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Dr. Bernd Wild Welcomed to the Executive Committee of the PDF/A Competence Center

October 11, 2007 (Karlsruhe, Germany) – Dr. Bernd Wild was selected to be the sixth member of the PDF/A Competence Center’s executive committee at a members’ meeting held on September 24th, 2007 in Cologne. The Managing director of the Karlsruhe company intarsys consulting GmbH has been working with tailored customer solutions and multifunctional software for electronic documents and forms based on PDF technology since the mid-1990s. Since mid-2006, intarsys has been offering technologically leading solutions for PDF/A validation as well as eBilling based on PDF and PDF/A. As a member of the PDF/A Competence Center’s executive committee, Dr. Wild will support the ongoing internationalization of the association and the propagation of the PDF/A standard for users and the DMS industry.

“The ISO standard PDF/A for long-term archiving is gaining interest from the users. This is resulting in an increased need for information and education, as well as an exchange of experience between users and providers. I am therefore pleased to be involved with the executive committee of the PDF/A Competence Center. Intarsys was one of the first active members of the association, joining shortly after the DMS EXPO 2006”, commented Dr. Bernd Wild, who has already held multiple lectures about PDF/A fundamentals and possible applications at PDF/A Competence Center events.

The 47-year-old Wild is a graduate physicist. After completing his degree, he spent several years working at the Research Center for Information Technologies (Karlsruhe) in the field of artificial intelligence and its possible applications in industry processes. Bernd Wild’s postdoctoral work began with taking on the design and management of C/S software development at a banking IT service provider. In 1996, together with partners, he founded intarsys consulting GmbH in Karlsruhe with a focus on document technologies. Bernd Wild represents intarsys consulting in the VOI and Xplor associations, as well as in the Society for Medical Information Technology, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS). intarsys is constantly expanding its process-supporting software solutions portfolio in the PDF/A and PDF fields. The modules “PDF/A Live!” for validating and correcting PDF/A documents, and “Sign Live!” for electronically signing documents, have been developed based on the PDF editing platform CABAReT Stage. Companies use Sign Live!, for example, for the creation and verification of electronic invoices.

About intarsys consulting:
intarsys was founded in 1996 in Karlsruhe, Germany, and has since then been intensively involved with intelligent electronic forms and workflows. One of the company’s goals is to replace paper-based business processes with fully integrated electronic solutions. To reach this goal, intarsys has developed PDF software that removes media breaks, thus offering customers the possibility of implementing streamline electronic processes. In achieving their goal, intarsys has incorporated the most modern technologies and mobile solutions.

In the field of electronic signatures, intarsys has been working with reputable technology partners and trust centers to offer certified software for single, batch and mass signature methods. intarsys is also a member of the PDF/A Competence Center and its products support the ISO standard 19005-1 for long-term archiving.

intarsys develops individual solutions as extensions to the “CABAReT Stage” PDF platform. CABAReT® is a registered trademark and the property of CABAReT Solutions AG.

About the PDF/A Competence Center:
The PDF/A Competence Center was founded in 2006 as an international association. The goal of the PDF/A Competence Center is to promote the exchange of information and experience in the field of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005: PDF/A. In order to encourage the high demand for information and the exchange of ideas concerning PDF/A, callas software GmbH, Compart Systemhaus GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH, PDF Tools AG and PDFlib GmbH founded this association. Within a year 50 companies from more than 12 countries have joined the Competence Center. Chairman of the association is Thomas Zellmann, managing partner at LuraTech. Hans Bärfuss, CEO of PDF Tools AG, Switzerland, is the Vice-Chairman.

Press contact at intarsys consulting GmbH: PR-Agency:
Walter Visuelle PR GmbH:
Ulrike Roenspiess: Tel. +49 (721) 384-7917 uroenspiess@intarsys.de
Leonie Walter – Tel. +49 (611) 238-780 L.Walter@pressearbeit.de
76019 Karlsruhe
Postbox 3306 65185
Wiesbaden, Rheinstrasse 99


Dr. Bernd Wild Welcomed to the Executive Committee of the PDF/A Competence Center

Tags: DMS, PDF/A., e-billing, user education
Categories: PDF, PDF/A