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NewPDF/A Best Practice Bundles from callas software and Appligent Document Solutions

Monday, March 08, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Berlin - Many PDF/A workflows require essential PDF conversion steps that are closely tied to, but not part of, the conversion to PDF/A.  To answer these needs, well-established PDF solution providers callas software and Appligent Document Solutions announce several Server-based product bundles. The bundles combine Appligent's offerings for PDF security, variable forms, and stamping, for example; with callas' ability to convert files to be PDF/A compliant. As a result, enterprise, government and publishing sites enjoy efficient, automated "best practice" processing of numerous steps, such as date-stamping and insuring security with signatures; for ISO-standard, PDF/A archiving.

The PDF/A file format for archiving insures that documents created today can reliably be opened, displayed and used in the future.

The newest version of callas pdfaPilot, the award-winning solution first released with the publication of the PDF/A format in 2006, converts documents, spreadsheets and presentations created with Microsoft Office to compliant PDF/A files. In conjunction with Appligent server applications StampPDF Batch, FDFMerge, SecurSign, AppendPDF and APCrypt, frequently required standards are met with the PDF/A workflows.

High-Performance Bundles
The performance of the bundles are as follows:
 - When converting PDF files into PDF/A, the bundle comprising pdfaPilot server and server application StampPDF batch makes it possible to simultaneously capture any text or image stamps; which show, for example, when the PDF was converted and archived.
 - FDFMerge is a command line tool for dynamic import of variable data and the storage of typical PDF forms or templates, such as requests, orders or print jobs (WebToPrint). Now these merged forms can be made compliant with PDF/A.
 - If a PDF/A document needs to be protected against future changes, it must be signed - therefore the combination of pdfaPilot and SecurSign was developed.
 - AppendPDF ensures that different documents are combined into one PDF/A - including bookmarks and a table of contents.
 - PDF/A does not allow encrypted content. Therefore, before you convert to PDF/A format, you must first remove any encrypted content from the PDF files. APCrypt allows you to store a key once and to automatically decrypt any PDF in order to convert it to PDF/A.

"Of course, document management integrators and developers want complete solutions and best practices; so we decided to team up with the world leader in PDF/A conformance to provide comprehensive support for PDF/A on the server," says Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson.

"We're looking forward to introducing Appligent Document Solutions' technology for PDF stamping, security, digital signature and other applications, to our customer base," says callas software Managing Director Olaf Drümmer. "These applications are exactly what many of our pdfaPilot customers have been asking for. And we're very pleased to see that pdfaPilot complements so well Appligent's existing products."

How to Buy
callas software's pdfaPilot is available as a command-line application or as an SDK, and may now be purchased directly from Appligent Document Solutions. When purchased in a bundle with Appligent Document Solutions server software, the overall bundle is discounted 5%.

Existing Appligent Document Solutions server-software customers with current support are also eligible for the bundle pricing on licenses of pdfaPilot.




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