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BarTender® version 7.75 Service Release 2 (released on January 18th, 2007) is the first version of BarTender to be modified, tested, and approved by Seagull specifically for operation on Windows Vista.

Free Update for most users that Bought Since July 5th, 2005.
Users of version 7.7x (versions 7.70 and higher) can update their software with a free download from:
http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/service_releases.aspx

For more information on BarTender and its Vista compatibility, please visit:
http://www.seagullscientific.com/newsletter/newsflash/070219_VistaCompatibility.htm

Features and Editions Summary

BarTender is available in five editions that address a wide range of features and user requirements: Enterprise Print Server, RFID Enterprise, Enterprise, Professional and Basic.

Enterprise Licensing: All three Enterprise editions allow unlimited network users. Licensing is based on the maximum number of printers used by BarTender on the network.
Enterprise Print Server
Our most powerful edition. Includes all of the label design, printing, and software integration features of the Enterprise and RFID Enterprise editions, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing and administration. Includes BarTender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains our most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers, XML transforms, and XML scripting.
RFID Enterprise Edition
Includes – All of the label design, printing and integration features of the base Enterprise edition (see below), plus all available RFID design and encoding capabilities.
Omits – Does not offer the enhanced server functions, advanced integration, and web printing capabilities of Enterprise Print Server. (See above.).
Enterprise Edition
All of BarTender’s most powerful label design features plus automated control from within other software.
Includes – Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull’s own Commander utility for cross-platform integration. Powerful data sourcing, including ODBC, OLE-DB, and the industry’s only SAP-certified direct IDoc interface. Support for Oracle XML label requests.
Omits – No RFID. Excludes all server and integration features omitted from the RFID Enterprise edition.
PC Licensing: The Professional and Basic editions are licensed based on the number of PCs.
Professional Edition
Includes – All of BarTender’s most powerful label design features. Most of the advanced data access capabilities, including OLE DB and ODBC. Fully network compatible.
Omits – Not designed for control from within other software. Does not offer ActiveX Automation, Commander or command line integration. No SAP IDoc or XML support. No job logging or e-mailed error alerts. Cannot export printer code templates.
Basic Edition
For users who just need BarTender’s essential label design and printing features.
Includes – The most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, bar code, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only.
Omits – No access to external data. No password protection, VB Script customization, or string concatenation, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from the Professional Edition.

Features and Editions Comparison Chart
Colour Code:
Enterprise Print Server
RFID Enterprise
Enterprise
Professional
Basic

