Integrate labelling systems into the process in a flexible and uniform way


21 Sep

(Submit Articles) Bizerba presents _connect.BRAIN software interface at Fachpack 2010

Balingen, 30th August 2010 - At Fachpack 2010, the international specialist trade fair for packaging and labelling technology in Nuremberg, the system provider Bizerba will present the new _connect.BRAIN software interface from 28th - 30th September. It enables companies to integrate Bizerba peripheral devices uniformly into existing software and processes using just one software (Hall 9, stand 140).

In the industry, production and packaging systems stopped being static systems a while ago. In fact, they are often extended at regular intervals using new soft and hardware components, according to technological progress. In order for the system solutions to work, the elements must be able to grow flexibly with each other.

The _connect.BRAIN software interface enables the host system of a company to communicate with labelling systems and printers in the uniform BX-Net language of Bizerba. "The basic module of the interface can be individually programmed, according to the relevant requirements, and therefore flexibly integrated into the superior IT. Flexibility is an important criterion for many companies“, explains Dieter Conzelmann, Director of Industry Solutions Market at Bizerba.

The software has three significant functions: With the help of the _connect2File data interface, the user can send data and control commands to the devices in the form of ASCII files. Using folder sharing, the whole network can access this data.
The _connect2DB database interface on the other hand enables weight information and other data to be saved on an SQL server or in an Access file. Using an assistant, this data can also be exported in CSV, XLS and MDB formats and further processed at other positions in the system.

With the help of the _connect2SAP interface, the defined data can be transferred to an SAP system and saved there. "The software interface,“ continues Conzelmann, "also creates cross platform connections, so that the users can also communicate with the devices via Windows applications, such as MS Excel or MS Word.“

In programme environments of Windows operating systems it is also possible to transfer data and control commands via a DCOM server. The quick and stable server enables a direct reaction to occurrences in the application programme and the realisation of event controlled processes. Cyclic data retrieval can therefore be omitted.

About Bizerba

Bizerba is a leading, worldwide-operating Solutions-provider offering professional system solutions in scale, label, information and food service technologies, in the retail, food industry, producing and logistic segments. Sector-specific hardware and software, high-performance network-compatible management systems as well as a wide selection of labels, consumables and business services ensure transparent control of integrated business processes and high-level availability of Bizerba-specific performance features.

Worldwide, Bizerba is present in over 120 countries – with 41 shareholdings in 23 countries, as well as 54 country distributors. The company’s headquarters, with a staff of 3,000, is located in Balingen, Germany. Further manufacturing facilities are located in Meßkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).

For enquiries, please contact:

Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
Claudia Gross
Director Global Marketing and Communication
Wilhelm-Kraut-Straße 65
D-72336 Balingen
Germany
Telephone +49 7433 12-33 00
Fax +49 7433 12-5 33 00
E-mail: [email protected]

nic.pr
network integrated communication
Patrick Schroeder
Coburger Straße 3
53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 228 620 43 84
Telefax +49 228 620 44 75
E-Mail: [email protected]

Visit the Author's website: http://www.bizerba.com


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