CDP Communications Inc. provides software that enables print data stream transformations, secures the archival/retrieval of print documents, and compares print data stream files, in a fraction of the time that a manual process would take.
CDP has specialized in developing printing software solutions for Independent Software Vendors, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Service Bureaus, and Developers since 1984 and it has continually evolved its software and added to its catalogue to support the ever-increasing demands for printing and information solutions.
CDP Communications (www.cdpcom.com) is a leading supplier of enterprise data transformation software. Using advanced conversion and viewing technologies, CDP helps technology vendors convert their clients’ data streams into industry standards for viewing, distribution, data extraction, and printing format conversion.
CDP’s Application Programming Interface(API), ADEPT Suite, DocDiff, and STREAMdiff products are integrated as critical components of their partners’ solutions for document composition, electronic statement presentment, content management, archiving, print redistribution, and customer relationship management. Through a strategic partnership program, CDP technologies are deployed in end-to-end solutions, which address the needs of organizations in key vertical market segments including the banking, insurance, brokerage, and telecommunications industries.
Founded in 1984, CDP was the first software company to release a product that could present IBM Advanced Function Presentation Data Streams and 3211/3800-1 print data streams through a Windows viewer. Known as cdpReportView, the product provided AFPDS presentation where AFP stood for Advanced Function Printing. cdpReportView used an Application Programming Interface or API to convert AFP pages into an internal Print Description Language or PDL called ADEPT and used an API to render ADEPT pages as bitmaps for presentation. CDP released these APIs during the first year that Windows 3.1 was available. Since then CDP has developed:
- Xerox LCDS and Metacode data stream transforms
- PostScript transforms
- PDF transforms
- PCL transforms
- AFPDS rendering engines
- Metacode rendering engines
- PostScript rendering engines
- PDF rendering engines
- HTML rendering engines
- TIFF rendering engines
- Contextually meaningful XML rendering engines
- ADEPT Suite
- Visual Knowledge Manager (VKM)
- Print data stream comparison (STREAMdiff)
- Document Flow Comparison (DocDiff)
CDP has evolved the API and batch applications to be platform independent. Unlike many other print data stream developers, CDP has either developed its transform and rendering engines, or it has obtained source licenses for the third party technology that it uses.