Zevrix Solutions has announced a public beta of Package Central 1.0 (http://zevrix.com/PackageCentral.php), a new document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Originally developed for a publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads packaging to a central system, leaving operator workstations free from the output process. Package Central offers font auto-activation, e-mail notifications, detailed logs and much more.

Everyone who downloads Package Central public beta and registers with Zevrix Solutions can purchase Package Central with a 30% discount once it’s released. Estimated release time and pricing are March 22 for US$499.95.

Package Central is a Universal Binary and runs on Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.6. Remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.