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New Code 128 Font Package Available

IDAutomation has released the latest update to their Code128 Font Advantage Package, and it is now available in both demo and purchased versions from IDAutomation.com. This package includes some new features and changes that are not available in the prior version, released in September 2013: TrueType font files have been updated to OpenType with Digital…
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Optional Integration Makes Sense, and Here’s Why

After the great economic downturn of 2008, it’s no secret that businesses across the nation have significantly tightened their belts. In the slow recovery that the economy has experienced following, businesses have kept a watchful eye on spending habits. In fact, many businesses have found that by cutting spending, they are able to keep more…
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New Updates to Barcode Generator Scripts

IDAutomation has released a new update for our family of Barcode Generator Scripts for ASP, ASPX and PHP environments. This latest update resolves a cosmetic issue with the Human Readable Fonts embedded in these products. IDAutomation Barcode Generator Scripts provide an easy means of streaming dynamic barcodes into internet-connected environments including web pages and applications that…
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Inserting Barcodes in Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports is one of the most popular environments in the business market today. Companies across the globe utilize the power of Crystal Reports to generate reports from a multitude of data sources, providing immeasurable insight in terms of business analysis, strategic planning, inventory control and much, much more. Crystal Reports is also one of…
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How to Stream Barcodes into iReport Designer

iReport Designer is an open source report designer that can be used with Jaspersoft Corporation’s JasperReports and JasperReports Server. iReports Designer allows users to design complex, sophisticated layouts which can include a range of valuable elements from charts, crosstabs and images as well. One little-known, but very valuable feature is the environment’s ability to utilize…
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Should Barcodes Be Used on Student ID’s?

A customer recently came to us with questions about integrating barcode technology in an elementary school lunch program. Barcodes are an excellent way to cut down on human error, and also great for a first-line defense against theft of important information like numbers, addresses and other data that may otherwise appear on an ID card.…
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How to Classify Medical Devices for FDA’s UDI Mandate

Back in September, the Food and Drug Administration announced new labeling requirements for medical devices. Although many manufacturers and other businesses in the medical devices field will have some work to do in preparation of the mandates, it is thought that the inclusion of a unique device identifier (UDI) for each product will be a…
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Barcoding: To Stream or Not To Stream?

By now, business owners understand that the best way to increased revenue is to engage customers and make it as easy as possible for them to complete a purchase, stay informed or complete some other goal of value to the business. The Internet has been a phenomenal tool for businesses to connect with consumers and…
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The Healthcare Industry’s New HIBC UDI Barcode

http://idautomation.blogspot.com/2012/06/usps-postnet-expiration-deadline-draws.html The FDA’s new Unique Device Identifier (UDI) system was established on September 24, 2013 in an effort to increase the safety of medical devices in the healthcare industry while also minimizing the costs of sharing the necessary data through a new, publically accessible Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). This new system will allow…
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Updated for Mac: FileMaker 2D Barcode Font Encoder

by Nate Schubert August saw the release of IDAutomations’ highly-anticipated FileMaker Pro Plugin, a new font encoder tool that allows barcode generation from fonts in FileMaker. This powerful encoder is included in the Font and Encoder packages for Data Matrix and PDF417 and will soon be included in the font packages for QR Code as…
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