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February 24, 2010

3-Heights™ PDF Tools Version 1.9 Released

Performance enhancement at core of newest version of the 3-Heights™ product family. Quality and speed improvements make leading PDF programming tools even better. Additional operating systems supported.

PDF Tools AG has released Version 1.9 of the 3-Heights™ product family. Available as programming libraries (APIs), command line shell tools and Windows Services, the software tools cover the complete spectrum of PDF file processing, including creating, viewing, printing, merging, splitting,  extracting information, converting both to and from PDF and PDF/A, analyzing, validating and optimizing.

The Version 1.9 release focuses on fine-tuning the high performance tools and offers, thanks to numerous improvements, increases in both quality and speed.

The most important new features in Version 1.9 are:

  • A new OCR Server has been developed to provide distributed, scalable, and high performance optical character recognition with many of the tools.
  • The library for reading and writing TIFF files has been replaced by an own, high-performance implementation, with improved support for all common TIFF classes.
  • ‘Professional’ editions have been merged with ‘Standard’ editions. This simplifies our product portfolio and gives the standard products more functionality for the same price. Affected are the PDF Viewer (Desktop and API) and the PDF Printer (Shell and API).
  • Double precision calculations: All floating point variables and calculations have been changed from single to double precision in order to reduce floating point precision inaccuracies.
  • The 3-Heights API and shell tools support the newest operating system from Microsoft: Windows 7.
  • Solaris SPARC with gcc 3.4.6 runtime and minimum Solaris version 2.8 and HP UX 11.23 for Itanium (IA64) are now supported.

In addition, several smaller features and improvements have been added to most of the individual tools.

A complete description of all improvements, enhancements and new features can be found in the Release Notes on our website.

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