the Native Excel Barcode Generator with immediate download at your convenience.

Monday, March 21, 2016

i-net Clear Reports Barcode Generation

What is i-net Clear Reports?

i-net Clear Reports is a cross-platform java-based reporting solution that is used by many companies to summarize and visualize the vast amounts of data that is available to them. Similar solutions include Crystal Reports, Access Reports, Oracle Reports and others. Businesses that effectively utilize this type of reporting solution often find more success than their more simplified competitors. Further, specialists who understand business intelligence often advise integrating barcode technology into processes for accounting, document tracking, work-in-process, inventory control and much more in a focused effort to increase efficiency, speed and productivity in business environments of all kinds.

IDAutomation is pleased to announce our latest release, the Native Barcode Generator for i-net Clear Reports. This powerful barcode component allows users to generate and easily distribute reports with embedded barcode objects, which minimizes inefficiencies since no fonts, DLLs or plugins are used. This means less moving parts to keep track of or to break, and less confusion for report writers, developers and even recipients of the reports.

This patented technology is available only from IDAutomation, and supports generation of barcodes for Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, Code 93, GS1-128, Data Matrix, Interleaved 2 of 5 and MSI. Download a demo for testing our purchase today for immediate download.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Printing Barcodes with HandiFox

HandiFox Inventory is a powerful inventory management software that allows users to accomplish a wide variety of inventory-related tasks including purchase orders, inventory counts, inventory tracking, assigning barcode data to items and much more.

Assigning barcodes in HandiFox is quite easy, and the User Manual provides some very clear instructions on how the system can assign barcodes to various items. That said, the HandiFox application only allows barcodes to be printed onto label size 2" x 1".

For users who need to print labels of other sizes, there is a solution! HandiFox immediately recognizes if a user has IDAutomation's Barcode Label Software installed, and sends label printing requests there for printing. This relationship between HandiFox and IDAutomation allows users a great deal of freedom in terms of barcode printing which leads to more effective inventory control overall.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Code 128 Fonts : 2016 Update Details

As a leader in the barcode generation software field, IDAutomation is constantly working to update our barcode fonts, components and software applications to meet the latest standard specifications as well as compatibility requirements for common and popular environments like Crystal Reports, Access, Oracle, FileMaker, SSRS and many others. As such, we are pleased to announce the release of our latest update for the 2016 version of the Code 128 Font Advantage Package. Updates to this popular barcode font product include:

  • Security update with new digital signatures in TrueType and Open Type font files.
  • Added the Code 128 Font Encoder Software Application in the package.
  • Updated Symbol fonts to better show font sizes in Microsoft Office dialogs.
  • Added Symbol-only setup installation files.
  • Updated "FileMaker 12 and up" examples to include custom functions instead of requiring a special plug-in.
  • Resolved an issue where the uninstall icon may not appear in the start menu on Windows 10 systems.
  • See the release log for more details.

Current license holders may download the latest version of this product with a purchase of the Priority Support & Upgrade Subscription which will remain active for a full year. This support service is also useful for connecting with our technical support staff in the event that you are having problems using the fonts in your intended application or environment. For those who do not already own a license, you can receive the latest version of the Code 128 Font Advantage Package with purchase.

Monday, November 09, 2015

FileMaker Barcode Compatibility Explained

FileMaker is one of the most common and useful database environments, and it is used by businesses across the world for gathering and maintaining control over their information. Adding barcode functionality for FileMaker reports can significantly increase efficiency and productivity, in part by reducing the instances of human error that, while natural, can create problems in an otherwise smooth workflow or process.

IDAutomation has been a leading provider for FileMaker barcode solutions for years. Our products support FileMaker versions as far back as 7, and as recent as the latest update. Our products allow generation of popular barcodes including Code 39, Code 128, DataBar, Intelligent Mail and UPC, as well as 2D barcode types like Data Matrix, QR Code and PDF417.

Since we have a lot of solutions to meet various FileMaker environments and versions, it stands to reason that deciding which product is best for your company can sometimes be confusing. Although our sales and tech support staff are ready, willing and able to assist customers in any inquiries they may have, many customers prefer to make these determinations on their own. 

IDAutomation's FileMaker Pro Compatibility Chart acts as a map that allows you to visualize which products are compatible with which FileMaker versions and environments. We’re pleased to have created an excellent compatibility chart to help our customers do just that.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Custom FileMaker Barcode Functions

FileMaker is a powerful database application that makes it  easy for businesses to process invoices, inventory and much more. For years, IDAutomation has provided these same businesses with Plug-ins and components to generate and display barcodes in FileMaker. Now that process of generating barcodes has become even easier with our latest font encoder tool, the FileMaker Pro Barcode Custom Functions.

Our new FileMaker Pro Barcode Custom Functions allows users with barcode fonts to embed the functions directly into a FileMaker database. These functions are especially convenient because they do not require the installation of any plug-ins or scripts-- simply embed the tool directly into the database file to get started.

The FileMaker Pro Barcode Custom Functions tool is available for free for those who are using IDAutomation fonts, purchased or evaluation versions. It is compatible with FileMaker Pro 12 versions and up, and supports generation of linear barcodes for Code 128, GS1-128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Codabar, UPC and EAN. For more information, please visit our FileMaker Pro Barcode Custom Functions release notes.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The New OpenOffice Barcode Generator is Here

IDAutomation has released its newest barcode component, the Native Barcode Generator for Apache OpenOffice. Cross-platform compatible with Windows and Mac environments, this software is provided as a complete barcode generator object that stays embedded, even when distributed. Once installed, no other components or fonts are needed to create barcodes for Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, GS1-128, MSI, Interleaved 2 of 5, Data Matrix and GS1 Data Matrix.

With nearly 145 Million downloads in the past year, OpenOffice is the most widely-used open source software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, presentations and more. There are several free plug-ins that offer limited barcode generation in OpenOffice Draw, but our research has found those to be lacking in functionality and support in the event that something goes wrong. We believe this native barcode generator component to be superior in functionality and design. What's more, IDAutomation offers extensive support options including free pre-sales technical support, and a 30 day complimentary support subscription with every purchase.