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CVISION releases CVista PdfCompressor v3.0

September 23, 2004

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CVISION Technologies, LLC, announced the release of CVista PdfCompressor v3.0 for dramatically compressing color and bitonal captured files while maintaining image quality. The v3.0 breakthrough in color compression technology allows a company to scan to color with the same ease of use, transmission speed, and storage requirements as current black-and-white scanning technology.

PdfCompressor v3.0 compresses PDF image files to 80x smaller than their normal size, and converts image documents in TIFF, JPEG, and 15 additional formats to compressed PDF. Once compressed, documents and images use remarkably less storage space, can be stamped and indexed for lightning-fast search-and-retrieval, and can be distributed via Internet/Intranet in a fraction of the normal transmission time. Compressed files can be viewed easily using Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher.

"Compressing PDF, or converting other file formats to compressed PDF, delivers return on investment in several ways," says Ralph Cafiero, COO of CVISION. "Standard-size color PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs take up a lot of space and transmit slowly. When you compress those files at an 80:1 ratio, you gain back roughly 99 percent of your storage space and transmission time."

Faster transmission speed pays dividends two ways and PdfCompressor v3.0 uses the latest compression technology to make compact, Web-friendly files. For a 60-page color file, download time is reduced from 10 minutes to around 15 seconds.

Why PDFs?

Everyone inside and outside of a company has access to the free Adobe Reader, making PDFs the most universally available file format to view. The problem sometimes is that PDF transmission and viewing is slow. PdfCompressor solves that problem. What's more, PdfCompressor contains enhanced features to make PDF compression easier than ever.

Conversion, Indexing and Security

For easy retrieval of saved compressed documents, PdfCompressor facilitates the creation of searchable PDF images. In addition, PDF files can be Date stamped, Bates stamped and Watermarked.

"Every previous version of PdfCompressor had the ability to convert TIFF files into PDF," says Cafiero. "This was done in response to industry demand for a more efficient OCR approach than can be achieved using TIFF. To OCR a TIFF file, you have to create a completely separate text file, and you cannot search directly on the scanned document. Compressed PDF uses a hidden text layer for the same purpose, so creating an additional file isn't necessary. By adding color compression capability to PdfCompressor 3.0, we've now created the ability to scan color documents with the ease and efficiency of black-and-white scanning."

PdfCompressor also enables Web-optimization of compressed PDFs for fast Internet-based viewing. Where document security is a concern, files can be view-, print-, or edit-protected with 128-bit RC4 encryption.

Additional Features

  • Maintain embedded PDF structure (text, hyperlinks and bookmarks)
  • Support picture detection and JBIG2 Halftoning for scanned newspaper, magazine, and ebook PDF conversions
  • Provide OCR support for foreign languages
  • Enhance your scanned files with image processing functions including cleaning, smoothing, deskewing, despeckling, resampling, quantization and color remapping
  • Merge single page or multipage PDF, TIFF, and JPEG files to multipage compressed PDFs
  • Convert entire directories with a single click
  • Launch a Watched Folder mode for automated workflow environment (for example, unattended conversion of images at scan time)
  • Extensive parameter tuning capabilities for the Advanced User, such as auto MMR coding
  • Compress 2,400 color pages/hour or 10,000 bitonal pages/hour on a Pentium IV 3.2 GHz
  • Set viewer preferences (single column, multicolumn, author, title, full screen mode, etc)
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