GWAVA Enters into OEM Partnership with Snowtide for PDFTextStream

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GWAVA and Snowtide have entered into an OEM agreement, where Snowtide's PDFTextStream is now providing key PDF content compatibility for GWAVA's Retain email archiving solution on the Novell GroupWise platform.

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Snowtide is the perfect fit and solution for GWAVA users

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class PDF content extraction solutions, today announced that GWAVA, the premier source for innovative Novell GroupWise solutions has licensed Snowtide's PDFTextStream library for inclusion in its Retain email archiving product.

PDFTextStream will enable GWAVA to expand Retain's email archiving, search, and auditing functionality to include PDF document attachments. As one of the most common types of email attachments, PDF documents often contain information critical to email management and auditing functions. The inclusion of PDFTextStream allows the content held in those PDF attachments to be folded into Retain archives, thereby offering an even more complete solution to GWAVA's customers.

"We are very pleased to be able to parter with GWAVA and help make handling emailed PDF documents part and parcel of Retain's impressive value proposition," said Chas Emerick, CEO and Founder of Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. "We look forward to working with GWAVA to ensure that Retain has top-of-the-line PDF support."

Given the diverse nature of GWAVA's customer base, Retain deployments must be ready to handle virtually any PDF document that might be attached to any email message. As such, PDFTextStream's broad PDF specification support and its high level of operational reliability and performance was key in GWAVA's decision to choose Snowtide as its PDF extraction partner.

"Snowtide is the perfect fit and solution for GWAVA users," said GWAVA CEO and Co-Founder Charles Taite. "Throughout our extensive testing, PDFTextStream proved itself to be far and away the best PDF content extraction solution available on the market."


GWAVA is the worldwide leader of software solutions for Novell GroupWise and Novell Teaming + Conferencing. GWAVA continues to lead the GroupWise partner community with email retention, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, and Content Control and email management on Linux, NetWare and Windows. GWAVA has a global presence with a worldwide network of resellers, and has forged an array of technology partnerships with companies including Novell, Inc.

About Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc.

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts. Its high-performance software and custom development services enable large enterprises and government agencies to automate the extraction, conversion, and cataloging of content held in PDF documents. PDFTextStream, Snowtide Informatics' flagship product, is a software component library for Java, Python, and .NET environments that has been built from the ground up to rapidly and accurately extract text and metadata held in PDF documents. For more information about Snowtide Informatics Systems visit


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