Snowbound Software Introduces New HTML Format Support for Archiving and Compliance Initiatives

March 20, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Watertown, Ma. (March 20, 2009) — Snowbound Software, the pioneering leader of document viewing and conversion technology, releases new HTML format support for its Windows and .NET products including RasterMaster®, SnowBatch®, and VirtualViewer™. The latest enhancements make it possible to render and capture entire HTML files including styles, images, colors and tables so that both the information and correct appearance of the page can be archived and rendered without losing any data integrity.

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is a tag-based language used to display and communicate information on a web page. Snowbound's Product Manager, Chris Moynihan commented, "The specification for HTML is rather broad because each browser renders HTML differently. Our new HTML format support was developed to provide the same level of quality that customers expect within Firefox,Safari or Internet Explorer. We can now capture entire web pages as well as data from web-based forms without sacrificing quality."

Developers can build rendering and conversion capabilities for HTML directly into their applications using Snowbound's RasterMaster Imaging and Conversion SDK. HTML support is also available in SnowBatch, its Windows-based batch conversion application that can be installed on the desktop or server. HTML files can be converted to virtually any format supported in the product, including PDF and TIFF, for archive purposes.

Snowbound has also included HTML support within its VirtualViewer AJAX for .NET. VirtualViewer AJAX is a Zero Footprint viewer that retrieves and renders content directly in a web browser, eliminating the need to download any application to the client. It provides remote viewing of critical content through any device with web access.

"As part of their workflow, some of our customers need to view emails, reports, or even MS Word documents that have been saved as HTML files. Adding HTML format support within the viewer gives customers a Universal Interface for all of their document processing requirements," added Moynihan.

HTML file support for Snowbound's Windows and .NET products is available immediately. Snowbound is currently developing support for HTML to be available for all of its Java products including RasterMaster and VirtualViewer. The estimated release in Java is scheduled for early May.

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