Foxit® Integrates callas software Technology into its PDF Solutions

14 Oct 2014


Foxit PhantomPDF Creates and Validates PDF/A, /E, and /X Documents

Berlin, Germany – October 14, 2014 – callas software today announced that Foxit® Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions, integrates PDF/A, /E, and /X technology from software provider callas software GmbH into Foxit PhantomPDF Business.

PhantomPDF Business is a fast, affordable, and secure PDF solution that delivers the right features at the right price for users to generate professional looking PDF documents and forms. It allows users to view, create, edit, comment, share, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and forms. The callas software pdfaPilot technology extends PhantomPDF Business’s capabilities by allowing users to validate and create compliant ISO standard PDF documents for archiving (A), engineering (E), and print production (X).

“We’re obviously very pleased that Foxit has chosen our technology. With over 100,000 customers, the company has a very large installation base”, said Dietrich von Seggern, Business Development Manager at callas software GmbH. “We are seeing more and more suppliers integrating PDF-based ISO standards, which proves the growing importance of these standards.”

The callas pdfaPilot Software Development Kit (SDK) is a library for standards compliant PDF and provides a fast way for developers to quickly incorporate PDF standards file validation and creation into custom workflows and solutions. Well thought-out calls, easy installation and comprehensive documentation, including applications and source code samples for all supported environments, make it a breeze to get started on a wide range of platforms.

“The pdfaPilot is a high-performance tool that easily integrated into our development environment,” said Frank Kettenstock, Vice President of Marketing at Foxit. “It meets all ISO standards and allows our users to quickly create and validate ISO PDF/A, /E, and /X documents.”

For more information, contact Foxit at or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

Prices and availability of pdfaPilot

Two versions of the pdfaPilot are available for business users: The callas pdfaPilot Server costs 4,499 euros plus tax and includes a complete hot-folder interface and a command line tool. The server components support multi-processor environments for converting and validating PDF/A files.

The callas pdfaPilot Desktop costs 379 euros plus tax. It processes individual documents or entire folders when using the batch function. As a plugin for Adobe Acrobat, or a fast standalone application, the callas pdfaPilot contains a wide range of useful tools for making documents PDF/A-compatible or adapting them for many other uses.

The pdfaPilot SDK programming library is available for software houses wishing to integrate the pdfaPilot into their own product. Prices available on request:

About Foxit Software

Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions. Businesses and consumers increase productivity by using Foxit’s cost effective solutions to securely work with PDF documents and forms. Software developers reduce costs and improve time to market with Foxit’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) to incorporate robust PDF technology into their application workflows. This technology shares the same underlying technology that powers Google’s open-source PDFium project. Winner of numerous awards, Foxit boasts over 275 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in over 200 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.

About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing. Businesses and government agencies all over the world rely on callas software’s future-proof, fully PDF/A compliant archiving products. In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox®, Hewlett Packard® and many others have recognized the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions. callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative (ECI), Ghent PDF Workgroup, FOGRA, AIIM and BITKOM. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman. callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit the callas software website at:

Press Contact

Four Pees
Daniela Mahlke
Phone: +32 9 237 10 00

Foxit Corporation
Frank Kettenstock
VP of Marketing
Phone: +1 510-438-9090

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