toggle

AAPL Stock: 128.7 ( -0.25 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

FontAgent Pro TeamServer 5 ships, now Java-based

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Thu September 22, 2011

Faster sync, real-time reports, more

Insider Software has released version 5.0 of FontAgent Pro TeamServer, its turnkey font server solution for Mac that allows small groups of users on local networks the ability to search, preview and activate fonts from a centralized library at low costs. Version 5 moves to an all-new high-performance Java-based architecture, allowing a one-click installer for both the TeamServer and the J2EE environment, and manages fonts automatically with administration from any Mac or Windows client.

TeamServer does not require new hardware or a dedicated machine, as it runs on a wide variety of Mac hardware, requiring only OS X 10.4 or higher (10.5.8 recommended) and a minimal (256MB, 1GB recommended) amount of RAM and disk space (30MB), making it an ideal application to recycle an older Mac back into a useful component on the network. It also supports Windows clients running Windows XP or later, and can be administered from either platform using a web-based interface.

The software ensures font integrity, synchronicity and availability for all clients on the network, and lets users search for fonts (locally and remotely) by properties (such as "sans serif") and topics (such as "holiday" or "technology") rather than just name, weight or keyword. It can even stop users from installing unauthorized fonts on the network. The new version also features faster synchronization and real-time, browser-based reports on font usage by machine or user.

TeamServer includes the ability to create browser-based online catalogs that can be accessed from anywhere, and can display previews of fonts including comparisons and slideshows. Results can be printed with full color control, and the software works with current and previous versions of top design programs including the Adobe CS suite and apps, QuarkXpress and other Mac applications.

The software is expandable to the Enterprise Edition to support larger groups, Active and Open Directory technology, Kerberos single-sign-on and other features. FontAgent Pro TeamServer is available in either a five- or 10-user license, priced at $895 and $1295 respectively (additional users can be added for $150 each). A 30-day free trial can be requested.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Hope this is not the future of FAP...

    Hope they're not going to do this for the standalone desktop version. I HATE non-native apps.

    PS - Adobe I'm including you and your AIR based junk.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand

The Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand for tablets certainly looks nice. The gunmetal grey shell of the keyboard looks great while the ...

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

toggle

Most Commented