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callas Launches pdfToolbox Server 4 at Graph Expo

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Berlin, Germany -- October 21, 2008 -- True to its philosophy of finding simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges, callas software launches pdfToolbox Server 4 as well as an update of pdfToolbox 4 plug-in at Graph Expo/Chicago.

After the successful introduction at drupa 2008, the callas pdfToolbox 4 plug-in has since proven its value as a powerful and productive all-in-one PDF production tool. With its greatly extended feature set non-experts can now go beyond preflighting and fixing PDFs, to preparing presentations, handling versioning and imposition, and advanced color management -- in record time.

Extending the limits of PDFs
A logical next step following the introduction of the plug-in is the release of pdfToolbox Server 4.  Available by the end of October, callas pdfToolbox Server 4 is based on one technology platform.  It offers an easy way to automate the PDF workflow by allowing several actions to a PDF in one run. All new features found in the pdfToolbox 4 plug-in including: extensive PDF correction, page manipulation, preparing PDF presentation or imposition; can now be done fully automatically. These processes are easily defined in the elegant user interface of the pdfToolbox 4 plug-in that keeps the server running, resulting in a simple set-up while maintaining the highest processing speed.

callas software has been one of the first to adopt the latest specifications from the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), meaning pdfToolbox 4 is also fully GWG compliant.

Integration with Enfocus Switch
callas pdfToolbox Server 4 is the ideal companion for Enfocus Switch. The unified technology platform allows for a complete set-up. Switch users need only one application for correction, color conversion, creation of EPS files and imposition -- resulting in increased productivity and ease of use.

Update pdfToolbox 4
At the same time, callas software is also releasing an update of pdfToolbox 4 plug-in with some additional features that will also be found in the server version. A new callas pdfToolbox 4 feature allows users to explore and export the XMP information that is embedded in the PDF file to a fully configurable report in XML or tab delimited format. The data associated with the document and the individual images within the PDF can be retrieved. pdfToolbox 4 plug-in features an intuitive user interface, allowing  easy navigation, filtering or grouping of  the metadata. By combining XMP metadata with data about the placement of images, XMP metadata is turned into even more useful information.

Supports all major XMP standards: including IPTC, EXIF, AdsML, PLUS Picture Licensing Universal System, Medibel+/GWG AdTicket, PDF/A, Creative Commons, PRISM, and Camera Raw.

Other new features in pdfToolbox 4 include: the converting of registration color to black only; the limiting of DeviceLink conversion to specific objects; and easy installation of customer DeviceLink profiles.

Availability and pricing
callas pdfToolbox Server/CLI will be available at 3.999 EUR.  Upgrade of any former version will cost 1.499 EUR. The grace period for pdfToolbox Server 3 customers started on July 1, 2008. Customer with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) will be entitled to a free upgrade of pdfToolbox Server 4.

callas pdfToolbox Server 4 will be available starting October 27, 2008.

callas software will be present at Graph Expo 2008, October 26-29, 2008, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois at booth 5463.




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