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Shawna McAlearney is the Marketing Specialist for Appligent Document Solutions.
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Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

The Italian Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Center Founded

February 9, 2010 (Segrate) – The first meeting of Italian members of the PDF/A Competence Center took place on Monday, February 8, 2010. More than ten companies, also including some well-wishers who adopted the PDF/A as a standard for long-term document archiving, met with Harald Grumser, Chairman of the Competence Center, Thomas
Zellmann, Managing Director, and Olaf Drümmer, Member of the Board, and founded the Italian Chapter of this organization. The official announcement came on February 9 during the 15th edition of the Digital Printing Forum at the NH Hotel in Milano 2, Segrate.

The „PDF/A Competence Center Italia“ is born as a local extension of the International PDF/A Competence Center, an association founded in Germany in 2006 with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and experience in the field of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005 (PDF/A). Founded by Callas Software, Compart, LuraTech Europe, PDF Tools and PDFIib, the group now includes 100 members from all over the world, 8 of which are based in Italy.

Bridge Technologies, C.M. Trading, E-Mission, EDEX, Intellidoc, Soluzionisubito, Stabilimenti Tipografici, TechnoSolutions and some other supporters who adopted PDF/A as standard for long-term archiving currently represent the Competence Center in Italy and will offer several services, including the organization of workshops and events, the organization of workgroups taking part in international committees for the definition of standards, and the „evangelization“ of the market.

The “PDF/A Competence Center Italia” plans to become the meeting and reference point in Italy for technology vendors, system integrators, service companies, public companies and institutions interested in the distribution and use of this standard. It therefore represents a new and effective support to the widespread adoption of quality in digital documents and, more generally, of quality and standardization in the field of communication. The assembly also elected Francesco Tito from Bridge Technologies, one of the very first companies to adopt the PDF/A standard in Italy, as Chairman of the Italian Chapter. The Italian Chapter already plans some promotional activities that will be developed during 2010, one being the participation in the twelfth edition of Inprinting, an event dedicated to digital printing and business communication that will take place in Milan from May 12 to 15, 2010.

About PDF/A
The ISO 19005 standard (PDF/A) defines requirements for creating documents suitable for archiving based on the widely available PDF format. The standard specifies in detail what content is allowed and what is not. These and other specifications are intended to ensure long-term readability of the documents regardless of the application software and operating system in which they were originally produced. The advantages of PDF/A such as full-text search capabilities have led it to already replace TIFF as the preferred archiving format in numerous international governmental organizations as well as in private industries.

About the PDF/A Competence Center
The PDF/A Competence Center was established as an international association in 2006. The objective of the association is to promote the exchange of information and experience in the field of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The management board is composed of executives from callas software GmbH, Compart AG, intarsys consulting GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH, PDF Tools AG (CH), PDFlib GmbH and SEAL Systems AG. Within less than three years, more than 100 companies and various experts from about 20 countries have joined the PDF/A Competence Center. The executive chairman is Harald Grumser, CEO of Compart AG, Dr. Hans Baerfuss, CEO of PDF Tools AG, Switzerland, is the executive vice-chairman.

For further information, please contact:
Press Office
4IT Group
Paola Mangiagalli
(press release translated from italian)

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The Italian Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Center Founded

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