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October 12, 2004   NEWSLETTER

Product Release Announcement - ICEpdf V1.1

ICEsoft Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of ICEpdf™ V1.1. ICEpdf is a 100 percent Java software development kit for rendering PDF documents. ICEpdf can be used as a standalone document viewer or as a lightweight component tightly integrated into Java applications, and can be combined with ICEbrowser SDK to view PDF content embedded in HTML.

This multi-platform PDF viewer technology supports embedded TrueType fonts, font substitution, and ToUnicode CMaps. Typical PDF viewer functionality such as viewing, scaling, navigating, and printing are fully supported. PDF documents can be exported to multiple image formats such as JPG, PNG, and SVG. ICEpdf can be deployed as part of a client application via Java applet or Java Web Start technology, or integrated into a server-side solution as a servlet.

New Features

  • Support for Acrobat standard security support (including password-protected files) has been added. For information on configuring this optional support, see "Acrobat Standard Security Support" in the ICEpdf Developer's Guide.
  • You can now access a PDF file's document information and permissions (such as creator, modification date, password settings, etc.).
  • The ICEpdf API now provides access to document panes and scrollbars, and provides support for hiding the status bar and splitpane divider.
  • Improved memory management with image stream caching, byte stream caching, and image scaling, which reduces the Java heap requirements and improves rendering speed.
  • Font substitution has been improved, resulting in more accurately rendered documents in many cases.
  • Support for pluggable utility pane tools has been added.
  • Image loading has been improved and optimized.
  • Numerous improvements have been made to parsing speed and to error recovery of malformed PDF files.
  • The preferred rotation of PDF pages is now respected on load.
  • The ICEpdf Developer's Guide has been updated and enhanced.

Release Details

Complete information on the release may be found in the release notes contained in the download bundle, or by viewing the online release notes:

ICEpdf Release Notes

Developer's Guide

The Developer's Guide contains comprehensive information on developing applications using the ICEpdf product. This available in the download bundle or may be viewed online:

ICEpdf Developer's Guide

Customers who have purchased ICEpdf 1.0 with support and maintenance can download the new version through the customer download login at

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