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callas software GmbH
Status: Partner Member
Country: DE
Sector: All industries
Contact: Dietrich von Seggern
Joined at: Sep 06
Website: http://www.callassoftware.com/

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Dietrich von Seggern
Heribert Schulzendorf
Marc Heusmann
Olaf Drümmer
Ulrich Frotscher

callas software already supports new PDF/A-3 standard in callas pdfaPilot

Visit booth C71 in Hall 5 at DMS Expo for full details

Berlin, 19 October 2012 – No sooner has the ISO standards organization officially released the new PDF/A-3 archival standard and callas pdfaPilot already supports it. In a major update of its pdfaPilot software (version 4), the expert in PDF archival solutions introduces a groundbreaking and elegant implementation of the PDF/A-3 standard. Users can automate the conversion of Microsoft Office and OpenOffice documents into fully compliant PDF/A-3 files while embedding the source document in the newly created PDF/A-3 file. This means it becomes incredibly easy to build robust archives in PDF while retaining also the original source documents; providing huge potential in archival workflows.

callas pdfaPilot has long been one of the first software applications to adopt new PDF/A standards, its quick adoption of PDF/A-3 follows that tradition. Version 4 of callas’s flagship solution not only allows verification of PDF files, but also conversion of Office and PDF files into fully compliant PDF/A documents and can help organize related documents together into one convenient PDF/A file.

To speed up the creation process and to ensure the structural integrity of archives, users can now convert Microsoft Office and OpenOffice files into PDF/A-3 and automatically embed the source documents into the generated PDF/A file. This provides the best of two worlds by making a long-term archival PDF available in the archive while retaining access to the original (often shorter-lived source documents). By automating this process, pdfaPilot 4 eliminates manual assignation errors and speeds up the whole process.

Through an easy to use window, pdfaPilot further allows defining other relationships between the PDF/A file and embedded documents. “PDF/A-3 firstly addresses all cases in which the source file and the to be archivable counterpart should be linked together in a single package. This is often beneficial with Excel spreadsheets, “says Dietrich von Seggern, Business Development Manager of callas software. “A PDF/A-3 package can also be associated with several process- or project-related documents combining them into a digital file.”

pdfaPilot 4 is a major product release for callas software and will become available immediately following DMS Expo, taking place October 23 to 25, 2012 in Stuttgart. callas software will demonstrate the new version in booth C71, hall 5. Free entry tickets can be obtained via tom.wauman@fourpees.com.
About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products.

In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox® and many others have recognized the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.

callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF/A Competence Center and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at: http://www.callassoftware.com.
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