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Enables seamless printing to mission-critical thermal label printers, increasing control and reducing waste

20 June 2013: Mead & Co today released Direct (RAW) printing as a new option for ScriptX 7.1, the global standard for controlling the printing of browser-hosted content on Microsoft Windows. This makes it simple and seamless to print to thermal label printers and other programmable devices, enabling organisations to better manage specialist printing scenarios in areas such as EPOS, packaging/logistics and healthcare.

Many applications rely on printing to intelligent, programmable devices such as label printers. However in these specialist scenarios, which are often printing millions of mission-critical documents such as labels and patient wrist-bands, using the Internet Explorer print engine in web-based applications slows down printing speed, decreases reliability and reduces control.

The Direct (RAW) printing option avoids these issues. Designed to send strings of EPL, ZPL and other printer control codes directly to programmable printers from HTML content, it brings the advantages of web-based printing to these applications. This enables greater control, reduced wastage and speeds up label printing performance.

Direct (RAW) printing is particularly suited to the healthcare and logistics industries. Amongst the users of Direct (RAW) printing on ScriptX is transportation software provider Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI). Around 2.25 million shipping labels are printed every year through Carrier Logistics' FACTS™ transportation management system by its shipping, logistics and courier customers around the globe, who range from regional carriers to multi-national operators.

Using ScriptX enables single click processing of orders entered into CLI's e-commerce web product, which is used by hundreds of logistics companies. This delivers a better customer experience and faster service as orders are automatically processed and shipping documents printed on the end user's printer without the need for additional mouse clicks. Additionally, the Direct (RAW) printing option allows logistics companies to speed up the printing of mission-critical freight labels and other specialised documentation.

"We're 100% committed to ensuring our logistics customers provide the best and most efficient possible service to their customers," said Ben Wiesen, VP of Products and Support, Carrier Logistics. "ScriptX and Direct printing are intrinsic parts of our FACTS system, benefiting our customers through low cost of ownership, quick deployment and a seamless end user experience, wherever they are located. They really are at the heart of the workflow within our customers' operations."

ScriptX is the world's favourite add-on for total control when printing html and PDF documents, labels or bar codes from client and server computers running Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. It ensures that printed formatting and appearance is consistent, whatever the actual browser settings on the individual computer.

"Printing specialist documents such as labels and shipping information is mission-critical to organisations in industries across the globe," said Jerry Mead, CEO, Mead & Co. "Traditional methods of browser-based printing simply don't provide the level of control or speed to deliver adequate performance. With ScriptX's Direct (RAW) printing option, companies are able to use the power of web-based applications without any delays or wastage to ensure they always provide users with a seamless, high quality experience."

Direct (RAW) printing is available now, as an additional licence cost-option for ScriptX 7.0 onwards.

More details are available on the ScriptX website and existing licensees can purchase it by contacting support on feedback@meadroid.com.

About ScriptX
Launched in 1998, ScriptX is the world's favourite add-on for total control when printing html and PDF documents, labels or bar codes from client and server computers running Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. It ensures that printed formatting and appearance is consistent, whatever the actual browser settings on the individual computer.

ScriptX is now installed on many millions of Windows computers around the world and is at the heart of thousands of web-based applications. Hundreds of thousands of business critical documents are printed using ScriptX every day, including labels, patient IDs and prescriptions, the content of corporate intranets, information flow for the shipping and warehousing industries and other browser-hosted content. Users include FTSE100/Fortune 500 companies, central and local government, healthcare providers, the military, financial services companies, logistics businesses and many other companies and institutions.

ScriptX is available on a cost-effective annual subscription basis which includes unlimited support and automatic access to product updates via the ScriptX website. A free version enabling a basic subset of ScriptX printing functionality is also available from the ScriptX download page and can be freely distributed.

ScriptX supports all versions of Internet Explorer from IE 4.01 SP1 to IE 10 on Microsoft operating systems from Windows 95 to Windows 8.

About Mead & Co
Mead & Co specialises in scripting and web application construction tools. The company's portfolio of products includes: ScriptX, the de facto printing control tool for the web; Neptune, a Netscape-compatible plug-in which hosts the Microsoft web browser control in Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and other 'non-IE' browsers on Windows; and the Zeepe rich client framework for Windows.

For more information:
Chris Measures
PR for Mead & Co
Measures Consulting
+44 7976 535147
chris@measuresconsulting.com

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