Ghent, Belgium, February 18, 2004 – Enfocus Software, the world leader in PDF workflow tools, announces the release and immediate availability of PitStop Server 3.1, featuring full PDF 1.5 compatibility. With this release, the entire Enfocus product line is now PDF 1.5 compatible, allowing documents to be preflighted, automatically corrected, and Certified in accordance with the latest PDF specifications for improved processing through the complete workflow. PitStop Server 3.1 also represents the first release of a Japanese language version .
“Enfocus Software is fully committed to being compatible with all the major software applications and platforms that our customers use. With this release, the entire Enfocus product family is completely up to date with Mac OS X (Panther and Jaguar), Acrobat 6 and PDF 1.5,” says David van Driessche, Enfocus CEO.
The Enfocus PitStop Library, utilized by PitStop Server since its 3.0 release, significantly increases the speed and efficiency with which its software tools automatically check PDF files. The ability of PitStop Server 3.1 to leverage the full capabilities of the PitStop Library technology combined with its PDF 1.5 support is a milestone in Enfocus’ development strategy to offer advanced PDF solutions that go beyond preflighting.
The Industry’s Most Popular PDF Server Solution
Enfocus PitStop Server 3.1 is a powerful and widely used server-based PDF preflighting, editing and auto-correction solution. It offers users a range of benefits including enhanced processing speed, added intelligence in Smart PDF Profile comparison, Mac OS X and PDF 1.5 compatibility, additional language versions, and support for Certified PDF workflows.
The Power of PDF 1.5 Support
PDF 1.5 support means PitStop Server can now offer built-in checks to detect the PDF version number, object compression, JPEG 2000, 16-bit per channel images, as well as the existence of layers within the PDF document. In addition, Enfocus has redesigned the color management layer, including a number of generic ICC profiles that now come standard with the application. This is of great value to users running PitStop Server on platforms where no color management system is available. The Enfocus ICC Profiles delivered with PitStop Server were created by Fujifilm Electronic Imaging Ltd. (www.ffei.co.uk) using the Fujifilm ColourKit Profiler Suite (www.colourprofiling.com).
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