Monotype Imaging Holdings and its subsidiary, Linotype, have introduced new versions of their FontExplorer X font management solution. FontExplorer X Pro 2.5.1 for Macs and FontExplorer X Server 1.5.2 for Mac OS X and Windows platforms are available immediately at http://www.fontexplorerx.com .
The newly revised software for client computers contains plug-ins that automatically activate fonts when used with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator applications from Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 Master Collection software. The latest version of FontExplorer X Pro also contains improvements related to the server menu and offline use.
FontExplorer X Server 1.5.2 brings the same facilities and characteristics of its Mac version to workgroup administrations operating in Windows environments. Users are greeted with a completely revised user interface of the server-system setting, and an improved backup function is now available. In addition, Windows administrators can now create master-slave configurations to optimize performance, such as regulating access to fonts hierarchically in order to distribute the server load among several devices. Workgroup administration for both Mac and Windows environments is handled through FontExplorer X Pro for the Mac.
Available for Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or later and available in English and German, FontExplorer X Pro 2.5.1 may be purchased for US$79 for a single user license. A 30-day trial version of FontExplorer X Pro is also available to download for new customers.
Available for Mac OS X 10.4 or later and available in English and German, pricing for FontExplorer X Server 1.5.2 starts at $1,599 for a server license that includes 10 FontExplorer X Pro client licenses (excluding VAT). Existing FontExplorer X Pro and Server customers may obtain the newest editions free of charge through the update function of their installed software.