New Release Delivers Support for PDF Forms, Annotations, Pressure Sensitive Ink, Digital Signatures, Added Security, and Windows® 8 Support
FREMONT, Calif. - May 8, 2012 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced the release of the Foxit Embedded PDF Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.0. The new release provides additional support for PDF forms, annotations, pressure sensitive ink, digital signatures, and added security. Foxit Embedded PDF SDK 2.0 also supports developers targeting Microsoft® Windows® 8 Consumer Preview.
The industry leading SDK is targeted to developers, device manufacturers, and telecom carriers who support applications that leverage powerful, standard-compliant PDF technology to securely display, search, and annotate documents and to fill PDF forms. For example, HTC uses this technology to provide PDF view capabilities on their popular HTC ONE™ series smartphones. The Embedded PDF SDK is platform independent, allowing developers to "develop once, port many times" to quickly and cost effectively extend the reach of their software to multiple platforms. Optimized for mobile devices, desktop, and server deployments, this SDK provides scalable, robust, and high performance PDF technology. Demos and sample code are provided to help developers get up to speed quickly.
Key new features of the Foxit Embedded PDF SDK 2.0 include:
PDF Form Filling and Data Collection
Annotations allow users to write comments, highlights, and other explanatory notes on documents. The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK Annotation module allows developers to save user annotations as part of the PDF as opposed to an application layer overlay. This allows the annotations to be shared and viewed on other applications (including PDF readers) and on other platforms. Annotations include file attachments, stamps, highlights, notes, and hyper-links.
Pressure Sensitive Digital Ink
Digital ink enables users to write directly on the screen to control their application and to input information which appears as natural-looking handwriting or drawings. Pressure sensitive digital ink provides a more natural inking experience that allows users to write and draw just as they would with pen on paper. Users are able to finely control the appearance of their annotations, such as thickness, color, opacity, and texture. The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK Pressure Sensitive Digital Ink module allows developers to incorporate pressure sensitive digital ink capabilities into their PDF solution.
"The combination of Foxit’s PDF technology and N-trig’s DuoSense® pen and multi-touch solution enables the comfortable creation and annotation of PDF content for users across the spectrum, from consumers to education and the enterprise," said Ronen Heldman, VP Marketing for N-trig (www.n-trig.com). "With 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, the DuoSense active pen provides a natural pen-on-paper feel for screen ink input, resulting in a natural, intuitive and precise writing experience for users of Foxit’s innovative PDF software solutions."
Digital signatures enable users to exchange documents electronically with the assurance that the documents’ contents have not been modified since it was digitally signed and to verify the signers’ digital identity. Foxit Embedded PDF SDK Digital Signature module provides developers the ability to digitally sign PDF documents using third-party digital signatures and to verify digitally signed PDF documents.
Digital Rights Management (DRM) provides copyright protection for digital media. Its purpose is to prevent unauthorized access or redistribution of digital media. The Foxit Embedded PDF SDK Security encryption/decryption module provides hooks that allow developers to integrate PDF documents into their existing DRM solutions. Developers can implement features to password protect PDF files and to enforce associated security options to determine who can perform actions such as read, modify, text copy, print, save, and more.
Embedded PDF SDK is supported on the following platforms: Android™, iOS® (Apple® iPad® and iPhone®), Microsoft Windows (including Windows 8 Consumer Preview), Mac OS®, and Linux. Other platforms can be available upon request.
"We chose Foxit Embedded PDF SDK for our iCharts application due to the amazing clarity it provides in rendering PDF documents," said Alain Gaudrault, Technical Lead for Navtech (www.navtech.aero). "Fast, accurate, and clear rendering is critical for flight operations and safety."
"There is tremendous growth in the application market where developers need to quickly deliver quality applications at a low cost," said Bill Bean, AVP of SDK Prime. "The Embedded PDF SDK reduces developers’ costs, improves time to market, and allows them to add their own value added customizations to differentiate themselves in a very competitive market."
For more information, contact Foxit at www.foxitsoftware.com or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.
Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers. Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions. Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts. These products, supported by Navtech’s AS9100 and ISO:9001 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.
Headquartered just outside Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario -- Canada’s technology center -- Navtech also has locations in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world. Its home on the web www.navtech.aero is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.
With a global presence, N-trig operates within the pen and touch-enabled ecosystem, offering a complete solution for mobile computing devices. DuoSense® is a single-digitizer that combines active pen and multi-touch functionality to meet the ever-increasing demand for productivity on the move. The DuoSense active pen enables users to annotate on screen in a similar manner to pen-on-paper and the multi-touch capabilities allows users to interact directly with their computing device, enhancing the mobile computing experience from passive to active for increased productivity and true interaction. DuoSense supports multiple operating systems, including all Windows® platforms (Windows 7, Vista, XP), Windows 8, Android™ and Linux®, has a screen size range of 5”-17”, and can be implemented across a wide variety of form factors, including slates, netbooks, tablets and desktop replacements. N-trig has offices in Israel, the US, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, please visit www.n-trig.com.
About Foxit Corporation
Foxit Corporation is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.
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