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MST Applet Viewer Java FAQs

Is the MST Applet Viewer for Java a Desktop application or a Web-based application?

The MST Applet Viewer for Java is a web-based Java application. The viewer is a Java applet and the server component is Java application deployed with an application server such as Apache Tomcat, IBM WebSphere, OracleGlassfish, Red Hat JBoss, and others. The document is decoded on the server and requested pages are streamed back to the Java applet as JPEG images. Functions such as zooming, rotation, image filters are executed on the workstation without sending a request to the server.

Does the MST Applet Viewer for Java support Client-Server architecture?

Yes, MST Applet Viewer supports client-server architecture.

The following are some of the features that are performed by the server:

  • Document loading
  • Document conversion
  • Annotation loading
  • Annotation saving
  • Saving documents

The following are some of the features that can be performed within the viewer:

  • Annotation drawing
  • Image operations (brightness, contrast, grayscale, smoothness, and others).
  • Page navigation
  • Redaction

MST server also contains built in connectors to various ECMs(i.e. IBM FileNetP8, IBM Content Manager 8, EMC Documentum,Microsoft SharePoint).

What Java JVM or JRE is required by the MST Applet Viewer for Java?

MST Applet Viewer requires JRE Version 1.5 or higher for deployment.

What Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems does the MST Applet Viewer for Java integrate with?

MST Applet Viewer currently integrates with IBM FileNet 4.5 and higher, IBM Content Manager 8.4 and higher,Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and higher, EMC Documentum WebTop5 and higher, and all CMIS Compliant repositories.

Is MST Applet Viewer for Java CMIS compatible?

Yes, MST Applet Viewer is CMIS compliant and can be integrated with any CMIS compliant ECM to retrieve, render, view and create annotations, and view and update document metadata.

Does MST Applet Viewer for Java have exposed APIs to connect third-party applications to interact with it?

Yes, MST Applet Viewer provides APIs that can be used to integrate the viewer with third party applications. Click here to view list of APIs.

Does MST Applet Viewer for Java integrate with IBM Content Navigator?

Yes, MST Applet Viewer contains plugins that can be registered with IBM Content Navigator to load and view documents and their annotations directly from IBM Content Navigator web-based user interface.

What file formats does the MST Applet Viewer for Java support?

The MST Applet Viewer supports hundreds of documents and image file formats. The viewer supports document formats such as PDF, MS Office documents; image formats such as multipage TIFF, JPEG, IBM proprietary formats (MO:DCA, IOCA, PTOCA). View the complete listing of Formats here.

Does MST Applet Viewer for Java use Oracle’s Outside In Technology for file format support?

MST Applet Viewer does not use Outside In Viewer Technology. MST develops its own custom built format libraries for rendering in its solutions.

The following is a sample list of file formats supported:

  • MS Word 97-2013
  • MS Excel 97 -2013
  • MS PowerPoint 97 -2013
  • TIFF
  • Acrobat PDF
  • And many more…
How are annotations saved with the MST Applet Viewer for Java? Are they burned to the document?

Currently the MST Applet Viewer saves annotation as a separate binary or XML file. The annotations are overlaid on top of the image when the document is rendered. The MST Applet Viewer does provide the feature to burn annotations permanently on the document or image while saving or exporting it.

Does the MST Applet Viewer Java support IBM MO:DCA formats?

Yes, MST Applet Viewer supports the following IBM proprietary formats:

  • MO:DCA (Mixed Object : Document Content Architecture)
  • IOCA(Image Object Content Architecture)
  • PTOCA(Presentation Text Object Content Architecture)
What server operating systems does MST Applet Viewer Java be deployed on?

MST Applet Viewer can easily deploy on the following server operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • RHL(RHEL, SUSE, and others)

The MST Applet Viewer requires a Java supporting application server such as Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat, Red Hat JBoss, Oracle Glassfish, IBM WebSphere, andany other application server' for deployment.

Can the MST Applet Viewer for Java be customized to fit our organization’s exact needs?

Yes, at MST we have provided customized viewers to meet the various requirements of our customers such as adding or customizing set of exposed APIs, adding or modifying preferences to control functions of the viewer, corporate branding, providing custom connectors, and other features.