Patent Granted for Generating Barcodes without Barcode Fonts or Graphics

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550 N. Reo Street; Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33609 813-514-2564

January 14, 2010

Patent Granted for Generating Barcodes without Barcode Fonts or Graphics.

(Tampa, FL.), Inc. has been granted a patent for a method used to generate a printable barcode object, which encodes data from within a particular software application. This method may be used to create several linear and 2D barcode types including Code-128, GS1-128, Code-39, USPS IMb, QR-Code, Data Matrix, and PDF417.

Traditionally, specialized barcode fonts or graphic generation objects need to be installed before barcodes can be printed from a standard software application. The new patented method generates barcodes from standard Unicode system fonts, eliminating the need to install additional barcode fonts. Since Unicode is a standard, the same method may be used on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, iOS, and Android. This method of barcode generation is referred to as the Unicode Image.

While the Patent US 7,637,436 B1 has been recently granted, IDAutomation has been utilizing this technology since 2006 with patent-pending status within several barcode generation products, which are listed on the Unicode Image page.

Each of the Unicode Image barcode generation products allows utilization of this patented system of generating barcodes within specific applications, without installing individual fonts or other components, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity in your workplace.

IDAutomation provides barcode fonts, components, and software applications that support several barcode types.