|Portland, Ore. — March 11, 2003 — Extensis today announced two free updates to the Suitcase Server product line, extending the capabilities of its workgroup font management solution. Suitcase 10.2.1 for Macintosh offers server administrators additional control for their workgroup users, including individual font license management. Additionally, a free update to the Windows version of Suitcase, available in April 2003, will allow users to administer Suitcase Server from a Windows PC.
The new Suitcase Server allows administrators to control local font access on a per-user basis, manage font licenses, be alerted of potential license problems, and even administer fonts remotely. These controls can be used to prevent users from adding their own fonts to Suitcase, stopping unlicensed fonts from entering a workflow, and enabling the administrator to monitor fonts in the System Font Folders.
“Key frustrations with font management are license control and access to the right font sets — especially when working between different operating systems,” said Michael Wong, product manager, Extensis. “With the new Suitcase Server and Suitcase for Windows, Extensis extends the oversight capabilities of workgroup administrators and diminishes the compatibility and licensing issues that surface when working with fonts.”
The updated Windows version of Suitcase will allow Windows clients to connect to the recently updated Suitcase Server. Additionally, it provides the same administration tools that were previously only available to Macintosh users of Suitcase. The updated Windows version also adds scripting support, enabling users to integrate Suitcase into their specific workflow.
The Suitcase for Windows client (version 9.2) will be a free upgrade for registered Suitcase 9 for Windows users and will be available through the Extensis website. The free update will be available in April 2003. Free updates to Suitcase 10.2.1 are available immediately to registered users of Suitcase 10 from the Extensis website at http://cde.extensis.com/suitcase.
Extensis Suitcase is the best way to manage fonts. Packed with automated features that help preview, organize and activate fonts, Suitcase makes it easy to find the right font fast. Activate only the fonts needed, preview fonts in several different ways, collect fonts for output, and create sample pages-Suitcase does it all. For additional information on Extensis Suitcase, visit: http://cde.extensis.com/suitcase.
Pricing and Availability
The English version of the new Suitcase for Windows client (version 9.2) will be a free upgrade for registered Suitcase for Windows 9 users. In April 2003, new users will be able to purchase Suitcase 9.2 for Windows for a limited time at a suggested retail price of $49.95US.
Suitcase Server is available for a suggested retail price of $999.95US and includes five free copies of Suitcase 10.2. Upgrades from previous versions of Suitcase Server are available for a suggested retail price of $499.95US. French and German language product versions of Suitcase Server will be available later this year.
Suitcase 10.2.1 supports Macintosh Operating System 9.2.2 and Mac OS X (v 10.1.5 or higher) and requires a Macintosh PowerPC or equivalent, 45 MB of hard disk space and 32 MB RAM for Mac OS 9 and 128 MB RAM for Mac OS X. Suitcase Server supports Mac OS X (v 10.1.5 or higher), Mac OS X Server (v 10.1.5 or higher) and requires a Macintosh PowerPC or equivalent, 10 MB of hard disk space and 128 MB RAM, and additional hard disk space to store fonts. Suitcase Server also supports Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional, and requires a Pentium II or higher, 128 MB RAM, 10 MB of available hard disk space and additional hard disk space to store fonts.
|About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis is a leading publisher of software and tools that extend the capabilities of creative professionals. Extensis’ award winning and industry standard products include: Suitcase for font management, Portfolio for asset management, PrintReady for pre-printing document error-checking, plug-in enhancements for Photoshop (Mask Pro, Intellihance, PhotoTools, PhotoFrame), and productivity enhancements for QuarkXPress (QX-Tools, QX-Effects, BeyondPress) Extensis was founded in 1993, by creative professionals for creative professionals, and is based in Portland, Oregon and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celartem Technology USA Inc., which is whollyowned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information please visit our website at http://cde.extensis.comor call 1-800-796-9798.
Celartem Technology Inc. was established in 1996 to conduct research and development into storage and distribution technologies for digital images. It has developed, and sells VFZ technology, which allows digital images to be stored and distributed without any loss in resolution; and the Protected Archive Distribution Server that allows digital images to be distributed over networks in a secure manner at original resolution. On December 11, 2001, Celartem was listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules Market (Hercules:4330). Please visit http://www.celartem.com for more information.