Extensis Announces Mac OS X® 10.5 Optimization Update for Suitcase® Fusion - Extensis.com

Extensis Announces Mac OS X® 10.5 Optimization Update for Suitcase® Fusion

PORTLAND, Ore. – November 29, 2007 – Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced Suitcase Fusion 12.1.7, a free update to its single-user font management application. Although previously compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, this update will ensure that important system settings are automatically adjusted rather than requiring the user to complete the changes manually. Additionally, the update ensures that Leopard’s new system fonts can be managed via Suitcase Fusion’s Manage System Fonts feature. 

Since the launch of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Suitcase Fusion and Font Reserve Server have maintained Mac OS X 10.5 compatibility. A compatibility update for Suitcase Server X1 will be forthcoming, as will updates for the Portfolio 8.5 product line.

In addition to this update for Leopard optimization, all Extensis font management products also include auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator® and InDesign® CS3. These plug-ins are crucial for anyone using Creative Suite 3 on Leopard, as Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications were not designed for Leopard. For more information, download the Adobe Leopard support pdf: http://www.adobe.com/support/products/pdfs/leopardsupport.pdf

“Extensis knows how important it is for our users to be able to work seamlessly within the operating system of their choice,” said Cindy Valladares, Product Marketing Manager at Extensis. “Our goal is to ensure that our font management products are both optimized for the new Mac OS and offer the auto-activation plug-ins users need for the latest creative applications, which is what a professional font management system should do.”

This update continues to enhance the benefits for professional users who require a level of precision and control that a basic font manager can’t provide. For more information on the benefits of a professional font management solution, please visit http://cde.extensis.com/en/products/font-management-for-professionals.jsp

The update is free to registered users and is immediately available in English, French and German via the Extensis website at: http://cde.extensis.com/en/support/product_support.jsp?id=100026. This is a recommended update for users on all versions of Mac OS X. For information on the Leopard compatibility of all Extensis products, please visit: http://cde.extensis.com/en/support/leopard_compatibility.jsp

In addition to this update for Suitcase Fusion, a newly updated version of the Extensis “Font Management in OS X Best Practices Guide” is now available on the Extensis site, and includes best practices for managing fonts in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). The Best Practices Guide can be downloaded at: http://cde.extensis.com/fmbpg

About Extensis
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.


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