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Printronix Online Data Validation (ODV)

Eliminate Compliance Fines With Automatic, 100-Percent Bar Code Validation

Online Data Validation (ODV™) analyzes every bar code printed with the Printronix SL/T5000r ENERGY STAR® thermal bar code printers. ODV assures that all bar codes meet the most stringent scanning standards. With so many companies using bar codes to move products through the supply chain, it’s important for those bar codes to scan correctly every time. Vendor compliance fines related to bad bar codes are commonplace for vendors who do not validate their bar codes. Vendor compliance fines are an expensive and unnecessary cost in any supply chain. Using Printronix Online Data Validation (ODV) with a Printronix SL/T5000r thermal bar code printer will reduce these costs because each bar code is analyzed immediately and validated as it is printed.


  • Eliminate Chargebacks Due To Poor Bar Code Quality. Deliver 100% scannable bar codes to your production area every time automatically.
  • Stop Bad Bar Codes from Getting Into Your Supply Chain. ODV stops bad bar codes from getting into your production or distribution systems - without interruption.
  • Minimize Cost Through Automation ODV’s unique void-and-reprint technology allows the system to run unattended, minimizing cost and offering virtually instant ROI.
  • Reduce Costs, Increase Efficiency Eliminate the labor time and cost associated with re-labeling cartons due to poor quality bar codes.
  • Capture and Display All Bar Code Quality Data Get to the heart of any problem instantly to minimize downtime,
  • Gain Important Visibility Capture and display the raw data within each bar code, to provide further assurance that critical data, such as serialized bar codes, print correctly.
  • Quickly Isolate Problem Labels With The ODV Data Manager Save “snap shots” of your data so information can be analyzed and viewed online, stored in a file, or exported to a database in real time, for true quality control archive.
  • Printer Management Place printers into fault conditions for either bar code quality or data failures, to ensure that bad data will never will enter your system.

ODV Compliance Labeling FAQ

Question: What advantages does the Printronix solution offer when implementing a labeling system that will meet our compliance requirements?

Answer: Datatrade using Printronix technology offers a unique solution as a closed loop printing output management tool enabling increased efficiency, reduced chargeback fines, and maximized uptime. Because the T5000r thermal printer is the most robust and easy to use printer in the industry, end users will have little to no difficulty with the equipment. Printronix Online Data Validation (ODV) provides 100% bar code accuracy, assuring that a bad bar code will not be used and that the labels will scan when received at their destination point avoiding costly chargeback fines. PrintNet Enterprise allows remote management of the printers to enable instant updates of format and data changes. This software will collect the data from the printers to provide the backup material needed to support your 100% accuracy should a question arise from a label scan. Our professional services group has expertise in solving the compliance issues faced throughout the integrated supply chain. You’ll receive superior support and will benefit from their knowledge as they stand by you and your process implementation.

Question: Besides satisfying compliance requirements and reducing chargebacks, what are the benefits from an in-house labeling solution?

Answer: Bar coding your products and shipments will provide accurate sales tracking, plus capture inventory data for sales and manufacturing forecasts to increase operational efficiency. The use of compliance labeling will help eliminate packing and shipping errors, thus reducing operating costs and improving profits. Additional monetary benefits besides the actual reduction of chargebacks include accelerating the flow of goods through the supply chain to the consumer, which provides increased inventory turns and faster invoice payment.

Question: What initial steps should I consider when implementing a new labeling system to help meet compliance requirements? Answer: The first element to a labeling system is determining the output desired and the type of labels needed, whether they are product labels, container labels, shipping labels or any other types. Based on your specific operational requirements, Printronix will work with you to determine the correct path for bar code implementation.

Question: What steps can I take to begin my in-house compliance labeling project?

Answer: The first step is to create an internal cross-functional team, consisting of members from purchasing, shipping, credit, information systems, marketing and sales. Second, make sure that you have a manufacturer ID number (if applicable) from the Uniform Code Council (937-435-3870 or www.uc-council.org) and that products have UPC codes or customer item identifiers attached to each one (if applicable). Next, obtain all specification and vendor guidebooks from your customers

ODV Information:

ODV Product Information
ODV User Guide

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Remote Print Service Using our remote printer engineer – Reg the virtual printer engineer, Datatrade can ensure maximum uptime and cost savings for your remote mobile printers.

Auto ID Services We offer a comprehensive range of service from the supply and support of new as well as legacy equipment. Even if the manufacturer has discontinued the unit or it has been rebranded. We can also supply a complete range of accessories for all makes and model of barcode scanners such as screen protectors, styluses, batteries and wrist straps.

Audit and discovery Our pre-sales engineers will undertake a full site audit to find / recommend the best printer solutions to meet your supply chain delivery requirements.

Repair We demonstrate an extremely high level of technical expertise and service for a wide range of Printer and Auto ID Products. We can repair onsite or in our workshop. We can also select and help install printers and Auto ID equipment for our customers. We can offer a fully managed Return to Base (RTB) service solution for smaller devices such as Barcode scanners, Hand Held Terminals and mobile printers.

Maintenance Datatrade offer a flexible approach to maintenance and can tailor a contract to suit your needs.

Hardware We can supply printers, printheads, print servers as well as all major brands of barcode scanner and hand held equipment… For further information on finding the right print solution for your business please use our Hardware Selector or for Auto ID enquiries contact us using the details below.

Media and Consumables We fully understand the importance of ensuring that the correct media and consumable’s are used in mission critical printers to ensure perfect print quality and enhance the life of your printer asset so we provide a large range of media and consumables for all manufacturers.

In addition to supplying these items, we will also work with you to ensure you are using the correct product for quality and cost effectiveness.

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