Major upgrade provides Mac OS X universal binary plug-ins for Adobe CS 3

IOWA CITY, IA-August 22nd, 2007. Today MetaCommunications, Inc. shipped
Production Pack 5.0, a plug-in automation module for its recently released
Workgroups 2007 software suite. Production Pack 5.0 now includes Mac OS X
universal binary support and automation tools for Adobe’s Creative Suite
(CS) 3. Users of Adobe’s CS 3 can now automate page layout and illustration
tasks by accessing digital assets, electronic job tickets, and schedules
directly from their native applications. Production Pack 5.0’s plug-in
interface integrates directly with the Workgroups 2007 suite, enabling
users to quickly access information about the job or project they are
working on.

“Production Pack 5.0 integrates Adobe’s CS 3 with our Workgroups 2007
process and productivity suite. Users can pull up job tickets that contain
page layout instructions, schedules, and even the images that need to be
placed. By adding this workflow management tool, creative and production
users can automate tasks, facilitate collaboration, and enhance access to
creative assets,” says Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of

Production Pack 5.0 provides creative, publishing, and prepress staff the
ability to access related production and digital asset information from
within their production tool of choice. Production Pack 5.0 consists of
Adobe Creative Suite Plug-ins and QuarkXPress XTensions which automatically
capture detailed multi-page document previews, rich XML metadata, and
seamlessly integrates into MetaCommunications’ Workgroups 2007 suite –
automating production tasks and providing instant access to job tickets,
digital assets, schedules, and other publishing related information.
Additional information can be found at

The Workgroups 2007 suite is a tightly integrated process and productivity
management suite for creative, publishing, and prepress. Workgroups 2007 is
comprised of four modules, and is designed to be open and modular so that
users can adopt the modules of the suite that meet their initial needs and
retain the ability to easily expand the solution later. Workgroups 2007
consists of four core components:

* Job Manager, a powerful suite of financial management tools that enable
users to accurately create estimates and quotes, monitor job costs, quickly
generate on-demand reporting and invoices, and share information with
industry leading accounting systems.

* Virtual Ticket, a configurable project and workflow solution that brings
together all the components of your work in a centralized location,
including project briefs, job tickets, schedules customer information,
associated document files, and more.

* Approval Manager, an approval management workflow tool for managing,
tracking, and scheduling any proof review process within and across
marketing, creative and production environments.

* Digital Storage Manager, a powerful storage management solution designed
to integrate a workgroup’s file management into the overall creative and
production workflow. The solution associates files with projects, archives
& retrieves files, and enables users to quickly find digital files for
creative or production processes.

Production Pack 5.0 is available immediately, directly from
MetaCommunications or through certified partners worldwide. Production Pack
5.0 is included free of charge to licensed users of the Workgroups 2007
suite. Customers on Meta Assurance and Support will receive the upgrade
free of charge. Upgrades are available from authorized resellers, system
integrators, distributors and OEM partners. For more information, visit

MetaCommunications ( is a leading software developer of
cross-platform process management and productivity solutions for the
graphic arts industry, including its award-winning Job Manager, Virtual
Ticket, Approval Manager and Digital Storage Manager components.
MetaCommunications has thousands of users of its software worldwide,
helping some of the world’s top creative agencies, corporate marketing
groups, printing and prepress firms, and publishers work more efficiently
and profitably. MetaCommunications was founded in 1991 and is headquartered
in Iowa City, Iowa. For more information, please visit