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PDF Automation Server v2015R1 Released with New PDF Optimizer Job, Improved Sign Job

Atlanta, GA June 18, 2015 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Automation Server v2015R1 which adds many new features, including a new PDF Optimizer job and enhancements to the existing Digital Signature job.

As more and more companies and industries are replacing paper with PDF documents, it has become more important to optimize the size of electronic files, in order to reduce storage, bandwidth and transfer time.

The new PDF Optimizer Job allows to optimize PDF documents in an automated, unattended process and offers flexible optimization options to:

  • Modify image resolution, compression and color spaces
  • Compress images with JPEG, JPEG 2000 and JBIG2
  • Remove unused objects
  • Compress data streams
  • Remove duplicate images and fonts
  • Linearize PDFs for fast web view
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The new PDF Optimizer Job with flexible optimization options for reducing the size of PDF documents

The existing Digital Signature Job was enhanced to allow applying digital signatures with timestamps certified by an official time-stamp server  as well as customizing signature appearance.

New PDF Optimizer Job

Settings for timestamp servers in the Sign PDF Job allowing to apply timestamped digital signatures

New Settings to customize signature appearance in the Sign PDF Job

Settings to customize signature appearance in the Sign PDF Job allowing to hide or show fields from the digital ID

The new release of PAS also incorporates all enhancements added to Qoppa’s Java PDF rendering and manipulation engine over the last year.

Full Release Notes for PDF Automation Server v2015R1

About Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server:

Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server (PAS) is a standalone server application to automate PDF workflows. Based on Qoppa’s proprietary PDF technology, it automates the receiving, processing, and routing of files on Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix (Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX), and any other Java enabled platform. PAS accepts incoming files of multiple types from local and network folders, email, or ftp servers. Based on preset criteria, PAS then performs a wide range of manipulations, including assembly, conversion, printing, stamping, digital signing, security management, preflight checking, and more. Once changed, both the original files and the output files can be routed to a range of destinations.

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end Java libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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Spring release of Java PDF libraries adds new PDF editing component, JavaScript, time-stamping of digital signatures

Atlanta, GA April 11 2013 – Qoppa Software’s new spring release of Java PDF components and libraries delivers a new PDF editing and redacting component as well as support for JavaScript and time-stamping of digital signatures.

Qoppa Software is pleased to announce jPDFEditor, its new PDF editing component, which supports all the rendering, annotating and form filling features found in Qoppa’s other PDF components, plus more powerful editing features:

  • Content Editing: the content editing tool allows users to modify the content of  PDF documents:
    • Copy, delete, edit, move text
    • Copy, delete, move, resize images
    • Copy, delete, edit, move, resize shapes, and paths
    • Work with single or multiple text, image, or path objects
  • Redaction:  the redaction feature lets users permanently remove sensitive information from PDF documents:
    • Add redaction annotations to cover an area on a page. The area can contain any PDF objects such as text, image, or shape objects.
    • “Burn” the redaction annotations to remove the underlying content that intersects with the area redacted.
  • Access to jPDFProcess API: jPDFEditor comes packaged with Qoppa’s jPDFProcess library, providing access to a rich API to further manipulate PDF documents programmatically.

“We expect our new PDF component, jPDFEditor, to be of great interest to document management professionals wishing to PDF-enable their DMS, ECM, and BPM systems. Developers and integrators can now deploy a powerful PDF editor in their own java and web applications and be reassured that they have the most advanced Java PDF technology and user interface available on the market.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

The new release also adds JavaScript support to Qoppa’s Swing PDF rendering components jPDFViewer and jPDFNotes, making it easier to fill interactive forms with features such as:

  • Form field calculations to automatically compute the value of given fields from other fields.
  • Form field validation to prevent invalid data entry and ensure that all required fields are filled in.
  • Form field formatting to facilitate the capture of special fields such as dates, social security numbers, postal codes, phone numbers, etc.

