PageTech has delivered a Linux version of its flagship PCL2PDF conversion software to HP Enterprise Services for implementation into California’s CalWORKS Information Network (CalWIN). The PCL to PDF transformation tool converts complex PCL5e print files generated by various legacy and enterprise systems into Adobe text-searchable PDF portable document format.
The CalWIN project supports over forty percent of California’s social service caseload, which serves over 25,000 desktops across 600+ sites in 18 counties. The largest system of its kind in the United States, CalWIN processes an average of 15 million transactions a day in 17 languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Cantonese, English, Farsi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Khmer, Laotian, Mienh, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.
HP Enterprise Services provides application development, network and server management services for CalWIN. Originally HP approached PageTech for its expertise in inserting UTF-8 Unicode text into HP PCL5e print streams with embedded TrueType (PCLETTO) font characters. These font characters are required for printing documents in any language to any PCL5e or newer printer or for conversion into PDF format.
Implementation of new subsystems to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generated even more complex PCL print streams from their systems. The existing PCL to PDF converter solution used by CalWIN could not meet these new requirements. HP turned to PageTech for a custom Linux version of PageTech’s PCL2PDF conversion software.
“HP already knew we were the leader in Windows-based PCL to PDF transformation solutions. Based on the relationship we built over the last ten years, HP had no hesitation asking us to port our PCL2PDF technology to Linux because they knew we could meet all their current and future requirements,” said Robert Pooley, president of PageTech. “Going forward this new Linux version will be added to our product line giving us PCL to PDF solutions for both Windows and Linux platforms.”