EDITIONS:
PS
R
E
P
B
GENERAL
Printer-based licensing
User-based licensing
Free phone and e-mail technical support
HTML-based context-sensitive help
User interface translated into 20+ languages
Full-system unicode support (field names, files, servers, printers, etc.)
Password protection
LABEL DESIGN
True WYSIWYG label design
"New Label" wizard ensures proper label setup and optimizes performance
Drag and drop creation of all objects, including lines, boxes and graphic images
Unlimited undo / redo command
Functions for automatic alignment of multiple objects
One-tenth degree rotation of lines, boxes, text, and graphics
Export bar codes and labels for use in other programs
Full color support (including text backgrounds and shape fills)
Customizable print-time prompts for keyboard / scanner data
Customizable library of reusable components
Library of "ready-to-print" formats
Thumbnail previews of saved label formats, viewable both in BarTender and
Windows Explorer
Metric and US measurement systems
LABEL STOCK
Any label size
Any number of label rows and columns per sheet
Automatic computation of label size from number of rows and columns
Database of thousands of common industry label stock dimensions
Rectangular label outline
Circular and elliptical label outline
TEXT
Versatile font support: TrueType, Adobe, PostScript, downloadable, and built-in printer fonts
On-screen text editing
Rich text formatting
Scale text horizontally or vertically
Auto-size text to fit within predefined height and width
Basic paragraph support: aligning and spacing
Advanced paragraph support: justifying and indenting
Arc and circular text
User-definable tab stops
White-on-black text printing (specified with a single mouse click)
BAR CODES
Numerous 1D symbologies
Numerous 2D symbologies
Extensive library of industry-standard bar code formats
Option to display start / stop characters
Variable and unlimited width and height
Minimum width limited only by printer resolution
UCC / EAN 128 application identifier setup wizard
Automatic check digit capability
Sequentially numbered bar codes
Place "human readable" text anywhere in relation to bar codes
Customizable "human readable" character template
Independently suppress or display characters from different sub-fields
GRAPHICS, IMAGES AND SYMBOLS
Draw lines, circles, ellipses, rectangles, rounded rectangles and filled rectangles
Import more than 70 graphic formats, including BMP, DCX, DIB, DXF, EPS, GIF, IMG, JPG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIF, WMF, WPG, and more
Industry-specific graphic symbol font libraries
Specify background images and colors to appear "behind" label designs
PRINTING
Over fifteen hundred industrial label printers supported
True Windows drivers, can be used by other programs
Seagull drivers with status monitor display printer status in the standard Windows spooler
Support for XML enabled printers
Advanced on-screen print preview
Advanced cutter control
Set starting position on pages of partially used labels
Supports printer-based bar codes, serial numbers, time, date, and copies
Speed optimization reuses repeating data instead of resending it
Local and network printer support
Identical and/or serialized copies controllable from database
Job logging
SERIALIZATION
Basic serialization (increment, numeric base 10)
Numeric, alphabetic, and alphanumeric increment / decrement by any interval
Base 36 and custom base serialization
Separate rollover/rollunder and value reset options
Preserve or expand field length when rolling over
DATABASE OPTIONS
Microsoft OLE DB and ODBC support, including drivers for: Access, AS/400, Btrieve, dBase, Excel, FoxPro, Informix, Interbase, Linux, MySQL, Oracle, Paradox, Pervasive.SQL, PostgreSQL, Progress, SQL Server, Sybase, and more
Read Excel files
Read ASCII & Unicode text files (quote & comma, fixed width, & user-defined delimitation)
SAP certified interface to IDocs
Oracle XML label requests automatically parsed
Drag and drop data linking
Versatile multiple-table data access
Import variable graphics from databases
Data query wizard and custom SQL assistant
Individual record-picking at print time
DATA PROCESSING
Visual Basic scripting for custom data processing
User-definable min and max field lengths
Use and/or exclude select portions of database fields
Customizable data-entry filters and error checking
Custom configure the handling of individual messages and alerts
Multiple sub-fields concatenated per label object
Source data with keyboard, time & date (from PC or printer)
Easy entry of special and "unprintable" control characters
Shareable data fields
INTEGRATION
Can be run as "background" application
ActiveX automation
Command line control from other programs
Specify label formats and data sources from within other programs
Automated printer selection
Logs errors and events to a file
Logs errors and events via e-mail
Can e-mail user-defined status messages
"Commander" integration software utility
• Runs as application or 2000/2003/XP service
• Looks for incoming data files and /or e-mails and initiates print jobs
• Logs errors and events to a file and /or via e-mail
Generate and export printer code templates, including Oracle XML & SAPscript-ITF
SHARED, CENTRALIZED PRINT SERVICES
Optimized to handle high-volume printing requests using a single copy of BarTender running on a server
Available web application allows selection and launch of label jobs from any operating system that can run a web browser
ADVANCED INTEGRATION
Enhanced version of Commander supports triggers and data transmission using TCP/IP
Commander optimized to receive, launch, and monitor new print jobs without waiting for existing jobs to finish
Automated conversion of different XML formats using XSL style sheets
BarTender XML Command Scripts speed up automation and simplify remote control
Detailed print job status available using ActiveX
RFID SUPPORT
Encode EPC Gen2, EPC Class 1, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, and Picotag tag types
Supports DoD, Wal-Mart, and other EPC data formats, including SGTIN, SSCC, GIAI, GID, GRAI, SGLN
Support for many single and double-byte codepages, including Asian languages,
UTF-8 and UTF-16
Able to duplicate RFID data in text and bar code form
Supports optional write protection
Segment and Start Block support, including writing to multiple blocks
Able to configure printer's RFID options (e.g., Transponder Offset and Maximum Retries)
Display antenna, chip, and substrate on label. (Images specified by predefined or custom antenna bitmaps.)
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International Language Support
BarTender is available in international Editions that support on-demand switching of the displayed user-interface language between the following:
Chinese
(Simplified & Traditional)
German
Portuguese
(European & Brazilian)
Czech Greek Polish
Danish Hungarian Russian
Dutch Italian Spanish
English Japanese Swedish
Finnish Korean Thai
French Norwegian Turkish
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Bar Code Support
Linear Bar Codes:
AIAG FIM A Royal Mail
Australia Post FIM C RSS
Canadian Customs HIBC Primary SCC-14
Codabar HIBC Secondary SSCC-18
Code 128 Interleaved 2-of-5 Telepen
Code 39
(Regular & Full ASCII)
ISBT 128 Tri-Optic
Code 93 ITF-14 UCC-EAN 128
EAN 128 Japanese Post UPC-A
EAN Bookland KIX Code UPC-E
EAN-JAN-8 LOGMARS UPS Tracking
EAN-JAN-13 MSI Plessey US Postal
Two Dimensional Bar Codes:
Aztec Maxicode TLC39
Datamatrix PDF417 (Micro & Standard)
EAN.UCC Composite QR Code (Micro & Standard)
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Supported Printers
BarTender supports any printer with a Windows driver. In addition to virtually all laser, ink-jet and dot-matrix printers, this includes the following, for which Seagull has developed its own enhanced Windows printer drivers:
Accumax
Argox
ASTECH
APS
Autonics
Avery Dennison
Birch
Brady
C. Itoh
cab
Century Systems
Citizen
Cognitive
Comtec
Datamax
Datasouth
Eltron
ETISYS
General Code
Godex
Graphic Products
IBM
Imaje
Intermec
K-SUN
KROY
Markpoint
Marschall
MAX
Meto
Metrologic
MICROPLEX
Monarch
Novexx
O'Neil
Okabe
OPAL
Paxar
Pitney Bowes
Postek
Pressiza
Printronix
Quick Label Systems
Ring
Samsung
SATO
SII
Sumitomo
System Wave
TEC
Tharo
Thermopatch
ThermoTex
TSC
Tyco
UBI
Unimark
Valentin
VIPColor
Wasp
Wedderburn
Zebra

