Callas Software is using its presence at the Seybold Seminars Adobe Network Solutions Pavilion to showcase its Adobe Acrobat automation module AutoPilot, as well as other third party applications that integrate with AutoPilot.
Billed as “the open automation approach for PDF workflows,” AutoPilot provides automation mechanisms for managing PDF creation, preflighting, modifying, trapping, proofing and printing. It works hand-in-hand with compliant products throughout the workflow process, according to Callas.
Users configure customized queues that allow several AutoPilot-compliant plug-ins in Acrobat to be started in sequence for file processing. AutoPilot utilizes a hot folder mechanism, which enables individual data and entire folder structures to be processed. Up to 128 hot folder queues can be set up using AutoPilot. Once it’s launched, AutoPilot scans all the defined “In” folders and activates the corresponding action sequences.
Callas Software provides a lengthy list of software both from itself and other developers which provide a variety of functions that can be automated, from preflighting to CMYK conversion, image handling optimization, trapping, PDF to EPS conversion and much more.
Available for both Mac and Windows, AutoPilot costs US$1,999 per server license.
In related news, Callas Software has also announced PDF/X-3 Inspector, a freeware Acrobat Plug-in it expects to release by the end of March. The software has been designed to enable Acrobat users to create and verify PDF/X-3 files according to ISO 15930-3 specification.
Look for Callas Software to be showcased in the Adobe Solutions Network Pavilion at
Seybold Seminars in booth 401. Seybold Seminars runs through Friday, February 22nd, at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York City.