Pegasus Imaging Acquires Tasman Barcode SDK Company


Acquisition expands company’s barcode offerings to Java and mobile platforms

TAMPA, Fla. – January 09, 2009 – Pegasus® Imaging Corporation, the world leader in digital imaging technology, today announces the acquisition of Tasman® Software (Leeds, United Kingdom) and substantially all assets including its barcode software development kit (SDK) business. Tasman adds Java and Java ME mobile barcode technology to Pegasus Imaging’s suite of document imaging products.

“Tasman is the second acquisition we’ve completed in less than 30 days since the AccuSoft deal. In this economy, financially sound companies have opportunities,” says Jack Berlin, president of Pegasus Imaging. “Tasman offers great tools for barcode reading, and we provide the corporate structure to support software developers and integrators. Our customers will benefit from Pegasus’ strong support and ongoing investment in product improvements.”

Tasman Software was highly respected in the industry and supplied barcode technology to Apple, Adobe, Atalasoft, Lexmark, and others. Because the terms of these relationships were not in line with Pegasus licensing and support philosophies, Pegasus is terminating or leaving behind all of them under provisions mandated by each individual contract. Pegasus feels strongly that all of its software be supplied in a manner that insures support and indemnity protection to its customer base even as platforms and operating systems continue to change. Pegasus representatives look forward to negotiating new licensing and support contracts, under revised terms, with every one of the Tasman customers.

Pegasus Imaging’s software engineering team expects to use the Tasman technology to improve the company’s barcode offerings. Pegasus Imaging is a leading supplier of ActiveX and .NET toolkits for barcode recognition on Windows-based computers. With the acquisition of the Tasman Java Barcode Reader SDKs, Pegasus can now offer robust barcode recognition on nearly any platform, including Unix, Linux, and Mac systems, and mobile devices including cell phones and PDAs.

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About Pegasus Imaging

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Pegasus Imaging Corporation delivers digital imaging software development kits (SDKs), image compression, recognition, and image editing technologies. The company exceeds speed and quality requirements for document imaging, forms processing, medical imaging and DICOM, color/photo imaging, video applications and more. Technology is delivered as Microsoft .NET, ActiveX, and Silverlight controls, Windows Workflow Activity Libraries, DLLs and applications. Multiple 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are supported, including Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, Sun Solaris and IBM AIX. Visit for more information.