- automates the exploding process!
How PDF-eMONITOR saves you more time and money
The PDF-eXPLODE process consists of 3 phases which can be represented graphically as follows:
PDF-eMONITOR eliminates the need for phase 1 (creation of Master PDF) to be run by PDF-eXPLODE. PDF-eMONITOR will accept a PDF with the invisible tags ‘built-in’ and created with ANY PDF writer available. By using your preferred third party PDF engine, you can potentially eliminate the 3500 page PDF processing limitation that PDF-eXPLODE PDF engine has.
Furthermore, you can also optimize the time taken to produce the master PDF by using faster PDF writer software. This externally produced master PDF must be saved into a PDF-eMONITOR configured ‘INBOX’ folder.
PDF-eMONITOR will automatically launch PDF-eXPLODE and pass to it, each PDF in the INBOX, with a special command to commence processing at phase 2 – ‘exploding’ and then on to phase 3 – ‘email’. This is graphically represented as:
Once the process is complete, PDF-eMONITOR will move the incoming PDF to an OUTBOX folder and write a log to record the PDF file processing as completed.
How does it work?
In your business application, you create a PDF using any PDF writer of your choice. For example, if you are running a report from Crystal Reports or Sequel Server Reporting Service (SSRS) reporting software,
then you can EXPORT the report as PDF rather than PRINT to PDFeXPLODE printer (in order to create the master PDF). The PDF created must include the PDF-eXPLODE
tags. You ensure that the PDF created is saved to the location specified as ‘INBOX’ in PDF-eMONITOR configuration.
PDF-eMONITOR is configured to monitor the INBOX folder at a configured time interval between 1 and 120 minutes (or 2 hours)- we recommend a minimum of 10 minutes between each INBOX folder scan. PDFeMONITOR is loaded in the Windows system tray (either at Start Up or manually starting the software), from where it silently ‘watches’ the inbox for incoming PDFs. Once an incoming file is detected, PDF-eMONITOR will open PDF-eXPLODE and pass all files in the INBOX queue to PDF-eXPLODE using a special command designed to start the process from phase 2.
PDF-eXPLODE will process and explode the PDF file and then email all of the PDF attachments. This is a significantly faster process cutting up to 30 minutes from a 1,000 page PDF-eXPLODE FULL (‘end to end’) creation process. Larger files save more time and eliminate the 3,500 page limitation for PDF document creation which the PDF-eXPLODE PDF writer has.
What are the uses and benefits of PDF-eMONITOR?
We are sure you will find a lot of ‘soft’ benefits after using PDF-eMONITOR for a while in your business. But here are some ‘hard’ (real) benefits:
- Can be used with any 3rd party PDF writer and with any business application’s in-built PDF export functionality, like Crystal Reports PDF export, SQL Server Reporting Services export PDF replacing the need for scheduling PDF-eXPLODE processing.
- You can resend failed email PDF attachments – where an email has ‘failed’ as a consequence of some server /ISP related issue, PDF-eXPLODE saves a copy of the PDF attachment to a ‘Failed’ folder. You can configure PDF-eMONITOR to use the ‘Failed’ folder as its INBOX and send the PDF attachments by email again.
- Speeds up the process of exploding and emailing.
- Can launch PDF-eXPLODE and pass to it a third party created 3500+ page PDF report (tested with PDFs of 25,000 pages) to explode, email and archive and thereby by-passing the PDF creation limitation of the PDF engine in PDF-eXPLODE.
[From 1 Jan 2016]
Pricing – Version 3.6
|Single-User License||Server License||Server Service License|
|SERVER SERVICE *||$395|
[All prices are in US Dollars]
* Operates as a Windows Service allowing the server to be logged off
If you are having any issues configuring or using PDF-eMONITOR, please email us at : email@example.com
PDF-eXPLODE & PDF-eMONITOR System Requirements
Windows Operating System:
Desktops: Microsoft Win XP, Vista,7,8.1,10 and Servers: Win 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016
Hard Drive: Minimum 40.5MB of free disk space, plus additional space for PDF files created
RAM: At least 64MB of free RAM, more during PDF creation