STREAMdiff

STREAMdiff is a high speed AFP, Metacode, Postscript and PDF print data stream comparison application. In a fraction of the time that a manual approach would take, STREAMdiff performs the tedious and labor-intensive task of comparing two print data streams.

STREAMdiff inspects the visual output of two print data streams to ensure that there are no unexpected differences. Interrogating print stream structures, STREAMdiff provides a detailed list of specific changes and pinpoints the exact location of items that have changed.

With STREAMdiff, print streams are visually compared side-by-side with font, image, and graphics changes easily identified by user-defined change marks such as circles or arrows. The cause of each difference is explained in detail and a drag and drop operation allows for easy acceptance of selected changes.

Illustration of the STREAMdiff application window

Key Features of STREAMdiff

Side by Side Comparison

Side by side, color coded markings clearly denote changes in documents

Simple Graphic User Interface

Control reading order of elements ensuring a coherent content flow. Options to fine-tune.

Support of Many Formats

Page Description Languages Supported: AFP, PDF, Postscript, PCL, Metacode, ASCII text

Comparison Between Formats

Compares both “like to like” files (e.g., AFP to AFP), or “like to unlike” files (e.g., AFP to PDF)

Different CCM Output Compare

Compares documents created by different Customer Communication Management (CCM) applications

Interactive or Batch

Works in both interactive and batch modes. When used in conjunction with Switch, the need to manually program DOS command line parameters is eliminated at the beginning of batch comparison processes

Detailed Reporting

Review results in the PDF-based Detailed Difference Report

Audit

Audit trail of document QA/testing process

Benefits of STREAMdiff

STREAMdiff is a high-speed AFP, Metacode, Postscript, and PDF print data stream comparison application. In a fraction of the time that a manual approach would take, STREAMdiff performs the tedious and labor-intensive task of comparing two print data streams.

With STREAMdiff, printstreams are visually compared side-by-side with font, image, and graphics changes easily identified by user-defined change marks such as circles or arrows. The cause of each difference is explained in detail, and a drag and drop operation allows for easy acceptance of selected changes.

STREAMdiff inspects the visual output of two print data streams to ensure that there are no unexpected differences. Interrogating printstream structures, STREAMdiff provides a detailed list of specific changes and pinpoints the exact location of items that have changed.

Improved page synchronization logic allows STREAMdiff to handle reordered documents with added or removed pages.

Use Cases By Industry

Banking/Financial

In the financial / banking industry, sharing public-facing digital content that is not accessible presents legal risk. CDP's ADEPT UA software offers a comprehensive solution. Outdated tools hinder accessibility compliance, leaving financial documents, often containing complex tables, inaccessible. However, ADEPT UA's powerful table handling features enable seamless conversion of high-volume documents into accessible formats, ensuring compliance with regulations. Financial service firms can now effortlessly create universally accessible content, safeguarding against litigation risks and ensuring customer retention.

Insurance

ADEPT UA software by CDP automates accessibility for high-volume, public-facing insurance documents. Presenting documents such as policy contracts and benefit booklets without accessibility features is no longer acceptable or legally compliant. With dynamic document handling and advanced table features, ADEPT UA ensures automated compliance with accessibility regulations. Insurance companies can now release universally accessible content, reducing legal risks and providing equal access to all customers.

Government

ADEPT UA software by CDP empowers governments at all levels to enhance public-facing communications, including tax bills. It automates accessibility for high-volume government documents, ensuring compliance with accessibility regulations. With ADEPT UA's dynamic document handling, governments can deliver universally accessible content, fostering transparency and engagement with citizens. Additionally, ADEPT UA enables the repurposing of key fields as HTML email summaries, which accompany the attached PDF documents. This comprehensive approach demonstrates commitment to inclusivity, reduces legal risks, and enhances trust in public services.

Other

ADEPT UA software by CDP is a versatile solution that caters to various industries and document types. Any high-volume, enterprise, transactional PDF, or predictably formatted PDF can be seamlessly converted to PDF/UA, ensuring accessibility compliance. With ADEPT UA, you can effortlessly transform transactional documents like letters, statements, paychecks, notices, bills, client notifications, receipts, boarding passes, and more into universally accessible formats. ADEPT UA's automated approach guarantees that these documents are accessible and compliant without the need for manual intervention, streamlining processes and enhancing inclusivity across diverse contexts.

Use Cases

Minor Document Updates

STREAMdiff is valuable for making minor changes to documents. This includes tasks like adding new product information, modifying logos, updating signatures, or ensuring the accuracy of disaster recovery documents.

Upgrading Environments

When upgrading server environments (e.g., migrating from on-premises to the cloud or transitioning to a new operating system), STREAMdiff ensures that document outputs remain consistent and error-free.

Product Update Testing

Organizations releasing software or products can utilize STREAMdiff to assess whether updates have any adverse effects on document outputs. This helps maintain document integrity during software updates.

Routine Quality Control

STREAMdiff plays a crucial role in day-to-day quality control. It ensures that expected outputs match across various formats, such as print and online documents. This is particularly important when transitioning from AFP to PDF formats.

Disaster Recovery Verification

STREAMdiff is instrumental in disaster recovery scenarios. It helps ensure that disaster recovery documents are up to date and accurately reflect the necessary information, enhancing preparedness for unforeseen events.

How to get started

We would be delighted to arrange a demonstration of STREAMdiff for you. If you could kindly share a couple of your documents, we can even tailor the demo to showcase its effectiveness with your specific materials.

Learn More About STREAMdiff

STREAMdiff Introductory Video

Configuration

System Requirements

  Intel Quad Core processor, 8 GB RAM, running Windows 2012 or Windows 10.

Supported Platforms

Windows 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022 or Linux Red Hat or Suse. On Prem or Cloud deployment.