callas software GmbH
Status: Partner Member
Country: DE
Sector: No specific focus
Contact: Dietrich von Seggern
Joined at: Sep 06

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Dietrich von SeggernAfter receiving his degree as printing engineer, Dietrich von Seggeern is in 1991 starting his professional career in the area of processing of digital print data. He is involved in several research projects around data transmission in publishing using at that time new broadband networks. In this context he is also working on standardization of digital data formats and in 1997 he encounters for the first time the PDF format for these purposes. Since 2002 he is working for callas software in several leading professions. One of his main focusses is the international standard for PDF in digital archives: PDF/A. callas software was involved in the standardization process at ISO before the first part is published in 2005; further standard parts, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 follow.
Heribert Schulzendorf
Marc Heusmann
Olaf DrümmerOlaf Drümmer is founder and managing director of callas software, a Berlin/Germany based company specializing in PDF analysis and processing, and of axaio software, developer of software extensions for Adobe Indesign and QuarkXPress. In addition he has been actively involved in the development of PDF standards within ISO since 1999.
Ulrich Frotscher

callas software and Notarius Form Technology Partnership

Canadian digital signature provider Notarius is integrating callas pdfaPilot into its ConsignO solution, providing customers the best PDF/A technology for digitally signing documents.

Berlin and Montreal, 18. February 2013 – Canadian company Notarius is integrating callas pdfaPilot into ConsignO, its solution for digitally signing PDF documents. The callas software technology, already used in Adobe® Acrobat® XI, will enable users to thoroughly validate PDF/A compliance of documents, a valued benefit for Notarius’ 10,000 customers.

Notarius’ digital signature solution is trusted by 14 Canadian professional associations and 10,000 professionals. The majority of these customers need to generate documents that can be read and the signature verified in 10, 20 or even 30 years. Whether it is an engineer’s drawing of a bridge or of an electric grid, the best option to meet this stringent requirement is to archive the documents in PDF/A format.

“Our digital signature solution supports PDF/A conversion and validation, but needs to be brought up to the latest PDF/A standard,” says Claude Charpentier, CEO of Notarius. “Integrating pdfaPilot allows us to close this gap, and partnering with an industry leader like callas software ensures our customers the best of breed for years to come.” In addition to selecting the same top-quality technology used in Adobe® Acrobat®, Notarius chose callas’ pdfaPilot because of its ease of integration and highly-competent support.

“Unlike in Germany, PDF/A is just starting to gain ground in Canada, and Notarius’ solution is paving the way,” says Dietrich von Seggern, Business Development Manager at callas software. “We are very pleased that the company chose our solution.”

Notarius plans to leverage many more features of pdfaPilot in 2013. Contact your Notarius representative for more details.

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®, Hewlett Packard® 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 ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative (ECI), Ghent PDF Workgroup, FOGRA, AIIM and BITKOM. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at:

About Notarius

Notarius issues and manages trusted digital signature since 1998. It is recognized by 14 Canadian professional associations and more than 10,000 professionals. With Notarius’ digital signature solution, professionals can sign electronic documents and grant them the same legal validity as any document signed by hand.  For more information, visit

Press Contact

Dietrich von Seggern
callas software GmbH
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
D-10119 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 443 90 31-0
Fax : +49 30 441 64 02

Nicole Körber
good news! Marketing & PR Consulting GmbH
Kolberger Str. 36
D-23617 Stockelsdorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 451 88199-12
Fax: +49 451 88199-29

Kristina Von Ond
465 McGill Street, suite 300
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H1, Canada
Tel.: +1.514.281.1577 ext. 1273

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