Rendition Server

Rendition Server - Overview

Rendition Server Overview

Rendition Server is a highly adaptable document conversion solution that allows enterprises to carry out virtually limitless transformation processes using a single, fully scalable platform. Using Rendition Server, organizations can standardize conversion strategies, including long-term archiving compliance with PDF and PDF/A conversion, establishing PDF accessibility, PII redaction, or automated CCM, for use by anyone, anywhere in the organization.

Get Useful Output from Omnichannel Input

The modern enterprise needs to be able to manage and process documents regardless of their input channel or file format. Rendition Server helps organizations reach that goal by enabling them to manipulate a wide array of inputs, including PDFs, scans, emails, faxes, digitally born files, and pictures taken on mobile devices.

These inputs can then be transformed into documents that are full-text searchable, archivable, protected, redacted, accessible, or otherwise according to your specification. With a global team of in-house experts in PDF technology, Rendition Server clients can trust in full-featured document conversion capabilities (for example, convert to all PDF/A subtypes including PDF/A-2u). Further, using an in-house team avoids the need to involve sluggish and often political third-party dynamics, enabling agility and flexibility for clients looking to expand their conversion workflows. Rendition Server is designed to integrate seamlessly into your IT environment, and uniquely enables IT leaders to create documents according to their desired output needs with ease.

PDFs, scanned images, MS Office files, faxes, email, mobile phone picture convert to PDF/A files or archived documents, protected documents, redacted documents searchable PDF files, compressed documents, accessible documents

Standardize Your Document Conversion Processes

With standardized document workflows, enterprises simultaneously reduce costs and mitigate compliance risks. Enterprises using different document conversion solutions in different departments or office locations accrue unnecessary maintenance, training, and renewal expenses on those redundant technologies. In addition, without the ability to establish a unified conversion process across multiple solutions, IT departments leave room for error in document handling and open themselves up to legal risk and non-compliance with records retention laws.

By deploying Rendition Server, our clients establish document conversion strategies scalable for use across departments and locations. Since these strategies reside in one robust solution, they can be controlled from a singular point and accessed by anyone. This eliminates the need to pay for overlapping solutions and mitigates risk by enabling employees in various locations or departments to apply the same settings when processing specific document types.

Convert Documents From Anywhere

Built for the modern enterprise, Rendition Server can be set up to initiate processing through diverse avenues. With a responsive web service interface, both mobile and desktop users can go through a web browser to interact with the platform. Rendition Server also provides command line access, watch folder mode, and configurable options for further flexibility. For example, users can even call the software by sending an email to a dedicated email address that the software monitors.

Enterprise Scale and Stability

Rendition Server is a fully scalable solution designed to act as a one-stop shop for all document conversion needs within an entire organization. It is created with the idea that sudden peaks in processing load happen, and need to be handled quickly and effectively when they come up. Further, Rendition Server is equipped with sophisticated failover and load balancing capabilities to ensure stability and efficiency in the event of a failure by any one server location (physical or virtual, and especially at peak processing periods).

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Common Rendition Server Client Use Cases

  • Making Accessible Documents with Tagged PDF
  • Enterprise Archiving with PDF and ISO-Compliant PDF/A Conversion
    • ISO 32000-1-compatible PDF
    • ISO 19005-1-compatible PDF/A-1a and -1b
    • ISO 19005-2-compatible PDF/A-2u and -2b
    • ISO 19005-3-compatible PDF/A-3u and -3b
    • TAA Compliance
  • PII Redaction and Document Security
  • PDF Optimization with OCR and Compression
  • Automated CCM Processes
  • Output Management
  • Document Barcode Tracking
  • Email to PDF Conversion
  • Paper and Digital to PDF Conversion (including MS Office)
  • Custom Services Tailored to Specific Use Cases*

Core PDF Processing Feature Set

OCR, Compress, Convert to PDF and PDF/A, Redact, Secure, Merge and Split, Custom Processing for Specific Use Cases

*Have a use case not shown above? This is a small sample of the powerful and expandable capabilities inside Rendition Server. Contact us for more information about your conversion, archiving, or digitalization process.

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Rendition Server Licensing Options

Rendition Server licensing is simple and straightforward. Licensing is determined by the number of pages processed per year (Volume), as well as the number of servers required for your operation (Speed).

For example, a license configuration might be 3 million pages per year on 1 server, 24 million pages per year on 4 servers, or unlimited pages on unlimited servers.

Determining Your Enterprise License Needs

To start, we'll find your document processing volume requirements, on a pages per year basis.

Volume Options 3,000,000 6,000,000 12,000,000 24,000,000 Unlimited Volume


We would then work together to determine the number of servers (specifically, a worker node, see "Technical Details") best suited for your use case. Typically, number of servers required scales with processing speed demands and is used to address large anticipated variations in peak or seasonal needs.

Server Options* 1 node 2 nodes 4 nodes 8 nodes Unlimited Worker Nodes


*"Server Options" refers to the number of worker nodes in your configuration. The charts above assume 1 manager node, however, configurations involving multiple manager nodes are also available.

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Rendition Server Architecture

Rendition Server Technical Architecture

Technical architecture diagram for enterprise PDF conversion platform Rendition Server.

Every conversion job begins by sending a request to the conversion web service. A request contains descriptions of the input and output, as well as the strategy selected and the properties added by the client. Each strategy defines which process should be executed and with which standard properties. For a deeper understanding of the technical architecture of Rendition Server, please contact us below.

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Product specifications

Interfaces
  • Conversion web service: SOAP
  • O&M web service: REST/JSON
Supported input formats
  • TIFF (including TIFF with JPEG compression)
  • JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, PDF
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Open Office: Writer, Calc, Impress
  • Email: EML, MSG, with attachments in supported formats
  • ASCII text, HTML
Image data processing

Foxit mixed raster content compression technology (MRC layer-based process)

  • JPEG 2000/JPEG/CCITT Group 4 compression for image layers, JBIG2 compression for black/white content and text
  • PDF- and PDF/A-compliant
Text recognition
  • High-performance thanks to award winning OCR technology from Nuance®
  • More than 120 languages recognized
  • Create text searchable PDF and PDF/A files
PDF/A – Embedded files
  • Create FeRD-compatible PDF/A-3 files with embedded ZUGFeRD XML and XMP metadata
Compliance
  • ISO 19005-1-compatible PDF/A-1a and -1b
  • ISO 19005-2-compatible PDF/A-2u and -2b
  • ISO 19005-3-compatible PDF/A-3u and -3b
  • TAA Compliance

System requirements

Supported operating systems:
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server2012 R2 or 2016
Hardware:
  • CPU: Intel/AMD or compatible 64-bit processors, multi-core
  • RAM: Minimum 4 GB per core
  • Fast storage for caching and swapping
  • A standard installation requires 500 MB storage space
  • Absolute minimum requirements for installation. Requirements for productive operations will be defined on an individual basis.
Software:
  • Microsoft® IIS 7.5 or newer with ASP.NET 4
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 or newer
  • Microsoft®.NET Framework 4.6
  • Microsoft® Office applications: 2010 or 2013
  • Apache OpenOffice 4.x or LibreOce 6x

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