Engineering companies benefit from PDF/A format for long-term archiving Berlin, July 14, 2011. The callas software is now OEM supplier for CIDEON Software GmbH. With this cooperation in the future many more companies from the engineering market, using CIDEON solutions, will be among the users of callas technology. The PDF technology from callas software, which already has the functionalities of the format published as ISO standard PDF/A-2 on board, is integrated in the form of the SDK software development kit in the new release of the PDF/A check & Repair Tools. It scans documents for their compliance. callas software is PDF solutions provider for the publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. Many software vendors have integrated callas technology in their solutions. The most prominent example is Adobe Acrobat preflight.
CIDEON software now also makes this comprehensive know-how and the resulting products to use. “We have many customers from the most diverse sectors and” Industries that want to create PDF files from CAD drawings. For this we can offer a reliable solution of callas technology integration”, explains Daniel Patzelt, head of product management and development at CIDEON Software GmbH. CIDEON conversion engine, different documents can be convert to PDF/A. Furthermore PDF documents that come from a variety of sources can, with the PDF/A check & Repair tool, which has been extended to the callas technology to PDF/A compliance check and, if necessary, a repair function taking account of company-specific framework conditions can be started.
In this way, CIDEON software ensures that the files have no defects and conform to the ISO standard. “The big advantage is that PDF/A all must be embedded in, what is necessary to display the original fonts, XMP metadata and ICC profiles. This ensures that the file can still appear in 20 years”, so Daniel Patzelt. The file is archived in future-proof and can be called with a comfortable search function from any computer.