Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bluetooth Data Acquisition with Android

UPDATE: Bluetooth/TCP Reader GetBlue for Android™ 

TEC-IT (http://www.tec-it.com) published version 0.5 of GetBlue!

GetBlue is a smart application which communicates with Bluetooth and TCP/IP devices. The new version supports bi-directional device communication. 

In addition to its simple TELNET like functionality, GetBlue captures serial Bluetooth (SPP/RFCOMMor TCP data, displays it in a log window and forwards the collected data to an arbitrary server application. Data forwarding works even in the background or when changing screen orientation. Manually entered user data or server responses are sent then back to the device. 

All important communication parameters are adjustable: GetBlue can easily be configured to capture Bluetooth barcode data and forward it to a web-application via
  • HTTP GET requests
  • HTTP Post requests
  • Plain TCP sockets 
In addition it can be adjusted whether server responses should be sent back to the device. Using these features GetBlue can be configured for automated data acquisition or working as TCP/Bluetooth proxy. Bi-directional communication scenarios like the following are covered with the free demo version:
  1. The Android device captures barcodes with a Bluetooth barcode scanner 
  2. GetBlue forwards the scanned barcodes to your server application
  3. The server responds - for example - with a status code (like data accepted or data not accepted)
  4. GetBlue sends the server-respone back to the barcode scanner

Give it a try - Android Market Link.

Note: The free demo version replaces forwarded data sometimes with a demo text. All other features are completely unrestricted.

Monday, April 26, 2010

NEW PRODUCT: Barcode Add-In for Word 2007/2010

Good News for Microsoft Word Users!

TEC-IT (http://www.tec-it.com) announces its brand new bar-code add-in for Microsoft Word. Using bar-codes in Word documents, serial letters and mail merges was never easier!

After TBarCode Office was installed, a new task pane is available in Microsoft Word. In this task-pane you simply select the required barcode symbology (all barcodes are supported by this add-in: linear barcodes, 2D codes, GS1 DataBar codes, postal codes), enter the data to be encoded (or assign the mail merge fields) and click "Insert Barcode". That's all!

The basic barcode  options can be adjusted in the barcode pane directly. More advanced options like bar width reduction, font colors, human readable text, international code page setting, etc. are also adjustable. Just check out  the tutorial video to get an impression.

TBarCode Office is very simple to use AND provides all bar-code tuning options for advanced applications. This combination makes TBarCode Office the most advanced barcode add-in available on the market!

Try it yourself: Download Barcode Office Add-In TBarCode Office

Works with Microsoft Wird 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010 on Windows XP (SP2) or higher!

Awaiting your feedback!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Direct 2D barcode printing for SAP® ERP

The new version of TBarCode/Direct V2.2 supports now UPS® MaxiCode™.

TBarCode/Direct is a smart, platform independent barcode printing solution for SAP® ERP, SAP® R/3® and mySAP® ERP. This bar code software works completely without any middleware and can be used with all PostScript® enabled printers!

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.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Printing Barcodes with SQL Reporting Services: TBarCode .NET

TEC-IT published a PDF document which outlines the usage of TBarCode SDK as barcode generator for SQL reporting services.

The .NET barcode class which is contained in the TBarCode SDK can be integrated seamlessly into MS SQL reporting services. Just a few lines of .NET code are needed to enhance a report with full bar code printing services for linear barcodes, 2D codes and GS1 DataBar symbologies.

Check out the document Printing Barcodes with MS SQL Reporting Services. A sample report including source code is available in the download section of TBarCode (Microsoft Visual Studio required).