16 September 2014: Logistics companies around the world are streamlining operations, increasing efficiency and cutting printing costs by using ScriptX, (http://scriptx.meadroid.com/home.aspx) the global standard for controlling the printing of browser-hosted content on Microsoft Windows. Customer research has found that over 60 million business-critical documents, including shipping labels, invoices, consignment notes and other logistics documentation are now printed every year by logistics companies using ScriptX.

    ScriptX is the de facto global standard for providing 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. Additionally, ScriptX’s Direct (RAW) printing option allows logistics companies to speed up the printing of mission-critical freight labels and other specialized documentation by using strings of printer control codes derived from a web page or from a pre-written text file.

    Within the logistics industry ScriptX is used by shippers, transport companies, couriers and postal services. Customers include Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), Railway Express Distribution, Australia Post and Express Couriers. For example, CLI is using ScriptX’s Direct (RAW) printing option as part of its FACTS™ transportation management system which is deployed by shipping, logistics and courier customers around the globe, who range from regional carriers to multi-national operators.

    The use of ScriptX enables the single click processing of orders entered into CLI’s e-commerce web product, now used by hundreds of logistics companies. This delivers a better customer experience and faster service as orders are automatically processed and shipping documents printed on the end user’s printer without the need for additional mouse clicks.

    “We’re 100% committed to ensuring our logistics customers provide the best and most efficient possible service to their customers,” said Ben Wiesen, VP of Products and Support, Carrier Logistics. “ScriptX is an intrinsic part of our FACTS system, benefiting our customers through low cost of ownership, quick deployment and a seamless end user experience, wherever they are located. It really is at the heart of the workflow within our customers’ operations.”

    “Driven by the globalization of the economy and the rise of e-commerce, logistics companies increasingly rely on web-based systems to drive their operations,” said Jerry Mead, CEO, Mead & Co. “Controlling the printing of content from these systems, particularly vital shipping labels, bar codes and documentation, is essential to the smooth distribution of goods across the world. The growing use of ScriptX in the sector demonstrates how it can help to drive efficiency and improve the customer experience for logistics providers wherever they are located.”

    About ScriptX
    Launched in 1998, ScriptX is the world’s favorite 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 specializes 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.

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