Customize and enhance your Zebra printers with ZBI (Zebra BASIC Interpreter) 2.0. Available as an optional Zebra printer programming language, ZBI 2.0 allows Zebra printers to run applications, prompt users through control-panel commands and take input from scales, scanners and other peripherals – all without a PC or network connection. ZBI 2.0 works with the Zebra Programming Language (ZPL) printer command language so that printers can understand non-ZPL data streams and convert them into labels. Using ZBI 2.0, the printer can create barcodes and text using input received from non-ZPL label formats, sensors, keyboards and peripherals. Printers can also be programmed to interact with PC-based database applications to retrieve information to be used on printed labels.
The free, PC-based ZBI-Developer programming utility makes it dramatically easier for programmers to create and test complex ZBI 2.0 programs and distribute them to your printer. Use ZBI-Developer in conjunction with Zebra's ZBI 2.0 programming language to provide a powerful and flexible toolset for customizing Zebra printers. The built-in "Virtual Printer" allows you to quickly create, test and prepare programs for use.