History of Tharo Systems

HISTORY



Tharo Systems facilities
1982
February
Tharo Systems, Inc. was Incorporated in the State of Ohio.
 
1985
 
February
Initial release of EASYLABEL® for use with High Speed Line Printers.

September
Signing of first major OEM Agreement for private label version of EASYLABEL with International Firm.

October
EASYLABEL® is incorporated into IBM's Vendor Logo Software Program.

December
Agreement entered into with International Firm to develop proprietary version of EASYLABEL® to be marketed by them.
 
1986
January
Proprietary Printer Driver and User Interface developed and licensed to International Firm.

September
Agreement entered into with Sperry Corporation to provide up to 1,800 copies of EASYLABEL for use by the U.S. Army.
 
1987
February
EASYLABEL+ released for support of Printronix, IBM Proprinter, Epson and Okidata, eliminating the need for intelligent controller boards for bar code label printing.

March
First Thermal Transfer Version of EASYLABEL developed for Sato Corporations' Model 4500, 4600, 4500S and 4600S.

October
Agreement entered into with International Firm to develop proprietary version of EASYLABEL+ and a special driver implemented to drive thermal transfer printer.
 
1988
February
EASYLABEL is presently being used in more than 50 colleges/universities offering packaging education classes.
 
1989
March
Laser Version of EASYLABEL+ was developed for the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Series II.

June
Tharo Systems, Inc. received the State of Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting.
 
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1990
June
Incorporated Outline Font technology for use of 300 typefaces, available through Tharo Systems, for use with the Hewlett Packard LaserJet II & III, the CF1000 Continuous Form Laser Printer and the THARO 112 Plus and Prodigy Plus Thermal/Thermal Transfer Printers.
 
1992
Available
EASYLABEL+ documentation and software available in Finnish, Italian, French and German.

February
Print Only/Run Time version of EASYLABEL available.
 
1993
June
EASYLABEL documentation and software available in Spanish.

July
EASYLABEL for Windows - First Three Releases v. 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 support the Tharo/Prodigy, Zebra and Sato Thermal/Thermal Transfer Printers.
 
1994
November
Tharo Systems signs agreement with Sony Chemicals of America to become a Master Distributor of their thermal transfer ribbons.
 
1995
September
EASYLABEL EXPRESS for Windows v. 1.7 first release date. Supports all the same printers as EASYLABEL for Windows but has no data base capabilities.

November
Tharo Systems is now on the World Wide Web at www.tharo.com. Products, Technical Support Page, Download Software and Drivers
 
 
1996
March
First ship date of Tharo's GEMINI Windows Only Thermal/Thermal Transfer Bar Code Label Printer.

EASYLABEL for Windows now available with Chinese Screens when used with Traditional Chinese Windows.


April
EASYLABEL for Windows is available in the following languages: Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Spanish (Screens Only), Japanese, Slovenian and Chinese (Screens Only).

October
EASYLABEL for Windows Tutorial/Training CD now available to Tharo Resellers.
 
1997
January
First ship date of Tharo's GEMINI 2 Windows Only Thermal/Thermal Transfer Bar Code Label Printer.

February
Due to popular demand by Tharo Resellers, the EASYTUTOR CD is now shipping with every copy of EASYLABEL for Windows.

April
First ship date of Tharo's APOLLO 2 and APOLLO 3 Stand Alone Thermal/Thermal Transfer Bar Code Label Printers.

May
First ship date of Tharo’s APOLLO 1s Label Printer/Applicator.
 
1998
January
Custom machining available for APOLLO Applicator Tamp Pads.

February
First ship date of Tharo’s APOLLO 3/300 Stand Alone Thermal/Thermal Transfer Bar Code Label Printer.

April
EASYLABEL for Windows now available in Russian (screens only).

June
Update of EASYLABEL for DOS versions for Year 2000 Compliance.

October
EASYLABEL for Windows - v. 2.3 Completely Year 2000 Compliant.
 
1999
March
EASYLABEL for Windows – v. 2.6 directly supports SAP R/3 software in conjunction with the APOLLO printers.

Tharo updates their Web Site design and adds a Password Protected Reseller Section.

June
EASYLABEL 32, 32 Express, 32 Basic - First release of Tharo’s 32-bit software.

September
EASYLABEL 32 NETWORK - First release of Tharo’s 32-bit multi-license network version.

November
The new wide web cab/Tharo A8 Stand Alone Thermal/Thermal Transfer Bar Code Label Printer was introduced at Scan-Tech ‘99.
 
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2000
February
The new Tharo PA1000t Label Printer/Applicator is now available.

May
EASYLABEL 32 now additionally provides the Graphic User Interface and Help Files in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

EASYLABEL 32 Help Files are now available on our Web Site in Word format. The Word document can be Viewed, Edited or Printed. It is available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

September
Free Compliance Label Examples available on Tharo’s Web Site.
 
2001
January
The new Tharo PA1000t/b Tamp/Blow Label Printer/Applicator is now available.

Reseller Product Catalog now available electronically.
 
