Announces the Release of ICEpdf
ICEsoft releases a Java PDF viewer compatible with its
Java browser SDK
CALGARY, Alberta. — June 1, 2004
— ICEsoft Technologies today announced the release of
ICEpdf™, a 100 percent Java software development
kit for rendering PDF documents. ICEpdf can be used as a standalone
document viewer, as a lightweight component tightly integrated
into Java applications, or combined with ICEbrowser® SDK
to view PDF content embedded in HTML. PDF is the de facto
standard for reliable distribution of electronic documents
on the World Wide Web.
This multi-platform PDF viewer technology supports
Embedded TrueType Fonts, Font Substitution and “ToUnicode
CMaps”. Typical PDF viewer functionality such as viewing,
scaling, navigation and printing are fully supported. PDF
documents can also be exported to multiple image formats such
as JPG, PNG or SVG. ICEpdf can be deployed as part of
a client application via Java Applet or Web-Start technology,
or integrated into a server-side solution as a Servlet.
ICEpdf complements ICEsoft’s existing
portfolio of SDK products. It allows developers to implement
PDF-rendering capabilities in Java applications. ICEpdf is
built on a portable Java platform and can easily be deployed
on any Java 2D-compliant JDK (JDK 1.3.1 or greater). The application
GUI is completely customizable by the application developer
allowing seamless integration and branding. Together, ICEbrowser
and ICEpdf provide a complete client-rendering platform for
enterprise Java developers and J2EE applications.
“PDF is unquestionably the industry
standard for the intermediate representation of printed material
in electronic prepress systems for conventional printing applications,"
said Rob Lepack, director of product management, ICEsoft Technologies.
"The utility of ICEpdf represents a significant enhancement
for ICEsoft customers who wish to broaden the capability of
their Web application investments.”
Hundreds of millions of PDF documents
have been distributed around the world, facilitating efficient
electronic access to and sharing of information. As major
corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions
streamline their operations by replacing paper-based workflow
with electronic exchange of information, the impact and opportunity
for the deployment of PDF-rendering capabilities continues
to grow at a rapid pace.