|PORTLAND, Ore. – January 16, 2007 – Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced Suitcase for Windows: Professional Font Management for both workgroups and single-users running Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the new Windows Vista. Answering the growing need for professional Windows-based font management, Extensis has updated its award-winning Suitcase product adding both new functionality and Microsoft Vista compatibility.
“As creative professionals and designers increasingly utilize the Windows platform, professional-level font management has become a necessity for them,” said Halstead York, Extensis product marketing manager. “Extensis recognizes that whether working alone or in a workgroup, creative professionals need powerful and intuitive font management for their creative workflow.”
“We have significantly upgraded the functionality of Suitcase for Windows to offer automatic font activation and deactivation in InDesignCS2, Illustrator CS2 and QuarkXPress 7, a first for the Windows platform,” said York. “Design and layout professionals juggle hundreds, even thousands of fonts at a time, and Suitcase for Windows is the best way to compare them side-by-side, group them logically, activate and deactivate them, and resolve font conflicts.”
Suitcase for Windows is the only font manager for Windows with Font Sense™-powered auto-activation plug-ins for key professional layout and illustration applications including Adobe InDesign CS2 and QuarkXPress 7. Font Sense is a proprietary Extensis technology that allows Suitcase to match and automatically activate the exact versions of fonts used in a document, including EPS or PDF file fonts.
Windows users expect font managers to require manual font activation or to keep all fonts in the Windows/Fonts folder, whether or not they are using a font management utility. Suitcase for Windows with Font Sense™ allows users to automatically activate the right font in key design applications without making compromises. Accidentally using a different version of the same font, or activating a font with the same name but different glyphs could be costly for a creative professional. Suitcase for Windows is the only font manager, which prevents this situation and ensures hassle-free font management. Font Sense™ is available in all Suitcase for Windows plug-ins and allows true font identification within QuarkXPress 7, InDesign CS2, and Illustrator CS2.
Suitcase for Windows Client for Suitcase Server X1 connects seamlessly with Suitcase Server X1 to ensure consistent font use among workgroup members. Suitcase Server supports both the Windows and Macintosh Suitcase clients, making it an ideal font management solution for both Windows-only and cross-platform workgroups.
In addition, Suitcase for Windows users will receive a free copy of Morrison SoftDesign’s Font Doctor for built-in corrupt font detection and repair.
About Suitcase for Windows
Suitcase for Windows provides industrial-strength font management for desktop and workgroup users running Windows. It features intelligent auto-activation plug-ins (powered by Font Sense™) for popular layout applications and a secure and structured font repository—Font Vault—that eliminates unnecessary duplicates and provides easy access to a user’s font library.”
Pricing and Availability English, French and German versions of Suitcase for Windows will be available by download from the Extensis website in February 2007. Suitcase for Windows estimated street price is $99.95US/₤64.95/€89.95. Suitcase for Windows Client for Suitcase Server X1, with an included one-year maintenance agreement can be purchased for an estimated street price of $154.95US/₤79.95/€129.95, with volume license discounts available. In addition, upgrades to Suitcase for Windows are available for an estimated street price of $49.95US/₤39.95/€49.95 for single-user and $79.95US/₤49.95/€69.95 for Suitcase for Windows Client for Suitcase Server X1.
System RequirementsSuitcase for Windows will support Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista and requires a Pentium 3 or greater, 30 MB of hard disk space and 256 MB of System RAM.
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.
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.