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Onstream Systems is a software development company at the forefront of document capture, viewing, storage, and redaction technology. In operation since 1992, Onstream's offices are based in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

We provide state-of-the-art document and imaging solutions that leverage the power of existing document and content management systems, specialize in helping organizations enhance their systems and enable users to work more easily with difficult documents.

Onstream Systems CEO’s commitment


"Our success depends on hearing and understanding what you are trying to achieve. We maintain a customer focus throughout the company, so your needs remain central to what we do. If you want my personal attention to any issue, problem or opportunity to do with your organization and our products and service.." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glyn Williams, CEO
Onstream Systems

Our Marketplace and Partners

Many years of experience have made the company a trusted specialist in a number of areas. Onstream Systems provides software development for corporate, business, government and bureau clients in USA, UK, Europe, Canada and Asia/Pacific.

Onstream Systems is based in New Zealand, and Onstream software solutions are available through an extensive international reseller network.

Vertical markets include:

  • Central Government
  • Insurance
  • Local Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal
  • Civil Engineering
  • Public Records
  • Banking
  • Social Welfare
  • Security Services
  • Departments of Defense
  • Health care
  • Utilities
  • Transport


The Trapeze solutions provide quick access to vital information in electronic paperwork at a glance. These solutions work with disparate file sizes and document types, including very large sizes and complex drawings, maps and plans. Users can efficiently capture, browse, view, annotate, manipulate, measure and redact documents, either from their desktop, or over the web.

The Trapeze Document Converter solutions enable organizations to convert their documents to industry standard PDF and image files.

The RapidRedact redaction solutions provide users with powerful tools to control the removal of sensitive information from their documents. We have developed a range of redaction products for both OEM customers and end users. No matter what an organization requires in a redaction product, we have a solution to meet their requirements.

You don't have to change the way you like to work

Using Onstream products is like working as if you have the actual paper in your hands. They allow users to manage their electronic paperwork in the same familiar way as they would manage their own paper filing systems.

We employ people who have exceptional skills in their various areas of competence, so that we are able to provide you with solutions that maximize your most valuable resource - time. Our products are designed to seamlessly integrate into your existing work processes.

Our Customers

Onstream technology is integrated into OEM solutions in over 500 local bodies in 5 countries.

With over 1,000 customers and over 1.5 million users globally, we offer a wealth of experience across a variety of industry sectors.

Talking. Listening. Applying your feedback.

Our customer focus allows us to respond with creative approaches to solving workplace requirements and frustrations. We understand that when you purchase our software, you’re putting your trust in us, and respect your investment by meeting our promise and by exceeding your expectations. The email extracts below are typical of our customer feedback.

"Onstream is there when you need them. During implementation they tackled any challenge given to them, and have delivered a product that works perfectly. Their customer service cannot be faulted, and they are always open to suggestions." - Dieter Stalmann, Manawatu District Council, New Zealand

“Hi Brent,

Version 5.2.1 was released on schedule yesterday afternoon. I would like to extend warm thanks to yourself and the rest of the team at Onstream for the work you have done over the last few months to get Trapeze 6 ready for our release. Particularly the swift turnaround for the translation process over the last week or so. Your efforts have been much appreciated by all associated with the software release at this end. Please pass on our thanks to David and the rest of the team.


"Hi Brian,

Thanks again for your support! I must say your support team is one of the best I have encountered


Company History

1988Onstream Group formed

1991Established the imaging division

1992Designed the first DOS and Microsoft Windows multi-page document viewers

1998Released Trapeze Desktop for corporate and government markets

1998Opened offices in the UK and the USA

2000Launched web imaging system ‘Trapeze Online’

2000Launched Trapeze Desktop Java® Edition

2000 Released scanning technologies

2001 Launched Trapeze Vault

2003Launched RapidRedact Desktop

2004 Created Trapeze Document Converter technologies

2005 Launch of Capture for HP TRIM

2006Support for PDF and CAD formats implemented

2007Released the Trapeze Desktop 'Light Table' feature

2008Developed Redaction API

2009RapidRedact Product range expansion, launch RapidRedact High Volume Server

2009Released the RapidRedact ‘Reporting’ feature

2010Moved operations to Palmerston North office

2011Launch of new website

2012Trapeze Capture for T1 ECM released

2013Inaugural Trapeze User Forum held

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on +64 6 354 0873