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MCL (Macro Command Language) for Datamax Printers

Supplier: Barcode Dynamics

Datamax printers become 'Intelligent' with the embedded MCL (Macro Command Language) client runtime module from MCL Technologies. An intelligent printer puts the power of connectivity and communication in the printer.

Price Guide: POA

The Datamax printer now drives the application instead of the printer relying on instructions from a host device, such as a computer. This technically advanced solution provides the ability to easily design custom applications that run only from a Datamax printer.

The Datamax printer holds the power of intelligence, meaning the printer is in control, which is ideal for:

  • Standalone applications.
  • Receiving or sending real-time data.
  • Connecting to ERP systems (such as SAP) or databases (such as Oracle, FoxPro, Act, Access, Excel, anything that is Microsoft ODBC compliant).
  • Connecting and controlling secondary devices, such as another printer, weight scale, scanner, PDA, keyboard/pad or modem.
  • Store database information required for large batch printing jobs.

The Datamax I-4210 and the M-4208 are the entry-level printers for MCL applications. After developing an application on an MCL development computer the application project is uploaded to the printer where it is hosted as a self-sufficient application.

The development computer is no longer necessary for the application to run and the MCL-enabled printer can interact with printer- resident look-up tables as well as wired and wirelessly connected remote ERP systems or other host databases. When you need a more compact data collection solution to keep your business in business, move up to Datamax with MCL.


are ideal for applications such as:

  • Compliance Labeling
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Product Identification
  • Pharmacy Labeling
  • Asset Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • High Resolution Labeling

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