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New Product: Data Matrix C++ .H Header File

IDAutomation now offers a C++ header file for the Data Matrix ECC200 symbology which meets the ISO/IEC 16022 specification. The file is provided, upon request, with the purchase of any Developers License for the Data Matrix Font & Encoder Advantage Package and a signed Source Code Agreement.

This header file uses the C++ libraries to return an encoded string that can be used with the IDAutomationDMatrix. Both the method declaration and implementation are in the header file, so no .cpp file is necessary. Include the header file in the source code and it is ready to use. The header file contains no OS specific code and has been QA tested with G++ on Ubuntu Linux and Visual Studio versions 6, 2003 and 2005.

Product Update: Java Barcode Package

New Product Release: GS1 DataBar Java Package:

  • The new DataBar Java component enables Java developers to create DataBar compliant images within their Java application, applet, servlet, bean box, and more. Includes DataBar Omni-directional, DataBar Truncated, Stacked, Stacked Omni-directional, Limited, Expanded, Expanded Stacked, PDF417, MicroPDF417, Composite, UPC/EAN, GS1-128 and Code 128.

Updates to the Linear Java Package:

  • Improved FNC1 functionality - With apply tilde set to true, the parentheses in the DataToEncode variable will be encoded as FNC1 characters.
  • Manual start character selection - The start character for code 128 can now be manually selected in auto mode. By including the start character as the first digit in DataToEncode will specify which character set to start in, for example DataToEncode = ÌABCD will encode the data in set B. ApplyTilde functionality can also be used to achieve the same result, DataToEncode = ~204ABCD.

Updates to the 2D Java Package:

  • The QR-Code symbology is now included, with support for Byte, Numeric, and Alpha-numeric encoding modes.

A fully functional evaluation copy of any of the Java Barcode Package may be downloaded from:

New Patent: Method, System and Program Product for Printing Barcodes within Computer Applications

After years of working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, IDAutomation has been granted Patent No: US 7,637,436 B1 for a method used to generate a printable barcode object, which encodes data from within a particular software application. The patented method assembles barcode symbols from Unicode characters that exist in standard system fonts, and can be utilized with ease in a variety of applications and platforms.

More information on the patent can be found on our IDAutomation Blog.

Product Updates and Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription Renewal

Priority Support & Upgrade SubscriptionIDAutomation's Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription allows you to receive the latest version of the product, unlimited phone support, priority Help Desk support during work hours and additional help desk support on evenings, weekends and holidays.

If the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription has not been purchased or is expired, it may be activated from the appropriate link:

If you have an active Priority Support agreement, log into the IDAutomation 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.

For customers who do not purchase the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, support is limited to our online knowledge base and the product support site. Product updates are only provided to customers with an active Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription.

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