PDF converter & validation – components and solutions overview

3-Heights™ Document Converter

The 3‑Heights™ Document Converter is a company-wide PDF converter solution that converts all popular file formats to PDF, PDF/A and TIFF.

Product Variants

  • SME Edition
  • Enterprise Edition

Programming languages

A selection of the following connections to programming languages is available:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, VBA and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 64 bit

Use cases

  • Convert Office documents to PDF, PDF/A and TIFF
  • Convert emails (with attachments) to PDF, PDF/A and TIFF
  • Offer as online conversion service
  • Implement as central conversion portal
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3-Heights™ Scan to PDF Server

The 3-Heights™ Scan to PDF Server is a central service that allows the user to convert scanned documents into PDF/A format.

Product Variants

  • Service

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit

Use cases

  • Automatically convert scanned documents to PDF/A
  • Offer as online conversion service
  • Implement as central conversion portal
  • Make scanned documents searchable
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3-Heights™ Image to PDF Converter

The 3‑Heights™ Image to PDF Converter component converts raster images such as TIFF, JPM and JPEG to PDF/A and PDF documents.

Product Variants

  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API (programming interface)
  • Windows service (system service)

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit
  • HP‑UX 11i incl. ia64 (Itanium) - 64 bit
  • IBM AIX 6.1 - 64 bit
  • macOS 10.4 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Linux 2.4 & 2.6 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Oracle Solaris 10, SPARC & Intel
  • HP-UX 11, PA-RISC2.0 - 32 bit

Use cases

  • Conversion of single page or multi-page raster images to PDF
  • Set output format and conformity level (PDF, PDF/A‑1, PDF/A‑2 and PDF/A‑3)
  • Support for mixed raster content (MRC)
  • Embed and select the color profile
  • Define alternative texts (so-called tagging) and their language
  • Embed XMP metadata
  • Set document attributes such as title or author
  • Input and output document from file or memory
  • OCR (optional)
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3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter

The 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter is a component for converting PDF documents into single page or multi-page raster images such as TIFF or JPEG (pdf to jpeg converter).

Product Variants

  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API (programming interface)
  • Windows service (monitored directories)

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit

Use cases

  • Convert PDF documents to raster images
  • Integrate into COLD and fax/archiving systems
  • Create thumbnails
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3-Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter

The 3‑Heights™ PDF to PDF/A Converter is a component for converting PDF documents into the PDF/A format for long-term archiving.

Product Variants

  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API (programming interface)
  • Windows service (system service)

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit
  • HP‑UX 11i incl. ia64 (Itanium) - 64 bit
  • IBM AIX 6.1 - 64 bit
  • macOS 10.4 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Linux 2.4 & 2.6 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Oracle Solaris 10, SPARC & Intel
  • HP-UX 11, PA-RISC2.0 - 32 bit

Use cases

  • Convert PDF documents to PDF/A
  • Add PDF/A-compliant long-term digital signature and embed metadata
  • Integrate into archiving systems
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3-Heights™ PDF to EMF Converter

The component 3-Heights™ PDF to EMF Converter allows for converting every page of a PDF file to an EMF file.

Product Variants

  • API (programming interface)

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit

Use cases

  • Create EMF files from PDF pages
  • Integrate into EMF-based Windows applications such as report generators
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3-Heights™ PDF Analysis & Repair

The 3‑Heights™ PDF Analysis & Repair component detects and repairs corrupted PDF documents in automated processing procedures. It repairs defective or illegible PDF documents or restores them as far as possible.

Product Variants

  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API (programming interface)
  • Windows service (system service)
  • Windows desktop

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit
  • HP‑UX 11i incl. ia64 (Itanium) - 64 bit
  • IBM AIX 6.1 - 64 bit
  • macOS 10.4 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Linux 2.4 & 2.6 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Oracle Solaris 10, SPARC & Intel
  • HP-UX 11, PA-RISC2.0 - 32 bit

Use cases

  • Automatically detect and repair corrupted PDF documents
  • Restore lost content
  • Use at incoming-mail stage to improve quality
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3-Heights™ PDF Validator

The 3‑Heights™ PDF Validator safeguards the quality of PDF documents and the processes that create them. Documents are checked for compliance with the ISO standards for PDF and PDF/A documents.

Product Variants

  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API (programming interface)

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit
  • HP‑UX 11i incl. ia64 (Itanium) - 64 bit
  • IBM AIX 6.1 - 64 bit
  • macOS 10.4 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Linux 2.4 & 2.6 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Oracle Solaris 10, SPARC & Intel
  • HP-UX 11, PA-RISC2.0 - 32 bit

Use cases

  • Check PDF documents for compliance with ISO standards
  • Check organization-specific criteria
  • Integrate into archiving systems
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3-Heights™ OCR Enterprise Add-On

The 3‑Heights™ OCR Enterprise Add-On compliments several products of PDF Tools AG with a high performance optical character recognition (OCR) function.

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit

Use cases

General functions

  • Add OCR text information to PDF documents
  • Direct access to the OCR engine or synchronized use via a service

ABBYY related functions

  • Recognition of almost 200 languages with machine generated contents
  • Extended support of almost 50 languages with dictionaries and morphological tools
  • Recognition of typewriter scripts
  • Recognition and decoding of barcodes (1D)
  • Recognition of type of content (images vs. texts)
  • 2D Barcode
  • De-Skewing: Automatic image alignment
  • Image clean-up: Unwanted artifacts are recognized and eliminated
  • Filtering of non-relevant backgrounds
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We have a series of very specialized tools for various scenarios. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any requirement you may have.