New version allows for better iPad, tablet support; cloud installations
The Extensis digital asset management (DAM) tool Portfolio Server has been upgraded to version 11. Boasting powerful new features such as a web client able to be customized with company branding, and Amazon Electric Compute Cloud (EC2) support, Portfolio Server 11 lets users adapt the solution to specific needs. Additionally, the DAM server includes robust iPad and video capabilities -- offering instant access to digital media with streaming HD video playback and video conversion for tablets, mobile devices and the web.
UTS update released
Extensis has released v2.0 of its font server program. Universal Type Server enables users to store fonts on its server, listing them in a single centralized library. Users can activate each font, assigning it to a project to ensure there is font consistency across all users who work on the project.
Universal Type Server
Extensis has announced availability of Universal Type Server, its next generation server-based font management solution. Shipping on June 18, 2008, Universal is client/server solution that manages fonts and font metadata such as licenses, classifications, foundries and keywords. Using granular and role-based permissions, Universal Type Server manages font licenses and compliancy by ensuring that users have access to only the fonts they are licensed to use, and that rogue fonts cannot be added to the system. It also makes use of automatic font classification and font family grouping, dynamic smart sets and shared sets.
PUB2ID 1.5, Suitcase 12.17
Preflight and conversion mogul Markzware recently unveiled the final release of Microsoft Publisher to Adobe InDesign 1.5, or PUB2ID, while Extensis has announced Mac OS 10.5 Leopard support in Suitcase Fusion 12.1.7. PUB2ID is designed to convert Microsoft Publisher files, from versions 2002 through 2007, to Adobe InDesign CS2 and CS3, with the exception of Publisher 2007 documents that are converted to XPS format. The plugin supports a number of Publisher formatting options, including: page size, positioning, color models, fonts and styles, text attributes and labels, layers, word wrap, linked text boxes, and automatic extraction of embedded images. Markzware says that PUB2ID works with both Mac and Windows versions of InDesign, and that it is currently available for $200, with 5- and 10-seat licenses as optional purchases.