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Document Mgmt PCL to PDF/TIFF conversion

Inserting images (such as logos, signatures and barcodes) into PCL data files.
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JetPCL® Product & Support News

The JetPCL product line is continually maintained and upgraded to keep pace with the everchanging document imaging industry, and as new functionality becomes available. Below is a list of recent major and minor releases of JetPCL, including version changes.

JetPCL integrated into new release of Millennial Vision Inc.'s DCS v2.4

MVi's enhanced DCS v2.4 provides financial institutions with faster, more streamlined loan processing, and the ability to have electronic document images appear exactly as they would when printed on a HP LaserJet (PCL) printer.

SALT LAKE CITY - May 21, 2009 - Millennial Vision Inc. (MVi), a national reseller of Laserfiche document management solutions and provider of paperless technologies to financial institutions, released the latest version of its Document Capture System (DCS) v2.4-a solution allowing users to capture print documents electronically and become paperless.

MVi's newest version of DCS allows users to digitally capture their documents-including Membership Cards, Loan Documents and most other Windows or Unix PCL printable documents, add electronic signatures and other required annotations, and automatically store them into their document management archival system, creating a seamless process for the user.

MVi's DCS product also provides financial institutions with remote signature capability between branch offices so the loan process can be completed faster, helping reduce the account holder's wait time.

DCS v2.4 is significant because MVi has partnered with Tech Know Systems - a leading provider of PCL (Printer Control Language) emulation software for the electronic document delivery industry - to integrate its JetPCL® technology into DCS v2.4.

The JetPCL component enhances MVi's DCS product by automatically handling the PCL conversion, providing the user with a straight-through-process. DCS v2.4 now has greater processing capabilities, including improved accuracy, higher-quality images, and faster speed.

The enhanced accuracy of DCS v2.4 is important to financial institutions that require loan and other pertinent documents to appear exactly as they would when printed on an HP LaserJet (PCL) printer.

"Our goal is to provide financial institutions with the best products possible," says Bill Poulter, President of MVi. "We feel that our DCS v2.4 release provides users with greater capabilities, allowing them to streamline their processes and become more efficient. We look forward to our new partnership with Tech Know Systems and feel that their JetPCL technology has played an important role in helping us improve our DCS product."

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New .NET Managed Code API

Tech Know Systems, Inc. announces their new "JetPCL .NET Managed Code API" which is described as a JetPCL DLL API for easy integration with Microsoft .NET Framework Managed Code applications. This new API allows JetPCL to be used with any .NET programming language, including Visual C# and Visual Basic. Although the JetPCL DLL format is a native Windows compilation, the managed code interface provides an easy to use API for integrating the stable, field tested, JetPCL object code that has been in use since the early 1990s. Within the .NET Framework platform the JetPCL Win32 DLL is considered unmanaged code, just like all of the standard Windows system DLLs. Like these DLLs the JetPCL DLL is a standard C language DLL. This approach was chosen to provide the fastest and most efficient product for developers and yet make it easy to integrate. A complete technical description of the JetPCL for .NET API with some simple examples of how to use the API from the Visual Basic and Visual C# languages is available to Software Developers. Contact Tech Know Systems for more details.

Support for Windows Win64 Platforms

Tech Know Systems, Inc. announces new support for Windows Win64 platforms. JetPCL DLL and EXE formats included with the "JetPCL Enterprise Server", "JetPCL Service Provider", and "JetPCL Software Developer" products are now available in Win64 formats for use on Windows x64 platforms. There is also a new "JetPCL .NET Managed Code API" for Win64 platforms too. Other JetPCL products are expected to support Win64 later this year. The current JetPCL for Win32 release is known to work fine on Win64 platforms, however customer of these JetPCL products that would like to start running JetPCL for Win64 should contact Tech Know Systems for more detail. Initial testing has shown a 10-20 increase in processing speed in using Win64 on a Win64 platform over using Win32 on a Win64 platform.

JetPCL v9.5006/08/2007Major Release

  • Upgrade to UFST v4.60 with Microtype data files.
  • Support for double byte downloaded PCL softfonts has been added.
  • Added feature to specify conversion start and end pages.
  • Added FaxZoom 216 dpi mode to limit Fax shrinkage during printing.
  • Added PrintableArea feature to limit shrinkage during TIFF image printing.
  • Added TIFF DocumentName and ImageDescription tags to output.
  • Added feature to skip a first blank page if using –g embedded data switch.
  • Added MacroForms feature to enable image based macro forms files.
  • Added more PCL file breakup options for breaking on reset commands.
  • Added support for expanding environment variables within paths.
  • Added a 300 dpi fax mode that produces 324 byte scanlines.
  • Enabled Chinese support using symbol set 18C and GB encoding.
  • Added FileInsert feature using -jInsert:opt switch.
  • h- Added JetPCL MultiThread DLL API to support multithreaded applications.
  • Added Base64 output encoding option to all image output formats.

