Soft Xpansion celebrates 10th Anniversary of its PDF Technology with 10 Percent Discount

Soft Xpansion celebrates the 10th anniversary of its PDF technology with 10 percent discount on all prices for PDF Xpansion SDK modules and related services.

Online PR News – 22-January-2012 – – Bochum, Germany, January 20, 2012 -- In 2012, Soft Xpansion celebrates the 10th anniversary of its PDF Xpansion technology. In order to commemorate this event, the company grants a special 10 percent discount on all libraries, extensions and services of the PDF Xpansion SDK family.

10 Years PDF Xpansion Technology

The core of the PDF Xpansion technology is made up by a PDF library which has entered the software market in 2002. It converts printable documents and content into EMF files, which are then sent to a virtual printer for conversion into the PDF format. At first, the library was only implemented into standard applications created by Soft Xpansion. Following the second version (2004), it is since the third version (2006) that the PDF Xpansion technology also consists of an independent, purchasable PDF SDK (software development kit) for software developers. This SDK enables companies to implement PDF functionality into their own applications, without the need to supply additional programs to create, view or edit PDFs. Since 2006, the SDK is permanently enhanced and optimized. Today, developers use the PDF Xpansion SDK to add PDF functionality to corporate and to consumer software applications.

The current version 8 of the SDK is based upon ISO Standard 32000 and the Adobe extension to ISO 32000-1, version 1.7, extension level 5. Version 8 enables developers to provide functionality that practically solves all tasks that may arise in connection with the creation, conversion, display and editing of PDFs. This also includes the bi-directional conversion between XPS and XFA files on the one hand and PDF on the other hand.

* PDF Document Library: base library to create, convert, read, display and print PDF or PDF/A documents and to process PDF properties
* PDF Quick Viewer: complete PDF viewer as a window, ActiveX, .NET-Control
* PDF Rich Edit Library: create, explore, modify page content
* PDF JavaScript Library: use JavaScript for object processing within PDF documents
* XPS Document Library: converting PDF to XPS and vice versa, processing of XPS documents
* New - XFA Document Library: process data in electronic forms in XFA format
* New - Document Transformer Library: redesign existing electronic documents using predefined layouts
* New - Barcode Library: use linear or matrix barcodes of the most common types
* SmartCard Crypto Library: signing documents as well as verifying digital signatures

The prices for the basic SDK library to create PDF files start at 950,- Euros. Until March 31, 2012, all sub-libraries, extensions and additional services are sold at a special 10 percent discount on the regular prices. Various license types and component sets are available. The price list follows the idea to offer separable SDK components and modules. Therefore, it allows a flexible adaptation to the actual clients` demands on the PDF solution.

Detailed information on the SDK is provided on the product page ( and in the PDF Xpansion SDK Guide. This detailed product guide and a trial version are available for download on the product page as well.

A wide range of companies ( from various industry sectors (for example engineering, insurance, software development) has implemented the PDF Xpansion SDK libraries and extensions into their own applications: for example DocuWare, Easy Software, HUK-COBURG insurance company, Heidelberg Engineering, IQDOQ, Renishaw, ThyssenKrupp Nirosta.

The PDF Xpansion technology is not only used by corporate clients. Rather, Soft Xpansion has also implemented it into its own Perfect PDF 7 product family ( and into the PDF server solution PDF Render Center (

Soft Xpansion is a globally active, international team of software authors, developers, screen designers, software engineers and product managers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. In the past 16 years, more than 200 software products have been published in more than 200 different editions. The product range includes solutions (standard software, developer libraries, software development kits and individual programming) in the following core areas: PDF technology and document management. Localized versions of Soft Xpansion products are sold in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, USA, the Benelux countries, the Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia and Turkey. Soft Xpansion is a full member of the PDF Association, For more information on Soft Xpansion:

Frank Dueckers
Soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG
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D-44789 Bochum, Germany
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