Software : Label Design & PrintingBarTender from Seagull Scientific

BarTender Label, RFID, Card Printing & Barcode Software

BarTender by Seagull ScientificLabel Design & Printing Software in Healthcare

BarTender barcode software is the world’s leading design and print software for labels, barcodes, cards and RFID tags. Running stand-alone or integrated with just about any other program, BarTender is the perfect solution for almost any on-demand printing or marking application, including: label printing, print and apply, direct marking on parts and packaging, encoding smart cards, sign production, and much more. Powerful companion applications even manage system security, network print functions, document publishing, print job logging, and more.

BarTender is available in four editions that address a wide range of features and user requirements.

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Printer-Based Licensing Editions

Both Automation editions allow unlimited network users. Licensing is based on the number of printers to be used by BarTender on the network.

  • BarTender - Enterprise Automation

    Enterprise Automation

    Our most powerful edition, with advanced server functions for centralized printing and administration. Our most advanced integration features. Supports RFID and all card printing and smart card encoding functions. Includes all 8 companion applications, including Librarian and our most advanced version of Security Center. Printer Maestro includes tracking of printer supply usage.

  • BarTender - Automation


    BarTender’s most powerful label design features, plus our standard integration features for automated control by other software. Supports RFID. All card printing functions, but only encodes magnetic stripes. No enhanced server functions. Does not include Librarian or our most advanced Security Center features. Printer Maestro manages network printers visible to the local PC only and does not track printer supplies. Job logging, History Explorer, and Reprint support local database only.

PC-Based Licensing Editions

The Professional and Basic editions are licensed based on the number of PCs on which BarTender is installed.

  • BarTender - Professional


    All the design features of Automation and most of the data access, but no automation from other software. Supports RFID. All card printing functions, but only encodes magnetic stripes. Includes the Print Station and Batch Maker companion applications.

  • BarTender - Basic


    BarTender’s most important design features, but no database access and no automation. Most card printing functions, but only encodes magnetic stripes. Print Station is the only included companion application.

System Requirements and Compatibility

  • Supported Operating Systems:

    The latest release of BarTender supports:
    Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Server 2008 and 2008 R2, Server 2003 (SP1 and higher)
    Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (SP3 and higher)
    Includes all 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) editions.

    Hard Disk:

    • Minimum 400 MB free space required for English-only version of BarTender.
    • Up to 1.1 GB free space required for full, multilingual BarTender Application Suite.
    • Additional free 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: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended

  • .NET Framework:

    The .NET Framework 3.0 (SP2) is required. The BarTender 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, Windows 7, Server 2012, and Windows 8) 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.