Adobe Systems Incorporated and HP have announced that they are expanding their relationship to help technical professionals including architects, engineers, and construction (AEC) professionals improve collaboration inside and outside their organizations and more effectively drive document-based work to completion.
The first outcome of this expanded relationship will be a new offering for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) that bundles Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional software with HP Designjet large-format printers. The combination is intended to help improve efficiency and reduce costs by allowing technical professionals to share all the components of a design project, both electronically in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and by easily and accurately printing the files in large format. The Acrobat 7.0 Professional and HP Designjet large-format printer bundle is immediately available in EMEA in English, French, and German language versions. Spanish, Italian and Portuguese language versions are expected to be available by the end of March 2005.
Acrobat 7.0 Professional is designed to enable technical professionals to generate high-quality, searchable, and more secure Adobe PDF files from virtually any application, including CAD, technical diagramming, project scheduling, and other business and technical software. Compact and optimized for critical documents in the project lifecycle, PDF files created by Acrobat 7.0 Professional retain the look and feel of original application files, including layers, fonts, images, and formatting. In addition, Adobe PDF files can include added security, such as password-protection, so documents can be shared with confidence inside and outside the firewall.