Acartus Utility Converts XML Data to PDFs

The plug-in offers a long-term data archival solution.

Acartus Inc., a developer of enterprise report management software, this week announced the release of an XML-to-PDF plug-in for its ERM platform, ApertureONE.

The utility introduces support for XSL-FO (extensible style language - formatting objects) to expedite the high-volume migration of raw XML data to PDF, according to the company.

Brant Henne, visual communications manager at Acartus, noted the utilitys space-saving capabilities. " Were not trying to replace XML in any way; were looking at it from reducing storage data overhead. XML is not especially suited for long-term archiving because of the space demand, and reducing the files to PDF saves considerable archival space. The capability to reduce data storage long-term is becoming a necessary part of managing data archival overall," Henne said.

The XML-to-PDF utility reduces file and storage costs by its ability to batch multiple files into a single large object, and provides the option of incremental backup, increased retrieval speed through random file access and a storage format that meets the emerging ISO standard for digital archival (PDF/A), company officials said.

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