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Research & Development

Silver Fox have invested a great deal of time and money in researching and developing our software and labelling products. This commitment to continuous innovation has been responsible for a long list of industry firsts designed to make life easier for our customers by simplifying processes, improving quality, durability and performance, saving time or reducing costs.

Silver Fox Developments
Year Development
1994 First company to introduce automated pre-perforated sheets for labelling Krone Blocks tied into a template in our labelling software
1995-1998 First company to offer labelling sofware with pre-built templates for all the major manufactuers of patch panels in conjunction with purpose made labels
1998 First company to introduce EIA/TIA 606 colour-coded labels
1999 First company to introduce a 32-bit labelling software
1999 First company to introduce laser printable tie-on cable labels
1999 First company to test our pipeline ID tape according to the stringent SAE J 1960 test
2000 First company to introduce the methodology via a commercial labelling software to identify labels on DDF Frames
2001 Introduced non-jargon context-sensitive help in our software including screen dumps, photographs, tutorials and worked examples
2002 First company to introduce a 'Plug'N'Play' thermal printer
2002 First company to introduce a 50mm length label for 2-part wire marking
2003 First labelling company to introduce a 'try-before-you-buy' web-downloadable labelling software
2005 First company to test labels for H2S
2006 Introduction of multiple rolls of heatshrink for printing through our thermal printer
2006
First labelling company to include automated web-update on our labelling software.
2007 First company to introduce satellite software technology in conjunction with our Professional labelling software
2007 Introduced cross-ferruling into our Professional labelling software
2007 First company to introduce laser printable 2-part system
2007 First company to include resistor colour-coding functionality into labelling software for wire markers via a standard colour laser printer
2007 First company to introduce multiple roll non-shrink tubing for wire marking
2009
Introduced our DTP-1 Thermal Printer
2011
Introduced our Solar Panel Warning labels
2012
Launched our on-line technical support site
2013
Introduced the Fox-Flo® guidance system
2014
Introduced supply option allowing small quantities of 6 different colour options of our P/TAG range.
2014
8000 hours of UV Testing completed for our Fox-Flo® and Endurance® range.