Apparent Delivers GS1 Databar Creation For Mac OS X

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[prMac.com] Cary, NC - Apparent Corporation today released the Barcode Producer DataBar Plug-In and Barcode Producer 5.5, a major feature update. Barcode Producer 5.5 update delivers major new features and integrated DataBar (RSS) barcode image generation plug-in.

"DataBar is the new barcode standard for compact barcodes on coupons, perishables, and more," said Travis J. Hicks, Chief Operating Officer. "Apparent continues its commitment to designers and professionals to create easy-to-use Mac barcode image generation tools that keep up with industry trends and the standards of today and tomorrow."

Barcode Producer 5.5 is Apparent's award-winning, industry standard barcode creation suite for Mac OS X. The software features an easy-to-use design and powerful features. Symbology Guide(tm), Barcode Producer's interactive encyclopedia, helps users find the right barcode type. Users can see the results with instant Live Preview, then hit save to create a vector EPS or TIFF image file - no prior barcode experience required.

Create Databar/Rss Barcodes With Barcode Producer

DataBar (also called RSS), the new barcode standard for compact item identification and coupons, will come into heavy active use starting in January 2010. Barcode Producer supports all seven DataBar types:

* DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
* DataBar Truncated (RSS-14 Truncated)
* DataBar Stacked (RSS-14 Stacked)
* DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional (RSS-14 Stacked Omnidirectional)
* DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)
* DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
* DataBar Expanded Stacked (RSS Expanded Stacked)

New Features In Barcode Producer 5.5

* Trim Marks: Add trim marks to exported barcodes for easy cropping.
* Grayscale EPS: Barcode Producer now supports grayscale exports of vector EPS files.
* ISBN Check Digit Calculator: An all-new ISBN check digit calculator is now included.
* Updated Symbology Guide and Help Me Choose: Barcode Producer 5.5 offers expanded barcode descriptions and more recommendations for users who need help finding the right kind of barcode.

Pricing and Availability:
Barcode Producer 5.5 is immediately available for download and purchase. Barcode Producer 5.5 is $199.00 (USD); updates from version 5.0 or later are free of charge. Barcode Producer DataBar Plug-In is an optional add-on for $299.00 (USD). Barcode Producer is for Mac OS X 10.4 or later; a cross-platform version for Windows PCs is also available for download as a preview release.

Founded in 1998, Apparent makes smart devices and software that rocks. The company's award-winning technologies, products, and brands organize home collections, create barcodes, process payments, track business inventories, and more.

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