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February 09, 2011

Global Graphics Receives New Contract from Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd, a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, has awarded Global Graphics with a new contract to supply a white label version of its gDoc PDF creator for the DocuWorks document handling software.

DocuWorks has shipped to three million users in Japan and more than 350,000 users mostly in the Asia Pacific area. Global Graphics is a leading developer of OEM and white label software used in printing and electronic document solutions. DocuWorks is used by the office workers to manage documents created by different applications and in different formats, including paper, by scanning them into the DocuWorks format.

By clicking on documents that are displayed as thumbnails, user can view, bundle or unbundle them on a PC as easily as handling paper documents on a desk. With the help of the PDF creator, users are also able to convert their files into industry standard PDF for sharing or archiving.

"We are very pleased with the collaboration and support we received from Global Graphics on this project," said Tatsuya Miyashita, general manager, Solution & Software Development Planning Solution Group of Fuji Xerox, in a press release. "We have a demanding release cycle and the DocuWorks PDF creator was required in seven languages as well as 32 and 64 bit versions. Our engineers worked closely with Global Graphics engineers to bring the project to completion in only six months. That is an exceptional achievement."

In a statement, Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, Global Graphics' director of technology, said, "This contract represents a continued strengthening of the relationship between Global Graphics and Fuji Xerox which began in 2004. We are very pleased and honored that Fuji Xerox has chosen to use our gDoc PDF Creator technology."

The PDF creator was supplied by Global Graphics in Japanese, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, French and English on five Windows platforms, which helped it win the contract from an existing supplier. Fuji Xerox’s requirement of high quality PDF conversion and an improved level of technical support motivated the company to choose Global Graphics for the contract.

Since 2004, Global Graphics has been providing PDF editing technology to Fuji Xerox. It has also provided the initial engineering expertise and consultancy that has helped Fuji to preview, display, zoom, annotate and search in the first DocuWorks release.

In related news, Global Graphics has launched version 5.1 of gDoc PDF Server server-based PDF software.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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