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    BiBatchConverter Server Overview

    The BiBatchConverter Server is a document converter solution for businesses.

    The BiBatchConverter Server has three main components for different types of business requirements.

    BiBatchConverter Server Service Manager

    BiBatchConverter Server Service Manager edition is a service-based 24/7 converter to convert any document or any printable file to editable PDF, Compact PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, Fax, JPEG, PNG, and more.

    Please click here to read more about the BiBatchConverter Service Manager.


    (BiBatchConverter Server Service Manager)

    BiBatchConverter Server Edition

    The BiBatchConverter Server is based on the Black Ice Printer Driver technologies which are highly optimized, feature rich document conversion tools. Any printable file can be converted into an image file such as TIFF, JPEG, PDF, and more. The BiBatchConverter Server supports all available Windows Server platforms, from Windows Server 2022 through Windows Server 2003 and Citrix Terminal Servers.


    (BiBatchConverter Server Edition)

    Key Features
    • PDF Specific Features
    • Print Annotation, Header, Footer
    • Rotate Counter-Clockwise
    • Event Logging
    • Redirect to Physical Printer
    • Extracting Text
    • Transferable License


    Black Ice Softwares BiCommandLineConverter is an easy-to-use and flexible document conversion tool for command line batch conversion. The BiCommandLineConverter can be utilized as simple document converter utility for commonly used document types. The BiCommandLineConverter available in the BiBatchConverter and in the OEM Virtual Printer Driver API/RTK.

    Please click here to read more about the BiCommandLineConverter.



    How does BiBatchConverter Server work?

    The BiBatchConverter Server will install a virtual printer on your computer, and by simply printing your document to the BiBatchConverter printer, the document will be converted to the desired format and placed in the folder of your choice. Alternatively, printing can be entirely automated by placing files in a folder and having BiBatchConverter Service Manager monitor that directory and convert all new files as they appear.

    Supported Output Formats:

    • .PDF (Portable Document Format Version 1.5)
    • .PDF (Compact PDF)
    • .PDF (Searchable Compact PDF)
    • .PDF/A
    • Linearized PDF
    • .TIFF (fax compatible formats too)
    • .JPG
    • .GIF
    • .BMP
    • .PNG
    • .XML (editable)
    • .HTML (editable)
    • And more! The full list of supported formats can be seen in the Features Tab!

    BiBatchConverter Server is supported on the following platforms:

    • Windows Server 2022 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2019 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2016 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop
    • VMware Horizon + ThinApp, VMware VCenter
    • Microsoft RemoteApp, Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V VDI


    NEW! Multi-driver Parallel Conversion

    The BiBatchConverter can utilize multiple Black Ice Printer Drivers for parallel multi-threaded document conversion!

    To make sure that the conversion process is running in the optimal environment, it is required to have at least one CPU core per Printer Driver. For example: When converting with three Black Ice Printer Drivers parallel, the minimum of 4 CPU core system is needed. One core for the Operating System and 3 cores for conversion for the 3 printer drivers.

    Batch Conversion and Directory Monitoring

    The BiBatchConverter Service Manager can monitor any number of directories on your system. It will automatically convert every document in the specified directory, along with any documents that are added to the directory. In addition, you have the option to monitor all subdirectories of the main directory. The BiBatchConverter Service Manager can be configured to continuously monitor the selected directories, or the software can be scheduled to monitor directories and start batch conversions on certain days and times.

    Email converted documents

    The BiBatchConverter has a built-in feature to email converted files right after the conversion. If email sending is enabled under the Filename Generation tab of the Printing Preferences, a send email dialog comes up after each print job where the recipients can be entered. Emails can also be sent silently and to predefined recipients.

    Web Interface for Remote Management

    The BiBatchConverter Service includes a Web Interface, allowing Administrators to monitor and configure the document conversion process on the go from any device including smartphones and tablets.

    Batch Conversion Scheduling

    The BiBatchConverter Service Manager features scheduled directory monitoring, which gives the user the ability to select when the BiBatchConverter Service Manager should start monitoring the specified directories. With scheduling, the user may select what days and hour to start monitoring a directory and the end time to finish monitoring the directory.

    File Name Flexibility

    When it comes to naming the files that you convert, BiBatchConverter gives you a number of options. BiBatchConverter can be configured to name every converted file using a specified prefix and extension. It can also be set to use the original document name, or a custom name of your choosing. If you are not comfortable with files being automatically generated, BiBatchConverter gives you the option to manually specify the name and output directory of every converted file.

    Conversion Profiles Manager

    The built in Profile Manager allows users to select and save the printer settings as a profile. The user can save several printer settings to a profile, and then simply select the profile without having to manually change the settings every time.

