Sunday, November 23, 2008

RssHugger Review

It turned out that registering this blog is essential to get visitors. While browsing the net for free rss submission services (overviews are provided by RSStop55 or I also stumbled over It sounds like a fair deal, they are listing this blog - and I write a few lines regarding their service. provides two ways to get listed. Paying a small amount of money or getting listed for free - if you write a small review like this. Because I don't know what I'll receive for my money I prefer option 2 in this case. ;-). So - let's see what happens.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Generic Survey Widget

Just for fun a colleague of mine implemented a generic widget for simple and minimalistic web-based surveys. Chck out for the Online Survey Widget made by TEC-IT.

At the moment this widget just sends GET requests to a pre-specified URL (the URL is adjustable). The results of the survey are thus only visible in the web-logs of the respective web-server. We know - this is not state-of-the art ;-). But if time allows an email notification service will be implemented. So everyone can use this online survey widget without any local software installation.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Online Barcode Generator Updated

TEC-IT updated the Online Barcode Generator recently. Behind the scenes the barcode software TBarCode 9 is working - which now supports Micro QR Code and more than 100 other barcode symbologies.

Check out unlimited Online Barcode Creation today!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Software Wedge - Data Acquisition Software

Beside barcode, labeling and reporting software TEC-IT offers software tools for data acquisition. One of these tools is named TWedge - a software wedge.

The main purpose of such a software wedge (also named keyboard wedge) is to transform data read from an external device (connected via RS232, RS485, serial, COM, USB, Bluetooth or TCP/IP) into keyboard strokes. These keyboard strokes are then be forwarded to arbitrary applications. Using such middleware it is possible to automate data acquisition tasks - even with software applications which are not able to communicate with devices directly (e.g. like using a serial barcode scanner with Microsoft Excel).

The existing version of TWedge fulfills its main purpose perfectly. Serial data is captured and forwarded to applications. But customers often require powerful possibilities for adjusting and modifying data prior it is forwarded to a target application.

The solution to this problem? Scripting!

The new version of TWedge supports JavaScript(tm). Thus customers are able to do more or less everything with TWedge. Received data can be transformed, modified, checked and adjusted. But the most interesting point is, that TEC-IT extended JavaScript with direct database and file access. In other words: the upcoming version of TWedge enables users to store data directly into ODBC databases and files. It is also possible to implement complex application logic in JavaScript.

If interested just contact TEC-IT. A release candidate is available for testing!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

ESpeedPost uses TEC-ITs Online Barcode Generator

EspeedPost demonstrates how to connect web-services in a successful way: EspeedPost uses TEC-IT's online barcode generator for generating shipping labels.

Founded in 1995, Espeed is a logistics partner for eBay sellers who sell worldwide. They have a tight cooperation with Hongkong Post, EMS, DHL, UPS, Fedex etc., and can provide various services to customers according to their demands.

More information about ESpeedPost is available here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barcode Generator with extensive Symbology Support

As already announced in a previous post, TEC-IT released the new version of the barcode generator software component TBarCode (Version 9).

TBarCode V9 introduces support for Micro QR-Code, a full Aztec barcode implementation and the support for HIBC bar-codes (linear and 2D barcode variants for LIC and PAS encoding). In total TBarCode generates now more than 100 different barcode symbologies!

More details are available here. The demo version of TBarCode can be downloaded for free from

Try it - and let us know if there are some features missing!