integrated the FLY SDK into their LinkOne Publishing System to enable import of PDF and EPS graphics as Windows Metafiles. ABB LinkOne is a graphical content delivery solution that provides correct and timely part information to a large and geographically dispersed network of dealers and operators. Accuracy and reliability were of paramount importance. In addition, because Visual Integrity could simulate features that were missing in the translation between file formats, the results were precise and impressive.
United Parcel Service (UPS) has come a long way from their start in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States. Today, UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company with one of the most recognized and admired brands around the globe. To support delivery operations, UPS is continually producing ground transit maps in real time that show delivery schedules across North America. The maps are generated as WMF which is ideal for Windows printing. Suppliers like Standard Register and RR Donnelley needed to incorporate these maps into publications that they create for UPS. They use the FLY Server to batch convert the WMF files into EPS files for their PostScript-based print production flow.
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Gannett is the publisher of USA Today and a leading media and marketing company. They employs digital technology and services to reach millions of people everyday through Web and mobile media. For a newspaper industry project, Gannett implemented FLY Batch Server to publish EPS classified ads to the web. JPEG was the chosen as the most appropriate format since many of the ads included photos.
SDL provides content and document management solutions that streamline the information creation and delivery process. They integrated the PDF SDK into their XML Professional Publisher (XPP) to enable import of PDF pages as EPS files. XPP, an automated XML publishing engine, is widely used in publishing, technical documentation, financial, government, high tech, aerospace and defense industries. XPP is a key component of some of the most sophisticated, high-production publishing systems in the world.
Merck & Co. is a global healthcare company committed to improving health and well-being around the world, They use PDF Server to convert PDF documents into the EPS format as part of their high-volume production system that produces regulatory submissions to the FDA. Over the years that Merck has been a Visual Integrity customer, we have added several custom features and enhancements to our engine in order to ensure absolute conversion accuracy of even the most arcane symbols and equations thus providing the highest fidelity output possible for these critical FDA submissions.
Harris Corporation uses Adobe FrameMaker to produce its technical manuals. The graphics are either produced in CAD applications or stored in legacy systems such as Interleaf. In both cases, they rely on PDF FLY to convert the drawings from EPS into MIF producing graphics that are editable and can be easily imported into their FrameMaker documents.
The world-renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, forms a community of 20,000 people from 80 nations with an outstanding research record. Visual Integrity products are at work in several faculties. One professor uses MATLAB to generate sophisticated data plots in EPS. To share these, he needed a solution to publish the EPS files to the Web in a format that people could zoom and pan. SVG was the answer, automatically produced in seconds by invoking PDF FLY via a command line script on UNIX.
Mohawk Industries, the leading producer and distributor of flooring worldwide, relies on PDF FLY to streamline their marketing workflow to move logos, product images, brochures and ads into their XML-based online authoring and publishing system. Files are converted on Linux from EPS into SVG, the XML standard for scaleable vector graphics on the Web.
The U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, MD overhauls and makes major repairs and modifications to all Coast Guard aircraft and associated equipment. They use PDF FLY to convert aircraft manuals illustrations from PostScript, EPS and PDF into the CGM format for authoring in their internal publishing system. Central to their decision to use PDF FLY was its ability to precisely control orientation and scale of output. Font mapping was also key.
The U.S. Coast Guard has been a Visual Integrity customer since 2004.