FontAgent Pro Update Enables Mobile Font Management
New Architecture Offers Automatic System Detection and Self-Optimization
Los Gatos, CA — April 6, 2006 – Insider Software announced today the
immediate availability of FontAgent Pro version 3.2, which combines new
database technology with the industry’s premier implementation of network
home directory architecture. Insider has attained performance gains that
offer nearly a threefold performance advantage in import operations over
competing products, while also exhibiting substantial performance increases
in other critical operations.
Network Home Directory Functionality Provides Users with Greater Mobility
Network home directory support conveys substantial benefits to users of
font management software. Sometimes called a “mobile account”, home
directories are stored on a server, so a user can log into any computer,
where they will be presented with their familiar customized desktop
environment, including all personal files, application preferences and font
libraries and sets. All changes are stored to the home directory, which
makes backing up that information much simpler. This solution is also ideal
for computer labs where user access from multiple locations is desirable.
It is essential, however, to prevent users from making unauthorized changes
to other computers, and FontAgent Pro’s security features make unauthorized
modification virtually impossible.
Automatic System Optimization Boosts Performance
FontAgent Pro has accomplished its substantial performance gains by
developing auto-optimization technology that analyzes the system and
automatically adjusts the database access logic to maximize efficiency.
FontAgent Pro ensures that all user files are stored within the home
directory and then optimizes the database to minimize data access requests,
unlike other applications that may scatter files across several locations
causing performance to suffer.
“It’s freakin’ fast…there’s no lag,” said beta tester Matthew Foust of
Black Design. “FontAgent Pro is the way to go,” he added.
About FontAgent Pro
FontAgent Pro, designed for creative professionals, provides a complete
font management system that integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection,
font book creation, and design tools in a single powerful, yet simple
application. It is the only product to offer such modern features as
multiple font libraries, cascading sets for job and project management, and
a Font Player that provides interactive real-time font selection tools.
FontAgent Pro also offers unique administrative tools with its ability to
secure workstations, permitting modifications to libraries and sets only if
approved by the administrator. Multiple startup sets can be configured and
fonts can be auto-activated even without launching FontAgent Pro. Powerful
live searching and extensive filtering provide additional power and
Users can download the newest update on the Insider Software website at:
FontAgent Pro 3 requires Mac OS X version 10.3 or later, 10 MB of disk
space and a minimum of 32 MB of memory.
Pricing and Availability
FontAgent Pro 3.2, which is a free upgrade for licensed users of FontAgent
Pro 3.0 or later, has a suggested retail price of $99.95 and FontAgent Pro
Workgroup Edition with serverless font-sharing is priced at $129.95 as are
client licenses for FontAgent Pro Server. Users owning licenses of earlier
versions of FontAgent Pro can upgrade to Version 3.2 Standalone Edition for
$49.95 US. Upgrades to the workgroup edition are $64.95. FontAgent Pro is
also available at leading software resellers worldwide.
About Insider Software
Founded in 1994, Insider Software makes products that streamline the