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ARTS PDF buys US software company Lantana

Friday, 29 August 2003
By Print 21 Online Article

The acquisition expands ARTS PDF’s publishing product range to include print production tools such as Crackerjack and PDF ImageWorks and includes form processing and management software. Former Lantana head, Gary Armstrong, will work with the Australian company as vice president of sales.

According to Karl De Abrew, CEO, BinaryThing, the acquisition is part of a strategy of providing a complete set of products and services for all PDF users. “Incorporating the award-winning Lantana product line will enhance the ability of ARTS PDF’s customers to create, manage and print electronic documents on a wide variety of computer platforms and output devices.’

The new products include Crackerjack, for PDF-based colour print production; PDF ImageWorks, for editing images in Acrobat; Stratify PDF, the first Acrobat plug-in for creating and using layers; and Variform PDF, a range of tools for variable data printing and data merging.

“Joining a growing team that shares our philosophy of working with our customers to extend what can be achieved with Adobe Acrobat and PDF is exciting,” said Armstrong.”ARTS PDF will continue to offer Lantana customers the service and support they have come to expect and with the larger team we will be able to respond faster to the demand for new features and new products.”

The changes take affect immediately.

ARTS PDF, a leading PDF specialist and division of BinaryThing, has been developing software and custom solutions focusing on Adobe Acrobat and PDF since 1997 and today has operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Over the period the team has been involved in a broad range of PDF-related technologies, including document encryption, collaboration, management, workflow and on-demand publishing.

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