How do I parse a .MAG file using php. Is It possible to convert it to pdf?

I need to view some documents which I scanned using Fortis (developed by westbrook technologies) in a webpage. Unfortunately it can only save as a ".MAG" image file, hence my need to have it parsed, is there any converter available to change it into a pdf?

Thanks in advance
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kemitHamiteIT DirectorAsked:
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hampus_bCommented:
Hello!

The Fortis .mag is a container format. You'll need the Fortis own converter to make PDFs, like this Fortis Portal: http://www.westbrooktech.com/downloads/Product_Information/portal/Fortis_portal.pdf
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kemitHamiteIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for the help. It helped me to get an idea on what to do (granted that I have the fortis software on my machine). On the other hand, what if I don't have the software but I do have the .mag files which were given to me so that I can find a solution (I don't know asp, so I'd rather use php and apache as my webserver). Is there any way that I can do it this way?
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InsolentDreamsCommented:
I did some searches throughout google and found nothing that stands out able to convert or parse MAG documents.  I also was unable to find any file specifications on the MAG file format, it appears to be a proprietary Fortis file format.  

You can try to view it in raw text in something like textpad to see if you can figure out if it has a simple enough format, because from what I've read the MAG file format is a encapsulation format that has other formats of files and data in it.

Sorry kemit, maybe someone has had to do this for themselves or a client or something, but I can't find anything on the web.

I also searched, and none of the image viewers/editors I know of support MAG format, including Photoshop, Gimp or ImageMagick.

Cheers, and good luck.
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kemitHamiteIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
InsolentDreams I really thank you for your help. I also tried to open it with photoshop but could not read it.

Cheers
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ddrudikCommented:
There is no public domain spec for those files, to work with them you would need to Fortis core product, and with that core product you would have the SDK / Portal; all of the components required to view those in any browser.  Confirmed with their tech support at +1 800.949.3453 x771.
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kemitHamiteIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help ddrudik, Now I can start looking for other alternatives.
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ddrudikCommented:
Thanks for the question and the points.
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