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Hybrid Software has joined Ghent Workgroup (GWG) as a vendor member, committing to fully supporting and incorporating GWG specifications into its offering.
GWG represents the print and publishing community, including industry, vendors, associations and educational members. As a reputed international community of industry leaders across Europe and the US, GWG produces numerous specifications and best practices for PDF exchange, and tools for automating and testing processes to establish consistent output results.
Most recently, GWG has released the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0, which helps to determine whether workflows are behaving as expected, and identifies errors in a fast and easy way. Earlier this year, the group also released the GWG2015 specification, accommodating for new developments and best practices in the industry.
Hybrid Software joins Adobe, Agfa, callas software, Chili publish, Dalim Software, EFI, Enfocus, Esko, GMG, Heidelberg, Kodak, Océ, Ricoh, Quark, Ultimate Technographics, and Xerox Impika as a vendor member of GWG.
Nick De Roeck, chief technology officer at Hybrid Software, commented: ‘Hybrid has invested more than 20 man years of software engineering in creating a state of the art PDF library; it sits at the core of all our technology and products like the Packz PDF editor and our Cloudflow workflow software.
‘We have a heritage and enduring commitment to the PDF standard, and are very honored and excited to join the GWG. We think it is a fantastic and unique forum of industry stakeholders, where vendors and users jointly work for the benefit of all PDF customers.’
David Zwang, GWG chairman added: ‘Hybrid Software’s experience in the field of packaging production complements our already strong body of knowledge.’