Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, has released InPorter 2.0.

The latest version of MEI’s versatile add-on module for the vjoon K4 Publishing System includes support for reading XMP content embedded in files being “InPorted” into the workflow. InPorter is a server-side utility that streamlines and automates the process of moving content into K4, an editorial solution integrating Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy. InPorter handles any kind of object that can be managed in the K4 system, including InCopy articles, InDesign layouts, photos, ads, multimedia and more.

When content arrives in a watched folder, InPorter automatically checks it into the K4 database, applying the default metadata defined for that content type, or using custom metadata read from an XML-based job ticket or, with Version 2.0, from embedded XMP. The content is immediately ready to proceed through its normal K4 workflow.

InPorter 2.0 has been optimized for sites working with XMP, a core component of several publishing formats such as Photoshop files, PDFs, InDesign documents and Adobe Illustrator content, according to Linda Bruce, vice president of enterprise sales at MEI. This new compatibility also enhances automated data exchange between K4 and XMP-capable digital asset management systems, she adds.

InPorter 2.0 is compatible with K4 version 5.9 and Adobe CS3 and CS4. For more details, including pricing, got to .