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LuraTech PDF Compressor
a multi-sector, production-oriented application for reading documents,
compression them and converting them to PDF or PDF/A.


Our solutions are based on
tested, reliable, and highly accessible hardware and software solutions.

NewFormat is Appointed Reseller and Solution Partner in
Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) and Baltic Region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
of the LuraTech PDF Compressor from LuraTech Europe GmbH, Germany.

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"Everything to PDF/A"
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    January 2016: The LuraTech Rendition Server!
    The LuraTech Rendition Server (LTRS) assumes a critical role within your business,
    as the central receiving point for server-based document and file conversion.
    Using a universal web service interface, you can easily integrate LuraTech’s
    proven technology into other systems and a wide variety of environments.

    Maintain quality standards.
    The LTRS provides valuable to support to help you maintain quality standards.
    This is because the Rendition Server ensures PDF and PDF/A files are stored
    at the same level of quality enterprise-wide, across all sectors and systems.

    No matter whether the documents come from an ERP, CRM or ECM system, or whether
    they are used for external communication or for internal storage and archiving:
    all documents can be produced centrally and globally at the quality levels and
    degree of consistency required.
    And one positive side-effect is that using the LuraTech Rendition Server
    saves businesses from having to use a wide variety of smaller conversion tools
    distributed around different departments.

    Highly scalable and light on resources.
    Unlike the well-known LuraTech PDF Compressor,
    the LuraTech Rendition Server (developed from the ground up) is based on
    parallel processing techniques, meaning it can easily be scaled across multiple servers,
    growing to meet application scenarios with the highest of throughput rates.

    In other words,
    the LuraTech Rendition Server distributes work over a number of assigned servers,
    making it easy to make optimal use of existing hardware and other resources.

    The LuraTech Rendition Server version 1.0 will be available from January 2016!


    April 16, 2015: Programming interface (API) to PDF Compressor
    We’re pleased to announce that the LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise
    is getting a programming interface (API) to let developers integrate it
    even more tightly into existing systems.

    Available now, and included in every license, are a C-DLL interface and a .NET API
    which ECM developers, workflow suppliers, systems houses and users can use
    to synchronously address the PDF Compressor service and receive ongoing
    feedback on the state of processing.

    The interface can control all functions and settings,
    which means even born digital documents and emails can be converted to PDF/A.
    And of course, MRC compression, OCR reading and PDF/A creation are all
    available for scanned documents, including all options for barcodes and more.

    Do you use cloud-based services?
    The PDF Compressor’s new API makes it a simple step to create your own PDF and PDF/A web service.

    PDF Compressor can now, via the API, be used directly from SharePoint.

    See this webinar for more details.



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Conversion of scanned documents, emails with attachments, and born digital documents into PDF/A.
Fully automated unattended processing

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    LuraTech PDF Compressor
    LuraTech PDF Compressor is an industrial strength solution for
    automated document conversion and compression to PDF or PDF/A.

    The objective is to widely automate preparation of these documents for
    long-term archiving and processing by ERP and other systems.

    LuraTech PDF Compressor solves enterprise challenges
    More and more financial service providers, healthcare industries, construction industries,
    energy industries, public bodies/strategic e-government initiatives, archives/libraries and museums,
    firms in the legal sector, and scan service providers are choosing LuraTech PDF Compressor.

    They all process large amounts of paper and born-digital documents.
    After digitisation, these documents need to be stored in a long-term,
    legally-compliant, searchable format - and they need to be easy to find again.
    This makes the PDF/A format, and technologies like MRC and OCR, into indispensable
    basic technologies for all type of providers’ of core document-based processes.

    The PDF Compressor Enterprise is a highly scalable solution dealing with small tasks or
    very large contracts in which millions of pages must be converted as quickly as possible.

    Moreover, the PDF Compressor easily fits into any existing workflow, as well as batch processing,
    further forms of integration are available, such as job list processing, in which
    the PDF Compressor Enterprise is controlled in synchrony by up- and downstream processes.

    LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise offers the following features:
    • Scalable high quality compression of color document images
    • Applying OCR to create full-text searchable PDFs from scanned pages
    • Conversion from PDF to PDF/A
    • Optimization of images or scanned pages inside existing PDF documents
    • Merging, splitting and renaming of documents
    • 1D- and 2D-Barcode recognition and splitting, renaming and PDF bookmark creation by barcode
    • Combining digital documents with scanned pages,
      e.g. appending certificates and credentials to an online application
    • Unified conversion of digitally created and scanned documents to PDF/A for long term archiving
    • Automatic input ingestion from watched input folders and hotfolders
    • Time-triggered starting and stopping of jobs
    • Fully automated processing in Job List Processing mode

    Compressed documents remain well-readable and are augmented with
    Optical Character Recognition/OCR results for full-text searchability.

    Using the Born Digital Module (optional to LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise)
    further digital input formats such as MS Office™ documents, PDF and
    e-mails (in MSG or EML format) including attachments can be converted to PDF/A.

