PDFA Competence Center

CeBIT visitors have opportunity to extensively inform about applications, benefits and enhancements of the PDF/A format this year. Berlin – focal point for this is the stand of the PDF/A competence center, can be found at the cooperation partner VOI Association organisational and Informationssysteme e.V. (Hall 3, booth D34). Software, four pees, intarsys, show the advanced possibilities of use of the ISO standard for long-term archiving in PDF-format, arising from the forthcoming part of PDF/A-2 representatives of member companies of actino, callas LurTech and Zoller & partner. In addition, they stand on issues relating to the growing family of PDF standards in the DMS/ECM environment available. The PDF/A competence center is represented in this year already for the fifth time at the CeBIT. Since its ISO certification 2005 PDF/A has become successively as the preferred archive format.

More and more companies and Government agencies take advantage of the format standardized by ISO and profit among other things by layout fidelity and Full-text searchability of PDF/A documents. This year, pending the publication of the standard part of PDF/A-2. This includes features that were only available with PDF version 1.5. These include the inclusion of powerful compression, JPEG2000, merging PDF/A files via collections and the use of electronic signatures in accordance with the PadES standard, issued by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. PDF/A does exist as an ISO standard, already more than five years. Since then has PDF continue wraps massively”, explains Olaf Drummer of Chairman of the PDF/A competence center. -Based PDF/A-1 on the version 1.4 of the PDF, so is used in PDF/A-2 version 1.7 with their functional extensions. It is solely by needs of the project, whether PDF/a-1 or PDF/A-2 should be used.” In addition, numerous other PDF standards in the area of DMS/ECM have evolved also informed about the International Association at CeBIT.

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