Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Product Updates for GS1 DataBar & Data Matrix

by Nate Schubert


New Update: GS1 DataBar Products

By January 2010, GS1 requires that all POS systems support GS1 Databar (formerly RSS). This is the only symbology that will be approved for use by GS1.org to encode GTIN-14 numbers that do not start with the number zero (0).

GS1 Databar Windows Forms Control
Creates high-quality, dynamic barcode generation in the .NET Framework 1.1 or greater development environment. The component easily integrates into Visual Studio.NET, C# and VB. The control may be loaded on a form or used as a DLL. Several methods are available to print and generate images.

GS1 Databar Image Generator
Allows easy generation of quality barcodes for pasting into other Windows applications and generation of high-quality graphic image files. Easy-to-use features include settings and properties retention, command line options, one-click copy to clipboard ability for quick paste into other applications, and auto generated image file names based on the data of the barcode at save time.

Both products include the following GS1 DataBar types: Omnidirectional, Stacked, Truncated, Stacked Omnidirectional, Limited, Expanded, Expanded Stacked Omnidirectional and Composite Components.



New Update: Data Matrix Products

Both versions of the Data Matrix Font & Encoders were updated to increase performance and decode capability, as well as the following products that include the Data Matrix symbology:
If any of these products were purchased and you would like to obtain the update, please refer to the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription Renewal section of this newsletter.



Product Updates and Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription Renewal
Priority Support & Upgrade SubscriptionIDAutomation's Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription allows you to receive the latest version of the product, unlimited phone support, priority Help Desk support during work hours and additional help desk support on evenings, weekends and holidays.

If the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription has not been purchased or is expired, it may be activated from the appropriate link:

If the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription has been purchased:

If the purchase was made before December 2005 through RegNow/Digital River, please contact us with your order ID number and we will send you the updated download link.

If you have an active support agreement through our store, you will need to go back to our store online and go to “my account”: http://store.idautomation.com/login-st-order.asp. To login, you will need to enter your user name (your email address) and the password created at the time of order. When you log in, you should see your order and in the upper right hand corner, you will see a "My Downloads” icon link. This will be the location to download the update.

For customers who do not purchase the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, support is limited to our online knowledge base and the product support site. Product updates are only provided to customers with an active Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription.



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