    The outstanding document compression provided by the LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise
    greatly reduces file sizes while ensuring prime document quality in an
    ISO standard compliant format suitable for long-term archiving.





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    Related Reference Customers

    Archives (Sweden):
    • 2015: Centrum för Näringslivshistoria / The Centre for Business History

    Scan service providers (Germany):
    • Arvato (Bertelsmann) and Ratiodata

    Insurance providers (Germany):
    • Healthcare insurance provider DAK

    Banks (Germany):
    • the German state bank of Hesse and Thuringia (Helaba),
    • the Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg savings bank, and other savings banks

    Public Sector (Germany):
    • the city of Stuttgart, and numerous other cities and municipalities

    Publishers (Germany):
    • Heinrich Bauer Verlag

    Utilities/Energy providers (Germany):
    • Vattenfall
    • RWE
    • E.ON.

    Other international references:
    • Harvard University (USA)
    • the U.S. Library of Congress (USA)
    • the Dutch Royal Library (The Netherlands)
    • the Internet Archive (USA)
    • the U.S. Air Force (USA)





Products

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    LuraTech PDF Compressor
    converts scanned and electronic documents into highly-compress PDF or PDF/A files.


    Easily integrated into workflows, the LuraTech product family uses the award-winning
    Mixed Raster Content (MRC) compression technology to convert colour, greyscale or black/white
    scanned documents into high-quality, highly-compressed PDF and PDF/A files.
    Typical compression rates of 1:100 or greater:

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        1. Foreground Image - Color of text and graphics
        2. Mask - Text and graphics shapes
        3. Background Image - Background and images

    Samples:

    • LuraTech PDF/A Compared with Conventional Formats:
      Scanned page: 300 DPI, full-color RGB, A4 size.

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    • LuraTech PDF/A Compressed Document: Compressed document.
      Uncompressed document, size: 406 MB, format: TIFF, 300dpi.
      Compressed document, size: 944 KB, format: PDF/A-2u.

      Open the sample document in Adobe Reader to view compressed file,
      press INFO button to see the format,
      press LAYER button to switch between 3 layers enabling the high-compression.

    LuraTech PDF Compressor Highlights

      Support for Long-term Archiving
      LuraTech generates ISO-conformant PDF/A documents and therefore ensures
      that it will be possible to display, read and retrieve these in the long term.

      Support for Full Text Searchability
      The LuraTech products include the ABBYY OCR technology for full text searching in all PDF and PDF/A files.

      Provides Easy Integration
      LuraTech’s document and data conversion solutions are designed to be easily
      integrated into existing processes. Moreover, they offer enterprises a
      diverse range of integration models, from comprehensive server-based solutions
      to toolkits and software development kits (SDKs) that can be embedded into existing systems.



    New Features in LuraTech PDF Compressor v7
    • Convert all email-formats, incl. attachments, to PDF/A (Born Digital Module required).

    • “Automatic Mode”:
    • Uses the format of each individual input file to determine the best processing mode for the job.
      This means every document can be processed ideally, without having to sort them in advance
      or set up different jobs for different sources.
      Saves time and gives you the security of knowing you’ll produce the ideal document every time.

    • Time Management Optimization:
    • Uses the time control feature to optimize your time management when processing individual jobs.



Born Digital Module (for PDF Compressor Enterprise only)

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    More and more businesses are going paperless.
    This means an increase in both the overall number of digital documents and
    the number of documents requiring long-term storage.

    Digital batch processing.
    With the Born Digital Module from LuraTech,
    digitally generated documents can be batch-converted to PDF/A format for long-term archiving
    and further processing, just as you would with scanned paper documents.

    Complete LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise Solution.
    With the Born Digital Module added on, the LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise becomes
    a complete solution for converting both scanned and born-digital documents to PDF/A format.

    Digital Born Module with integrated E-mail support:
    • Converts digital documents from:
      Microsoft Office, Apache OpenOffice, PDF and Emails with attachments.
    • Identical processing - The source no longer matters:
      Paper documents and digital documents alike are converted and prepared
      for further processing using exactly the same solution.
    • Any job can be set up within minutes,
      for the most efficient possible way to convert Office documents and PDF files to PDF/A.
    • Available as option to LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise.

    Setup of e-mail conversion properties
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Usage Models - Samples
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    LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise Dashboard
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      Purpose:
      • Professional solution for process-oriented document conversion and compression.
      • Flexible, scalable solution designed for processing data volumes of any size.
      • Outstanding PDF/A document compression reduces incoming data volumes significantly while also
        delivering outstanding image quality in an ISO-compliant format designed for long-term archiving.
      • Extracted data is automatically handed over to existing systems for further processing
        to assist with any number of business processes.
      • Easily added into any existing workflow.
        Integration types include batch processing and job-list processing,
        in which the LuraTech PDF Compressor Enterprise is jointly controlled
        by both upstream and downstream processes.

