Friday, October 30, 2009

QR-Code Barcode Printing for SAP® ERP

The new version of TBarCode/Direct V2.1 (SAP barcode software) comes now with QR-Code 2D barcode support.

TBarCode/Direct is a smart, platform independent software solution for printing linear and 2D bar-codes (DataMatrix, QRCode) in SAP® ERP, SAP® R/3® and mySAP® ERP. This bar code solution works completely without any middleware and can be used with all PostScript® enabled printers (e.g. Laser Printers or MFPs)!

The main advantage - TBarCode/Direct is installed within the SAP system only: No additional software, no system level installation and no additional hardware is required.

Read more about our SAP 2D Barcode Printing Solution.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

QRCode Mobile Marketing in Austria

In Japan more or less every square-millimeter of space is covered with QR-Codes. Japanese companies are using the 2D codes for marketing purposes as well as for really useful applications (e.g. public transport schedules with ticketing possibilities).

In Austria this technology is arriving very tentatively. The printed version of an Austrian newspaper ( is publishing ads of an European car manufacturer (I think it is Renault or Peugeot). These ads contain a 2D code. When scanned with a mobile you will be forwarded to some stylish web-page. Maybe I am able to upload a picture in the near future.

Another example of "trying" out this technology is Austrian Airlines (now part of Lufthansa). They are giving away stickers (see picture) with some slogan and a QR-code. When decoding them you will be forwarded to the booking page.

I assume that this specific marketing campaign is just a test-run. The slogans are not bad, but they do not provide enough information what to expect. So I am wondering how many people are scanning these stickers. Austrian Airlines should think about a small hint (or better: a fare reduction) to attract more users of this technology.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Barcode Library for i5/OS PASE (AS/400)

TEC-IT announces a new AIX 5.2 based barcode library for the i5/OS PASE platform - AS/400. The barcode API consists of only three function calls to generate a barcode in memory (PCL or Postscript format). Simplified usage in i5/OS Programs (e.g. ILE RPG or ILE C++) through the provided ILE C/C++ API Module!

If you are interested in testing this barcode library - let us know!

Monday, October 19, 2009

YouTube Video - Label Printing Software TFORMer

TEC-IT announces the availability of the first training video for the label printing software TFORMer.

The video demonstrates how to design a simple bar code label, to fill it with your data and to print it on a printer. It provides a great overview and you learn the basic concept of TFORMer within a minute.

More videos will be added in the near future. Please do not hesitate to send us your feedback and let us know in which topics you are interested in. Any comments are welcome!

YouTube Channel:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bluetooth Wedge Software

Want to capture data from Bluetooth devices? Then consider the software wegde TWedge. The latest version of TWedge supports direct Bluetooth connections - without virtual COM ports!

Just select the Bluetooth device of interest in the Interface dialog or enter the Bluetooth address directly (see screenshot). The software wedge TWedge connects to the device automatically and captures all data reliable.

What is the great advantage of direct Bluetooth support? The answer is easy - interrupted Bluetooth connections (e.g. because your bar code scanner is out of range) will be reconnected automatically.

Check out the new version TWedge V2.2: Download the Bluetooth Software Wedge.

Mobile Barcode Reader Applications

Because we receive numerous requests for available mobile bar-code reader applications we list some free barcode decoders . Please note: The list is not complete and it is not a recommendation. If you think a reader application should be mentioned in this list please let us know! We would be glad to maintain the overview regularly.

Barcode readers we have tried ourself:
Beetagg Reader:
Kaywa Reader:
i-nigma Reader:
Neo Reader:
Barcode Scanner "ZXING" for Google Android: See Android Market

Other readers (incomplete)

Also check out this overview:

Hope this helps!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Google Bar Code

It seems that Google is trying to educate the world with bar code know how.

As of 10/07/2009 the start page of Google displays a bar-code instead the usual Google logo.

If you click on the bar code image you get search results for the term "Bar Code" (in or "Strichcode" (in Germany/Austria).