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IDAutomation Monthly Newsletter

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New Products:
1. IDAutomation Barcode Label Pro
2. IDAutomation Universal Font Package - Available June 10th

Product Updates:
3. IDAutomation Barcode Label Software - version 5.05

New Hardware:
4. Metrologic MS1690 Focus Barcode Imager - Being Released in June

Company Information:
5. How to renew your Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription

IDAutomation Barcode Label Pro

Our new IDAutomation Barcode Label Pro Software has now been released. This package is an advanced, easy to use, WYSIWYG bar code label printing software application that prints barcodes, text and graphics on standard laser or inkjet printers, in addition to labels on thermal transfer bar-code printers.

The Pro version has the same features as our IDAutomation Barcode Label Software but with the following additional capabilities:

  • Supports linear barcodes plus DataMatrix, PDF417, Maxicode, MicroPDF, RSS and Composite Symbology barcode types.
  • Connects to additional data sources including ODBC, DSN, Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Supports VB Script formulas to determine barcode values.

For more information about our IDAutomation Barcode Label Pro Software, please visit:

At this time, we do not have a demo package available, but we do offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

IDAutomation Universal Font Package

Available June 10th is our Universal Barcode Font Advantage™ which is designed to support most linear barcodes as a single font on multiple operating systems and locales, including Double Byte versions of Windows such as those used in China and Japan as well as other Asian locale settings.

  • Easily print several barcode types with a single font.
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows, Pocket PC, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux and others.
  • Includes examples for Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Crystal Reports.
  • Contains over 18 different Code 128 font versions in 6 different font formats.
  • TrueType, OpenType, PCL LaserJet soft fonts and PostScript font versions are included.
  • Supports AIM USS Code 128, UCC-128, EAN-128, Code 39, USPS Postnet, Planet, MSI and Codabar.
  • Includes Windows DLL and a Crystal UFL; VB and C++ source provided with the purchase of a Developer License.

For more information about our Universal Barcode Font Advantage™, please visit:

IDAutomation Barcode Label Software

The IDAutomation Barcode Label Software have the following improvements for the Code 128 symbology:

  1. ~xnn (where nn is a 2 digit number, e.g. 04). Tells the control to go pull nn characters after the x and encode those characters as their hexadecimal equivalent. So ABCD~x041234XYZ should scan as ABCD31323334XYZ.
  2. ~mnn (where nn is a 2 digit number, e.g. 10). Tells the control to take nn digits preceding the ~ and calculate a mod 10 check digit for those numbers. In the HR text and the scanned text ~mnn will be replaced by the mod 10 check digit.
  3. There is now support for the FNC2 character (ASCII 197).
  4. Also solved a couple other minor software issues.

For more information about our IDAutomation Barcode Label Software Package, please visit: and to download a demo of the package, please visit:

If you have an active Priority Support agreement, log back into our online 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.

Metrologic MS1690 Focus Barcode Imager

Metrologic’s MS1690 Focus is a high performance hand held area imager. This omni-directional scanner decodes virtually all of today's standard bar codes including 1D, RSS, PDF417, microPDF, EAN/UCC Composite, Matrix and Postal Codes regardless of orientation. For capturing and transmitting images Focus combines a high-resolution CMOS sensor with an extremely powerful processor that provides a wide array of outputs at high rates of speed.

When designing Focus, the goal was to leap frog the competition and develop a new set of standards providing users unique, time saving, and technological advancements, meeting the needs of today's marketplace and for years to come. We accomplished this challenge and are able to introduce features such as a depth of field that ranges from 0"to 9.5"for standard 0.33 mm (13 mil) barcodes, stand detection that automatically switches the hand held scanner to a presentation scanner once it is placed in the stand, and let’s not forget the object detection sensor that instantly initiates scanning, via CodeGate, once an object is within the scanner’s field of view.

For more information about the Metrologic MS1690 Focus Barcode Imager, please visit:

Renew Priority Support & Upgrade Subscription, Inc. offers 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:

  • The latest version of the product.
  • Priority phone support.
  • Email support on the weekends, holidays and when the office is closed.
  • Additional contact information.

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 your 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.

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Tampa, FL 33609

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Issue Date: May 2005. Please visit links for current product availability and pricing.

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