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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2009/02/05 - Debenu, the company behind personal document management package Benubird Pro, today announced its acquisition of iSEDQuickPDF, one of the most popular libraries used for creating, managing, and rendering PDF files - Quickpdflibrary.com.
Debenu, the company that created Benubird Pro, the leading personal document manager for SOHO users, today announced the acquisition of SEDTech's PDF manipulation and management product, iSEDQuickPDF.
"QuickPDF was first released in early 2001 by SEDTech and is one of the most popular libraries used for creating, managing, and rendering PDF files. We're extremely delighted to add this to our suite of products," stated Karl De Abrew, Debenu CEO. "Whilst development slowed considerably over the past few years, we're happy to say that it's now under new management. We've been feverishly working on a new and updated QuickPDF release 'behind-the-scenes' bringing version 5.11 to 7.12"
· Major changes from version 5.11 to version 7.12 include:
· AES 128-bit encryptiona;
· PDF slideshow / presentations / page transitions;
· Renderer to support gradients;
· Import/header files for ActiveX and DLL in a variety of programming languages;
· Implementation of simple TrueType rasterizer;
· Embedded file grouping and links;
· Support for Japanese fonts;
· Improved image parsing;
· Noticable performance increase.
"With later versions, we intend to focus on PDF/A, 3D support, tagged PDF and batch utility features," De Abrew added. "In short, using our extensive experience with PDF technology, we plan to build QuickPDF into the 'Swiss army knife' of PDF toolkits."
For more information visit the official QuickPDF library website.
All existing customers and those who purchase version 5.11 after Feb 3, 2009, will be entitled to receive a free upgrade to version 7.12 when it is released in late Q1 this year.
About Karl De Abrew
Karl De Abrew is the founder and former CEO of Nitro PDF Software. Since starting Nitro PDF Software in 1997 (quickpdflibrary.com), he led the company to many significant achievements, including the successful launch of Nitro PDF Professional (the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®), ARTS PDF (one of the world's leading PDF software developers), and Planet PDF (the most popular website for the PDF community). Karl is a seasoned speaker, having been an expert panelist, moderator and track chair at conferences and seminars across the planet; as well as being an industry commentator and columnist writing for a variety of publications including Adobe System's website and Planet PDF.
Debenu (debenu.com) is one of the world's leading SOHO Document Management and PDF software vendors and the company behind Benubird Pro, the first true personal document manager. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Debenu has operations spanning Europe and Australia. QuickPDF is a key element of Debenu's Document Management suite which includes Benubird Pro, QuickPDF library, and the #1 free online PDF info editor, PDF Properties Changer. Debenu is also responsible for two industry leading blogs, 4xPDF and Digital Documents, both which target the world of electronic documents.