IDAutomation Newsletter: March 2009

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IDAutomation Newsletter: March 2009

by Nate Schubert

In this issue:

*New Product: QR Code Font and Encoder for Windows
*Barcode Label Software Update
*Press Releases

New Product: QR Code Font and Encoder for Windows

QR Code Font &, Inc. announces the release of their new QR-Code Barcode Font and Encoder. The QR-Code barcode fonts make use of Vertical Interleaved Technology which allows printing of high-density QR-Code symbols with TrueType, PCL and PostScript fonts. Includes the Windows COM and .NET Framework DLLs. QR-Code is an area efficient two-dimensional (2D) 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.

A demo version may be downloaded from and includes fully functional examples. A single user license for the QR-Code Font and Encoder starts at $199 and a royalty-free Developer License starts at $1190.

Product Update: Barcode Label Software

IDAutomation Barcode Label SoftwareThis is an easy to use professional grade barcode label design and printing software application that also contains many advanced features. It contains a built-in, embedded database for creating custom values in labels and also connects to comma delimited text files, CSV files, Microsoft Excel and Access. Barcode values can also be incremented or determined by VB script formulas. Static data can be easily appended to the beginning or ending of any variable data. It accurately prints ANSI and ISO compliant barcodes on any graphics printer, including thermal printers.

The linear version of the Barcode Label Software includes several performance and compatibility enhancements and has been updated to support the office 2007 file format.

A fully functional evaluation copy may be downloaded from

2010 Sunrise Date for DataBar

DataBar 2010 MandateGS1 DataBar is a new barcode type approved for the retail supply chain where UPC and EAN symbols are currently used. GS1, formerly known as EAN International and Uniform Code Council, has set January 1, 2010 as the “sunrise” date for global adoption of this new barcode type. As of 2010, all manufacturers worldwide will have the option of marking their packages with GS1 DataBar codes – as an alternative to the EAN/UPC bar codes used today. Retailers must be ready to scan these packages at the point-of-sale and elsewhere within their logistics systems.

The following is a list of hand-held barcode scanners that read DataBar:

* IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanner with DataBar
* Metrologic USB VoyagerPDF Scanner
* Hand Held Products IT3800PDF USB Scanner

IDautomation also offers the DataBar font at, Databar Windows Forms Control at and the DataBar Image Generator at

PrimeCare Selects IDAutomation’s SC5 Scanner as Preferred Bar Code Scanner

PrimeCare Systems, Inc., (OTCBB:PCYS) announced today that it has selected Inc., of Tampa, Florida as its preferred and recommended source for bar code scanners for use with its flagship product, the PrimeCare Patient Management System, Version Nine.

Read the rest of the press release at

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:

* Barcode Label Software (IDA71)
* Links for all products

If the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription has been purchased:
If you have an active Priority Support agreement, log into the IDAutomation store and go to “Account” located in the upper right hand corner. On the Account screen, there will be a list of Recent Orders with a summary of what each order contains if there is more than one. Click on the “View Order” button of the order that contains the software to download. The download will be located under Digital Goods section of the online Invoice.

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

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.