APIs, Integrations and Micro Services

As a production process solutions supplier, CrawfordTech recognizes that a modern production process is made of multiple discrete components. Ideally, these components are ‘best of breed’ and may be from different vendors. The key to optimization of the overall process is to integrate these components into a unified whole. Application Programing Interfaces (API) using standard languages and protocols make this possible.

CrawfordTech supplies APIs for virtually all the CrawfordTech software portfolio. All Transformation software, including optional features can be called through an API. API availability from JAVA, .NET, C and shell scripts provide for integration into new and/or existing workflows. Because Transform programs run on multiple operating systems, availability of the API is not restricted by operating system – Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris and z/OS are all supported.

In addition to standard APIs and Software Development Kits (SDK), CrawfordTech also supplies special programs and a protocol to make specific integrations faster, more productive and flexible.

AccessibilityNow Gateway and Sunrise

AccessibilityNow Gateway and Sunrise give businesses a modern, useful, Web services REST API.  It is used to create custom, multi-threaded, content query and retrieval by integrating with legacy archive systems, enterprise content management (ECM) repositories and content services platforms (CSP) to retrieve content and convert it into web and/or print-ready content formats.

Content transformations are done in real time, within process and with extremely high throughput for thousands of concurrent users without limits to content type, volume and location.

Sunrise manages highly configurable content transformation engines, making use of multi-threaded operations and resource caching to convert and standardize content that is stored in ECM and CSP repositories on-premises and in Cloud platforms. Sunrise transforms content regardless of document type, image file and print format into widely acceptable PDF and HTML formats including PDF/UA and accessible HTML for content accessibility.

Sunrise is ideal for organizations needing to convert and bundle content from mainframe and distributed systems and retrieve it from ECM and CSP repositories on-premises and in Cloud platforms.

PDF Accelerator is a component of Crawford Technologies’ Enterprise Output Management suite of solutions. It leverages our in-depth knowledge and unequaled expertise with PDF and printstream processing to ensure successful, cost-effective results.  This solution integrates with our document re-engineering, QA,  and production workflow platforms for print and electronic document delivery.

MasterONE

MasterONE is used to streamline and lower the costs of providing accessible versions of transactional documents to your customers.

  • Underlying architecture of all CrawfordTech accessibility solutions
  • A single setup for multiple formats saves time and money
  • Accessibility by design with support for all accessible formats

MasterONE is a game-changing way to simplify the delivery of accessible documents. With MasterONE you can easily meet all your customer and employee document accessibility needs to comply with regulations while reducing your costs and simplifying your processes.

MasterONE is a protocol that is the basis for a wide range of accessibility products and services. It provides unprecedented levels of efficiency, usability and compatibility.

MasterONE supports all standard accessible formats, including:

  • Accessible PDF(WCAG 2.1 Level AA, PDF/UA – ISO 14289-1)
  • PDF/UA
  • Accessible HTML
  • Braille
  • Large Print
  • eText
  • Audio

Containerization

Containerization bundles an application together with all of its related configuration files, libraries and dependencies required for it to run in an efficient and bug-free way across different computing environments. The most popular containerization ecosystems are Docker and Kubernetes.

CrawfordTech provides most of it’s server-based products as Docker implementations and is compatible with the Kubernetes infrastructure.