updated 05:15 pm EDT, Wed August 22, 2007
Production Pack 5.0
MetaCommunications today began shipping Production Pack 5.0, a major update to its plug-in automation module for the company's recently released Workgroups 2007 software suite. Production Pack 5.0 runs natively on Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary, and includes automation tools for Adobe's Creative Suite CS3. The plug-in allows Adobe CS3 users to automate page layout and illustration tasks by accessing digital assets, electronic job tickets, and schedules directly from native applications. Production Pack 5.0 features a plug-in interface that integrates directly with the Workgroups 2007 suite, enabling users to quickly access information about the current job or project.
The pack includes Adobe CS3 plug-ins as well as QuarkXPress XTensions to automatically capture detailed multi-page document previews, and includes rich XML metadata while integrating with Workgroups 2007 suite. The software is available for free to licensed users of the Workgroups 2007 suite, and Meta Assurance and Support customers are eligible for a free upgrade.