|Founded||Ghent, Belgium (1996)|
Fabian Prudhomme, VP Enfocus
Enfocus was founded in 1993 by Peter Camps. The company was started to develop solutions for the NeXT platform to edit PostScript files. With the decline of NeXT it migrated to the Macintosh platform. In 1997 the focus shifted from PostScript solutions to also include PDF based tools as the publishing industry started to move to support the PDF format.
Enfocus was acquired by Artwork Systems in 2001. As of 2007, after the merger of Artwork Systems and EskoGraphics, Enfocus operates as a strategic business unit within Esko. In March 2008 EskoArtwork acquired Gradual Software, a Belgian developer of workflow automation software and integrated the Gradual Software technology in the Enfocus business unit. In 2011, Esko was acquired by Danaher.
- PitStop Pro, the core product for PDF quality control (preflight), auto-correction and manual editing. This runs as a plug-in to Adobe Acrobat.
- PitStop Server, a hot-folder based version of PitStop Professional.
- Connect YOU, to guide the creation (including verification) of PDFs for professional publishing. This is the successor of Instant PDF.
- Connect ALL, to help printers receive Certified PDF files. Connect ALL is the successor of PitStop Connect.
- Switch, a workflow tool which integrates and automates file handling and third party software.
- Certified PDF is a core technology supported by all Enfocus products, that can embed a range of metadata into a PDF file, such as creator, modification/editing history, preflight history and criteria, and optionally, a sequence of Undo states. Enfocus products can create, read and update certificates as a PDF is passed through a production sequence.