Solimar Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, announced the release of a PDF::PDF/A conversion module as part of Solimar Print Director Enterprise (SPDE) version 7.5. SPDE is a software solution that provides print stream conversions for production print and electronic delivery environments. The new SPDE PDF::PDF/A module expands PDF output options to include PDF/UA (PDF/Universal Accessibility) along with other conformance levels and versions.
Providing support for PDF/UA helps people with disabilities that use assistive technologies (such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, joysticks and other tools) to navigate and read electronic transactional content like invoices, financial statements and insurance policies.
"The aim of PDF/UA is to allow users with disabilities to gain an easier way to interact with digital content," said Mary Ann Rowan, Solimar CMO and VP of Sales. "However, the benefits of PDF/UA extend beyond helping people with disabilities. By leveraging PDF/UA, reader software will be able to reliably reflow text onto small screens, provide powerful navigation options, transform text appearance, improve search engine functionality, aid in the selection and copying of text, and more."
The Solimar PDF/A Module will accept PDF input files and output any of the following versions:
When combined with SPDE's other conversion Modules, PDF/A output is now supported from most production print streams including LCDS, Metacode, IPDS, AFPDS, Xerox VIPP, PCL and PostScript.
"Solimar leverages the power and flexibility of PDF across our entire product suite from data stream conversions, indexing, document re-engineering, tracking and management all the way through archiving. The addition of PDF/A support is a natural extension for our clients to expand their PDF centric workflows," said Rowan. "The PDF::PDF/A Module will enable organizations to easily produce PDF/A output for their archiving needs in an automated workflow at the speeds required for high-volume transactional environments."