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System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 2000, 2000 Server, 2003 Server, XP and Vista.
CPU:
450 MHz Pentium (1 GHz or higher recommended)
Memory:
256 MB RAM (512 MB or higher recommended)
Display Resolution:
800 x 600 (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
Hard Disk:
50 MB free space required
Web Browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer v6 or higher required for BarTender help system.
(Note: Enterprise editions require TCP/IP Network Protocol
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True Windows Printer Drivers for Thermal Label Printers
Listing of true Windows printer drivers that can be used with any true Windows program. Bar Tender enjoys certain performance advantages when talking to thermal printers using Seagull’s own drivers. Seagull Drivers are true Windows drivers. This allows them to operate with any Windows program and output to printers anywhere on your network. Written specifically for thermal label printers, they exploit thermal printing features that are unavailable using conventional Windows drivers.
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Download PDF Brochures
“Full Details” Brochure.
Provides a most extensive description of BarTender.
size: 2.73MB.
Modified: 8-May-2007
Enterprise Print Server edition
This new edition first became available with the release of BarTender 8.0. Includes the new Web Print Server module.
size: 985KB.
Modified: 22-Mar-2007
RFID Brochure Download Page
Describes the RFID-specific features of RFID Enterprise Edition.
size: 890KB.
Modified: 2-Nov-2005
“Quick Summary” Brochure
Condensed key details to about one-third the text of the “Full Details” brochure.
size: 890KB.
Modified:9-Apr-2007
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Copyright © 2007 Seagull Scientific, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BarTender is a registered trademark of Seagull Scientific, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners


 

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