Embedded Revision Log
When enabled, the new Embedded Revision Log feature saves into the document
(BTW File) a detailed history of all label format changes. This includes a list
of objects created and changed, when the changes were made (and by whom), and
an optional user-supplied comment. The Revision Log can be used by itself or in
combination with Librarian’s sophisticated workflow management and security
functions to create a remarkably powerful document control system. (Revision
Log requires Professional edition or better. Librarian requires Enterprise
Live Database View in Label Design Area
Although BarTender has long provided full "WYSIWYG" display of text, the "Print
Preview" function used to be the only way to see live data from your database.
Now you can see your live data merged into the correct locations of your labels
during your entire design session. The convenient Database Navigator Toolbar
lets you easily verify the appearance of any record.
New Database and Librarian SDKs
Two additional SDKs now let developers integrate other programs directly with
Librarian and the BarTender System Database. So you can directly access
information about past print jobs, document versions, and even reprint past
label jobs – all from within your other software.
Additional enhancements have been made to:
||Access and management of the SDKs
||The Online Help System
For More Information
Not all features are available in all editions. For complete details about
BarTender version 9.4, please see our What's New in BarTender 9.4 white paper at:
BarTender Now GS1 Certified
Seagull's official GS1 US Seal,
including Seagull's unique Global
Service Relation Number (GSRN).
On October 1, 2010, GS1 US, the administrator of the global GS1 System of
supply-chain standards in the U.S., declared BarTender a "GS1 US Certified Bar
Code Software Product." This makes Seagull Scientific a formally-certified
member of the "GS1 US BarCodes and eCom™ Solution Partner Program."
The Importance of Testing and Compliance
BarTender version 9.3 (Service Release 1) was rigorously tested for proper
compliance by the GS1 US organization in all 10 of the available GS1 bar code
symbology application categories. This included long-standing symbologies, such
as UPC and GS1-128, as well as newer, more advanced symbologies, such as the
GS1 DataBar composite bar code. BarTender passed all 10 certification tests on
its first try!
Globally Recognized Standards
GS1 certifications are granted locally, in our case by the US office of the GS1
global standards organization. GS1’s primary mission is to provide common
international standards, and their symbology and application specifications are
the same everywhere in the world. BarTender's certification by GS1 US is
therefore globally recognized and applicable.
The certifications assure both resellers and end users worldwide that they can
depend on BarTender as their label design and printing tool when it is
essential to satisfy the latest GS1 symbology standards. (For example,
BarTender is currently the only bar code software package to be certified
against the relatively-new GS1 DataMatrix specification.)
Seagull version 7.2 was released on August 30, 2010, adding support for
numerous models from several manufacturers, including Argox, BIXOLON, cab,
Citizen Systems, Godex, Postek, TSC, Zebra and more. The version 7.2 drivers
support the new EPC RFID data formats added to BarTender in version 9.3 SR1.
(See the BarTender 9.3 SR1 article
For extensive details, please see:
Printer Driver Enhancements
You can also:
Drivers for Free
Information about Other Recent BarTender Updates
here to read about BarTender 9.3, which introduced weighing scale
support, and some price and edition name changes.
here to read about BarTender 9.2, which introduced "Librarian" and
Windows 7 compatibility.
here to read about BarTender 9.1, which introduced the Security Center,
Print Station, and Batch Maker utilities.
click to read about BarTender 9.0.