To North America and Italy, the PDF/A competence center now also in the BeNeLux countries is represented with an own chapter. Berlin, Woerden – on the recent inaugural session in Woerden (Netherlands) Dominique Hermans do participants chose consultancy as head of the Group and Frank REM tall components, Deputy. With the BeNeLux chapter”the international PDF/A, the ISO standard for long-term archiving of PDF/A in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg wants to establish further competence center. The organization therefore organised a member meeting in Woerden, Netherlands on July 8, 2010, to call the new chapter in the life. The eleven participating companies included the Germany-based company callas software and LurTech Europe. In addition, the following companies were represented: Adobe, DO consultancy, document dialog, DSM, four pees, Holland Ridderkerk, Livnara, and tall components.

As a first joint action the chapter is planning a PDF/A seminar on 2 December in Woerden, the DO consultancy together with the PDF/A organised competence center. PDF/A, PDF / A is the ISO standard 19005 for long-term archiving in PDF format. It represents a restricted version of PDF, a standardized profile for the use of PDF in long-term archiving. The standard prescribes in detail what content is allowed and which are not. Through these and other provisions, a long term readability of documents should be guaranteed regardless of which application software and on what operating system they were originally created.

The benefits of PDF/A, such as for example the ability to full-text search, make it a preferred archiving format that has now displaced the TIFF format at numerous international authorities and companies. About the PDF/A competence center the PDF/A competence center was as an International Association founded in 2006. Aim of the Association is the promotion of information and exchange of experience in the area of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005: PDF/A. The Board of Directors composed of senior executives Company Callas software GmbH, compart AG, intarsys consulting GmbH, LurTech Europe GmbH, PDF Tools AG (CH), PDFlib GmbH and the SEAL systems AG. Period of less than three years competence center joined about 100 companies and various experts from about 20 countries the PDF/A as a member. Chairman of the Board is Harald Grumser, CEO of compart AG. Dr. Hans Barfuss, CEO of PDF Tools AG, Switzerland, is Deputy Chairman. Editorial Contacts: PDF/A competence center c/o LurTech Europe GmbH Thomas Zellmann Kant str. 21 D-10623 Berlin phone: + 49 30 39 40 50-0 fax: + 49 30 39 40 50-99 PR agency good news! GmbH Nicole Korber of Koobrzeg str. 36 D-23617 Stockelsdorf phone: + 49 451 881 99-12 fax: + 49 451 881 99-29