Extensis Supports Workgroup Font Management Needs with the Release of Suitcase Server X1
Portland, Ore. – October 5, 2004 – Extensis today released Suitcase Server X1, providing administrators added control over the usage of fonts across a workgroup or an entire organization. Suitcase Server combines the control administrators require with the ease of use creative professionals demand.
With Suitcase Server, administrators have the ability to manage their font libraries centrally, manage their font licenses and compliancy effectively, and ensure all workgroup members are using the identical versions of all fonts. Suitcase Server X1 provides additional features that give administrators even more control over the usage of fonts on client desktops, further ensuring the integrity of the font libraries used by the workgroup or organization.
“Fonts are digital assets,” said Joshua Duhl, Research Director for Rich Media at IDC. “They need to be managed with the same controls as other digital assets to ensure license compliance as well as legal and accurate use of these assets.”
The new features include a series of permissions that administrators can set on an individual-user basis to control specific client features. These permissions include the ability to automatically remove all non-approved fonts, the power to save finds and the authority to override system fonts on local machines, among other controls.
By utilizing Suitcase Server X1, administrators can remove any unapproved fonts that a user may have added to any of the System Font folders. In addition, administrators can decide on a user-by-user basis, which individuals have permission to temporarily add fonts to their local Suitcase Client.
“Extensis is committed to providing the most useful and effective solutions for managing fonts across workgroups,” said Brian Berson, General Manager of Font Solutions for Extensis. “Server-based font management provides tremendous benefit to workgroups, and the new features added to Suitcase Server X1 guarantee that rogue fonts will not infiltrate a company’s workflow.”
Pricing and Availability
In addition, upgrades to Suitcase Server X1 are available for an estimated street price of $499.95US from previous versions of Suitcase Server, and client upgrades are $35.00US per seat. Through the end of 2004, Extensis is offering free upgrades for all client seats to all customers currently using Suitcase Server 10 with Suitcase X1 clients who upgrade to Suitcase Server X1.
French and German versions of Suitcase Server X1 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2004.
|About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis Inc., a Celartem company, is a leading provider of software solutions that empower digital asset creators and users. Extensis’ award winning products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include: Portfolio for digital asset management and Suitcase and Font Reserve for font management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celartem Technology USA Inc., a division of Celartem Technology Inc., Japan (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, please visit our website at http://cde.extensis.comor call 1-800-796-9798.
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