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BarTender for Windows   EasyLabel 5
from Seagull Scientific   from Tharo System
EA = Enterprise Automation A = Automation P = Professional B = Basic
Licensed based on the number of printers used        
Licensed based on the number of PCs used        
Free phone and e-mail technical support for properly-registered users        
HTML-based context-sensitive help        
User interface translated into 20+ languages        
Commander. (Controls BarTender in response to triggers from other programs)        
Security Center. (Provides security features for other applications in the suite, such as user permissions and format encryption)        
Printer Maestro. (Administers to printers and print queues on the network)        
Librarian. (Controls access, manages workflow, and tracks revisions to label formats and other documents within a secure database)        
History Explorer. (Views the logs stored in the BarTender System Database)        
Reprint Console. (Reprints previously printed labels)        
rint Station. (Provides a simple "single-click" interface for selecting and printing label formats)        
Batch Maker. (Defines and prints "batches" of multiple label formats)        
True WYSIWYG label design        
Programmatically modify label objects during print jobs        
Design labels up to 128 inches (3.25 m) long and/or wide (subject to limits of printer and driver)        
"New Label" wizard ensures proper label setup and
optimizes performance
Drag and drop creation of all objects, including lines, boxes, ellipses, and graphic images        
To simplify conversion from legacy systems, import and lighten photographs of old labels for use as design templates        
Unlimited undo / redo command        
Resize and reposition objects using a choice of methods: mouse, arrow keys, typed in values        
Functions for automatic alignment of multiple objects        
One-tenth degree rotation of lines, boxes, text, and graphics        
"Move to Front" and "Send to Back"        
Group and Ungroup multiple objects        
Export bar codes and labels for use in other programs        
Full color support for all label objects        
Combine multiple label objects into reusable components        
Library of "ready-to-print" label formats        
Thumbnail previews of saved label formats, viewable
both in BarTender and Windows explorer
Metric and US measurements        
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 name brand label sizes        
Rectangular label outline        
Circular and elliptical label outline        
Versatile font support: TrueType, Adobe, PostScript, downloadable, and built-in printer fonts        
On-screen text editing and sizing        
Rich text formatting        
Stretch text horizontally or vertically        
Automatic on-the-fly resizing of text to fit within predefined height and width        
Basic Paragraph Formatting: Multiple paragraph alignment methods and line spacing control        
Advanced Paragraph Formatting: Paragraph indenting and inter-paragraph spacing        
Arc and circular text        
User-definable tab stops        
White-on-black text printing (specified with a single mouse click)        
Numerous 1 and 2 dimensional 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        
GS1 (formerly UCC/EAN) Application Identifier Data Source 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
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        
TWAIN and WIA support for image scanners and cameras        
Basic image processing: adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, smoothing, cropping and more        
Industry-specific graphic symbol font libraries        
Linked graphics allow changes to external graphics without having to edit label formats        
Specify background images and colors to appear "behind" label designs        
More than 2,000 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        
Batch Maker defines and prints "batches" of multiple label formats        
Print Station supports "single-click" label selection and printing        
Export printer code templates to 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        
Label copy count controllable from keyboard and database        
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        
Design print-time data entry forms for keyboard and bar code scanner data        
Data from weighing scales supported by data entry forms        
Microsoft OLE DB and ODBC support, including drivers for:  Access, AS/400, Btrieve, dBase, Excel, Informix, Interbase, MySQL, Oracle database, Pervasive.SQL, PostgreSQL, Progress, SQL Server, Sybase, and more        
Read Excel files        
Read ASCII & Unicode text files (quote & comma, fixed width, and user-defined delimitation)        
SAP-certified interface to AII (Auto ID Infrastructure) XML documents        
Read data from SAP IDocs        
Oracle-certified interface to XML label requests        
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        
Full-system Unicode support (field names, files,
servers, printers, etc.)
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 (sub-strings) concatenated per label object        
Source data with keyboard, time and date (from PC or printer)        
Easy entry of special and "unprintable" control characters        
Shareable data fields        
Can be run as "background" application        
Control from other programs using ActiveX        
Control from other programs using command lines        
Commander Integration Utility: senses incoming data, then starts print jobs and logs results        
Specify label formats and data sources from within other programs        
Automated printer selection        
Log to file: errors and events.        
Log to database: errors and events, plus BarTender print job details.        
Custom error, event and status e-mails        
Generate and export printer code templates for SAPscript-ITF, Oracle XML and more        
Security Center manages user permissions and encrypts label formats        
Security Center supports electronic signatures and logs permission requests        
Lock down individual label formats with passwords        
Lock down BarTender into a password-protected "print-only" mode        
History Explorer audits past label jobs and other events        
Include label images when logging BarTender print jobs        
Librarian manages label format publishing, revision tracking, and rollback within a secure database        
SAP Certified for AII integration        
Read data from SAP IDocs        
Oracle-certified interface to XML label requests        
Oracle XML integration using a TCP/IP socket        
IBM certified for WebSphere XML print requests        
Commander processes file, e-mail and serial port triggers        
Enhanced version of Commander supports TCP/IP triggers and data transmission        
Commander optimized to receive, launch, and monitor new print jobs without waiting for existing jobs to finish        
Commander can return XML status response as a file or through a TCP/IP port        
Detailed print job status available to other programs using ActiveX        
.NET SDK to control one BarTender at a time. (C# & VB.NET examples included)        
.NET SDK to control multiple instances of BarTender at once        
ASP.NET sample application for customizable web browser printing        
Automated conversion of different XML formats using XSL style sheets        
BarTender XML Command Scripts speed up automation and simplify remote control        
Full-featured native RFID objects        
Basic RFID support only, using printer fonts        
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 either the text or hexadecimal representation of the 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. Select predefined or specify custom antenna bitmaps        
Optimized for high-volume label requests from numerous network users to one or more servers        
Browser-based network and internet printing        
Windows Cluster Server supported        
Reprint Console lets you search for and replace lost and damaged labels        
Configure security, spooler and other selected driver settings for multiple printers at once.        
Printer Maestro displays status of all Windows print jobs in one window        
Printer Maestro tracks printer media usage and inventory of printer parts. Generates custom alerts.        
Log printer events for Windows print jobs other than just those from BarTender        
Specify custom alerts for printer events and low inventory levels        
= Feature is fully supported
= Partially supported
= Supports shareable centralized databases
= Supports local databases only
= Supports all printers and print jobs on the network
= Works for local and network printers (and print jobs) that have drivers installed on the local PC


