BarTender Technical Specifications

These specifications apply to the latest version of BarTender. 

System requirements and compatibility

Operating system

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista.
  • Windows Server 2016, Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
  • Includes all 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) editions.

Hard disk and memory (minimum)

  • Basic and Professional Editions (32-bit)
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 2 GB free hard drive space
  • Basic and Professional Editions (64-bit)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 3 GB free hard drive space
  • Automation and Enterprise Automation Editions (32-bit)
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 20 GB free hard drive space (to allow sufficient space for logs)
  • Automation and Enterprise Automation Editions (64-bit)
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 20 GB free hard drive space (to allow sufficient space for logs)

Display resolution (recommended)

1024 x 768 or higher

.NET Framework

The .NET Framework 4.0 is required. The BarTender installer will automatically install all required .NET Framework components.

Optional database

Logging of print jobs and event messages requires either

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express or higher (Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express included with BarTender), or
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or higher (purchased from a database vendor)

Language support

International editions can switch the UI on demand between 23 languages: Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.


Barcode support

Includes over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components based on 95 barcode symbologies and more than a dozen barcode standards. Also includes a large number of sample compliance label designs.

Linear barcode symbologies

  • Codabar
  • Code 39 (Full ASCII and Regular)
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • EAN-8
  • EAN-13 (with and without 2 and 5 digit add-ons)
  • GS1-128
  • GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, all four non-stacked variants)
  • Interleaved 2-of-5
  • ITF-14
  • JAN-8
  • JAN-13 (with and without 2 and 5 digit add-ons)
  • MSI Plessey
  • RSS (see GS1 DataBar)
  • Telepen
  • Trioptic
  • UPC-A (with and without 2 and 5 digit add-ons)
  • UPC-E (with and without 2 and 5 digit add-ons)

2D, matrix, and stacked symbol symbologies

  • Aztec Code
  • Data Matrix
  • GS1 Composite (13 variants)
  • GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS
  • 3 stacked variants)
  • GS1 DataMatrix
  • GS1 QR
  • MaxiCode
  • Micro QR Code
  • MicroPDF417
  • PDF417
  • QR Code
  • RSS (see GS1 DataBar)
  • iQR

Postal and shipping barcode

symbologies

  • Australia Post
  • Canadian Customs
  • Japanese Post
  • KIX Code
  • Royal Mail
  • UPS MaxiCode
  • USPS Intelligent Mail
  • USPS Planet
  • USPS Postnet

Barcode standards

  • GS1 Coupons
  • GS1 Distribution
  • GS1 General Applications
  • GS1 Health Care – Non-retail
  • GS1 Health Care – Retail
  • GS1 Pharmaceutical
  • GS1 Retail – General Distribution
  • GS1 Retail – Non-general Distribution
  • HIBC (Primary and Secondary)
  • ISBT
  • TLC (39 and MicroPDF417)
  • DUN
  • UPS Tracking Number
  • Design barcodes for almost any other standard using BarTender.

Label standards

  • AIAG
  • Caterpillar
  • DoD
  • GHS
  • GM 1724-A
  • HIBC
  • MIL 129 and 1189B (LOGMARS)
  • ODETTE
  • Oracle WMS
  • Sears
  • Wal-Mart
  • SAP AII
  • SSCC
  • TLC
  • UPS
  • USPS (includes FIM A and FIM C).
  • You can also design labels for almost any other standard using BarTender.

Data format standards

Encode text using almost any data format, including Unicode, ASCII, Western, Japanese, Chinese, or any other character encoding, plus custom formats. Predefined barcode components also support the following standards:

  • GTIN-8 (for EAN-8, JAN-8, and UPC-E components)
  • GTIN-12 (for UPC-A components)
  • GTIN-13 (for EAN-13 and JAN-13 components)
  • GTIN-14 (formerly EAN-14 and SCC-14; for GS1 components that use the (01) application identifier, for GS1 DataBar components, and for ITF-14 components)
  • SCC-18 (for GS1 barcode components that use the (00) application identifier)

Symbologies vs. Standards

Many barcode symbologies are used in more than one barcode or label standard. The standards above (which are included with BarTender) are listed by some other software companies as separate symbologies. This is misleading, because these are standards and not symbologies.


RFID tag types and data formats

EPC Gen2, EPC Class 1, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, and Picotag tag types. All EPC data formats are supported, including DoD, Wal-Mart, SGTIN, SSCC, GIAI, GID, GRAI, and SGLN, among others. (Note: RFID is not supported in the Basic Edition.)

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