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Obtain all the features included within the "MICR Enabled" systems and print BarCode fonts at the same time.

BarDIMM, BarDIMMTM Pro 3.3 is the most complete and easiest solution to print barcodes quickly and accurately on Hewlett Packard PCL5 printers.

Jetmobile BarDIMM Pro is an exclusive barcoding solution for HP LaserJet printers, available in PCL mode. The Module is easy to install and affordably priced, it allows users to print and produce reliable, readable quality barcodes in any format. It also enables barcodes to be printed in virtually any direction and size. On board control firmware utilizes the printer's processing capability to provide intelligence for checksums and embedded text. Simply download the required information which needs to be contained in the barcode to the printer and the intelligent barcode Module does the rest.

Fully compatible with international standards

A unique feature of Jetmobile BarDIMM Pro  is the full EAN 128 set A, and the EAN 128 autoswitch, able to analyze incoming data to perform data compression and to switch dynamically between sets A, B and C within the same barcode. This feature makes the HP LaserJet printers one of the only standard laser printers that are fully compatible with the new international shipping labels standard UCC/EAN-128 defined by ANSI/MH 10.8 and the ENC/MITL (European Normalization Committee/Multi-Industry Transport Label).

Performs multiple tasks

The Jetmobile BarDIMM Pro performs many tasks. It provides a data integrity check whereby it automatically prints an error message in case of invalid data; all checksums are automatically calculated and printed; text value can be automatically printed, embedded in bars, half embedded, below or above bars; it has automatic font selection and scaling, and user-defined bar width and heights giving full flexibility.


Supports barcoding in SAP R/3 environments

Fully compatible with SAP R/3, Jetmobile BarDIMM Pro supports the printing of barcodes through the SAP R/3 device type HPLJ4, designed for HP PCL5 printers. HPLJ4 contains the PCL5 commands necessary to drive the barcode SIMM and is delivered with SAP R/3 release 3.0. Customers using SAP R/3 releases 2.1/2.2 may install this device type into their systems following R/3 note  number 8928.

BarDIMMTM Pro can be easily used from Windows, Unix, AS/400 and Mainframes. On a PC under Windows, including a barcode in a document is as easy as selecting a new font in your Windows application (Word, Excel, MS-Access etc).

With BarDIMMTM Pro, no programming is required to print professional barcodes: the printer does the job automatically, from checking and compressing incoming data, calculating checksum, to writing text under or above the bars. Furthermore, it features OMR codes for folding/inserting mailroom machines as well as an extensive list of fully scalable manufacturing, safety and Euro currency symbols used by most companies.

BarDIMMTM Pro is directly usable from Windows thanks to its patent-pending Windows interface, is supported by many ERPs including SAP R/3 and usable from Oracle, Peoplesoft and JD Edwards and any custom application on virtually any system.

The new BarDIMMTM Pro solution features the full BarDIMM functionalities, plus flash disk to store signatures, forms, logos or fonts. BarDIMMTM Pro is available on most HP LaserJet printers and as an external print server for entry-level HP LaserJet printers and other PCL5 printers.

The BarDIMMTM Pro technology can be licensed for integration in hardware or software, giving all the "BarDIMM inside" benefits. "BarDIMM inside" technology adds the sophisticated BarDIMM Pro capabilities to third party software and hardware. With that technology it has never been so easy and so fast to print professional barcodes from MS Windows, Unix, AS/400 and ERPs.

The advantages of BarDIMMTM Pro:

  • Easy to Install: install BarDIMMTM Pro memory module in HP printer in a few minutes.

  • Universal: supports more than 70 types of barcodes.

  • Plug&Play in Windows application, standard activation through the application font menu

  • BarDIMMTM Pro is supported by SAP R/3 since V3.x (for V2.1/2.2, see note R/3 5196).

  • BarDIMMTM Pro is easily usable in PCL/SCS mode from AS/400 and from Unix systems using the included Freescape technology.

  • BarDIMMTM Pro supports almost every barcoding symbology, including 2D barcodes, at any size and direction, with a high resolution (600 dpi).

  • Checks and validates incoming data.

  • Error messages when barcode data is NOT valid for the active symbology.

  • Automatic Checksum calculation and data compression.

  • Text is automatically printed under the bars, formatted and scaled by the printer.

  • Supports Code/EAN/UCC 128 (with automatic switch between sets A, B and C).

  • Supports 2D barcodes: PDF417, UPS Maxicode, DataMatrix, QRCode, Aztec, Codablock, RSS CC

  • Fast and accurate: used in PCL 5 mode, at 600 dots per inch (dpi).

  • BarDIMMTM Pro is 100% compatible with the HP Bar Code & More #C2053 cartridge.

  • BarDIMMTM Pro includes the EURO symbol for legacy systems and printers.

  • Freescape technology to replace Escape char with an ASCII character, configurable from the printer front panel menu and through escape sequence.

  • BarDIMMTM Pro is delivered with a developer's guide for quick and easy integration in custom developments.

  • BarDIMMTM Pro includes an extensive library of scalable symbols used on labels and shipping/manufacturing documents.

  • BarDIMMTM PRO features Flash storage capabilities, to keep forms, logos and fonts loaded in the printer for faster throughput


  • Products available for most HP LaserJet printers

  • Available in PCL5 mode only

  • Installs like any standard SIMM, DIMM or Flash, requires one free SIMM, DIMM or Flash card slot

  • User-defined bar width and heights giving full flexibility

  • Built-in debugging facility which detects and prints error messages

  • Automatic calculation of checksums

  • Supports the ENC/MITL (European Normalization Committee/Multi-Industry Transport Label) barcode specifications

  • Automatic font selection and scaling for embedded text

  • Supports bar-coding in SAP R/3 environments

The following fonts and barcodes are available
  • Australia Post 4-state

  • UPC-A, UPC-A +2, UPC-A +5,

  • UPC-E, UPC-E +2, UPC-E +5,

  • EAN/JAN-8, EAN/JAN-8 +2, EAN/JAN-8 +5,

  • EAN/JAN-13, EAN-JAN-13 +2, EAN/JAN-13 +5,

  • 2 of 5 interleaved (+CHK),

  • 2 of 5 Matrix (+CHK),

  • 2 of 5 Industrial (+CHK),

  • 3 of 9 (+CHK),

  • 3 of 9 extended (+CHK),

  • 93 (+CHK), 93 extended (+CHK)

  • 128 autoswitch,

  • 128 A/B/C,

  • UCC-128,

  • USPS 25,


  • Codabar-Monarch (+CHK Mod 16),

  • MSI Plessey (+CHK 10),

  • MSI Plessey (+CHK 11 & CHK 10),

  • Danish, French and German postal bar-codes,

  • ZIP+4 Postnet 5 and 9 digits

  • All fonts of the "Bar Codes & More C2053A#C06" including OCR-A and OCR-B


What do you need to do?

Establish your printing requirements; centralized and de-centralized.

Rationalize your form requirements; # of different form types, ancillary forms to be collated with MICR forms and locations to be printed.

Work with your form supplier to re-engineer your requirements to meet recent modifications to APCA standards and to create common stock for multiple applications.

Assess your printer requirements; peak or daily throughput requirement, # of paper trays required and connectivity options.

Contact your local HP Dealer/Reseller to obtain information relevant to your printer needs.

Contact Marinter Systems to insure your implementation and individual needs are being addressed.


Contact Information

Marinter Systems Pty. Ltd.


61 2 9533 1044


61 2 9533 1921

Postal address:

P.O. Box 393 Riverwood NSW 2210, Australia

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