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ANN CNS Barcode 3.0 Released — New OS Reqs + New iOS Version + New Installer

by on June 19, 2019


Fort Worth, TX, June 19, 2019 — CNS Barcode by CNS Plug-ins is now at version 3.0. This new version has new system requirements for macOS(R) and Windows(R), as well as FileMaker(R) version. Also included is an all new iOS version of the plug-in for use with the FileMaker iOS App SDK. All versions of the plug-in are signed to work with FileMaker 18 and to ensure you know they came from us. This version includes a few new features as well as the typical bug fixes. Finally, we’ve included a new Installer database to quickly get up and running. See the What’s New section below for a full change log. CNS Barcode is available immediately at for download.


CNS Barcode for FileMaker Pro is a plug-in that brings the power of barcodes to your FileMaker Solution. Like its sibling product, CNS Barcode for iOS, this plug-in can both scan and generate barcodes. CNS Barcode can scan JPEG or PNG images containing barcodes or it can use an attached webcam to scan any barcodes held up to the camera. Barcode formats you can scan include Codabar, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), Code 3 of 9 Ext. (Code 39+), Code 93, Code 128, DataBar-14, DataBar-14 Stacked, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 14, EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN, QR Code, UPC A, and UPC E. Barcode formats you can generate include all the formats you can scan plus Aztec, Data Matrix, HIBC Data Matrix, USPS OneCode, PDF417, and PostNET.

Whether you already have products with barcodes or if you want to start using barcodes to track your assets, CNS Barcode is easy to set up and use. If you need to create barcodes, the CNSBC_Generate function will take any data you have in your database and create a PNG, EPS, or SVG image of the barcode format of your choosing. You can then print out and affix the barcodes to the objects you need to track. When you need to scan one of your barcodes, the CNSBC_ScanWindow function will bring up a video preview of your webcam for you to see what you are scanning. When the plug-in recognizes the barcode, it will use one of three actions that you define. It can close the scanning window and return the barcode data to the script that opened the window; it can call a script in your database and pass it the barcode data; or it can set a field in your database with the barcode data. Unlike the first action, the script calling and field setting actions leave the scanning window open for you to scan more barcodes.

Download CNS Barcode today and see how easy it is to add barcodes to your FileMaker Solution!

What’s New

* New Mac Requirements: 10.9+, 64-bit only, FMP 14+
* New Windows Requirements: Vista and above, .NET 4.5.x, MSVC++ 2017 Redistributable * All new iOS version now included for use with the FileMaker iOS App SDK. * All new installer database now provided for easy installs. * The plug-in is now signed for use with FileMaker Pro/Server 18.
* The plug-in is compiled against the latest FileMaker Plug-in API and makes use of new functions/features where available. * Fixed an issue with passing a file path to the ScanImage function.
* Generate function now adds the same information to the container that the FileMaker Go application adds when scanning a barcode, which means you can now use GetContainerAttribute to retrieve the barcode type and value of the barcode image.
* Fixed an issue where recent versions of FileMaker were not displaying the correct barcode image stored in the container. * Renamed VersionAutoUpdate function to VersionNumber to reflect the times. * Updated with latest CNS Core changes.
* Other small bug fixes.

Pricing and Availability

CNS Barcode is available immediately at for download. A full-working Demo copy of the plug-in to test it out before purchasing.

If you purchased CNS Barcode any time from June 19th, 2018 until now, you can install this latest version free of charge; you do not need a new license key. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time between June 19th, 2017 and June 18th, 2018, you can renew your license for 50% off the current price. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time before June 19th, 2017, you can renew your license for 25% off the current price. You can check your eligibility for license renewals by logging into your account on our online store. Please contact us for your personalized upgrade coupon if you would like to renew.

CNS Barcode prices range from a 1-User License for $85 to a World License for $1425 (World Licenses include a free Server License). A Server License of CNS Barcode for use with FileMaker Pro Server is $775. A Developer’s License of CNS Barcode is $1625. Please see our online store at for more pricing information and information about Educational/Non-Profit institutions.

All prices subject to change without notice.

Review copies for article write-ups available upon request. Please contact us at if you are interested in reviewing the plug-in.


Comm-Unity Networking Systems, LLC.
PO Box 137559
Fort Worth, Texas 76136

Phone: 817-238-1688

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