Barcode Font encodes additional information at POS checkout.

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Able to be used in all POS systems after January 1, 2010, GS1 DataBar Barcode Font Package facilitates generation of DataBar barcodes. It encodes GTIN, UPC, and EAN data and may also include additional information, such as weight, expiration date, and serial numbers, in one barcode. Solution includes TrueType, OpenType, PostScript, and PCL fonts that support all DataBar variants, including Omni-directional, Limited, Stacked, and Expanded types.

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New Barcode Font Encodes Additional Information at POS checkout; by

(Tampa, FL.) announces the release of their GS1 DataBar Barcode Font, which allows easy generation of DataBar barcodes from a font. DataBar is a new barcode type that is over 50% smaller than current UPC and EAN barcodes and may be used in all POS systems after January 1, 2010. It encodes GTIN, UPC and EAN data and may include additional information such as weight, expiration date and serial numbers in a single barcode. Encoding additional information in POS barcodes may help solve problems where this type of information needs to be known or verified.

The IDAutomation GS1 DataBar Barcode Font Package includes TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL fonts that support all DataBar variants including Omni-directional, Limited, Stacked and Expanded types. The download is available at and includes encoders in VB, Java, C++ and .NET for Windows, MAC, Linux and Unix operating systems. The Windows setup application provided in the download includes examples for Excel, Word, Access, and Crystal Reports. An online encoder is also available to generate barcodes one at a time for desktop publishing applications (such as PhotoShop) and is compatible with the MAC.

Licenses for the font package start at $249 USD. IDAutomation provides barcode fonts, components and software applications that support several barcode types. IDAutomation has been marketing products for businesses since 1996 and is privately held.

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