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ICEsoft Ships ICEpdf 5 – Popular Open Source Java PDF Engine

DATE: April 9, 2013

Calgary, AB Canada – January 9, 2013ICEsoft Technologies Inc., a leading global supplier of open-source technologies for enterprise, announced today that ICEpdf is shipping. ICEpdf is an open source Java PDF engine for viewing, printing, manipulating, and annotating PDF documents. The ICEpdf API is 100 percent Java-based, lightweight, fast, efficient and easy to use.

ICEpdf Open Source and ICEpdf PRO can be used in multiple environments supporting Java, including Windows, Mac OSX, Unix, and Linux. ICEpdf can be used as standalone open source Java PDF viewer, or can be easily embedded in any Java application as a seamless Java PDF viewer. Beyond PDF document rendering, ICEpdf is extremely versatile, and can be used in a multitude of innovative ways, including image conversion, printing, search, text and/or image extraction or annotation read/create/edit plus write.

What's new in ICEpdf 5.0 Open Source

  • Annotation (Read/Create/Edit)
  • Layers support for optional content
  • Improved image masking and transparency support
  • Multi-threading for maximum CPU utilization
  • Improved memory manager

What's new in ICEpdf 5.0 PRO

  • Annotation (Read/Create/Edit + Write)
  • New parsing engine ~ 10x acceleration
  • True type font hinting support

“ICEpdf 5 is arguably the biggest release in ICEpdf history,” says Brian McKinney, President and CEO ICEsoft Technologies. “With a 10X speed improvement, enhanced rendering of Asian fonts, layers, annotations, multi-threading and more, ICEpdf is the most feature rich and best performing open source Java PDF engine on the market today.”

Availability and Licensing

ICEpdf Open Source and ICEpdf PRO can be downloaded at:

About ICEsoft Technologies

ICEsoft Technologies Inc. is a commercial open source company and a leading global provider of RIA solutions for desktop and mobile enterprise. Founded in 2001, ICEsoft products are used by over 10,000 enterprises and 150,000 developers worldwide. ICEsoft is the proud sponsor of ICEfaces, ICEmobile and ICEpdf.

ICEsoft©, ICEfaces©, ICEmobile© and ICEpdf©are registered trademarks or trade names of ICEsoft Technologies, Inc.