Extensis Ships Suitcase (TM) for Windows (R) Professional Font Management for Workgroups and Single-Users - Extensis.com

Extensis Ships Suitcase (TM) for Windows (R) Professional Font Management for Workgroups and Single-Users

PORTLAND, Ore. – February 22, 2007 – Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today shipped Suitcase for Windows: Professional Font Management for both workgroups and single-users running Windows Vista, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Answering the growing need for professional Windows-based font management, Extensis has updated its award-winning Suitcase product adding both new functionality and compatibility for Windows Vista. 

“Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system create a platform for next generation user experiences, and we are excited to see the industry come together like never before around these products,” said Rob Bernard, general manager of the Worldwide ISV Group at Microsoft. “By working closely with industry partners such as Extensis, we are able to give creative professionals worldwide an experience that is easier, safer, and more productive whether they are at work or on the go.”

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, Illustrator 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 placed EPS or PDF file fonts.

As a client for Suitcase Server X1, Suitcase for Windows ensures consistent, reliable font use among all members of the creative workgroup. Suitcase Server supports both the Windows and Macintosh Suitcase clients, making it an ideal font management solution for both Windows and cross-platform workgroups.

“Every font on a creative professional’s system is yet another piece of software that interacts directly with their design applications and the Windows operating system. Having too many fonts activated leads to system instability, speed and performance issues,” said Halstead York, Extensis product marketing manager. “Whether working alone or in a workgroup environment these individuals are increasingly using the Windows platform and realizing that professional-level font management has become a necessity.”

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 are available immediately by download from the Extensis website. Suitcase for Windows estimated street price is $99.95US and €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 and €129.95, with volume license discounts available. In addition, upgrades to Suitcase for Windows are available for an estimated street price of $49.95US and €49.95 for single-user and $79.95US and €69.95 for Suitcase for Windows Client for Suitcase Server X1.

Suitcase for Windows users also receive a free copy of Morrison SoftDesign’s FontDoctor for built-in corrupt font detection and repair.

System Requirements
Suitcase for Windows supports 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.

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.


Nicole Andergard
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