activePDF Establishes Beachhead Distribution in Asia-Pacific

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XLsoft becomes distributor of activePDF products for Japanese and Asian markets.

activePDF (, the single source for software development tools for implementing any type of PDF capability into server-based Windows applications, recently expanded its presence in Japan and Asia-Pacific through a master distribution agreement with XLsoft Corporation. Founded in 1987, XLsoft is the leading software distribution and localization firm of developers' software products for Japanese and Asian markets.

“activePDF has a stellar reputation among developers,” said Ken Takayanagi, APAC sales manager for XLsoft. “They’ve been consistently first-to-market with many PDF development capabilities and we’re proud to distribute their products both in Japan and the APAC region.”

XLsoft will be distributing the entire activePDF product suite, which includes:

  •     DocConverter — .NET/COM enterprise solution for automated to/from PDF conversion;
  •     Meridian — PDF enterprise network printer;
  •     Portal — ASP .NET Web control that displays, annotates, and form-fills PDFs from any browser;
  •     Server — .NET/COM programmable API print to PDF from any file format;
  •     Toolkit — .NET/COM enterprise solution to merge, form-fill, stamp, flatten, encrypt PDF and more; and
  •     WebGrabber – tool to programmatically convert URL, HTML, and XML to PDF.

“XLsoft is a great match for activePDF,” said Steve Young, director of channel sales for activePDF. “Not only are they recognized for distributing groundbreaking products, they provide the critical localized support required for success in Japan and Asia-Pacific markets and they’re masters at supporting developers.”

About XLsoft (
XLsoft Corporation is a leading software distribution and localization firm of developers' software products for the Japanese and Asian market. Founded in 1987, XLsoft is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and prides itself in being a brand name in the international software industry. Distributing only the most innovative products to software developers, XLsoft has republished, localized, and distributed award-winning software, which include Intel C++/Fortran Compiler and VTune Analyzer, PKWARE PKZIP and SecureZIP, Jungo WinDriver, activePDF, SpreadsheetGear, Source Insight, and many other extraordinary software products for the international market.

Focusing on distributing development tools and utilities, XLsoft has established many strong relationships within the computing industry for over a decade. XLsoft is well trusted in introducing groundbreaking products to the Japanese market; hence their clients include industry-leading pioneers such as Intel, IBM and NEC Japan. XLsoft has achieved success in presenting the latest American software trends to the Japanese market as well as hosting intercontinental trends in the United States. With a strong localization/service team in Irvine and dedicated sales and marketing teams in Tokyo, XLsoft continues to grow as a key player in the international software industry.

About activePDF (
Headquartered in Laguna Niguel, Calif., activePDF creates developer tools for implementing leading-edge PDF capabilities — file viewing, conversion, editing, manipulation, and delivery —into server-based Windows applications. In business since 2000, the company has a substantial market presence with over 23,000 customers and approximately 300,000 licenses worldwide and is known in the Microsoft development community as the single-source for any type of PDF out-of-the-box development tool.

activePDF clients include more than 50% of the Fortune and Global 500 organizations and span every industry — IBM, NASA, Harvard University, Warner Bros., Citibank, ACCOR, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, L'Oreal, and Procter & Gamble among many others. The company’s software is consistently recognized as being the industry’s best. Among more recent awards are Visual Studio magazine’s Reader’s Choice for eight years running, and a CODiE for best software component.

Media contact: Brant Skogrand, APR, MBC, KC Associates, LLC, brant(at)kc-associates(dot)com, 626.756.4763

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