The objective of integrating file converters and file filters into a software application is to provide application users with access to a far broader range of file formats that can be used within an application, thereby increasing the scope of the user's experience.
Orbital has acquired a solid knowledge base for a range of complex file formats.
We use the terms "file converters" and "file filters" interchangeably, as they refer to the same type of software component.
Orbital has designed and developed a number of file converters and file filters. This experience provides us with extensive knowledge about a diverse set of file formats and with tools that assist us in analyzing new file formats. As a result, we are able to offer a highly streamlined design and development process to our clients for file format analysis and file converter and file filter development.
Orbital has developed a scientific process called FAST ("File Analysis and Synthesis Technique") that allows for optimal file converter and file filter design and development.
The following general steps are typically involved in design and development.
Research and Verification
Orbital will either verify the specification of a file format provided by a client, or we will conduct research in order to learn and understand the file format.
Design / Feature Mapping
We outline all the features available in the source file format, and then determine how we will map or convert these features to the destination file format.
Our project teams work diligently to ensure the project is completed on time and on budget.
We continuously test our file converters and file filters throughout development and before shipping to ensure that we achieve results of the highest quality.
Once we have completed our internal testing of a file converter or file filter, we ship the product to our client and they complete Acceptance Testing prior to signing off on the product.
Our clients have experienced the following three primary benefits in securing Orbital to develop file converters and file filters.
File converters and file filters allow our clients to expand market penetration with their software products by allowing their users to move data, which exists in other formats, to their software application.
Extend Use of Legacy Data
File converters and file filters allow our clients to offer their clients the ability to import data, which exists in an older format within a legacy software application, into a newer application.
Export Data to Open File Format
Some of our clients wish to have us design and develop file converters and file filters so that their customers can export data files to open file formats, such as HTML or XML.
Contact us for additional information about our file converter and file filter development services.