XChange International has released pdfToolbox Server 4. Created by the developers of the preflight technology in Adobe's Acrobat software, pdfToolbox Server 4 offers features including PDF preflighting and automatic correction, colour management, presentation tools, imposition and more. pdfToolbox Server 4 has been updated to include powerful metadata capabilities.

pdfToolbox Server 4 enables users to access all the PDF automation functionality they need from a single application. The server offers an intuitive user interface for configuring and managing hot folder automation, including clear reporting of results as a PDF, XML, Text or HTML report. Users can process large volumes of data at high speed with comprehensive testing for all PDF file characteristics.

XChange says that the server supports all PDF versions (up to PDF 1.7/Acrobat 9) and connects to existing workflows via hot folders offering simultaneous processing of multiple files for optimised throughput. It uses IPTC, XMP and other object related metadata and displays that data in a configureable report that checks more than 1000 characteristics. It provides configuration files that can be interchanged with other servers and adjusts and corrects more than 100 different PDF?attributes. pdfToolbox Server 4 supports all principle standards and validates and creates PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b.

The product also embeds missing fonts (including Easter European, Cyrillic and Far Eastern fonts), imposes using rule-based imposition schemes, places elements or new PDFs on new layers and makes layers PDF/X-4 compliant.
Additionally, pdfToolbox Server 4 provides adjustable compression methods for images.

Other features include integration with Enfocus FullSwitch and Enfocus PowerSwitch; the ability to generates single page EPS files; full support of ICC and DeviceLink profiles; comprehensive conversion of Office RGB, RGB grey to black only (for text, line-art and images), spot colours from RGB or CMYK, spot colours to process, and coloured PDFs to black/white. The server processes line-art and images separately, and offers dot-gain compensation (for both process and spot colours) and supports black point compensation.