Monotype Imaging Holdings and its subsidiary, Linotype, have released new versions of their FontExplorer X font management solution: FontExplorer X Pro 3.1 for Mac and 2.3 for Windows systems, in addition to FontExplorer X Server 1.6. They’re available at http://www.fontexplorerx.com .
FontExplorer X Server now features LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) functions, which support multiple domains, nested groups and the ability to monitor active or open directory groups for user changes. Version 1.6 also enables network administrators to disconnect users from the server and prevent server updates. Both server and client machines require updates to the latest versions of FontExplorer X in order to take advantage of the new server functions.
Among several new features, FontXplorer X Pro 3.1 for client machines introduces support for Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) and debuts with support for a full-screen mode. The latest Mac version also introduces a plug-in for Adobe InCopy CS5.5, and new Mac plug-ins are available for InDesign ,and llustrator and Photoshop applications.
These are free update for licenses purchased after Jan. 1, 2011. Customers of 2.x releases with a valid serial number may purchase an upgrade to FontExplorer Pro 3.1 for the Mac for US$29. A 30-day free trial version of FontExplorer X Pro is available to download for new customers. Pricing for new customers is $79 for a single user license.
FontExplorer X Server licenses are available online in packages of 10, 15, 20 or 25 user licenses, starting at $1,599. Larger packages of user licenses may be obtained by contacting Monotype Imaging or Linotype.