Time-stamping of digital signatures was added to fulfill the needs of Qoppa’s customers as many security standards now require this added level of security to encrypt administrative and legal documents. With the new 2013R1 release, it is possible to apply and verify PDF Digital signatures with Server timestamps authenticated by a trusted, independent authority.  Time stamps are essentially encapsulated in another certificate signed by the authority which contains both the customer’s and the time-stamp server’s signatures.

The new release adds many other improvements and internal fixes.  For more details, please visit the links below:

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About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products – pure Java as well as Android Java – for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF end-user application, a PDF server, and Android PDF apps developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology.

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Qoppa Announces AnDevCon III Participation

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We’ll be at AnDevCon III, the technical conference for software developers building Android apps, on May 15 and 16 in booth 505. We’re excited to showcase our Android qPDF Toolkit.  Qoppa President Gerald Holmann will be available for personal demos and business or technology discussions.

Based on our own proprietary PDF technology, qPDF Toolkit helps developers easily PDF-enable Android apps, including the ability to digitally sign PDFs right on the Android device.  Since AnDevCon II, Qoppa has delivered many changes and additions to our Android PDF apps and to our Java PDF libraries and GUI components for developers.

Stop by Booth 505 to see live demonstrations of our qPDF capabilities on Android devices including PDF rendering and markup, form filling, document manipulation and digital signatures.

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Real Digital Signatures on Android with qPDF Notes 2.2

True Digital Signatures with qPDF Notes

True Digital Signatures with qPDF Notes

Atlanta – April 12, 2012 – Android device users finally have the ability to validate and apply true digital signatures to PDF documents with the new 2.2 release of qPDF Notes, Qoppa Software’s PDF Android app. Also in this release are improved editing of annotations properties, and additional user interface improvements.

qPDF Notes 2.2 is the only Android PDF tool with the ability to apply true digital signatures directly from an Android device. The app allows the user to choose which digital signing certification to use: create self signed certificates, or import digital certificates issued by a certificate authority such as Verisign or Thawte. Digital certificates are PKCS files with a .p12 or .pfx filename extension.

qPDF Notes also enables the digital signature’s appearance to be fully customized by adding a handwritten signature (through a finger gesture) and by overlaying an image such as a company logo.

“Qoppa’s suite of tools to validate and apply electronic signatures on PDF documents is now extended to mobile devices. Our users have been signing documents on Windows, Mac and Linux with our desktop tool PDF Studio for years. They can now sign PDF documents on the go with qPDF Notes.“ says Qoppa President Gerald Holmann.

Qoppa Software also makes these new features available in the latest version of qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

qPDF Notes works on all Android phones and tablets 2.1 and higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Picasso, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Toshiba, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and devices with custom ROMs. qPDF Notes is also available on Blackberry Playbook 2.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of highly portable products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.
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Qoppa Software Enhances PDF Studio With New Release 6.5

Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Studio 6.5.  

New and enhanced batch handling, measurement calibration, callout annotation, security, and usability features in PDF Studio 6.5 add key functionality to the only advanced PDF editor available across all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

PDF Studio 6.5 improves the way users work with multiple documents.  Qoppa adds to PDF Studio’s exclusive batch document handling capabilities with a new function to Set Initial View.  Users may also easily transfer data across documents with Drag and Drop of entire pages or Copy and Paste of images and text.

Annotation is further enhanced with the addition of a new annotation type, Callout Tool.  Architects will be pleased to note the new Calibration Tool, delivering the ability of the Measuring Tool to set the scale directly from a drawing. 

Constantly improving customer experience, Qoppa includes additional GUI development in this release, including new shortcuts and support for Bookmark Style.

Qoppa adds to PDF Studio users’ ability to manage digital signatures, which are increasingly important to protect valuable information.

PDF Studio, entirely based on Qoppa Software proprietary PDF technology, is a stable,  reliable and affordable alternative to Adobe Acrobat that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and any other Java enabled platforms.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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