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Bartender Labelling Software from Seagull Scientific Seagull Scientific

BarTender is available in four editions that address a wide range of features and user requirements. This general overview is followed by a more detailed Features and Editions Comparison Chart.

Printer Licensing: Both "Automation" editions allow unlimited network users. Licensing is based on the maximum number of printers used by BarTender on the network.

Enterprise Automation

Our most powerful edition. Includes all of the label design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security  and administration. Includes BarTender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains our most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers,  SAP AII, Oracle XML, XML transforms, and XML scripting. Includes full functionality for all of the Companion Applications, including Librarian  and logging to centralized databases. Tracks printer parts inventory and in-printer media usage. 


Includes - All of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull's Commander  utility for cross-platform integration. All the data sourcing  of Professional, plus support for SAP IDocs. Includes all of the Companion Applications except for Librarian, but not all of the features. Logging to local databases only. Includes all available RFID design and encoding capabilities.

Omits - Does not offer the enhanced server functions, advanced integration (such as XML and SAP AII), and web printing capabilities of Enterprise Automation (see above). No Librarian. Excludes some Companion Application features. No logging to centralized databases. No inventory control of printer supplies.

Professional Edition

Includes - All of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Data access  for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Includes some  of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker, Print Station and Printer Maestro. Printer Maestro only manages local and network printers (and print jobs) for which there are drivers installed on the local PC. (All editions are fully network compatible.)

Omits - No control from within other software. (No ActiveX, Commander or command lines.) No SAP or XML support. No job logging or e-mailed error alerts. Cannot export printer code templates. Excludes all features omitted from the Automation edition.  Does not include many of the Companion Applications.

Basic Edition

For users who just need BarTender's essential label design and printing features.

Includes – The most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, bar code, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only. Print Station  is the only included Companion Application.

Omits – No access to external data. No password protection of label formats, no VB Script customization, no string concatenation, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from Professional, plus no Printer Maestro and no Batch Maker.

International Language Support

BarTender is available in international Editions that support on-demand switching of the displayed user-interface language between the following:

(Simplified & Traditional)
German Portuguese
(European & Brazilian)
Czech Greek Polish
Danish Hungarian Russian
Dutch Italian Spanish
English Japanese Swedish
Finnish Korean Thai
French Norwegian Turkish

Bar Code Support

Linear Bar Codes:

AIAG FIM A Royal Mail
Australia Post FIM C RSS
Canadian Customs HIBC Primary SCC-14
Codabar HIBC Secondary SSCC-18
Code 128 Interleaved 2-of-5 Telepen
Code 39
(Regular & Full ASCII)
ISBT 128 Tri-Optic
Code 93 ITF-14 UCC-EAN 128
EAN 128 Japanese Post UPC-A
EAN Bookland KIX Code UPC-E
EAN-JAN-13 MSI Plessey US Postal

Two Dimensional Bar Codes:

Aztec Maxicode TLC39
Datamatrix PDF417 (Micro & Standard)
EAN.UCC Composite QR Code (Micro & Standard)

Supported Printers

BarTender supports any printer with a Windows driver. In addition to virtually all laser, ink-jet and dot-matrix printers, this includes the following, for which Seagull has developed its own enhanced Windows printer drivers:

Accumax IBM Quick Label Systems
Argox Imaje Ring
ASTECH Intermec Samsung
Autonics KROY SII
Avery Dennison Markpoint Sumitomo
Birch Marschall System Wave
C. Itoh Meto Tharo
cab Metrologic Thermopatch
Century Systems MICROPLEX ThermoTex
Citizen Monarch TSC
Cognitive Novexx Tyco
Comtec O'Neil UBI
Datamax Okabe Unimark
Datasouth OPAL Valentin
Eltron Paxar VIPColor
ETISYS Pitney Bowes Wasp
General Code Postek Wedderburn
Godex Pressiza Zebra
Graphic Products Printronix

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Server 2003 (SP1 and higher), Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, XP (SP2 and higher), Vista, and Windows 7. Includes all 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) editions.
Hard Disk:

    * Minimum 60 MB free space required for English-only version of BarTender.
    * Up to 960 MB free space required for full, multilingual BarTender Label Management Suite.
    * Additional disk space required to enable optional logging of print jobs and event messages to a database.

CPU: 1 GHz or higher

Memory: 512 MB or higher

Display Resolution: 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
.NET Framework:

The .NET Framework 2.0 (SP2) is required. Part of .NET Framework 3.5 is required for Print Station. The installer will automatically install all required .NET Framework components. The 32-bit versions of the required .NET components are included on the CD. For older 64-bit operating systems (XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 pre-R2), the installer requires a live internet connection to download the required .NET components. Newer 64-bit operating systems (Vista, Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7) all ship with the required components.
Optional Database:

Logging of print jobs and event messages requires either Microsoft SQL 2005 Express (included with BarTender) or Microsoft SQL 2005 (or higher) Server (purchased from a database vendor).
Web Browser:

Microsoft Internet Explorer v6 or higher required for History Explorer and BarTender help system.

(Note: TCP/IP network protocol is required for both the Automation and Enterprise Automation editions.) 

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Seagull Scientific is known around the world for BarTender, our industry-leading label design and barcode software. We are also the world's leading developer of true Windows printer drivers for bar code and thermal printers.

About Label Software
Label software applications provide an easy to use interface for the design of labels that may include graphics, text and bar codes. After the labels are designed, they may be printed to label stock on standard laser, inkjet or thermal printers.