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PathFinder for labels & documents

The PathFinder Document Creator module allows you to use the PathFinder solution to solve a whole new range of requirements.

In addition to PathFinder’s existing communications and data transformation functionality for electronic documents, the Document Creator module now allows it to produce almost any possible design of document or label, including barcodes, graphics, line drawing and fonts.

The resulting documents are produced in either PostScript or PDF formats. Both outputs can then be routed in any of the existing ways provided by PathFinder. The PostScript output is designed for sending directly to printers or print servers, whereas PDFs are commonly routed as an email attachment – however, any option supplied by PathFinder can be configured by the user.

The module is fully integrated with the existing PathFinder server and tools. Source data to generate these documents is either collected by or passed to PathFinder in the same way as PathFinder works on any other data file. The same source file can be used to produce either document, electronic message or both. Routing for documents is set up using the PathFinder client in exactly the same way as routing for any other PathFinder file.

Document templates and maps are produced using the standard PathFinder mapper, and so there is no additional training required to allow existing PathFinder users to take advantage of this new functionality. This also means that the source data to be placed on the documents and templates can be passed to PathFinder in any Syntax and structure, just as is currently the case for EDI and data exchange messages.

Bar codes supported include:

  • EAN-13
  • EAN-8
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • ISBN
  • ISMN
  • ISSN
  • EAN-5 & EAN-2 (EAN/UPC add-ons)
  • GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional
  • GS1 DataBar Stacked
  • GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
  • GS1 DataBar Truncated
  • GS1 DataBar Limited
  • GS1 DataBar Expanded
  • GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
  • Code 128
  • GS1-128 (EAN-128)
  • SSCC-18 (EAN-18, NVE)
  • EAN-14 (DUN-14)
  • GS1 Composite (EAN/UPC
  • GS1 DataBar and GS1-128)
  • Code 39
  • Code 39 Extended
  • Code 93
  • Code 93 Extended
  • Code 32 (Italian Pharmacode)
  • Pharmazentralnummer (PZN)
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • ITF-14 (UPC SCS)
  • Code 2 of 5 (Industrial
  • IATA
  • Matrix
  • Datalogic & COOP)
  • Code 11 (USD-8)
  • Codablock F
  • Code 16K
  • Code 49
  • Code One
  • BC412
  • Codabar (NW-7)
  • Pharmacode (including two-track)
  • MSI modified Plessey
  • Plessey UK
  • Telepen (including numeric)
  • Channel Code
  • PosiCode
  • PDF417
  • MicroPDF417
  • Data Matrix
  • GS1 DataMatrix
  • QR Code (including Micro QR Code)
  • MaxiCode
  • Aztec Code
  • USPS Intelligent Mail
  • Royal Mail (RM4SCC)
  • KIX (Dutch Postal)
  • JapanPost
  • AusPost
  • Deutsche Post Identcode
  • Deutsche Post Leitcode
  • USPS FIM symbols
  • DAFT
  • Raw
  • Flattermarken

and all the HIBC barcodes (Code 39, Code 128, Data Matrix, PDF417, MicroPDF417, QR Code, Codablock F).

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We have been using PathFinder since 2004 and we continue to be very impressed with what the product provides and the service we receive from Orion. PathFinder is very user friendly and gives excellent visibility of all the various processes. We are now acting as the EDI hub for several Hitachi companies and we couldn’t have done this without PathFinder.

Gillian Tew, EDI Manager, Hitachi Europe Ltd