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January 08, 2014

Actuate Announces the Availability of BIRT Viewer Toolkit

Actuate (News - Alert) Corporation has announced the availability of BIRT Viewer Toolkit, which is designed particularly for developers and ISVs.

BIRT Viewer Toolkit (BVT) is a free toolkit and is intended to enhance the BIRT experience for open-source users. The toolkit provides use of the BIRT Viewer, for a cleaner, more modern look and feel, according to the company. It also lets open-source users to make use of the JavaScript API (JSAPI) to more easily embed BIRT data visualizations into many different types of applications.

In addition, the BIRT Viewer Toolkit (BVT) is ideal for developers to quickly integrate BIRT visualizations and reporting capabilities into their own applications. Using JavaScript, BIRT content can now be effortlessly embedded into applications without any need for writing the Java code.

Acutate officials said that their company has given personal attention and support to develop the BVT. This kit is commercial-quality alternative to the sample viewer that is already included in the open source BIRT distribution.

BIRT developers can easily incorporate the new BIRT Viewer Toolkit within a Java application server, and thereby offer end users a variety of features including the ability to view, save, link to, print and export reports in CSV, XML, HTML, AFP, PostScript and PD.

Users can also integrate it in Microsoft (News - Alert) Word, Excel and PowerPoint to avail more convenience. BVT also displays a report’s built-in table of contents and also comes with parameter collection features including a date picker and multi-page navigation, and handles content hyperlinking.

BIRT Viewer Toolkit also works in harmony with Actuate’s commercial product line driven by the BIRT iHub platform. BIRT iHub modifies BIRT content by instantaneously scaling to hundreds or thousands of users.

Anyone interested can download the free BIRT Viewer Toolkit here:

Actuate Corporation is a BIRT Company offering software to more than three million BIRT developers and OEMs.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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