With BarTender, a few quick mouse motions are all it takes to combine bar codes, text and graphics into professional quality labels. You can even encode RFID tags. BarTender has the intelligence to run both stand-alone and as a part of your other software applications. Advanced integration, advanced printer management, and advanced security functions are just some of what you get with the world¿s most advanced label software package.
All of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Data access for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Includes some of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker, Print Station and Printer Maestro. Printer Maestro only manages local and network printers (and print jobs) for which there are drivers installed on the local PC. (All editions are fully network compatible.)
Omits - No control from within other software. (No ActiveX, Commander or command lines.) No SAP or XML support. No job logging or e-mailed error alerts. Cannot export printer code templates. Excludes all features omitted from the Automation edition. Does not include many of the Companion Applications.
Simple label design
Easy to use
Intuitive mouse motions, helpful wizards and careful attention to the ¿look and feel¿ make BarTender seem familiar the first time you use it. Then, a variety of power features ensure your design freedom as you become expert.
Powerful font control
Full-system Unicode support lets you access a remarkable variety of Windows and printer fonts. Mix text styles within paragraphs and connect them to different database fields.
Generate anything from the simplest serial numbers to the most advanced custom sequences.
Import and export graphics
It¿s easy to add company logos and pictures of products. You can also export bar codes for use in other programs. (Supports cameras, scanners, and most graphic formats.)
Create custom forms
Easily design custom forms for data entry at print time. The Enterprise Automation edition even displays the dialogs in your web browser!
The Visual Basic ¿Script Assistant¿ lets you customise BarTender to tackle a wide variety of advanced data-processing challenges.
Numerous ¿Wizards¿ walk you step-by-step through critical design decisions that affect your printing performance and compliance with important label standards.
Powerful security system
Security Center regulates user activity in military, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other high-security environments. Protect individual label formats using passwords and encryption. Use Librarian to manage your publishing process. Audit logged events using History Explorer.
Industrial symbol libraries
Choose from hundreds of high-quality, scalable symbols from categories such as electrical, hazardous material, packaging and more.
Integration with other software
Transparent operation with other software
When you control BarTender from within your other software, your users don¿t even have to know that it¿s really BarTender printing the labels.
Powerful, flexible data retrieval
- Automatically parse and process XML ¿label requests¿ from Oracle¿s WMS and MSCA applications
- Certified interface to the SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure (AII) of the NetWeaver platform. SAP IDocs are also supported
- Process XML print requests from Sensor Events (formerly Premises Server and Premises RFID Server) and return print status
Select data using the simplest pick list or the most sophisticated SQL query.
Read from most databases
BarTender makes it easy to access text, spreadsheets, and databases on a network. This includes ODBC and OLE DB support for dozens of data formats ¿ even non-Windows platforms such as LINUX, AS/400, Oracle database, and more.
Event handling and job logging
To support security audits and ensure that automated print jobs succeeded, the Automation editions of BarTender provide extremely detailed logging of print job information, label images, warnings and errors to SQL databases.
Alert messages reduce down-time
Automatic e-mails of warnings and errors tell you about problems immediately.
Trigger based integrations
The Commander middleware utility allows programs that can¿t directly control BarTender to launch label jobs anyhow. Trigger commander using files, e-mails, serial ports, or TCP/IP sockets. Commander then ¿wakes up¿ BarTender, which reads your data and prints your labels.
Easy control from non-Windows systems
Although Commander and BarTender run on Windows, they don¿t care about the operating system from which triggering events originate.
The Automation editions provide Microsoft ActiveX support for even the most advanced integration challenges.
.NET SDKs simplify integration
Instead of writing custom integrations from scratch, you can use the prewritten VB and C# code in our ¿.NET¿ software development kits to finish the job much faster.
RFID label support
Power and flexibility for the next generation of Auto ID technology
Both Automation editions let you ¿drag and drop¿ RFID objects into your label designs the same way you create bar codes and other label objects.
Support for the latest tag types and data formats
Supported tag types include EPC Class 1, Gen2, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, Picotag, and more. Supported data formats include Wal-Mart, DoD, EPC, and custom formats.
On-Screen RFID tag display
On-screen ¿ghosted¿ outlines of the RFID antenna, chip and substrate help you avoid printing in undesirable locations.
Powerful companion applications
Up to eight companion applications are available depending on the edition you purchase:
- Commander - middleware utility allows you to control BarTender from within other programs without having to write code
- Bartender Security Center - provides security features for other applications in the suite, such as user permissions and format encryption
- Librarian - of users, designers and administrators cooperatively and securely manage the storage and revision of label formats and other files
- Printer maestro - consolidates multiple print management functions within Windows into a single, highly configurable view
- History explorer - lets you view logged information about past label jobs, including images of the labels and print job messages
- Reprint console - allows you to quickly navigate logs of previous label jobs and reprint all or just some of the labels
- Print station - gives non-technical users easy ¿point and click¿ selection and printing of labels without ever having to see the inside of a label design program
- Batch maker - makes it easy to specify a list of multiple label formats to print as a single 'batch'
The Professional and Basic editions are licensed based on the number of PCs used.
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. Print Station is the only included Companion Application.
Includes all of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Data access for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Includes two of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker and Print Station.
Both 'Automation' editions allow unlimited network users. Licensing is based on the maximum number of printers used by BarTender on the network.
Includes all of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull's Commander utility for cross-platform integration. All the data sourcing of Professional, plus support for SAP IDocs. Includes all of the Companion Applications except for Librarian, but not all of the features. Logging to local databases only. Includes all available RFID design and encoding capabilities.
The most powerful edition. Includes all of the label design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security and administration. Includes BarTender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains the most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers, SAP AII, Oracle XML, XML transforms, and XML scripting. Includes full functionality for all of the Companion Applications, including Librarian and logging to centralised databases. Tracks printer parts inventory and in-printer media usage.