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callas software pdfaPilot garners top score in Bavaria Report

April 09, 2009

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Germany-based callas software received the lead score among seven tested PDF/A validation tools in a comparative study by PDF expert Thomas Merz, CEO of PDFlib GmBH.

The goal of the Bavaria Report was to test the PDF/A validation tool's ability to identify problems in PDF/A files that are not compliant for archiving only, and therefore not triggering false alarms and rejecting correct files. The Bavaria Report used the PDF/A Competence Center Isator Test Suite -- which was a set of over 200 PDF files with compliance issues in terms of the PDF/A standard. This set was also balanced by a selection of compliant PDF/A files.

Merz said of the study's findings, "In our comparative analysis, pdfaPilot was the only validator that correctly identified all standard-compliant test files."

Olaf Druemmer, Managing Director of callas software said, "The quality of a PDF/A validation tool is not only about filtering out files that do not comply with PDF/A standard. For practical reasons, it's equally important that valid PDF/A files are clearly identified as valid without hesitation."

callas pdfaPilot enables the verification of documents according to ISO 19005-1. Non-compliant PDF files can be saved as valid PDF/A documents with one-click functionality.

For the actual report findings users can go here.

The Isator Test Suite 1.0 -- PDF/A Competence Center is here.

callas software can be found here.

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