BarTender Editions Summary
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. With these editions, licensing is based on the maximum number of printers used by BarTender on the network.
Our most powerful edition. Includes all of the design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security and administration. Supports RFID and all card printing and smart card encoding functions. 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 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. Supports RFID tags and labels. All card printing functions but only encodes magnetic stripes. Includes all of the Companion Applications except for Librarian, but not all of the features. Logging to local databases only.
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 smart card encoding. No Librarian. Excludes some Companion Application features. No logging to centralized databases. No inventory control of printer supplies.
PC Licensing: The Professional and Basic editions are licensed based on the number of PCs used.
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. Supports RFID tags and labels. All card printing functions but only encodes magnetic stripes. Includes two of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker and Print Station.
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. No smart card encoding. No Printer Maestro. Does not include many of the Companion Applications.
Includes – The most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, barcode, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only. Most card printing functions, but only encodes magnetic stripes. Print Station is the only included Companion Application.
Omits – No access to external data. No password protection of label formats, no VB Script customization, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from Professional, plus no Batch Maker.
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