    Extracting Text

    The BiBatchConverter is capable of extracting the text information from the printed document. The text extracted from the document is saved as a standard text file. The text file will have the same name as the printed document, but with the .txt extension. The BiBatchConverter supports the following text outputs:

    - Plain text (default) – this option will generate plain text outputs without formatting, positioning and font information.

    - Add font information, position and style – This option will generate text outputs with font information, positioning and style. This option is recommended if intending to convert the text back to a formatted document.

    - Text with layout – This option will generate plain text outputs without font information while keeping the original physical layout, indent, alignment and spacing.

    Rotate documents Counter-Clockwise

    The BiBatchConverter includes the capability to Rotate documents 90°, 180° and 270° degrees Counter-Clockwise or rotate Landscape documents to Portrait orientation. This is beneficial when needing to programmatically rotate improperly oriented or scanned documents

    Annotation/Header/Footer Printing

    The BiBatchConverter includes the capability to add Annotations, Headers and Footers to the printed document to provide important background information and to make your document look more professional.

    PDF Specific Features

    The BiBatchConverter includes advanced features to print PDF documents, such as:

    • File Descriptions (Title, Author, Subject, Keywords)
    • Encryption and Password handling
    • Open PDF Settings
    • Font embedding and subsetting
    • Compression and Resampling
    • Linear PDF (Fast Web View)
    For more information please see the PDF Specific Features.

    Convert any printable file into an image file

    With BiBatchConverter, you can take any document, such as a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation, or webpage, and turn it into an image file. BiBatchConverter supports virtually any type of image, including TIFF, JPEG, PDF, and PNG.

    Multiple printing options

    The BiBatchConverter installs a virtual printer on your computer. This allows you to print your document directly to the BiBatchConverter printer and output the image file to a directory of your choice. You can also use the BiBatchConverter’s friendly user interface to find and convert documents manually. You may even have the BiBatchConverter automatically print documents in specified directories.

    Compact Mode

    When set to compact mode, the BiBatchConverter becomes a small icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. To convert documents, simply drag them into the window. The BiBatchConverter can be set to start in compact mode. Additionally, you can set it to start automatically when you turn on your computer.

    Event Logging

    The BiBatchConverter keeps track of every successful and unsuccessful conversion and stores them into an event window. Any problems that occur during the conversion are documented in the window for troubleshooting. These events can be saved to a file for later reference or cleared as needed.

    Formatting Options

    The BiBatchConverter gives you a number of formatting options depending on the type of image you are converting to. These options include compression, color depth, and general photo quality of the converted image.

    Multipage Images

    Certain image types, such as PDF and TIFF, support multipage images. You can set the BiBatchConverter to generate one multipage image, or have it generate a separate file for each page.

    Bates Numbering

    The BiBatchConverter allows you to use bates numbering to number each page of a multipage document. Bates numbering usually consists of a string of letters followed by a number that increments up on each page. You can choose which number to start with as well as the position of the number on each page. The BiBatchConverter will also save each Bates numbering format you configure, allowing you to quickly select from previous formats rather than configuring the same one over and over again.

    Watermark or Stamp

    With the BiBatchConverter, you can add watermarks or stamps to any converted document, such as a company logo or signature. You may configure the position of the watermark or stamp on the page as well as the brightness. Multipage documents may be configured to have different watermarks or stamps on certain pages, or have the same appear on every page.


    The BiBatchConverter allows you to add custom annotations to each printed page. If the date and time is included in the annotation text, the BiBatchConverter will automatically update it at printing time (with the time of the print job). The font, as well as the position of the annotation on the page, can be fully customized. You may also choose to have the annotation be transparent or opaque.

    Converter Configuration

    If you are printing to a physical printer, the BiBatchConverter will allow you to control the output like any standard printer.

    • You may select from a list of common paper sizes, or create your own custom paper size using the advanced paper size option.
    • When using the “Force Fax Resolution” feature, you can assure that the output of the printer driver will be in a fax friendly resolution. 204X98 is used for standard resolution, and 204X196 is used for fine resolution.
    • You may set the orientation of the printed document to either Landscape or Portrait. "Rotate Landscape to Portrait" option will output a document in landscape format and fit it to Portrait orientation.
    • You can configure the graphic resolution of the outputted image. A higher resolution means the document will be more detailed and readable, but may result in a longer printing time.

    Use Printer Settings

    You may want the BiBatchConverter to have the same configuration as another printer already on your system. The “User Printer Settings” feature allows for the BiBatchConverter to automatically configure the print job using the same settings as the selected printer. After printing if you wish to restore the previous settings, use the "Restore Default BiBatchConverter" option.

