AbbVie, formerly a part of Abbott Laboratories, relies on software and instruments in its labs that can only generate data plots by printing. To move them into a digital format, they print ‘to file’ using a PostScript printer driver. Since 1996, they have used PDF FLY to convert the resulting PostScript files into WMF, the format required by their NuGenesis scientific data management system where files can be viewed and plots can be searched based on text strings.
PDF FLY brings CAD drawings into Microsoft Word.
Broadcom, a diversified global semiconductor leader, designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks. Internally, in the writing group, Broadcom uses PDF FLY on Windows to bring PostScript electronics design diagrams from Cadence into their MS Word documentation as scaleable and editable WMF graphics.
Swiss Life, a leading international specialist for risk, life and pensions solutions, automates archival of upwards of 20,000 pages of print correspondence per day in the TIFF format. They are delivered as PostScript print files and run through a conversion service based on FLY Batch Server based in Zurich.
Pumpling Vector Graphics to the Web.
Prior to its acquisition by Odessey, the Reuters Portfolio Management System (RPMS) used the FLY SDK on Solaris and Windows.
This integration enabled real-time delivery of multi-page Oracle reports (PostScript) to the client’s Web browser as scalable vector graphics (SVG) with very little programming effort. Just two calls were used to convert the PostScript files into scalable vector graphics (SVG). Visual Integrity completed some custom development for Reuters related to fonts to ensure accurate screen display (WYSIWYG) which is now part of the standard product. “Our customers help us see new areas to extend the SDK. Thanks to its flexible and well-designed core, we can add new features relatively easily”, said Jean Haney, co-founder and CEO of Visual Integrity. Using SVG, which is the standard web vector format of HTML5, customers benefit from a greatly improved viewing experience and a resolution independent and scalable graphics solution.
View the SVG logo below to see how SVG can scale to any size without losing clarity. To test this:
- click in the margin area to the right or the left of the logo below
- then, with just the logo displayed on your screen, resize your browser from full screen to a quarter of the screen.
The logo will adapt to the new dimensions and looks great at any size. More information about SVG can be found on the W3C site.