IDAutomation announces the release of its GS1 DataBar Barcode Font, which allows easy generation of DataBar bar codes. DataBar is a new type of bar code that is over 50 percent smaller than current UPC and EAN bar codes and may be used in all POS systems after Jan. 1, 2010. It encodes GTIN, UPC, and EAN data and may include additional information such as weight, expiration date, and serial numbers in a single bar code.
The IDAutomation GS1 DataBar Barcode Font Package includes TrueType, OpenType, PostScript, and PCL fonts that support all DataBar variants, including omni-directional, limited, stacked, and expanded types. The package is available for download and includes encoders in VB, Java, C++, and .NET for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Unix operating systems. The Windows setup application provided in the download includes examples for Excel, Word, Access, and Crystal Reports. An online encoder is also available to generate bar codes one at a time for desktop publishing applications like PhotoShop, and is compatible with the Mac.
Company URL: www.idautomation.com