For Immediate Release

Further Information: Amanda Dresser
Black Ice Software LLC. 561-757-4107
Sales@blackice.com

PRESS RELEASE

Black Ice Software Announces Linear 1D Barcode SDK/ActiveX Release.

Date: March 30, 2004

Black Ice Software today announced the release of the Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX, a robust and efficient library of linear 1D barcoding functions, such as reading/decoding, writing, searching barcodes, and detecting barcode orientation. The Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX is written to be image toolkit independent, and can be used with any Black Ice imaging toolkit, such as the TIFF SDK/ActiveX, the Image SDK/ActiveX, or the Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX. It can also be used with any third party imaging platform.

The Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX will consist of a set of DLLs and ActiveX controls, allowing developers to use a variety of programming languages including C/C++, VB, Delphi, C#, J#, VB .NET and more.

The Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX provides developers with complete control over every aspect of reading, writing, and decoding barcodes. The Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX provides functionality to read specific barcode types, or developers can use a single function to read any supported barcode type.

Since barcodes are often dirty, or otherwise imperfect, all of the Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX reading/decoding functions perform advanced high level error correction internally to correct these situations. Additionally, the Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX can read any skewed barcode, since barcodes are rarely ever perfectly horizontal. Enhanced error correction and the ability to read skewed barcodes ensures developers that they will be able to read and correctly decode any supported barcode types.

Future releases of the Black Ice Linear Barcode SDK/ActiveX will add support for additional barcode types, including PDF417, DataMatrix, and other 2D barcodes.