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At Compart we strongly believe in the importance of technology standards as a way of delivering strategic agility and paving the way for innovation that ultimately benefits the customer. We are therefore actively involved in various associations and organizations that are driving the creation and adoption of IT and industry standards.

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AFP Consortium

The AFP Consortium is a cross-industry effort to establish Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) as the premier presentation platform for variable data color production printing. The Consortium, whose members represent virtually every aspect of the production print industry, addresses the full spectrum of technical specifications associated with production color variable data printing.

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Austrian Standards

Austrian Standards stands for the Austrian Standards Institute, a non-profit service organization, founded in 1920, and its subsidiary Austrian Standards plus GmbH, established in 2008.



BITKOM is the voice of the information technology, telecommuni­cations, and new media industry in Germany. BITKOM repre­sents more than 1,350 companies, with 1,000 direct members, including practically all global players as well as 700 key midsize companies.

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The German Association of Law and Informatics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V., hereinafter: DGRI) addresses issues that lie at the interface between informatics and computer technology and the law and business.

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The remit of DIN German Institute for Standardization is to encourage, organize, steer and moderate standardization and specification activities in systematic and transparent procedures for the benefit of society as a whole, while safeguarding the public interest.


DOXNET - The Document X-perts Network e.V.

DOXNET - the Document X-perts Network e.V. - Association of Developers and Users of High-Performance Document and Output Management Systems.

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What is GSE? GUIDE SHARE EUROPE (GSE) is a non-profit association of companies, organisations and individuals who are involved in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions based on IBM architectures. GSE aims to encourage members to exchange experience and information related to ICT, influence ICT product and service providers, and influence the European standards in Information and Communication Technology in the interest of its members.  Formed by the merger of G.U.I.D.E. and SHARE Europe - both well established user organisations with over 35 years of experience each - GSE is an effective forum supporting the needs of today's ICT professional. GSE is an independent organisation led by volunteers. Active member participation is encouraged and fostered by providing numerous opportunities to share ideas and solutions with industry colleagues, both on a regional and international level. GUIDE SHARE EUROPE holds a type-C ISO membership and is a member of the European ICT Roundtables. This gives GSE members access to a process of Information and Communication Technology standards.

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NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a U.S. trade association representing more than 600 companies nationwide that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of printing, publishing and converting process. NPES is a partner in the Graphic Arts Show Company that sponsors the global PRINT exhibition and GRAPH EXPO - the largest and most comprehensive graphic communications trade show and conference in the Americas.

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PDF Association

Founded in 2006 as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to promote the adoption and implementation of International Standards for PDF technology. Compart was a founding member and continues to actively serve on its board.

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Xplor International

Xplor International is a non-profit association that brings together users and suppliers of products and services who create, modify and deliver customized documents based on digital technolo­gies. Compart partici­pates actively in all its proposals and activities since its founda­tion.