Universal Type Server 2 coming soon!
We’re happy to announce that we’ll soon be releasing the newest update to our client/server font manager, Universal Type Server 2. This release includes many new features requested by customers. These updates include:
Directory Integration Module
The Directory Integration Module creates secure and dynamic integration with Microsoft’s Active Directory and Apple’s Open Directory. This allows administrators to automate user management, and goes far beyond LDAP functionality available in the market. Leveraging Kerberos secure network authentication, users on both Mac OS X and Windows benefit from “single sign-on,” providing an end-to-end solution for client deployment. This functionality is available to new and existing Type Server Professional customers at no additional cost for a limited time—a $3500 value.
Font Licensing Reports and System Font Management
To help administrators track font licensing and prevent unauthorized use of valuable font assets, Universal Type Server 2.0 includes new font license compliance capabilities. Using a simple web interface, administrators can generate font usage reports, and quickly know if they are in compliance with their font licenses purchased. In addition, through the new system font management feature, Universal Type Server now prevents users from installing unlicensed or unapproved fonts directly into the system font folders of the operating system.
External Database Support
Storing your font database in an external database provides additional power and benefits. With Universal Type Server 2, an optional External Database Module that supports Microsoft SQL Server offers increased scalability for demanding environments.
New Type Client Features
The new version of the Type Client provides Mac and Windows users new features, including the ability to view all glyphs of a font and print font previews. Users can also “tear-off” a font preview and float it on top of any document to easily compare fonts in any application. This release also includes faster font auto-activation for more applications through Mac and Windows plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator® and InDesign® CS2, CS3 and CS4, as well as QuarkXPress® 7 and 8.
Pricing and Availability
Universal Type Server is expected to ship in June 2009. We will begin taking pre-orders for the product immediately. Migration pricing for current FontReserve Server, Suitcase Server, and volume license customers is available. Universal Type Server 2 upgrade, client access license upgrades and the new Directory Integration Module will be available free-of-charge to existing Universal Type Server Professional customers under a current annual service agreement (ASA). In addition, the Directory Integration Module will be offered free of charge for all new Universal Type Server 2.0 Professional customers through the end of 2009. Pricing for all versions, including upgrades, will be announced prior to product availability.