HELIOS PDF HandShake UB2 integrates callas pdfToolbox 5 for automated preflight with Acrobat X compatibility

HELIOS PDF Handshake UB2 includes automated preflight inspection of PDFs for compliance with industry standards, via cross platform hot folders or remote web access, and adds full Acrobat X compatibility.

Hannover/Berlin, Germany, February 8, 2012 – HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading developer of cross-platform file, print, image, proofing, remote collaboration, and PDF server software, announced it has integrated callas pdfToolbox 5 into its PDF HandShake UB2 server software. The combined solution offers higher performance, simplified PDF preflight inspection, and full compatibility with Adobe Acrobat X.

“We are proud of the long lasting cooperation with HELIOS Software, which started back in 2005 with pdfInspektor 3,” explains Dietrich von Seggern, Business Development Manager at callas software GmbH. “In combination with the performance, reliability and cross-platform support of the HELIOS server software, customers now get the best solution for PDF preflight available.”

A major advantage of the integration of callas pdfToolbox with HELIOS PDF HandShake is automation. PDF creation can be combined with preflighting in one simple, automated process. Utilizing the HELIOS ImageServer UB2 ScriptAssistant, hot folder automated workflows can easily be created to handle and integrate in-house PDF checking. With HELIOS WebShare UB2, web access for the file and print server, PDF delivery, and preflighting is available 24 x 7, facilitating remote collaboration.

“PDF generation and delivery must be combined with sound PDF preflighting for high quality, reliable PDF production,” explained Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. “HELIOS provides the high-performance solutions required for the modern production process, and with callas pdfToolbox 5 HELIOS delivers state-of-the-art PDF preflighting for even our most demanding customers.”

Additional features of the HELIOS PDF HandShake integration of callas pdfToolbox 5 include:

  • Preflight inspection checks PDFs for compliance with industry standards –such as PDF/X-1, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, PDF/A and PDF/VT
  • Informative multi-layer PDF and HTML preflight reports for quick assessment of compliance, XML reports for accounting or automation
  • Apple Spotlight compatible indexing and searches of PDF text content
  • Full text Unicode UTF-8 export from PDF documents
  • Better overall performance and compatibility enhancements
  • Full compatibility with Adobe Acrobat preflight profiles

Detailed information about HELIOS PDF HandShake UB2 with the integrated callas pdfToolbox 5 can be accessed at the HELIOS web site www.helios.de and at the callas software web site http://www.callassoftware.com.


HELIOS UB2 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server features, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.

HELIOS works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

About callas software

callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges. As a technology innovator, callas software develops and markets PDF technology for publishing, print production, document exchange and document archiving. callas software helps agencies, publishing companies and printers to meet the challenges they face by providing software to preflight, correct and repurpose PDF files for print production and electronic publishing.

In addition, callas software technology is available as a programming library (SDK) for developers with a need for PDF optimization, validation and correction. Software vendors such as Adobe®, Quark®, Xerox®, Hewlett Packard® and many others have understood the quality and flexibility provided by these callas tools and have incorporated them into their solutions.

callas software actively supports international standards and has been participating in ISO, CIP4, the European Color Initiative and the Ghent PDF Workgroup. In addition, callas software is a founding member of the PDF Association, and in October 2010, Olaf Drümmer became its chairman.

callas software is based in Berlin, Germany. For more info, please visit www.callassoftware.com.

HELIOS Editorial Contact:


Helmut Tschemernjak, HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3, D-30827 Garbsen, Germany
Tel: +49-5131-709320
Fax: +49 5131-709325
mktg (at) helios.de; www.helios.com

Thomas Hallinan, HELIOS Software GmbH
Tel: 209-827-2760
mktg (at) helios.de

Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW
Tel: 925-323-3169
reefer (at) worldviewpr.com

callas software Press Contact:

Four Pees
Carole Demeulemeester

carole.demeulemeester (at) fourpees.com

callas software GmbH

Dietrich von Seggern

d.seggern (at) callassoftware.com

Tel: +49-30-4439-0310