New Product: QR Code Font and Encoder

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New Product: QR Code Font and Encoder

by Nate Schubert

The new QR Code Barcode Font and Encoder enables printing of 2D QR-Code barcodes from Windows with True Type, PostScript or PCL LaserJet soft fonts. The advanced QR (Quick Response) Code font uses Vertical Interleaved Technology by IDAutomation, which allows increased throughput and printing at small X dimensions. The install package includes Microsoft® Word, Excel, Access, Java, Crystal Reports and VB examples with COM and .NET framework encoder DLLs.

A fully functional evaluation copy of the QR Code Barcode Font and Encoder may be downloaded at

New Product: Barcode Scanner ASCII String Decoder

This free software application reveals non-visible or hidden commands in addition to ASCII characters from keyboard emulation devices, such as a USB Barcode Scanner. This barcode decoder application is beneficial in determining if non-printable ASCII commands such as FS (file separator), RS (record separator), GS (group separator), and EOT (end of transmission) have been encoded in a barcode symbol. More information and a free download of the product may be found at:

Source code is available with the purchase of any IDAutomation product with a developer license and active support subscription.

New Hardware: Access Control Systems

Security card access systems provide total-control access to buildings or certain areas by limiting admittance and/or setting time-of-day restrictions. With the KeyScan Access Control System, an individual can pass their contactless or proximity access card in front of the card reader where the reader will decrypt the “max secure code” and authenticate it with a 3-pass encryption/decryption to unlock the algorithm. The credential is then sent to the access control management software to verify the access availability through KeyScan’s proprietary 36-bit Wiegand protocol. The K-SECURE Mifare credential provides anti-counterfeiting protection using Keyscan’s Max Secure encryption technology on ‘over the air’ transmission between the reader and card.

Hardware Update:
Intermec PF8 Barcode Label Printer

Intermec has released their new and improved EasyCoder PF8 Barcode Label Printer as a direct replacement for their popular C4 Barcode Label printer. This printer supports all major linear symbologies, plus the following 2D codes: MaxiCode, PDF417, DataMatrix, QR-Code, and Composite Code EAN/ECC for EAN/UCC 128 w/ CC-C. The PF8 printers, available in direct thermal or thermal transfer models, offer compact size, sturdiness, and silent operation, perfect for a variety of applications in retail, office, service industry and healthcare settings. With this printer comes the ESim Config Tool, which is Font & Firmware downloading tool, Intermec’s LabelShop® START barcode label design software and the InterDriver™ for Microsoft™ Windows™.