New Release: Linear + 2D Barcode ActiveX Control

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New Release: Linear + 2D Barcode ActiveX Control

by Nate Schubert

January 7, 2008 announces the release of their 2D ActiveX Control

(Tampa, FL.), Inc. announces the update of their ActiveX barcode product with Aztec and Intelligent Mail support. Aztec is an area efficient two-dimensional barcode symbology capable of encoding large amounts of data. The data encoded may include letters, numbers, text and actual bytes of data, including extended characters, Unicode characters and small photos.

The IDAutomation ActiveX Control is commonly used to create barcodes in Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, FrontPage, Internet Explorer and C++. The control is a single advanced DLL created in C++ ATL that performs quickly and efficiently with no runtime dependencies. The download includes a signed DLL and CAB file as well as examples for Excel, Access, Internet Explorer, VB 6 and an Image Generator example. Visual Basic source code for the image generator is also provided. Several linear and two-dimensional barcode types are supported, including Code 39, GS1-128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, EAN-128, UPC-EAN, USPS Intelligent Mail, Postnet, Planet, OneCode, PDF417, Aztec, Data Matrix ECC 200 and MaxiCode.

A fully functional evaluation version of the product is available for download at the website: A single user license costs $299 USD and royalty free developer licenses start at $1190 USD. IDAutomation provides barcode fonts, components and software applications that support several barcode types., Inc. has been marketing products for businesses since 1996 and is privately held. For more information, visit their website at

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