    Printing Email files and Attachments

    BiBatchConverter is capable to print emails files with the following print modes: Email body and attachment, Email body only, Email attachment only
    The BiBatchConverter is also capable to merge the email body and every attachments of an email file into one single output document, and to create directory for each email file, where the folder name will be the name of the email file, and the converted email body and attachments will be placed into this folder.

    Upload documents to Web

    The Black Ice Printer Drivers have a built-in feature to upload converted files instantly to a website using HTTPS/HTTP. This feature is available from version 14.77 an on in every Printer Driver.

    In order to upload converted documents to a web server, one will need a webpage which receives and saves the uploaded documents to the web server. For example solutions, please refer to the Configuring Webpage (PHP) and Configuring Webpage (ASP.NET) pages.

    The HTTP Upload feature sends the converted documents to the specified web address with POST requests, which is the most common solution to upload documents to a website.

    Content Based File Naming (Use filename from page content)

    By using the "Use filename from page content" feature, the file name of the created output file can be specified. To specify the file name add the Filename tag to the first page of the document.

    Check System for Requirements

    Certain programs need to be installed to take advantage of BiBatchConverter’s functionality. For example, if you do not have Microsoft Word installed on your computer, you will not be able to convert Word documents. BiBatchConverter can check your system and tell you what types of files you can and cannot convert based on what programs you have installed.

    BiBatchConverter can convert the following file types:

    File Format Extension
    Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader .pdf
    Microsoft Word .doc, .docx, .docm, .dot, .dotx
    Microsoft Excel .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb
    Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx, .ppsm, .pptm
    Microsoft Publisher .pub
    Microsoft Visio .vst, .vsd, .vss, .vtx, .vdx, .vsx
    Image formats .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .dcm
    Tagged Interchange File Format .tiff (fax compatible formats too)
    Microsoft text files .txt, .rtf
    Comma-Separated Variables .csv
    XML Paper Specification .xps
    Autocad .dwg
    Hypertext Markup Language .htm, .html
    Email files .msg, .eml
    EMF files .emf
    And More...

    Supported Output Formats

    PDF Portable Document Format Version 1.5
    Compact PDF
    Searchable Compact PDF
    Linearized PDF
    TIFF Group 3, 1 Dimension
    TIFF Group 3, 1 Dimension with Fillbits
    TIFF Group 3, 2 Dimension
    TIFF Group 4
    TIFF Packed
    TIFF Lempel-Ziv & Welch (LZW)
    TIFF for Dialogic Boards
    TIFF for NMS Boards
    TIFF for Gammalink Boards
    TIFF for CISCO
    JPG LAB Format
    BMP Microsoft DIB Format
    PCX Zsoft PCX Format
    DCX INTEL DCX Format
    CAL CALS Format
    Raw (No Header) CCITT Group 3, 1 Dimension
    Raw (No Header) CCITT Group 3, 1 Dimension, with Fillbits
    Raw (No Header) CCITT Group 3, 2 Dimension
    Raw (No Header) CCITT Group 4
    TMP IBM MMR IOCA Group 3
    XML - editable
    with BMP, PNG, JPG, PDF
    HTML - editable
    with BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG


    BiBatchConverter Server is an annual subscription licensed per Server. One license is good for one terminal server. BiBatchConverter Server can be used by unlimited users on the terminal server for the length of the subscription.

    Black Ice Software offer different licensing models for corporate users and End Users. For more information, please visit the What license do I need? page.

    For individual desktops, please see the BiBatchConverter for Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista pricing.

    *Subscription fee includes a support subscription.

    • Windows/Citrix Server
    • End-User

    Windows Server including Terminal Servers/Citrix Corporate License Pricing

    Server Licenses Subscription Price
    Single Server License $499.99
    Single Server License and 2 CPU $849.99
    Single Server License and 3 CPU $1,049.99
    Single Server License and 4 CPU $1,299.99
    Single Server License and 5 CPU $1,499.99

    The number of Cores to obtain for the BiBatchConverter is based on the number of documents that you want to concurrently converted. From as little as one (1) document One Core at one time to 100+ documents 100 cores at one time. Keep in mind BiBatchConverter can run 24 x 7, so if documents are being sent to it only during business hours it can catch up during off hours.

    NOTE: If your system has only 4 CPUs/Cores, we recommend no more than 3 Cores. A good rule on number of CPUs/Cores is to have at least 1 more core as the number of documents to be processed in parallel.

    Items to consider when determining the correct number of Cores:

    • Total number of documents being converted daily.
    • Type and size of documents being converted, this will affect the time it takes per document.
    • The specification of the computer – CPUs/Cores and RAM