Extensis Announces Universal Type Server at Macworld Expo
New product line offers the only professional and scalable font management
client/server solution for both large corporations and smaller creative
Macworld Conference and Expo, SAN FRANCISCO, CA., January 15, 2008 —
Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., today announced Universal Type Server,
its next generation server-based font management solution for both
Macintosh and Windows environments. Universal Type Server will benefit
creative professionals, workgroups and IT administrators alike by offering
three editions of the solution: Universal Type Server Lite, Professional
and Corporate editions. Extensis will be showcasing Universal Type Server
at its Macworld Expo booth #1020 this week.
Universal Type Server is Extensis’ next generation font server capable of
handling all font-related issues that may arise while working in
font-intensive workflows. Universal Type Server provides an easy-to-use and
intuitive tool for creative users and a robust, scalable and flexible
solution for IT administrators. Universal Type Server offers:
* Simple server and user administration via web-based applications
* Stable and fast Java-based server with a secure SQL backend
* Active Directory integration
* Support for both Mac and Windows clients independently or simultaneously
* Support for mobile users: administrators can work from anywhere; users can go
‘offline’ and still access the fonts they need
* Font license tracking
* Fast type activation
* Fast, customizable previews driven by Apple’s Core animation technology
* Automated organization of font libraries via classification, foundry,
file type, custom keywords, etc.
* Elegant, intuitive client interface
* Native support for Intel-based and PPC-based Macs
* Font Sense powered auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and
Illustrator CS3/CS2 and XTensions for QuarkXPress 6.5/7
“Universal Type Server is more than just a combination of our popular
Suitcase and Font Reserve Server products.” said Martin Stein, Extensis
Vice President of Products and Services. “It was built from the ground up,
utilizing the most up-to-date technologies and open architecture platforms.
We’ve combined the strengths of both existing products while adding
reliability, stability, greater performance and improved scalability, as
well as cool new features, all within a new and modern architecture. This
is the most significant font management product ever developed by Extensis.”
Universal Type Server will support Extensis’ patented Font Sense technology
offering users the ability to automatically activate the exact versions of
fonts used in a document when that document is opened. Unlike basic
auto-activation, Font Sense works seamlessly to allow for a deep level of
font analysis instead of simply selecting and activating the first font
with the same PostScript or font menu name. Font Sense avoids silent font
substitution, incorrect glyphs, text re-flows, and layout issues, resulting
in greater efficiency and automated workflows.
Universal Type Server Lite — Designed to be robust yet affordable, this
edition allows customers to use up to 10 concurrent connections. The Lite
edition is ideal for smaller creative workgroups or design firms that need
to have access to and share fonts.
Universal Type Server Professional — Is the natural upgrade edition for
existing Suitcase Server
X1 and Font Reserve Server customers. The Professional edition allows up to
250 concurrent connections and is an ideal and affordable solution for
mid-size organizations that do not require external databases.
Universal Type Server Corporate — Is ideal for large corporate workgroups.
It allows for more than 250 concurrent connections and includes Active
Directory and External Database (MS SQL 2005) functionality.
Pricing and Availability
Universal Type Server is currently beta testing and is expected to ship in
Spring 2008. Universal Type Server and all clients will be available
free-of-charge to existing customers under a current Annual Service
Agreement (ASA). Pricing for all versions, including upgrades, will be
announced prior to product availability.
Universal Type Server will be available in English, French and German.
For information on where to purchase the Universal Type Server family of
products visit http://www.typeserver.com
Universal Type Server will support Mac OS X v10.4, 10.4 Server, 10.5 or
10.5 Server; G5 or faster processor; 1 GB RAM; 250 MB Hard Drive space +
space for fonts; Safari 2.0 or Firefox 2.0 or higher; Adobe Flash Player 9
or higher; Adobe Reader 7.
Universal Type Server will also support Windows 2000 Server, Server 2003,
XP Professional; P4 or faster processor; 1GB of RAM; 250 MB of hard disk
space + space for fonts; Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.0 or higher;
Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher; Adobe Reader 7.
Universal Type Client for Macintosh will support Mac OS X v.10.4 or 10.5;
50 MB of hard disk space + space for fonts; 256 MB RAM; Safari 2.0 or
Firefox 2.0 or higher; Adobe Reader 7.
Universal Type Client for Windows will support Windows XP Professional or
Vista P4 or faster processor; 256 MB RAM 50 MB of hard disk space + space
for fonts; Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.0 or higher; Adobe Reader 7;
Microsoft .NET 2.0 for Windows XP installations.
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and
professionals to streamline their workflow and securely manage their
creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and
desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include
Universal Type Server, Suitcase Server X1 and Font Reserve Server for
server-based font management, Suitcase for single-user font management and
the Portfolio suite 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://www.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
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.