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News Release

Mead & Co updates ScriptX ahead of Microsoft Windows 8.1 launch

New ScriptX 7.3 printing software upgraded to work with Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11
Released: 14th October 2013
Publisher: ScriptX

14 October 2013 - Mead & Co today released ScriptX 7.3, a new upgrade of the world’s favourite add-on for controlling the printing of browser-hosted content. It is designed to provide full compatibility with laptops, desktop PCs and tablets with Intel x86/x64 processors running desktop mode Internet Explorer (IE) 11 on Microsoft Windows 8.1, as well as machines using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. ScriptX 7.3 therefore extends printing control to the newest Microsoft environments. Windows 8.1, a comprehensive update of Microsoft’s flagship operating system, will launch on 17 October 2013.

The new upgrade has also been enhanced with a range of new features, based on customer feedback and ScriptX’s ongoing development roadmap. Performance is now significantly improved when printing documents that require scaling to fit the page with IE8 and later. Additionally, the Enhanced PDF printing option now boasts improved performance and extra features. Finally, license management is now faster and simpler due to a completely new, modern interface.

ScriptX is the world’s favourite add-on for total control when printing html and PDF documents, labels or bar codes from client and server computers running Microsoft Windows. It ensures that printed formatting and appearance is consistent, whatever the actual browser settings on the individual computer. Over 2 million licensed users print more than 2 billion documents that use the advanced features of ScriptX every year. Millions more use the basic free version.

“The launch of the latest version of ScriptX in step with Windows 8.1 enables our customers to deploy the latest Microsoft technology, safe in the knowledge that they retain total control over the printing of mission-critical, browser-based content,” said Jerry Mead, CEO, Mead & Co. “As with our recent launch of ScriptXtra, which enables the control of printing from multiple browsers, we are focusing our development efforts on delivering solutions that enable our customers to increase control, improve efficiency and better manage their web-based printing, whatever industry they operate in.”

ScriptX supportsall versions of Internet Explorer from IE 4.01 SP1 to IE 11 on Microsoft x86/x64 operating systems from Windows 95 to Windows 8.1. The ScriptXtra option extends this to all browsers that implement the Netscape Plugin API (including both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox). ScriptX 7.3 requires a minimum of Windows 2000 and IE6 in order to deliver its new functionality. 

ScriptX 7.3 is a required upgrade for users running IE 11. Existing licensees can download and deploy the ScriptX 7.3 binaries free of charge by visiting the Mead & Co customer portal. The free ‘basic’ version of the software can be downloaded from the ScriptX download page.

About ScriptX
Launched in 1998, ScriptX is the world’s favourite add-on for total control when printing html and PDF documents, labels or bar codes from client and server computers running Microsoft Windows XP or later. It ensures that printed formatting and appearance is consistent, whatever the actual browser settings on the individual computer.

ScriptX is now installed on many millions of Windows computers around the world and is at the heart of thousands of web-based applications. Hundreds of thousands of business critical documents are printed using ScriptX every day, including labels, patient IDs and prescriptions, the content of corporate intranets, information flow for the shipping and warehousing industries and other browser-hosted content. Users include FTSE100/Fortune 500 companies, central and local government, healthcare providers, the military, financial services companies, logistics businesses and many other companies and institutions.  

ScriptX is available on a cost-effective annual subscription basis which includes unlimited support and automatic access to product updates via the ScriptX website. A free version enabling a basic subset of ScriptX printing functionality is also available from the ScriptX download page and can be freely distributed.

ScriptX supports all versions of Internet Explorer from IE 4.01 SP1 to IE 11 on Microsoft operating systems from Windows 95 to Windows 8.1. The ScriptXtra option extends this to all browsers that implement the Netscape Plugin API (including both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox).

About Mead & Co
Mead & Co specialises in scripting and web application construction tools. The company's portfolio of products includes: ScriptX, the de facto printing control tool for the web; Neptune, a Netscape-compatible plug-in which hosts the Microsoft web browser control in Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and other ‘non-IE’ browsers on Windows; and the Zeepe rich client framework for Windows.

For more information:
Chris Measures
PR for Mead & Co
Measures Consulting
+44 7976 535147
chris@measuresconsulting.com


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