ActivePDF Server について


activePDF Server is a scalable PDF printing solution developed for use in high-volume environments. It adds PDF generation capabilities to virtually any enterprise business application; converting anything printable to PDF. Designed from the ground up for server-side processing, activePDF Server outperforms desktop PDF printers claiming to deliver “server” support. Integrating PDF printing into an application is as simple as adding three lines of code.

activePDF Server Key Features:
Server by ActivePDF is a PDF automation component that enables your windows applications to add Print-to-PDF functionality and to PDF-enable your legacy applications.

  • Scalable, high volume PDF generation
  • Designed from the ground-up for server-side processing
  • Enterprise Class performance for multithread simultaneous jobs under stress
  • Virtual Printer technology dynamically creates and removes printers
  • Web based Configuration Manager to configure and control your deployments
  • Centralized and controlled conversion settings
  • No per-user or per-document fees
  • PDF-enable  legacy code with existing print code or conversion from PostScript
  • Anything you can print to paper, you can print to PDF
  • Built-in support for Postscript, PCL, and XPS formats
  • Built-in support for image conversion to PDF
  • Add company logos and stamp watermarks
  • Add or update Metadata
  • Add security constraints to PDF document
  • Generate standards compliant PDF, PDF/A and PDF/X
  • Transform files with pin-point control using API integration
  • Control Font embedding and substitution options
  • Control image options for down-sampling, resolution, color management
  • Specify output resolution and print quality
  • Customize output page dimensions and scaling options
  • Insert PDFMarks into your print job to add annotations, bookmarks, articles, and more.
  • Embed Flash movies
  • Concatenate output to existing PDF
  • Optimize PDF for 'Fast Web View'
  • Output delivery via email, ftp, or file folder location
  • …and more

Server-based Print-to-PDF Generation
activePDF Server is a PDF print driver designed from the ground up for multi-threaded production in high stress environments. With both COM and .NET APIs, activePDF Server enables you to easily print-to-PDF from virtually any source - as long as your application is capable of printing, you can integrate with activePDF Server to generate high-quality, standards-compliant PDF output. activePDF Server is easy to integrate with examples available for C#, ASP, VB, PHP, Ruby and more.

Convert Legacy Output
In addition to its robust print-to-PDF functionality, activePDF Server simplifies the task of converting several common output types directly to PDF. With built-in support for PCL, XPS, PostScript and over 40 image types, you can use activePDF Server to transform output from legacy systems directly to PDF with a single method call.

Precise control over PDF settings
With custom options for page scaling, watermarking, PDF security, digital signatures, and more, activePDF Server enables you to deliver exactly what your users require. PDF options can be set at the printer or API level, providing you the best balance of flexibility and maintainability.

Enterprise Class Performance
Other PDF print drivers claim to "operate" in multi-threaded server environments, but activePDF Server is one of the only products specifically engineered to run concurrent, simultaneous jobs under stress. With tens of thousands of deployments, activePDF Server is the trusted solution for mission-critical applications in every industry.

Supported Conversions
activePDF Server can be used to generate PDF output from your server-based applications - perfect for printing reports, invoices, statements and other high-volume scenarios.

  • Print-to-PDF from your server-based application
  • Convert native PostScript files (.ps or .eps) directly to PDF
  • Convert PCL and XPS files directly to PDF
  • Convert over 40 image types, including TIFF and JPEG

Ease of Integration

  • Dynamic PDF creation can be added to any application capable of printing - simply direct your application to print to Server
  • Convert images  and print formats (e.g. PS) with a single method call
  • .NET and COM interfaces enable you to integrate with virtually any Windows application
  • Pre-built examples help you get up and running with minimal time investment

Performance & Management

  • Virtual Printer technology dynamically creates and cleans up printers based on load requirements
  • Multi-threaded, enabling simultaneous, concurrent processing for maximum performance
  • Web based Configuration Manager enables you to remotely configure and control your deployments
  • File naming and overwrite options allow you to configure how Server handles naming conflicts based on your business needs

PDF Output Options

  • Generate ISO-standards compliant PDF, PDF/A and PDF/X output
  • Support for PDF Security, including 40- and 128-bit RCA encryption and 128-bit AES encryption
  • Digitally Sign output, enabling tamper detection and non-repudiation
  • Paper Size and Scaling settings enable you to generate properly formatted documents from your printed output
  • Add PDF metadata to your documents for indexing and retrieval.
  • Font embedding and substitution options permit you to optimize for file size, visual accuracy and editability, depending on business needs
  • Automatically append output to existing PDFs - for example, individual invoices can be concatenated together to produce a single document for printing/distribution
  • Insert PDFMarks into your print job, dynamically adding PDF elements such as annotations, bookmarks, articles, and more.