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Xenos Announces Support for PDF/A Output Generation

Press release from the issuing company

TORONTO, Sept. 19 -- Xenos, a leading provider of solutions that capture, transform, transport and present electronic data and documents, today announced its high-performance print stream repurposing software, Xenos d2e (TM) Vision, now supports the generation of PDF/Archive (PDF/A) documents. PDF/A is expected to become the standard PDF archiving format. The standard's objective is to ensure long-term preservation and reproduction of files archived in this format. The format was approved by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) in September 2005 after being developed and submitted by AIIM International (The Enterprise Content Management Association) and NPES (The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies). For over 12 years Xenos has pioneered high performance PDF solutions for ECM archiving and electronic document distribution and presentment. With its global customer base, Xenos counts among its customers some of the world's largest financial services, insurance, telecommunications and government organizations. "Xenos recognizes our major customers' requirement for support of the PDF/A format to fulfil their regulatory compliance obligations," stated Jeff Williams, Xenos d2e Product Manager. "The addition of support for this output format in Xenos d2e Vision enables our customers to ensure the long-term preservation of their documents, including text and images. Furthermore, it guarantees the reliable presentment of these documents, regardless of the tools and systems used to create, archive and view them." Jeff Mills, Director of Xenos Europe Ltd. added, "Support for the PDF/A format is a very significant development, anticipated by our European customers especially in the banking and insurance sectors, who must provide a PDF/A archiving process required by regulatory authorities. In France, for example, this release is especially timely, given the mandatory requirements of Article 103 of the finance law of 1990 and Article 14 of the CRBF 97/02 requiring that all credit institutions archiving PDF documents must store their documents in PDF/A format by the beginning of 2007."