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Enfocus Peter Camps honored with Pioneer of PDF award

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GHENT – April 14, 2003 - Peter Camps, founder of Enfocus Software, has received the first ‘Pioneer of PDF’ award issued by pdfnews.de, one of the leading on-line publications in Germany reporting on the latest developments in the PDF domain. This award is a token of recognition to people who have been active in the graphic arts industry for at least 10 years, and who have had a significant influence on the outlook of the PDF market and use of the PDF format. The jury, existing of Bernd Zipper, Stephan Jaeggi and premium readers of pdfnews.de, voted unanimously in favor of Peter Camps. The award is only given to innovators who have fostered the widespread adoption of the PDF format, as well as making significant advancements in PDF technology. Peter Camps was chosen as the recipient of the ‘Pioneer of PDF’ award because of his contribution in making the PDF format a standard in publishing. Enfocus products and technologies such as PitStop and Certified PDF have made the PDF file format highly accessible, editable and very reliable to use for file exchange. Bernd Zipper, editor of pdfnews.de, explains the background on how this award came about: “Peter Camps’ vision has resulted in a real success story. Enfocus pioneered and expanded on PDF’s editing and preflighting capabilities, and further developed the PDF file format and enriched it with innovative features.” “Despite this success, Peter Camps remains a modest yet ambitious entrepreneur who never lost sight of his users. Peter has been a real role model not only to his employees, but also to partners and competitors,” Zipper comments. “Peter is a ‘realistic visionary’ — not tempted to follow every craze in the market but keeping a clear focus on his objectives. He was able to introduce the right product at the right time, backed up with the support and commitment of the entire Enfocus team.” Peter Camps takes great pleasure in receiving this award: “I’m honored to be the first in receiving this significant award. It is very rewarding to get this recognition for my contribution to the PDF domain. From day one, Enfocus’ mission has been to provide affordable tools for standard file formats used in the graphic arts community for exchanging artwork. With this award, I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the entire Enfocus team for their support and commitment in making this happen.” The award depicts three “acrobats” in solid 8mm aluminum, with a sandblasted surface. The 1-kilogram statue is designed by Knut Junker (Remscheid) and handcrafted by a craftsman in Essen.