Extensis Ships New Suitcase Server and Suitcase 10.2 Client
|Portland, Ore. — December 18, 2002 — Extensis today announced the release of a powerful new Suitcase Server and an update to the Suitcase client that previews, organizes and activates fonts. The new enhancements to the world’s best selling font management tools provide users with increased functionality such as additional auto-activation support in Mac OS X as well as a brand new version of Suitcase Server
The Suitcase client (version 10.2) is a free upgrade for registered Suitcase 10 users and both Suitcase 10.2 and Suitcase Server products are available now through the Extensis website at http://cde.extensis.com/suitcase.
“The release of these two new ‘updates’ to the Suitcase product line are a clear demonstration of Extensis’ commitment to provide our users with the ultimate set of font management tools,” said Craig Keudell, C.E.O. for Extensis. “Our Suitcase Server has been dramatically updated based on user feedback in order to provide a solution to the problems surrounding font management for workgroups of all sizes.”
The auto-activation functionality allows users to simply open any document in a supported application and if the fonts needed for the document are not already active or available, Suitcase will activate the fonts for the user automatically. Supported applications in Mac OS X include:
Additionally, Suitcase provides three auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign 2.0, Adobe Illustrator 10 and QuarkXPress 5 that utilize Apple’s FontSync technology and provide additional functionality.
Suitcase 10.2 users also have the advantage of utilizing added AppleScript support in Mac OS X. This feature allows users to automate Suitcase functionality for seamless integration into automated workflows.
In addition, Suitcase Server adds the following new features:
Linotype, one of the largest font libraries in the world, understands the particular font management challenges of designers and typographers, especially related to font licensing compliance issues.
“As Linotype offers more than 5500 fonts in its continuously enhanced library, we are pleased to recommend the exceptional functionality of Extensis Suitcase 10.2 client and server offerings in combination with our own Premium Product Linotype GoldEdition 1.7 to the thousands of partner designers and typographers we work with worldwide,” said Otmar Hoefer, director of product marketing, Linotype. “With new enhancements such as auto-activation and font licensing capabilities, we are excited to see Extensis offer such a robust feature set to meet the exacting font management needs of both individual and workgroup users.”
About Suitcase 10
Pricing and Availability
The English version of the new Suitcase Server is available now by download from the Extensis website. 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.
A Windows version of Suitcase 10 will be available early in 2003.
Suitcase Server will support Macintosh Operating System 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 will also support 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 preflight and file delivery, 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 wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information please visit our website at http://cde.extensis.comor call 1-800-796-9798.
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