callas software releases pdfaPilot 12

04 nov. 2022

Long-term PDF archival and PDF accessibility made easy

callas software, the market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, today releases a major update to its pdfaPilot product line. Both the desktop version of pdfaPilot v12 and the different solutions for automation and integration (the hot-folder based pdfaPilot Server, command-line based pdfaPilot CLI and developer version pdfaPilot SDK) are available for download immediately.

pdfaPilot v12 has improvements across the board, both in terms of functionality and processing speed. Notably pdfaPilot now has the ability not only to search for specific text throughout a PDF document, but now also to do full search and replace. And as following standards is paramount in the archival and accessibility space, pdfaPilot v12 has support for the Factur-X / ZUGFeRD 2.2 / XRECHNUNG standard. An improved JPEG2000 encoder embedded in the product makes it possible to significantly reduce the size of images in documents; specifically for scanned documents, this can have file size reductions of up to 50% which is very important when archiving large volumes of documents.

Using pdfaPilot in cloud and auto-scaling environments

callas pdfaPilot v12 now works together with the SaaS version of the callas License Server solution. License Server is an alternative licensing way for pdfaPilot where the software is not activated on a specific machine but gets its permission to run from a central License Server.

Where before this License Server had to be installed locally (which requires some technical know-how, especially when running a cluster of License Servers for redundancy), callas now offers the callas License Server in the Cloud service. This is a fully redundant cluster of License Servers maintained by callas, that can immediately be used (after purchase of the necessary process or credit cartridges).

Availability and price

callas pdfaPilot 12 is available today from the callas software web site.

  • pdfaPilot Desktop for manual processing as a plug-in within Adobe Acrobat or standalone, starts at 625 EUR. An upgrade from pdfaPilot 11 costs 250 EUR, and an upgrade from pdfaPilot 10 costs 375 EUR.
  • pdfaPilot Server, CLI, and SDK for fully automated, hands-off processing and integration in other solutions start at 5000 EUR. Upgrades to pdfaPilot Server / CLI / SDK 12 are included in the maintenance agreement.

Customers without an active maintenance agreement or with further inquiries regarding availability, price, options or return on investment, please contact the callas software distribution partner, Four Pees at Download a fully functional time-limited trial version from

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