Advanced Programming and Automation
Command File Monitoring/Processing       X X X
ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO)     X X X X
OLE DB Based database editor     X X X X
ActiveX® Controls       X X  
XML Monitor       X    
XML Generator       X    
Job List File       X X X
Print a Format to a File     X X X X
Labelcom       X X X
Format Editing
Support of 40 types of Graphics such as PCX, PCC, EPS, WMF, BMP, and TIF X X X X X X
Import Data from External Data Sources      X X X X
Time and Date as Field Data Basic Basic X X X X
Edit Order of User-input Prompts X X X X X X
Custom Text Formatting X X X X X X
Read Paragraph Data from a Database     X X X X
Embed a Graphic in a Database Record     X X X X
Read Bar Code/Text Data from a Database     X X X X
Consecutive Numbering Text & Bar Codes  


Data Validation on User Input     X X X X
EAN/UCC 128 Wizard     X X X X
Support for 2D and Composite Barcodes     X X X X
Selectable Check Digits X X X X X X
Maximum Number of Fields on a Format 25 25 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Support for Paragraph Fields  


Ability to Link Fields     X X X X
Add-on characters for Bar Codes     X X X X
Special Formatting of Fields     X X X X
Slanted, Arced for Text Fields     X X X X
Field Fill Function     X X X X
Allow Blanks for Operator Input Fields     X X X X
Tracking Report
Track Data Field by Field for a Format       X X X
Internal Database     X X X X
Embed Serial Number in Database Record     X X X X
Cross Reference function to link fields from multiple databases together       X X X
Print Queue X X X X X X
Stage Multiple Print Jobs in Print Queue X X X X X X
Conditional Printing of Database Records     X X X X
Print Items with Common Values     X X X X
Save Print Queue Upon Exit EASYLABEL     X X X X
List All Format Specs to Laser/Dot Matrix Printer     X X X X
Mirror Image Printing     X X X X
Enable/Disable Printing of Specific Fields X X X X X X
Pass Through Function   X X X X X
Support for Windows Print Drivers   X X X X X
Print to Multiple Printers from one PC X X X X X X
Print Color Text and Graphics on Color Printers   X X X X X
Support for Western Telematic Switch Boxes       X X X
RFID Wizard       X X X
Print Only Version       X    
Network Support/Licensing         X X
Password Security X X X X X X
Serial Files     X X X X
Arithmetic Functions     X X X X
Time and Date Functions Basic Basic Basic Plus Advanced Advanced Advanced
Tools for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance       X X X