JetPCL v9.0705/02/2006

  • Changed to support unlimited secondary CFG file sizes.

JetPCL v9.0610/12/2005

  • Changed PDF option Sub=All; setting to do its font substitution better.
  • Changed -jBreakup to recognize when the page size needs to be set.

JetPCL v9.0504/08/2005

  • Added changes to make default native PDF conversion much faster.
  • Changed PDF code to have more accurate image data placement.
  • Added support for the old VSIFAX 'fax' file format using -Igp3:VsiFax;.

JetPCL v9.0406/21/2004

  • Added -Opdf:Rect=Native; to handle PCL rectangles using native PDF code.
  • Added -Opdf:Sort; setting for enabling the sorting of PDF text on the page.
  • Added image rotation using 'RotateImage' for BMP, PCX, DCX, TIF, PDF.
  • Added -Opdf:FontSub=Sim, Res or All; for more native PDF options.
  • Added -Ipcl:NoSkip; option to disable PCL Perforation Skip.

JetPCL v9.0305/22/2004

  • Added -Ipcl:Duplex; option to enable PCL Duplex support.
  • Added PDF Deflate data compression.

JetPCL v9.0010/27/2003Major Release 

  • Added -d200:Fax; or -d200:Doc; switches for accurate non-fax page sizes.
  • Added -Igp4 Group 4 data as input (as well as Group 4 TIFF files).
  • Added -Otxt and -text:opt; as text extraction options.
  • Added -jInfo:opt; switch to specify PDF Info Dictionary insertions.
  • Added -sShift:opt; and -sClip:opt; to either shift or clip the final image.
  • Added symset path and symset options to support downloaded symbol sets.
  • Added support for 600 dpi output using -d600 now.
  • Added more PCL compression methods using Adaptive and DeltaRow.
  • Added more accurate resident shade patterns (with access to the old ones).
  • Added support for Motorola byte order TIFF files.
  • Added support for PDF files with thumbnails and auto rotated landscape pages.
  • Added support for time stamp tags in TIFF and PDF files.
  • Added support for breaking up input files using new -jBreakup:opt switch.
  • Added support for building up from input files using new -jBuildup:opt switch.
  • Added support for Text Extraction from PCL files using -text:opt features.
  • Added support for PDF output with selectable and searchable text.

JetPCL v8.1605/27/2003

  • Added change to make our PDF output print within the printable area better.

JetPCL v8.1503/14/2003

  • Added Euro support for 9J and 4U symbol sets.

JetPCL v8.1403/04/2003

  • Added sym set support for 9J (it is similar to 19U).
  • Added code to recognize pattern data that had NUL's changed to SP.
  • Added code to handle bad symbol set commands gracefully.

JetPCL v8.1207/03/2002

  • Added support for the Huffman TIFF compression.
  • Added support for multi-strip TIFF images as input data.

JetPCL v8.1106/10/2002

  • Added -Pd switch for darker patterns by ORing lines when doing scaling.
  • Added -Ps switch for scaling patterns (it is ON by default, use -Pn for OFF).

JetPCL v8.1004/17/2002

  • Added -Sr softfont option for "Open RdOnly any Autoloaded SFT files".
  • Added support for OTIF reverse bit order GP4 compression using -H4- switch.

JetPCL v8.0902/20/2002

  • Added support for the Euro symbol using one of 4 solutions methods.

JetPCL v8.0611/10/2001

  • Added new JetPCLProcessVB() DLL API for interfacing Visual Basic.

JetPCL v8.0510/09/2001

  • Added support for Greek symbol set 10G.

JetPCL v8.0205/05/2001

  • Official release of JetPCL Retail product for Win32 and UNIX.

JetPCL v8.0012/20/2000Major Release 

  • Added support for PDF output (image data only no selectable text).
  • Added support for GP4 output (MMR) (including -Otif -H4 and -Opdf -H4).
  • Added output resolution switch using -d200 or -d300 only.
  • Added support for allowing selection of PCL fonts from HPGL2 code.
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