2002
May
The new Tharo PA500w Wipe-on Label Printer/Applicator is now shipping.

July
Reseller Ribbon Catalog now available electronically.

September
EASYLABEL 4 Platinum, Gold, Silver and Multi-User – First release of EASYLABEL 4 software with a new Graphic User Interface.
 
2003
February
Tharo Systems is granted U.S. Patent on the PA500w Wipe-on Label Printer/Applicator.

June
Tharo Systems founds new European Master Distributor, EASYLABEL® Europa S.A.R.L., in Strasbourg, France, to service Tharo Resellers in Europe.

EASYLABEL 5 Platinum, Gold and Silver and Multi-User are released. The Platinum version contains tools for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Hazardous Chemical compliance labeling. The Gold version now contains database features. The Platinum and Gold versions also contain the EAN/UCC-128 Wizard.

July
Tharo Systems introduces the latest addition to their Print & Apply Systems, the Tharo PA1000tZ Printer/Applicator a powerful accessory for the Zebra® Z4M thermal/thermal transfer bar code label printer.

September
The new Tharo H-426 and H-434 heavy duty, all-metal, standalone capable, thermal transfer bar code label printers are now shipping.

The new Tharo V-426 and V-433 value priced, desktop, thermal transfer bar code label printers are now shipping.
 
2004
July
Tharo Systems, Inc. has added an RFID Wizard to EASYLABEL. The RFID Wizard takes the worry out of creating and printing smart labels with its extensive support for EPC (Electronic Product Code) and other RFID specifications.

August
Tharo Systems, Inc. is offering a free EASYLABEL® 5 Training Webinar to all Tharo Resellers and Reseller Prospects. This Webinar will focus on the RFID features of EASYLABEL 5 Platinum, including the new RFID Wizard. The new RFID Wizard will allow you to program High Frequency (HF) tags or guide you through the process of creating a valid Electronic Product Code (EPC). Enhancements made to chemical and ingredients labeling will also be covered.
 
2005
January
Tharo Systems introduces the Tharo PA1200t Label Printer/Applicator, a cost-effective accessory for the popular Zebra® Z4Mplus™, Datamax I-Class and Tharo H-Series of thermal/thermal transfer bar code label printers.

May
Tharo Systems introduces the Tharo PA1200t/b Tamp/Blow Label Printer/Applicator. The PA1200t/b has the ability to apply labels to convex, concave or flat surfaces, on either the top or side of a product.

June
Tharo Systems introduces the Tharo PA1200t Specialty Tamp Label Printer/Applicator. The Specialty Tamp is designed for very small, delicate, high precision print and apply applications, like electronic components, PC boards, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and assemblies. Minimum label size is .25” x .25”. Available for the Tharo H-Series printers.
 
2006
December
Tharo Systems introduces the Tharo PA1200fa Front Apply Label Printer/Applicator. The Front Apply is for applications requiring a label to be applied to the front of a product. Available for the Tharo H-Series printers.
 
2007
February
Tharo Systems introduces the Tharo PA1200dt Dual Tamp Label Printer/Applicator. The Dual Tamp is for specialty applications requiring a label to be applied to the front and top or the side and top of a product. Available for the Tharo H-Series printers.

March
EASYLABEL 5.6 Software runs under Windows VISTA.

May
Tharo Systems introduces the Tharo PA1200cw Corner Wrap Label Printer/Applicator. For specialty applications requiring a label to wrap-around a corner. Can be set up to wrap onto either the front and top or side and top of a product. Available for the Tharo H-Series printers

September
Tharo Systems introduces their new 4” and 6” wide printers, the Tharo H-427 and H-436, 4” wide and the H-626 and H-634, 6” wide, thermal/thermal transfer bar code label printer. They are available in 203 or 300 dpi resolution, feature a durable all metal construction, with a cast Aluminum center wall for added strength, and can run standalone.

September
Tharo Systems introduces the new PA2000t and PA2000t/b, Tamp and Tamp/Blow Label Printer/Applicators. This is a smaller footprint version of the PA1200t. Used exclusively with the new Tharo H-400 Series printers. The PA2000 is suitable for applications where a larger footprint Label Printer/Applicator will not fit.
 
 
 
2009
June
Tharo Systems introduces the new RFID readers and printers. The PR100 is a portable, hand-held RFID reader; the ST100 is a stationary RFID reader. Included with Tharo's RFID readers, FREE Acquire software which allows you to easily read and manage your RFID data.

June
EASYTUTOR is now available online! EASYTUTOR is a multimedia tutorial to help you easily learn and use the many features of EASYLABEL.

November
EASYLABEL 5.10 now includes a GS1-128 barcode wizard and has added two new GS1 wizards; GS1 Datamatrix and GS1 Databar. This makes it easy to create GS1 symbols composed of multiple application identifiers that confirm to GS1 global standards.

 
 
2010
February
The new Tharo H-427E and H-436E heavy duty, all-metal, standalone capable, thermal transfer bar code label printers with Ethernet included are now shipping.

March
Tharo Systems introduces the new V-Plus Series, V-424 and V-434, value price, desktop, thermal transfer bar code label printers.

 
 

 
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