Berlin. Beuth Verlag has introduced pdfaPilot and pdfToolbox solutions from callas software for the automated quality validation of PDF/A files. Both products ensure that the DIN standards published by Beuth Verlag comply with the ISO standards and are therefore suitable for long-term archiving. At the same time, a high degree of automation has significantly reduced the amount of manual work required. Beuth Verlag produces thousands of standards every year.
Beuth Verlag, based in Berlin, is a part of the DIN Group and Germany's leading provider of standards management together with technical regulations and knowledge services. “As a publisher of norms, standards and guidelines, it is essential that the material we publish maintains a high standard of quality”, says Mark Reuter, Project Manager, Standards Production at Beuth Verlag. “In order to guarantee this at a reasonable cost, we looked for a solution that ensures the quality of PDF/A files.”
pdfaPilot & pdfToolbox with convincing arguments
While searching for suitable solutions, Mark Reuter came across callas software, a leading provider of automated PDF quality assurance and archiving solutions. With pdfaPilot and pdfToolbox, the company offers tools that validate PDF/A files and correct them to the maximum extent. These tools use the same verification technology that Adobe has licensed from callas software for the preflight plug-in. Further arguments for Beuth Verlag were that both pdfaPilot and pdfToolbox are available for Linux, offer a good price/performance ratio and a high degree of user-friendliness – even in a distributed client/server environment. "For security reasons, we have outsourced our document server to a specialist. We can conveniently access the documents stored there via the clients of callas products", explains Mark Reuter.
Automated troubleshooting to the maximum extent
For Beuth Verlag, pdfaPilot validates whether the files comply with the PDF/A-1b conformity level, which prescribes clear visual reproducibility. This enables Beuth Verlag to ensure that all characters, formulas or glyphs used in standards from all over the world are reliably represented. pdfaPilot principally corrects existing errors, such as undefined glyphs followed by corrections that are taken over by pdfToolbox, such as simplifying complex path structures or creating a searchable, invisible text copy. If callas products are not able to independently correct existing errors, for example if fonts are completely missing, they issue a notification so that the team can react. “With automated quality validation, we ensure that only PDF/A-compliant files reach our archive”, summarizes Mark Reuter, adding: “callas software provides valuable support with its products.”
About Beuth Verlag:
Beuth Verlag, a subsidiary of DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, distributes national and international standards and develops specialized publications for industries, scientific research, trade, the service sector, academic studies and trade. Beuth Verlag addresses a majority of its publications and services particularly to small and middle enterprises (SMA). In addition to a large number of technical regulations, Beuth Verlag's wide range of over 350 000 titles include various industry-specific book series, e-books, standards management systems, online portals, loose-leaf publications, magazines, apps and - within the framework of the DIN Academy - a wide-ranging conference and seminar program. Today, Beuth Verlag is one of the leading knowledge service providers for technical content in Europe.
For more information, visit the Beuth Verlag website at: www.beuth.de.
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 DIN, ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative, the PDF Association. BITKOM and the Ghent Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association.
callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at: www.callassoftware.com.
Akash Choudhary, Product Manager at callas software GmbH considers himself as a lifelong student of PDF products and technologies. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (International Management), Akash has gathered experience in small and big firms in software performance testing, marketing, business development and social media and content manager. Working as …