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EFFICACITY We're Open Seas. A technology consulting firm founded on years of industry experience, strategic vision, and an obsessive commitment to customer service.

Open Seas are specialists in business systems from around the world. As a bridge between customers and suppliers, we aim to find the best technical solutions to meet your business needs. We have the ability to offer software that meets your exact requirements, we offer solutions to best fit your needs.
SIMPLICITY No call centres or telephone mazes. Just simple direct access to people who can actually help you. Our network of suppliers and resellers, backed up by our own team of experts and experience, will help to keep your systems up and running.

With 25 years experience, we ensure your software is valuable to your business
- helping improve performance, efficiency, quality, and of course profitability.
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Open Seas software

Founded in 1992, Open Seas is a UK based software company provided a first-class service in the supply of reliable IT solutions.Since its inception in Paris in the early 1990s Open Seas has been supporting users of the HP3000 mini computer platform either with its own software or as a reseller for other software software titles.

Over the past 25 years that role has changed with times, especially with HP 'sun setting' the venerable HP3000. Our products like many, but by no means all, of our customers have migrated to Unix and windows platforms.

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Open Seas check printing software
Open Seas migration tool


Fantasia software is much more than just an electronic forms and check printing package. Its sophisticated text mark-up languages makes easy work of on-the-fly output formatting for everything from manuals and clients stock portfolios, to insurance and legal documents with variable contract clauses. Open Seas Fantasia software is also used as dynamic mail merge tool where whole paragraphs, pages and graphics change depending on the variables data found a the output stream. Fantasia includes numerous built in fonts and bar codes.

Fantasia is software for the HP3000 computer systems though a unix version was sold during the 1990s.


FLASER was originally written as a migration tool for our Fantasia software users to aid their migration off the H3000 platform to Unix and Windows. FLASER supports the Fantasia mark-up language (the \ and ^ commands). It is also available to new users as a stand-alone high volume dynamic output formatting tool in its own right for Windows and Unix systems. Take any output & format it on the fly, change the layout dependant on the data, overlay forms, or logos, add signatures.

If you are a Fantasia user planning to migrate off the HP3000 to Windows or Unix then use FLASER to make the move painless, at least for the output aspect of your migration.

Open Seas conversion software tool
Open Seas conversion software


This software from Open Seas is a PCL to PDF conversion product for the HP3000 computer system based on Visual Software's PCL2PDF (for Windows and Unix). OpenPDF converts text & graphics to optimised PDF's.

The optional  SpoolPDF add-on converts MPE spool file CCTL commands to PCL enabling any HP3000 spool file to be converted to PDF regardless of the source application which created the output file.


From Visual Software converts your LaserJet PCL print files to industry standard PDF (Portable Document Format). PDF documents can be viewed and printing using the Adobe® Acrobat® range of products.

PCL2PDF software supports advanced PDF security features such as encryption and password protection. Distribute your print files around the Internet or your company Intranet for easy viewing, searching and printing.

Open Seas Software will make the Difference

Acknowledgements and Copyrights

This site is owned and managed by Open Seas (UK) Ltd. PCL2PDF is a software product from Visual Software. FLASER is joint endeavour of Open Seas & SMM Software. Fantasia & OpenPDF are Open Seas software products.