Snowbound Software Releases New Flagship Document Viewing & Conversion Java SDK (2/14/12)

Innovations include Color Detection Technology & Enhanced FileNet & Format Support

Boston, MA. (February 14, 2012) - Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing and conversion solutions, is pleased to announce the release of version 13 of its flagship RasterMaster software development toolkit (SDK) for the Java platform. Enhancement highlights since the release of version 12 include great improvements in MS Office, AFP, HTML, PCL, PDF and RTF format support new methodologies for document blank page and color detection, as well as much greater support for FileNet annotations – all leading to improved document viewing, conversion and processing for Snowbound customers.

Snowbound’s RasterMaster Java SDK was used to develop the firm’s VirtualViewer line of viewing and conversion applications, firmly establishing the company’s technology as a proven solution. And RasterMaster SDK makes it easy for organizations to quickly implement document viewing and conversion features and functions into their enterprise’s ECM or BPM systems.

The innovative color detection functionality in RasterMaster version 13 enables dramatic file size reduction in multi-page documents that are mainly text-based but contain some color or gray-scale images – speeding processing and file transfer, decreasing storage space and enhancing collaboration and sharing. FileNet annotation improvements include support for reading, editing, and saving.

Additionally, RasterMaster Java V13 features support improvements to a great many formats such as:

  • Microsoft Office - support for Word 2007-2010 and Excel 2007-2010 documents, as well as Word documents created by Google Docs
  • PCL - improvements to increase output fidelity
  • PDF - support for raster PDF output that is PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliant and password protected PDF files, improved support for Far Eastern characters, support for embedded JPEG images and documents using ICC color profiles and color key masks
  • Rich Text Format (RTF) - support for extracted text from RTF & RTF, support for hidden text
  • AFP – the ability to use fonts embedded in documents for extracted text, and better support for multi-national characters and performance improvements
  • HTML - improved HTML reading support

”Our latest RasterMaster Java release features our most innovative offering yet,” explained Simon Wieczner, president of Snowbound Software. “The color-detection functionality highlighted in this product offers our clients yet another productivity boost for document viewing, conversion and processing. And the additional format support enhancements further our commitment to keeping our offerings abreast with the latest technology.”

Snowbound’s SDKs are available for a variety of platform integrations including Java, Windows (.NET, DLL and ActiveX) and UNIX. Comprehensive code libraries are provided along with extensive format support (embedded within), to enable developers to create and integrate document/image conversion and viewing functionality into existing enterprise applications and workflow environments such as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, Business Process Automation and other solutions designed to manage the document lifecycle.

Pricing and Availability Snowbound’s RasterMaster Version 13 for Java is available immediately. Standard pricing begins at $2,495 plus distribution. Volume discounts and OEM pricing are also available. Learn more about our RasterMaster Imaging and Conversion SDK HERE.

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