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Adobe announces InDesign Server CS2

updated 01:40 pm EDT, Mon October 17, 2005

Adobe InDesign Server CS2

Adobe today announced , which enables system integrators and third-party developers to build automated, design-driven publishing solutions. Built on the same code base as Adobe InDesign CS2, the professional design and layout program, Adobe InDesign Server CS2 brings high-end composition and graphics support to a server platform, allowing Adobe partners to deliver improved automation and design quality to editorial workflows, collateral creation, data-driven publishing and template-based Web publishing solutions.

"Publishers are under constant pressure to produce personalized content in more places with fewer resources," said Mark Hilton, senior director of Creative Professional Products at Adobe. "What customers have had to compromise is typographical and design quality. Now, with Adobe InDesign Server CS2, system integrators and developers can build automated publishing solutions that help customers save time, money, and resources without sacrificing visual quality."

Automated Publishing with InDesign Server CS2

InDesign Server CS2, which shares the same code base as InDesign with its graphical and typographical controls, has been adapted for server usage, according to the company. The new server version offers extensive programming capabilities via scripting, C++, or SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), delivering a range of interfaces (from scripting to plug-ins to Web Services) for third parties to integrate InDesign Server CS2 into larger solutions for newspapers, magazines, catalog and book publishing.

InDesign Server CS2 delivers output capabilities, built-in language support, scripting DOM (document object model), and rich software development kit (SDK) as Adobe InDesign CS2 software. Additional features include support for multiple concurrent instances, error capturing, and server operating system support for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, or Mac OS X Server, version 10.3.x and 10.4.x 'Tiger'.

"The combination of Xserve G5 and Tiger Server provides publishers with the most powerful and scalable workgroup solution in the industry," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're delighted that our global publishing customers can take advantage of customized Adobe InDesign-based workflows and Apple innovation to accelerate the creative process and time-to-market."

Third Party Solutions Based on InDesign Server CS2

InDesign Server CS2 solutions will be available through third parties as a component of automated publishing solutions designed and built by system integrators and developers.

Adobe InDesign Server CS2 will be available to qualified Adobe developer partners in Fall 2005.

by MacNN Staff





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