Rendition Server - Enterprise PDF Software Platform
Robust, Modern Document Conversion at Enterprise Scale
Rendition Server Overview
Rendition Server is a highly adaptable document conversion solution that allows enterprises to carry out virtually limitless transformation processes using a single, fully scalable platform. Using Rendition Server, organizations can standardize conversion strategies, including long-term archiving compliance with PDF and PDF/A conversion, PII redaction, and automated CCM, for use by anyone, anywhere in the organization.
Get Useful Output from Omnichannel Input
The modern enterprise needs to be able to manage and process documents regardless of their input channel or file format. Rendition Server helps organizations reach that goal by enabling them to manipulate a wide array of inputs, including PDFs, scans, emails, faxes, digitally born files, and pictures taken on mobile devices.
These inputs can then be transformed into documents that are full-text searchable, archivable, protected, redacted, accessible, or otherwise according to your specification. As a flexible, expandable solution that is designed to integrate seamlessly into your IT environment, Rendition Server uniquely enables IT leaders to create documents according to their desired output needs with ease.
Standardize Your Document Conversion Processes
With standardized document workflows, enterprises simultaneously reduce costs and mitigate compliance risks. Enterprises using different document conversion solutions in different departments or office locations accrue unnecessary maintenance, training, and renewal expenses on those redundant technologies. In addition, without the ability to establish a unified conversion process across multiple solutions, IT departments leave room for error in document handling and open themselves up to legal risk and noncompliance with records retention laws.
By deploying Rendition Server, our clients establish document conversion strategies scalable for use across departments and locations. Since these strategies reside in one robust solution, they can be controlled from a singular point and accessed by anyone. This eliminates the need to pay for overlapping solutions and mitigates risk by enabling employees in various locations or departments to apply the same settings when processing specific document types.
Convert Documents From Anywhere
Built for the modern enterprise, Rendition Server can be set up to initiate processing through diverse avenues. Users can call the software by sending an email to a dedicated email address that the software monitors. With a responsive web service interface, both mobile and desktop users can go through a web browser to interact with the platform. Rendition Server also provides command line access, watch folder mode, and configurable options for further flexibility.
Enterprise Scale and Stability
Rendition Server is a fully scalable solution designed to act as a one-stop shop for all document conversion needs within an entire organization. It is created with the idea that sudden peaks in processing load happen, and need to be handled quickly and effectively when they come up. Further, Rendition Server is equipped with sophisticated failover and load balancing capabilities to ensure stability and efficiency in the event of a failure by any one server location (physical or virtual, and especially at peak processing periods).
Common Rendition Server Client Use Cases
- Enterprise Archiving with PDF and ISO-Compliant PDF/A Conversion
- ISO 32000-1-compatible PDF
- ISO 19005-1-compatible PDF/A-1a and -1b
- ISO 19005-2-compatible PDF/A-2u and -2b
- ISO 19005-3-compatible PDF/A-3u and -3b
- TAA Compliance
- PII Redaction and Document Security
- PDF Optimization with OCR and Compression
- Automated CCM Processes
- Output Management
- Document Barcode Tracking
- Email to PDF Conversion
- Paper and Digital to PDF Conversion (including MS Office)
- Custom Services Tailored to Specific Use Cases*
Core PDF Processing Feature Set
*Have a use case not shown above? This is a small sample of the powerful and expandable capabilities inside Rendition Server. Contact us for more information about your conversion, archiving, or digitalization process.
Rendition Server Licensing Options
Rendition Server licensing is simple and straightforward. Licensing is determined by the number of pages processed per year (Volume), as well as the number of servers required for your operation (Speed).
For example, a license configuration might be 3 million pages per year on 1 server, 24 million pages per year on 4 servers, or unlimited pages on unlimited servers.
Determining Your Enterprise License Needs
To start, we'll find your document processing volume requirements, on a pages per year basis.
|Volume Options||3,000,000||6,000,000||12,000,000||24,000,000||Unlimited Volume|
We would then work together to determine the number of servers (specifically, a worker node, see "Technical Details") best suited for your use case. Typically, number of servers required scales with processing speed demands and is used to address large anticipated variations in peak or seasonal needs.
|Server Options*||1 node||2 nodes||4 nodes||8 nodes||Unlimited Worker Nodes|
*"Server Options" refers to the number of worker nodes in your configuration. The charts above assume 1 manager node, however, configurations involving multiple manager nodes are also available.
For a deeper understanding of your Rendition Server licensing options, please contact us below.
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Rendition Server Architecture
Every conversion job begins by sending a request to the conversion web service. A request contains descriptions of the input and output, as well as the strategy selected and the properties added by the client. Each strategy defines which process should be executed and with which standard properties. For a deeper understanding of the technical architecture of Rendition Server, please contact us below.
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|Windows® 32-bit or 64-bit||Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Server 2008 / Server 2012|
|CPU Speed||1 GHz, 2 GHz or more (recommended)|
|RAM||1 GB minimum, 2 GB per processor core (recommended) more than 2 GB for conversion of very large documents on 64 bit systems|
|HDD||1 GB available storage|
|Microsoft® .NET||Framework 4.0|
|Conversion web service||SOAP|
|O&M web service||REST/JSON|
Technical Requirements for Managing Nodes and Worker Nodes
- CPU: Intel/AMD or compatible x86-64 processors, single- and multi-core processors supported. Powerful multi-core system recommended.
- RAM: Requirements dependent on input and settings. 4GB per CPU/core recommended as a rule of thumb.
- Fast storage for caching and swapping
- Standard installation requires 500MB of storage space
- Supported 64-bit operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
- Individual requirements for the managing node
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or later
- Please note: Additional RDBMS systems will be supported in future
Individual requirements for each worker node
- Office applications for all Office file formats to be processed (either directly or as email attachments)
- Microsoft Word 2013v
- Microsoft Excel 2013
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
- Microsoft Visio 2013
- Microsoft Publisher 2013
- Apache OpenOffice 4.x or LibreOffice 4.x
Runtimes and frameworks
- The Rendition Server requires the Microsoft .NET framework and certain versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime. If these systems are not already present on the system, they will be automatically downloaded and installed.
- Microsoft Windows Server with IIS 7.5 or newer and ASP.NET 4
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
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