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The Benefits of a Java Image Viewer

by | Apr 26, 2011

And no, not for viewing pictures of coffee…
Java, for those of you who don’t know, is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed at Sun Microsystems that is designed to have few implementation dependencies. Java is currently one of the most popular programming languages in use, and is widely used from application software to web applications. Java’s ‘write once, run anywhere’ credo makes it a perfect development platform for an application such as a Java Image Viewer that can transparently run on almost any platform – from Windows to Unix to the iPad to a Droid device.

Why Java?

The most important aspect of using Java technology for developers is that the program need only be written once for the Java platform – and then will be able to run anywhere. (Anywhere that supports Java that is – which actually is everywhere these days as a Java environment is on virtually every Internet connected computer.)
Another key benefit of developing in Java is its security features. From its inception, Java was developed with security in mind. The platform enables users to download untrusted code, and run it in a secure environment where it cannot do any harm such as infect the host system or read or write files from the hard drive. Java is unique in these capabilities.

Why a Java Image Viewer or Java PDF Viewer from Snowbound Software?

Snowbound’s Java image viewer provides users of content management systems a tool with which to view a wide variety of document and file types via a universal viewer. A Java PDF viewer on the other hand, not only enables access to PDF files without needing Adobe installed, but also features annotation tools such as electronic ‘sticky notes’, and the ability to redact sensitive information. Both Java image viewers and Java PDF viewers from Snowbound give users in a wide variety of industries and organizations many benefits with regards to streamlining workflow and better serving their customers…

  • Healthcare Organizations use Java image viewers coupled with their Health Information Systems to process a wide variety of facility and patient information including medical and financial records, insurance forms, physician’s orders and prescriptions and X-rays. Medical and administrative staffs are able to securely access and view medical information processed regardless of format and data repository.
  • Banking and Financial Services Institutions rely on Java PDF viewers and Java image viewers for fast and accurate document viewing conversion that streamline the processing of loan applications, mortgage papers, checks and other financial documents.
  • The Insurance Industry has achieved expedited claims processing and enhanced customer service through the ability to handle any kind of claim form or customer correspondence utilizing Java image viewer technology.
  • Government Agencies use Java PDF viewers for the quick and accurate conversion and processing of documents created electronically and those scanned into a document management system. Documents with diverse formats and origins are securely converted, archived and viewed – both for internal use and for viewing by the public on the Web.

Java was designed with a global bent in mind, as it is the only commonly used programming language that was designed with internationalization features at its inception. Java image viewers and Java PDF viewers were designed with flexibility in mind as well – to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications and users – like you!

– Scott