Zebra Basic Interpreter 2.0

Customize and enhance your Zebra printers with ZBI 2.0. Available as an optional Zebra printer programming language, ZBI 2.0 allows Zebra printers to run applications, prompt users through control-panel commands and take input from scales, scanners and other peripherals – all without a PC or network connection. ZBI 2.0 works with the Zebra Programming Language (ZPL) printer command language so that printers can understand non-ZPL data streams and convert them into labels. Using ZBI 2.0, the printer can create barcodes and text from input received, non-ZPL label formats, sensors, keyboards and peripherals. Printers can also be programmed to interact with PC-based database applications to retrieve information to be used on printed labels.

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ZBI2 Downloads

  • ZBI 2.0 Examples

    Customize and enhance your Zebra printers with the Zebra Basic Interpreter 2.0 – ZBI 2.0.

     Download 156 KB
  • ZBI Developer

    The free, PC-based ZBI-Developer programming utility makes it dramatically easier for programmers to create and test complex ZBI 2 programs and distribute them to your printer. Use ZBI-Developer in conjunction with Zebra's ZBI 2.0 programming language (Zebra BASIC Interpreter) to provide a powerful and flexible tool-set for customizing Zebra printers. The built-in "Virtual Printer" allows you to quickly create, test and prepare programs for use.

     Download 43 MB

ZBI2 White Papers

  • ZebraLink™ Solutions for Enhancing Zebra® Printer Business Integration

    This white paper introduces the ZebraLink software, firmware, and connectivity components, and shows how to maximize performance and value from Zebra printers.

    Download 403 KB
  • How Printing from iPad® Enhances the Shopping Experience

    This white paper provides an overview of iPad-based retail self-service kiosk and mobile printing applications, and shows the significant benefits the technology delivers. The paper also discusses how retailers can use the ZebraLink™ Multiplatform Software Development Kit (SDK) to create applications that can print coupons, receipts, gift registry lists, and more from the iPad and other smartphone platforms.

    Download 1 MB
  • Overcoming Printer Control Language Incompatibility for Bar Code Label Printing

    This white paper explains an innovation by Zebra Technologies that in many cases enables its bar code printers to be integrated into legacy print systems that support other brands, without requiring extensive system changes or label format redevelopment that traditionally occurs when new bar code printer brands are integrated.

    Download 340 KB
  • Extending Zebra Printer Capabilities with ZBI 2.0 Programming

    Zebra Basic Interpreter (ZBI) 2.0 is an optional programming environment that can be used to add features to customize and enhance the performance of select Zebra Technologies printers. This white paper provides an overview of ZBI 2.0 capabilities, requirements, use cases and benefits.

    Download 249 KB