BCL Technologies develops document creation, conversion, and
extraction solutions that are used to automate a wide variety
of manual processes, saving time, increasing productivity and
BCL Technologies has a research
arm that works continuously to develop more products to
enhance computer-based systems. Areas of expertise include
neural networks, fuzzy logic, document analysis, information
retrieval, database technologies, and natural language query
The company has developed proprietary technologies through
research sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA) and Advanced Technology Program (ATP). These technologies
assist in commercializing digital library research from NASA,
NSF and DARPA.
BCL Technologies is founded in 1993.
The Experience You Can Depend On
The Experience You Can Depend On
PDF Document Creation
BCL Technologies has developed BCL easyPDF SDK,
a powerful PDF Programming Toolkit designed specifically
to help Programmers develop and maintain PDF server
and PDF desktop applications. It is developed from
the ground up to fit well in an environment where
Programmability, Quality, Speed, and Reliability
are of the utmost importance.
PDF Data Extraction
Adobe found that while people loved the consistent,
rich, and portable document view that PDF provided,
the inabilities to extract objects such as text,
tables, and graphics were serious concerns for
end-users from a wide range of industries, such
as pharmaceutical and financial industries, that
relied heavily on PDF documents.
MS Wireless, a leading independent reseller
for Cingular Wireless, used to manually extract
sales order information from PDF files and match
it to their own POS database for data consistency
in verifying sales and paying sales commissions.
The high volume of orders required 15-20 employees
for this work. They were always 1-2 weeks behind,
which delayed uncovering of inconsistencies in
reported sales and increased instances of fraud
in the field.
PDF Document Manipulation
On a daily basis, Rogers MIS aggregates the content
of clinical findings presented at medical society
proceedings from around the world for analysis
by its database search engine technology. The
information arrives in various media formats.
Many sources employ layouts where an individual
piece of content may wrap across columns or pages.
Rogers MIS needed a method to demarcate the beginning
of each piece of content for presentation to
its ingestion and content storage systems.
R.R. Donnelley Financial was faced with the challenge
of reducing turnaround time for conversion of
native Desktop (DTP) documents to the appropriate
EDGAR II HTML and EDGAR ASCII formats for filing
with the SEC. The challenge was to utilize Adobe® Acrobat®'s
PDF capabilities while also allowing for extraction
and conversion of content into editable HTML
3.2 and ASCII file formats, with or without graphics.
PDF Document Usability and Readability
Between 1994 and 1998, SONY migrated all of their
repair manuals, schematics, diagrams, and documentation
to PDF in order to reduce printing and distribution
costs. Although this initiative effectively saved
the company time and money, they soon found that
the electronic format had several disadvantages.
PDF was not suitable for displaying complex schematics
because they were difficult to view on a monitor.
Users were unable to trace the countless connecting
lines between components, or to determine a part’s
description. Navigating the content in the PDF
files was a great challenge and it took an enormous
amount of time.
PDF Data Searching
Abbott Laboratories stores its medical and research
information in a PDF database. Many of these
documents contain vital facts and figures that
are frequently required for research purposes.
One of the biggest challenges they face is allowing
end-users to conduct searches for key words or
terms over the company's intranet.