RenderX, Rascal Software to Deliver Easy to Use XML to PDF Publishing

3/18/2004 - RenderX, Inc., the first company in the world to roll out a Java-based, commercial grade XML rendering engine and Rascal Software, a provider of quality Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based software for content creation, editing and multi-channel publishing, announced a strategic alliance. Through this alliance, Rascal Software will be extending the functionality of their products to include high-quality print and PDF output using the RenderX XEP Rendering Engine.

Rascal Software has embedded RenderX’s flagship product XEP into Veredus, Rascal’s XML-based single-source authoring solution. Veredus, designed for documentation professionals, is an authoring tool for creating complete documentation projects. Veredus customers will be able to create PDF and print output through the embedded XEP software. XEP converts XML documents into a printable form (PDF or PostScript) by applying XSL Formatting Objects styling. XEP is written in Java and supports industry-standard programming interfaces for XML processing, allowing it to be easily integrated into such applications as Veredus.

“Rascal Software’s goal is to set the standard for Help authoring tools,” said Rob Frankland, president and CEO for Rascal Software. “By offering easy document conversion to a printable form, the frustrating and time-consuming task of updating documents on an individual basis is gone--ultimately enabling professionals to be more productive in a shorter period of time. We believe that together, Rascal Software and RenderX can deliver world class solutions to our customers.”

"We are delighted to be working with Rascal Software in this partnership,” said Kevin Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for RenderX. “Rascal’s Veredus product makes it easy to plan and start a Help project, and is more straightforward than any other Help authoring program I've researched. The sensible, unobtrusive user interface is efficient, productive and painless to use. By integrating Rascal’s best-in-class XML authoring solution with RenderX’s leading PDF and Print output solution, our joint clients can enjoy the benefits of a proven, standards-compliant solution.”

About RenderX, Inc.
RenderX, a market leader in "XML to PDF" and "XML to PostScript" technology, offers the most productive tool available for high-quality print output of XML content. RenderX XEP is the only commercial grade XSL formatter written in Java for dynamic presentation of sophisticated documents, enabling companies to single source their content for both web and print products - including use in a localization and globalization software and services. RenderX's patent pending technology is used by hundreds of organizations worldwide in the financial, consumer, insurance, government, manufacturing, transportation and pharmaceutical sectors to deliver dynamic documents in high volume to their customers, partners and employees. Committed to open standards and quality software components, RenderX helps companies to achieve efficiency, cost savings and quick return on investment. For more information, visit RenderX on the web at

RenderX, Inc. is a registered trademark and XEP is a trademark of RenderX in the United States and other countries.

About Rascal Software
Rascal Software is committed to developing quality XML-based software for content creation, editing and multichannel publishing. Based on industry standards and featuring superior ease-of use, Rascal Software products enable professionals to be more productive in a shorter period of time. Rascal Software's product, Veredus, an XML-based single source authoring tool, is targeted at documentation professionals and allows content to be transformed, formatted and rendered on-the-fly. Rascal Software is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit Rascal Software on the web at

Veredus is a trademark of Rascal Software in the United States and other countries.

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