SOURCE: QualityLogic

May 16, 2007 11:44 ET

QualityLogic Announces Update to Its PDF InteropAnalyzer

PDF 1.7 InteropAnalyzer Plus Adds Functional Tests for New PDF 1.6 and 1.7 Features

MOORPARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 -- QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) announced an update to its PDF InteropAnalyzer tool today. PDF InteropAnalyzer verifies that a device or software application can successfully read and interpret Portable Document Format (PDF) files. PDF 1.7 InteropAnalyzer Plus includes PDF 1.7 support, and adds a functional testing module for new PDF 1.6 and 1.7 features.

PDF InteropAnalyzer is used by printer and multifunction-peripheral manufacturers, driver developers, and PDF creator/producer software developers to ensure that their products can handle PDF files. Although PDF is a universal document format, it can produce a wide variety of permutations. This occurs because there are currently seven different PDF file-format versions, and they are used by a wide variety of applications. The composition of a PDF file is influenced by the PDF version, the application, the configuration options and any subsequent document editing. Successful PDF testing must include a huge number of possible document permutations to ensure product compatibility.

The PDF 1.7 InteropAnalyzer Plus contains three distinct test suites:

--  The PDF 1.6/1.7 Functional Test Suite tests the new features in PDF
    1.6 and 1.7 in a manner similar to the way QualityLogic's traditional
    functional test suites test a printer language or file format.
    
--  The Installed Base Test Suite is a database of statistics and URLs
    that provide a statistical sampling of over 10,000 PDF files from the
    Internet.  These represent the installed base of PDF files that are most
    commonly used today.
    
--  The Current Release Test Suite consists of custom-developed test pages
    produced by many of the latest PDF producer and creator applications.
    These represent the PDF files that are likely to enter the general business
    environment over the next 12 to 18 months.
    
"We introduced the PDF InteropAnalyzer in 2004 with support for PDF 1.4 and have updated it each year in tandem with PDF Specification updates," said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic's COO. "This year, we've added functional test cases for new PDF features introduced in PDF 1.6 and 1.7 to give our customers an even more robust test solution. This update, in combination with our Installed Base and Current Release test suites, makes the PDF 1.7 InteropAnalyzer Plus a 'must-have' for companies developing products that consume PDF."

The PDF InteropAnalyzer also includes an SQL database containing the key characteristics for each of these test suites. This allows users to use QualityLogic's Query Builder to easily create a custom test set by querying the database for files with or without specific characteristics. With a custom test set, a user can:

--  Generate an analysis report
--  Run a smallest-set analysis
--  Download any needed files from the Internet
--  Copy test files to a designated directory
--  Generate a file list for batch or automation processes
    
The PDF 1.7 InteropAnalyzer Plus will be available this month. For more information, download a datasheet at http://www.qualitylogic.com/genoa_test_tools/printer/pdf.html, send an email to tools@qualitylogic.com, or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35.

Note: Visit QualityLogic in Booth #126 during WINHec, May 14-16, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic Inc. provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. Its tools and services are used for conformance, performance, and interoperability testing -- from low-level firmware testing to high-level multi-tier application testing. Its target markets are companies that develop and market printers, multifunction peripherals, Telephony/IP products and services, and client-based/mobility software.

TOOLS

QualityLogic's test tools and utilities include the following:

--  A comprehensive set of Microsoft Corp. XPS (XML Paper Specification)
    test suites, tools and utilities.
--  PageSense, the de facto performance-measurement standard for printer
    throughput testing and analysis.
--  Fax testing tools for companies that develop fax machines and build
    the network infrastructure equipment to handle fax traffic, and the
    carriers that run these networks.
    
SERVICES

QualityLogic has four primary service offerings. These include:

--  Contract test services for major technology companies at
    QualityLogic's Boise, ID and Moorpark, CA labs.
--  Onsite managed services for QA.
--  Certification test services.
--  Competitive testing projects for imaging industry OEMs for both
    internal and public purposes.
    
QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It offers pre-submission testing of printer and imaging device drivers for the new Windows Vista Logo Program 3.0, and is the first company to provide independent XPS technology training for engineers and designers.

QualityLogic offers a certified page-yield testing service for printer ink and toner cartridges, as well as testing for consumables reliability, print quality and cost of ownership. In addition, it performs competitive assessment work for leading printer companies.

Address is:  QualityLogic, 5401 Tech Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone is:    805-531-9030 or 800-436-6292.
Web site is: www.qualitylogic.com
Fax is:      805-531-9045
All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
    Darryl Lloyd
    Darryl Lloyd Inc.
    Email Contact
    818-335-7921

    Laura Posson
    QualityLogic
    Email Contact
    805-531-9030, ext. 35