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1. Data Matrix .NET Controls
2. New low price on Symbol barcode scanners
3. Barcode printer kits with label software from $299
Updated Support Issues and FAQ:
4. Java Products Updated to Support Headless Java
5. Grey background issue with ASP Barcode Server for IIS
6. Faxing barcodes without errors
7. How to renew your Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription
8. Affiliate Program information
We have recently released two DataMatrix .NET controls; the Forms Control and Server Control. DataMatrix is a popular 2D barcode symbology that is used to encode hundreds of characters in a single symbol. The Forms Control is used in local .NET applications and the Server Control is used in .NET Web Applications. To download a demo of the control or obtain more information, please visit one of the following:
Forms Control Site:
Server Control Site:
We have lowered our prices on the Symbol Cobra Barcode Scanner. The hand-held
scanner comes in a complete kit with a stand and cables. More information and order
links are located at:
Information about how to scan data into applications with a keyboard wedge or
USB scanner is provided at:
We are pleased to offer a few new barcode printer kits that include a label design
and printing application. The application is supplied on a CD with a dedicated thermal
barcode label printer in a complete kit. This label software is usually provided
at an additional cost when ordering a printer, but with these kits we offer, it
is included. The label packages all run on Microsoft Windows and are easy to use.
For more information, please visit our printers page at:
Our Java products have been updated to support the "headless mode" of Java as of April 4, 2003. If you have (1) Java Packages with dates older than this and (2) you are using the "Headless" capabilities of Java and (3) you have active Extended Support and Upgrade Protection, please email us your order ID and we will send you the update. If you need to add or update your Extended Support and Upgrade Protection, you may order it here. After your order is processed, you will receive a download link to the latest version of the product.
Using the older version of our product
in headless mode will generate an error similar to the following:
We have solved an issue with the ASP Barcode Server Component for IIS where in
certain installations, a gray background would be displayed in the barcode image.
This problem can be solved by replacing the ASP files supplied at the following
If you would like a complete update of this product, please email us at email@example.com with your order ID so we can provide you with a new download link.
Have you ever tried to fax someone a barcode? Most likely you did not have much success. We have evaluated several popular barcodes and found that the Data Matrix barcode is the most dependable in the faxing environment. So, if you are going to be faxing barcodes, consider DataMatrix. DataMatrix is one of the smallest and most dependable barcode symbologies. Compared to other barcode types, Data Matrix is approximately 30 times smaller than a Code 39 barcode representing the same data. To see this difference visually, take a look at our Barcode Symbology Evaluation and Test Sheet. We have more information about DataMatrix in our DataMatrix FAQ and Tutorial.
DataMatrix products include:
ASP Components: http://www.idautomation.com/barcode-components/asp-iis/
IDAutomation.com, Inc. offers extended technical support and product upgrade protection if the "Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription" is purchased with your order. Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription allows you to receive:
For customers that do not purchase Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, support is limited to our online knowledge base.
If you need to add or update Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, you may order it here. After your order is processed, you will receive a download link to the latest version of the product.
Are you interested in referring customers to our products? When you join our
Affiliate Program, all you have to do is link to our website with a small write-up
about our products or company. Then when a customer clicks on this link to our site,
you "own" that customer. If they purchase any of our products within two months
you will get a 20% commission for the product sold.
Even if the customer comes back in the future and orders the product from a completely different website, the original affiliate is still given credit for the order.
Signing up is easy and free, with no obligation. You may visit our Affiliate Program Site for more information:
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Issue Date: March 2003. Please visit links for current product availability and pricing.
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