[ANN] CNS Barcode 2.1 Released -- New Barcode Formats, new File Functions, and a multitude of CNS Core updates

Discussion created by CNSPlugins on Feb 22, 2017



Fort Worth, TX, February 22, 2017 -- CNS Plug-ins presents a new version of CNS Barcode which includes five new barcode formats that can be generated and fifteen new or updated file functions. The plug-in also includes a multitude of CNS Core updates like FileMaker(R) 15 support and better thread safety, especially under FileMaker Server. CNS Barcode version 2.1 is available immediately at for both Mac OS(R) X and Windows(R).





CNS Barcode for FileMaker Pro is a plug-in that brings the power of barcodes to your FileMaker Solution. Like its sibling product, CNS Barcode for iOS, this plug-in can both scan and generate barcodes. CNS Barcode can scan JPEG or PNG images containing barcodes or it can use an attached webcam to scan any barcodes held up to the camera. Barcode formats you can scan include Codabar, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), Code 3 of 9 Ext. (Code 39+), Code 93, Code 128, DataBar-14, DataBar-14 Stacked, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 14, EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN, QR Code, UPC A, and UPC E. Barcode formats you can generate include all the formats you can scan plus Data Matrix, HIBC Data Matrix, USPS OneCode, PDF417, and PostNET.


Whether you already have products with barcodes or if you want to start using barcodes to track your assets, CNS Barcode is easy to set up and use. If you need to create barcodes, the CNSBC_Generate function will take any data you have in your database and create a PNG, EPS, or SVG image of the barcode format of your choosing. You can then print out and affix the barcodes to the objects you need to track. When you need to scan one of your barcodes, the CNSBC_ScanWindow function will bring up a video preview of your webcam for you to see what you are scanning. When the plug-in recognizes the barcode, it will use one of three actions that you define. It can close the scanning window and return the barcode data to the script that opened the window; it can call a script in your database and pass it the barcode data; or it can set a field in your database with the barcode data. Unlike the first action, the script calling and field setting actions leave the scanning window open for you to scan more barcodes.


Download CNS Barcode today and see how easy it is to add barcodes to your FileMaker Solution!



What's New


* Added support for generating DataMatrix, HIBC Data Matrix, USPS OneCode, PDF417, and PostNET barcode formats.

* Updated the Generate function with a "DataMode" parameter for generating GS1 variants of some barcode formats.

* Fixed an issue importing preferences and profiles from previous versions of the plug-in.

* Added support for FileMaker 15 plug-in features like type-ahead and calculation function completion, as well as some internal features.

* Added some very important thread-safety features to make sure the plug-in runs without issues, especially under FileMaker Server.

* Imported many other updates from other CNS Plug-ins.

* Enabled all CNS File functions bringing in Folder_Create, Folder_Delete, File_Export, Folder_Exists, Folder_GetPath, File_Import, Folder_List, File_Move, File_Read, File_Rename, Folder_SelectWithDialog, File_Size, File_Timestamp, and File_Write.

* Updated File_SelectWithDialog function with new parameters/features.



Pricing and Availability


CNS Barcode is available immediately at for both Mac OS(R) X and Windows(R). You can download a full-working Demo copy of the plug-in to test it out before purchasing.


If you purchased CNS Barcode any time from February 22nd, 2016 until now, you can install this latest version free of charge. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time between February 22nd, 2015 and February 21st, 2016, you can renew your license for 50% off the current price. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time before February 22nd, 2015, you can renew your license for 25% off the current price. You can check your eligibility for license renewals by logging into your account on our online store. Please contact us for your personalized upgrade coupon if you would like to renew.


CNS Barcode prices range from a 1-User License for $85 to a World License for $1425 (which includes a free Server License). A Server License of CNS Barcode for use with FileMaker Pro Server/Server Advanced is $775. A Developer's License of CNS Barcode is $1625. For more pricing information and information about Educational/Non-Profit institutions please see our online store at


All prices subject to change without notice.


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