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BarTender® software enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency and compliance.

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BarTender® software enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency and compliance by creating and automating the printing and control of labels, barcodes, RFID tags, plastic cards and more. The world’s largest companies and hundreds of thousands of small businesses rely on BarTender to help them:

• Accelerate the speed of goods moving through the supply chain

• Get the right medication to the right patient at the right time

• Inform workers how to handle hazardous substances safely

• Tell a parent that a snack has an ingredient to which their child is allergic

• Track a food-borne illness back to the field where it started

• Reduce shrinkage on the retail shop floor

• Maintain regulatory compliance with the world’s most comprehensive barcode software

• And much more…

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):
2 GB free hard drive space
• Basic and Professional Editions (64-bit):
3 GB free hard drive space
• Automation and Enterprise Automation Editions (32-bit):
20 GB free hard drive space (to allow sufficient space for logs)
• Automation and Enterprise Automation Editions (64-bit):
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:
Code 39 (Full ASCII and Regular)
Code 93
Code 128
EAN-13 (with and without 2 and 5 digit add-ons)
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, all four non-stacked variants)
Interleaved 2-of-5
JAN-13 (with and without 2 and 5 digit add-ons)
MSI Plessey
RSS (see GS1 DataBar)
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
Micro QR Code
QR Code
RSS (see GS1 DataBar)

• Postal and shipping barcode:
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)
TLC (39 and MicroPDF417)
UPS Tracking Number
Design barcodes for almost any other standard using BarTender.

• Label standards:
GM 1724-A
MIL 129 and 1189B (LOGMARS)
Oracle WMS
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.)

Enterprise Automation:

BT16-EA3 – £1,535
BT16-EA5 – £2,456
BT16-EA10 – £4,342
BT16-EA15 – £5,657
BT16-EA20 – £6,973


BT16-A3 – £750
BT16-A5 – £1,175
BT16-A10 – £1,886
BT16-A15 – £2,596
BT16-A20 – £3,307

Automation & Enterprise Automation Licensing: Both Automation & Enterprise Automation editions allow use of an unlimited number of BarTender installations per network.
Licensing for Automation & Enterprise Automation editions is based on the number of printers to be used by BarTender on the network.


BT16-PRO – £469

Professional Edition Licensing: Licensing for the professional edition of BarTender is one licence per workstation. The professional edition does not allow other software to control the printer or data files used by BarTender. If automated job control is required, use either Automation or Enterprise Automation editions of BarTender.


BT16-BSC – £232

Basic Edition Licencing: Licensing for the basic edition of BarTender is one licence per workstation.