Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, integrates FLY SDK into a proprietary server application used by their airline customers. When the application is fed PDF and PostScript files, FLY SDK drives the automatic extraction of vector graphics as CGM, raster images as TIFF or JPEG and text as ASCII. Airbus chose Visual Integrity because of excellent support, willingness to collaborate on custom features, multi-platform support (Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows) and general quality of all output formats. Airbus has been a Visual Integrity customer since 2005
As the first company to introduce commercial linen services to the world in Lincoln, Nebraska 1889, Alsco is used to pioneering solutions. Alsco Inc., now a worldwide leader in their area, deployed the PDF FLY Server on Solaris and Linux servers across North America as an integrated part of their corporate document archiving system to extract data from PostScript print files.
Medavie Blue Cross provides health, travel, life and income replacement, administers various provincial and federal government-sponsored health programs and, manages ambulance services in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Whitehill Technologies implemented the PDF FLY Batch Server at Medavie Blue Cross to move ASCII data from high-volume PostScript database output into its XML-based business intelligence platform.
Extract Text from a Real-Time Data Stream
LabWare has been providing best-in-class Laboratory Automation software solutions for almost two decades to meet the data handling requirements of laboratories in diverse industries spread around the world. LabWare integrated the FLY SDK into LabStation to extract the ASCII text from EMF print files produced by Windows-based lab instruments.
ASCII is a plain character text format.An ASCII file contains only characters and simple formatting controls such as paragraph returns and tabs. All of the visual effects added by today’s word processing programs such as typefaces, font sizes, colors, line and paragraph spacing, tables and graphics are not available in the ASCII format. Most application output ASCII including databases and spreadsheets. This data is used to feed into reports, statements and dashboards which require formatting. Typical uses for ASCII Text include content indexing, content searching, data processing, data reuse.
Visual Integrity’s command-line and API tools:
- Create clean ASCII text files in several formats – stripped, with placement or excerpted
- Precision controls ensure precise text placement on each page
- Handle multipage documents
- Support both portrait and landscape-oriented pages
- Intelligent filter parameters carefully align horizontal and vertical position of every text string in ASCII output
- Options to optimize output for unstructured and structured page layouts