Software package upgrades

The standard Evolution-1 system has been designed with the ability to be upgraded with additional software for increased functionality. These packages give the end user the flexibility to add only what he needs for his particular application

They are supplied on a Data Flash Card and can be easily installed in the field.

They can each operate independently or as a group making EVOLUTION a full featured system.

The Optional Software Package on the Data Flash Card is intended to be used in only one printhead module. If the same option package is required in more than one printheads, separate option packages must be used.


Software Option Pack 1

This package includes three software features to upgrade message storage, auto-repeat printing and password protection.

  • Message Storage:
    Allows the user to store up to 50 messages in the hand held controller. The stored messages include the text and the operating parameters such as line speed and print registration.
  • Automatic Message Repeat:
    Designed for those applications where a continuously repeating message is required. The distance between message repeats can be programmed through the controller to give varying distances of up to 20 inches.
  • Password Protection:
    This feature gives a supervisor the ability to store a password into the controller to prevent unauthorized tampering of the message and the operating parameters of the system.


Software Option Pack 1.5

The standard message length with EVOLUTION is one line of 24 characters 1/2” in height, or 48 characters of 7/32” high with 24 character per line. This software package gives the user added message length capability and expands message storage.

  • Extended Message Length:
    Expands the message length to one line of 48 characters 1/2” high, or 96 characters of 7/32” height with 48 characters per line.
  • Expanded Memory:
    Of up to 99 messages which includes both the text and operating parameters and are stored in the hand held controller.


Software Option Pack 2

Sequential numbering along with time and date coding capabilities can be added with this package.

  • Sequential Numbering:
    A user defined sequential numbering counter is added with this option. Sequential number can start at zero or any number you enter up to a maximum of 9 digits. Example: 0000 (start) 9999 (end and resets to 0000)
  • Variable Date Formats:
    Can be represented in a numerical (05/25/09), alphabetical (May 25, 2009) format, and Julian Date format. The formats can be arranged to print Month/ Day/Year, or Day/Month/Year. The ability to print only the month and year, or other combinations are totally programmable. Delimiters (: / .) are selectable.
  • Variable Time Formats:
    Military style time numbering in hours and minutes (14:45) can be entered into the message for more precise production tracking. Time can be printed as hour and minutes, hours only or minutes only. Delimiters (: / .) are selectable.
  • Added Value:
    Optional Software Package No. 2 also includes all of the software features that are contained in option packages 1 and 1.5.


Software Option Pack 3

This package adds shift coding and offset date capabilities.

  • Shift Coding:
    Allows the user to break the day into 6 or less individual shifts and will print either a single number of alpha character to identify each shift
  • Date Offset:
    Designed for the automatic rollover of expiration dates. The user can program in up to 999 days and the printer will automatically advance the date by that value.
  • Product Counter:
    The ability to count the number of products printed within a programmed time period.
  • Added Value:
    Optional Software Package No. 3 also includes all of the software features that are contained in option packages 1, 1.5 and 2.