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The still relatively young PDF/VT standard WINS increasing influence in the field of output management. It addresses high-volume printing processes with especially high demands on the appealing design of the documents. PDF/VT is based on the already a decade in the printing industry widely used PDF/X standard and adds features that are essential in the management of output. The PDF/UA standard is shortly before its release. Also, the PDF Association informed on the CeBIT.

The international standard for accessible PDF is important for organizations that need to comply with regulations on barrier-free access to content (including section 508 in the United States, Canada’s “Common Look and Feel Standard” and the UK Disability Discrimination Act) (DDA) in the United Kingdom). He makes what has already been achieved in the online world through standards such as WCAG 2.0 and most recently the German equivalent of BITV 2.0: clear guidelines for how an effective accessibility not only for Web pages, but also for PDFs can be ensured. Currently, PDF/UA is located in the DIS (draft international standard) stage and is to be published mid-2012 is expected. The members of the Association of PDF on the CeBIT 2012: ABBYY Europe GmbH: Hall 3, stand F16 callas software GmbH: Hall 3, stand A18 DocPath Corp.: Hall 3, stand B19/1 icon Systemhaus GmbH: Hall 3, stand A18 IntrFind Software AG: Hall 3, booth D34/1 LurTech Europe GmbH: Hall 3, stand A18 Janich & Klass GmbH: Hall 3, stand J30 microform GmbH: Hall 3, stand J30 OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH: Hall 3, stand J18 SRZ GmbH & Co.KG: Hall 3, stand G30 Publisher for registry office, Hall 7, stand A62 Zoller & Partner GmbH: Hall 3, stand A18 on the Association of the PDF: the PDF Association aims, PDF applications for digital documents to promote, based on open standards. To the International Association committed worldwide to an active knowledge transfer and the exchange of know-how and experience for all stakeholders. Currently, Member of the Association of the PDF are about 100 companies and numerous experts from more than 20 countries.

The Board of Directors of PDF Association is composed of executives of the companies callas software GmbH, compart AG, Crawford Technologies Inc., intarsys consulting GmbH, LurTech Europe GmbH, and NetCentric US along. Chairman of the Board is Managing Director of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, President of NetCentric US Olaf Drummer, is Deputy Chairman. Editorial Contacts: PDF Association Thomas cell man new Kant str. 14 D-14057 Berlin phone: + 49 30 39 40 50-0 fax: + 49 30 39 40 50-99 PR agency good news! GmbH Nicole Korber of Koobrzeg str. 36 D-23617 Stockelsdorf phone: + 49 451 881 99-12 fax: + 49 451 881 99-29