Enabling conference organisers to take control of printing from the internet: MeadCo launches ScriptX 8.0

MeadCo  ScriptX 8.0 printing in action
MeadCo's browser add-on, ScriptX, enables controlled and consistent printing from Internet Explorer, essential for the accuracy and efficiency needed by the conference and exhibition industry. The latest release, ScriptX 8.0, is officially launched today and is designed specifically for use on Microsoft's newest edition, Internet Explorer 11.

The key benefits of the ScriptX product are ensuring consistent formatting and appearance of the printed output of browser-hosted content from any local or networked printer. This is regardless of the printing configurations already set in each individual computer's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. This means that hang tickets, badges, wristbands, receipts, registration forms and more can be printed correctly first time, every time, identically, from all devices, bypassing print dialogue boxes.  

The new aspects in the ScriptX 8.0 release include the main installers being dramatically reduced in size and the introduction of a new ability to control the smallest scale factor.  

MeadCo has designed ScriptX 8.0 as, from last year, Microsoft only provides technical support and security updates to the most current version of IE. MeadCo foresees that many of its customers may choose to update to IE 11 on all their client PCs and wants its offering to reflect the very latest technology. However, the ‘MeadCo Promise' guarantees continued support for ScriptX to all licensees, even when Microsoft introduces newer versions and updates*. This means that MeadCo will continue to provide technical support, bug fixes and security updates to users of ScriptX on earlier versions of IE. Alongside this, MeadCo will continue active development of ScriptX 8.0 for IE11.

Jerry Mead, CEO of MeadCo - the UK creators of ScriptX - explained: "If all end users operate Internet Explorer 11, then ScriptX 8.0 is the best possible option. ScriptX 7.7 should be deployed if end users operate a mix of Internet Explorer 11, alongside previous releases, or if the end users operate Internet Explorer 10 or earlier.  

"ScriptX has been available as a browser add-on since 1998 and is currently installed on many millions of Windows machines around the world. Whilst it is great to have proven 100% functionality and security over nearly 20 years, it is also vital that ScriptX continues to be at the very forefront of new technology. This is why we constantly develop and improve the system, creating new releases, while ensuring existing customers will always be supported."

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, America, Expo Logic provides tradeshow products, tools and services. Customised process and technology solutions include online and on-site registration and lead retrieval.

"We use ScriptX to print attendee badges and credentials when they check in at the event," said Jeff Cooper, President, Expo Logic. "Silent printing - without user involvement - is the main benefit. ScriptX enables us to bypass the windows print dialogue box. This is a major time saver and removes user-definable options. ScriptX allows us to have full control over the printing of the badges and tickets, without impacting the design, and provides a better experience for the user to print direct from a web page."

Expo Logic tried other print solutions before turning to ScriptX but was never able to find anything that suited its needs. Jeff Cooper actively purchased ScriptX himself over ten years ago. He found it easy to install and comments that he has always had an excellent experience with MeadCo's customer support.