Snowbound Adds PDF/A Support for Compliance-Based Document Archiving (5/20/15)

Waltham, MA (May 20, 2015) - Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing technology, today announced the addition of PDF/A support with embedded fonts for its .NET viewing and conversion SDK, RasterMaster. The 19.0 release also extends DWG support to the 64-bit toolkit and enhances support for Office 2013 DOCX files.

The newest version of RasterMaster .NET also enables users to save documents to PDF/A with embedded fonts, ensuring that a user’s documents will be preserved exactly as they were created. PDF/A is an increasingly in-demand document archival compliance standard that does not require the original tools and systems used for creating, storing, or rendering the files to view them hundreds of years into the future.

“Snowbound releases major version upgrades every three years to save our customers from performing exhaustive new version testing too frequently,” said Simon Wieczner, president and CEO of Snowbound Software. “However, when we do, we make sure the upgrades are worth it. RasterMaster 19 fits the bill, as the PDF/A output and the 64-bit DWG support is vital to many of our customers in both Europe and the United States.”

Additionally, RasterMaster .NET now offers enhanced Office 2013 support and can handle MS Office Word documents from 1995 to the present. The release also introduces DWG support, a CAD drawing format, for 64-bit Windows. The addition extends Snowbound’s extensive file format library to include support for not only documents, but also mechanical, electrical, and engineering charts, diagrams, and blueprints.

Pricing and Availability

RasterMaster .NET 19.0 is available for both x32 and x64 and will be shipping at the end of the month. It includes many other additional improvements and modifications that are not mentioned here. Please visit Snowbound at or give us a call (617-607-2010) for more details.