Weber Marking Systems

June 15, 2005
New Labeling Software Includes RFID Encoding Capabilities
Weber Marking Systems recently introduced a new version of its Legitronic Labeling Software that adds radio frequency identification (RFID) smart label encoding capabilities to its traditional label design and printing functionality. Designed for high-speed, 32-bit operating systems (Windows 98se, NT, 2000 or XP), this intuitive software package combines advanced editing and other key features to maximize the efficiency of label formatting, editing, printing and RFID encoding for virtually any application.To ease compliance with the newest RFID requirements of many retailers and government agencies, Legitronic 3.5.0 software now supports the encoding of EPC-compatible smart labels to meet Class 1, 0, 0+ and emerging Gen 2 specifications.The new software package also features the flexibility to eliminate the need to maintain a separate database for label information. Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) features ensure compatibility with many popular database, word processing and graphic design programs. Remote input capabilities also permit direct input from other devices, such as scales and PLCs.Labels can be created from a selection of built-in features, including numerous bar code symbologies. Handy pull-down menus streamline formatting to a single screen. This VBA-enabled (Visual Basic Application) package also helps customize label design and print functions.In addition, a special version of the software package – called Secure Series – is available. It includes a new Security Administrator to help meet the requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11, a compliance standard regarding the recording and retention of secure label information and electronic signatures. Legitronic Labeling Software is compatible with thermal-transfer, direct-thermal and laser label printers and RFID printer-encoders, as well as with standard Windows-based printers. For use in networks, it handles multiple systems and shared file support, while a built-in security system restricts use and protects information.