Data Acquisition Software connects devices to Windows.

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WEDGEWARE(TM) Pro inserts data from data collection devices, such as bar code scanners and electronic scales, into any Microsoft Windows application. It can also receive information from any source over Internet or from other Windows applications and convert data to simulated keystrokes. Users can define scripts to send collected information to most software. It supports data collection on up to 8 serial ports and unlimited number of Ethernet connections.



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TEKLYNX INTRODUCES WEDGEWARE PRO DATA ACQUISITION AND DELIVERY SOFTWARE



Applies Visual Basic Scripting and ActiveX technology to wedge data collection.

MILWAUKEE - March 5, 2002 - TEKLYNX(R) International, the world's leading developer of software products for the AIDC marketplace, today announced WEDGEWARE(TM) Pro data acquisition and delivery software. WEDGEWARE Pro software addresses the challenge of inserting data from data collection devices, such as bar code scanners, magnetic stripe readers and electronic scales, which typically use a serial port or TCP/IP communications, into any Microsoft Windows application. It can also receive information from virtually any source over the Internet or from other Windows applications and convert the data to simulated keystrokes.

Any industry that requires sharing bar code reader data with any Windows application can benefit from WEDGEWARE Pro software. Laboratories, R&D facilities, manufacturing operations, quality assurance and testing, and other operations that use scales and balances, ph/electrochemistry meters, measuring machines or calipers and gauges can easily insert data into software programs. Retailers, bar code and online order entry systems, as well as warehousing, shipping and receiving operations can also benefit.

WEDGEWARE Pro software monitors and collects characters from user- specified sources and converts the streaming data into simulated keystrokes that the currently active application can efficiently input. It extends traditional wedge data collection capabilities by using the Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition engine to massage the data and transfer information to ActiveX and Object Linking & Embedding (OLE) automation compliant objects. This enables users to define sophisticated processing scripts to send collected information to most Windows software including Word and Excel. Since it is OLE Automation compliant, users can control and send information to the WEDGEWARE Pro software from within their own programs.

Flexible data acquisition WEDGEWARE Pro data acquisition and delivery software offers three data acquisition modes: Wedge mode - Sends data from data sources to the current application. It also enables users to insert a prefix or a suffix on data received. For instance, users can add "ID" or "SSN#" to precede appropriate fields.

Script mode - Enables users to create scripts using Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition to specify data acquisition and delivery handling. Any Microsoft-compliant application that uses ActiveX or OLE objects, including thousands of applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), office suites, bar code labeling, data collection and other applications, can easily receive information from virtually any source. Automation mode - Allows users to drive WEDGEWARE Pro data acquisition from an external application using ActiveX technology. Users retain control over most data settings and are notified when data is received.

WEDGEWARE Pro software supports data collection on up to eight serial ports and an unlimited number of Ethernet connections. It also enables users to define auto-activation codes which can be used to automatically insert tabs, returns, and other scripts or switches to perform data formatting tasks.

"There is a tremendous amount of information that enters computers from handheld devices, laboratory equipment or over the Internet that has to be adjusted before applications can use it," said Mike Strand, director of business development for data collection at TEKLYNX International. "WEDGEWARE Pro software provides a simple, yet elegant, means of data acquisition. There are thousands, maybe millions, of software programs on the market that can benefit from having real-time data inserted through simulated keystrokes rather than through complicated conversion programs."

WEDGEWARE Pro data acquisition and delivery software is available through any authorized TEKLYNX channel distributor or reseller. It requires Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP; 2MB available hard disk; serial port and CD-ROM drive. A demo is available through the company's Web site, www.teklynx.com or by requesting a CD

About TEKLYNX
TEKLYNX International is the leading software developer of automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) products including software for label design, host connectivity, and data collection. Its software products feature the widest range of device and driver support in the industry. TEKLYNX is a Microsoft Certified Partner and has connectivity relationships with multiple ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software providers. Over 200,000 companies in 120 countries rely on its integrated software solutions for supply chain automation, warehouse management, shipping and receiving, inventory control and asset management. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee with operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and Canada. More information on TEKLYNX International is available at www.teklynx.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: TEKLYNX and WEDGEWARE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brady Worldwide Inc. All other brands and product names are the trademarks and/or copyrights of their respective owners.

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