Bochum, Germany, February 24, 2012 — Soft Xpansion has released version 8 of PDF Render Center (, its PDF server solution for the centralized creation and administration of PDF files.

Bochum, Germany, February 24, 2012 — Soft Xpansion has released version 8 of PDF Render Center (, its PDF server solution for the centralized creation and administration of PDF files.

Developed for company networks, PDF Render Center 8 works as a PDF Server. It converts documents into several standard file formats (PDF, PDF/A and image files). Afterwards, the application distributes the resulting files automatically according to predefined rules. The PDF Server administers conversion and distribution centrally. PDF Render Center 8 includes both the license to trigger the creation of PDF files from multiple client computers (multi-user license) and special technical features to efficiently use it in multi-user environments. It can be integrated into existing document management systems and is able to process large amounts of documents or data.

Pdf Render Center 8 At A Glance
Converts all data formats which can be printed from any software, for example: text files (ANSI and Unicode), RTF files (rich text format) , HTML files or web sites, raster images, PDF documents or pages , Microsoft Office files including meta information (such as links, table of contents/TOC, form fields and control elements, comments) from Word, Excel, PowerPoint
The output formats: PDF, PDF/A, text files, images (including multi page TIFF files)
Folder Watcher: automatic conversion of source files that are sent to a specified server folder
Several communication channels towards the end user in a network to distribute converted files: for example via Internet Explorer or Outlook. All variants are based upon standard software. As nearly all companies already use e-mail software and internet browsers, there is usually no need to purchase additional software in order to distribute the converted files and data
Available rules for the distribution of converted files: send copies to a folder, e-mail as attachment, TCP/IP connection, printout
May be integrated into existing document management systems
Licensing and price models allow paying only for the required functionality

New Features And Details
NEW –  connection to Microsoft SharePoint
NEW – Outlook Watcher: conversion of incoming e-mail including attachments, filtering of messages according to host, sender, search criteria (sender details, subject)
NEW – use of predefined template layouts (stationery)
NEW – further improvement of performance
NEW – web service configuration made easier
Archive files (ZIP and EML):  extraction of files from archives and their conversion to PDF
Original files and converted files may be placed together in one output folder
Differing layouts of the original source files may be standardized into a common layout by using predefined template layouts (for example by using common headers and footers, watermarks, page orientation)
Conversion of Outlook message files (MSG format)

The price of PDF Render Center 8 depends on three basic parameters: the provided functionality, the number of workstations in the network (number of network users) which will use the application and finally the data traffic with it, that is the number of pages that will be processed during a week.

Prices start at 280, – Euros for the basic module (PDF Render Center 8 Network Printer) with 10 network clients and 100 pages per week. More examples of typical configurations can be requested by sending an e-mail to Soft Xpansions press department. Additionally, maintenance contracts are available.

More Information And Product Guide
More information on PDF Render Center 8 is available on the product page ( and in the product guide ( A test version is available on the product page for download.

System Requirements
PDF Render Center 8 has been developed for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows environments. It runs with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000.

About Soft Xpansion
Soft Xpansion is a globally active, international team of software authors, developers, screen designers, engineers and product managers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. The product range includes solutions (out-of the-box standard software, developer libraries, software development kits and individual programming) in the areas of PDF technology and document management. In the past 16 years, more than 200 software products have been published in more than 200 different editions. Localized versions of Soft Xpansion products are available in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, USA, the Benelux countries, the Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia and Turkey. Soft Xpansion is a full member of the PDF Association and of the PDF/A Competence Center, For more information on the company, please refer to

Frank Dueckers
Soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG
Koenigsallee 45
D-44789 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49 234 298 41 73
Fax: +49 234 298 41 72
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