      Key Features:
      Mixed Raster Content (MRC) compression technology:
      • This MRC process, also known as a Multi-Layer Segmentation Process,
        separates text and image regions into separate layers.
      • Afterwards, these segments are optimally compressed:
        • JPEG2000 compression for image layer and
          JBIG2 compression for black/white content and text
        • PDF and PDF/A conformant

      High performance thanks to ABBYY’s award-winning OCR technology:
      • Up to 190 recognisable languages
      • Automatic deskewing and page orientation
      • Additional output formats for OCR results:
        • XML, HTML, Rich Text Format (for MS Word), MS Excel, MS PowerPoint,
          Plain Text, CSV, ALTO, and optionally Hebrew
        • Optional: OCR for Asian characters (CJK), Greek print writing and Gothic
        • Fully text searchable PDF and PDF/A files

      Barcode Recognition:
      • Allows automatic indexing and document sorting for multi-page documents
      • Barcode values can be added to the PDF metadata and file name and
        can be compared using Regular Expressions
      • Barcode recognition can be limited to a specific area of
        the page and/or to specific barcode types
      • Pages on which a barcode is recognised can be optionally
        excluded from the result (for patch pages and similar)
      • Supports 3D barcodes: Aztec, Data Matrix, PDF417, QR Code

      Optional: Parallel processing.
      Depending on the license, all of the cores of one machine could be used.
      Performance increases almost proportionally with the number of cores used:
      • Automatic division of individual jobs between licensed processor cores
      • Automatic load-balancing across processor cores during parallel execution
        of multiple jobs,taking job priorities into consideration

      Optional: Born Digital Module with integrated E-mail support.
      • Allows born digital documents, such as Microsoft Office, Apache OpenOffice,
        PDF and Outlook e-mails with attachments, as well as scanned paper documents,
        to be converted in batch into ISO-compliant PDF/A format for long-term archiving.
        The Born Digital Module with integrated E-mail support
        is optional for PDF Compressor Enterprise.

Setup of Job Properties for Document Conversion
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      Compliance:
      • ISO 19005-1 compatible PDF/A-1a and -1b
      • ISO 19005-2 compatible PDF/A-2u and -2b
      • ISO 19005-3 compatible PDF/A-3u and -3b
      • Reader 5-11 compatible PDF 1.4-1.7

      Supported input formats:
      • TIFF (including TIFF with JPEG compression)
      • JPEG, JPEG2000, JPM, BMP, PNM, PNG, GIF, PDF
      • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, WordPerfect **
      • Apache OpenOffice: Writer, Calc, Impress **
      • E-mail: EML, MSG, including attachments in supported formats ***
      • Archive: ZIP **
      • ASCII text, HTML **

      • **   Born Digital Module required
        *** Born Digital Module + E-Mail Module required

      System Requirements:
      • Windows® 32-bit or 64-bit, Server 2003 / Server 2008 / Server 2012, or
        XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.
      • CPU Speed: 1GHz, 2GHz or more (recommended).
      • RAM: 1GB minimum, 2 GB per processor core (recommended),
        more than 2 GB for conversion of very large documents on 64 bit systems.
      • HDD: 1GB available hard drive storage space.

      • These are the absolute minimum requirements for installation.
        Please contact us for you individual requirements for a productive operation.

      • Other requirements: Microsoft®.NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 or higher.

      • Other requirements Born Digital Module:
        - Office 2007 or higher, or
        - Apache OpenOffice.org 3.2
        for converting corresponding document types.

      License Models:
      • Basic License Model
        • One-time processing for a fixed number of pages.
        • Page counts (cartridges) from 100,000 pages to several million.
        • No time limit on license.
          Rechargeable at any time, compatible with latest software version.
        • Use all CPU cores for fastest possible processing times.
        • Ideal for conversion of old archives and peak loads:
          • Project-based document processing.
          • Migration projects.
          • Converting old paper archives.
          • Finishing off production backlogs.
        • Bundle includes one year of maintenance and support.

      • Advanced License Model
        • Annual page count.
          If a company comes close to exceeding its annual page quota,
          they can combine the Advanced model with an additional Basic model in reserve.
        • Use all CPU cores for fastest possible processing times.
        • Ideal for small to medium-sized continuous projects:
          • Ongoing small and medium-sized projects.
          • Invoice processing.
          • Ongoing document compression projects.
        • Bundle includes one year of maintenance and support.

      • Server License Model
        • Unlimited, without page counting.
        • Use the total number of licensed CPU cores.
          By licensing additional CPU cores,
          the PDF Compressor Server can process millions of pages every month.
        • Ideal for cost-effective integration into the document imaging workflow:
          • Scan service providers, companies and organizations looking
            to invest just once in their document conversion workflow
            in order to reduce costs significantly.
        • Bundle includes one year of maintenance and support.




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