Insider Software has announced FontAgent Pro CloudServer, which it says is the first cloud-based font server offered as an Internet service. According to the hfolks at Insider Software, using CloudServer, organizations can get the power of enterprise font management as they:
° Maintain a centralized, cloud-based library of verified fonts;
° Synchronize fonts across all their users;
° Avoid the cost and administration of font server hardware and software;
° Get free client and server software updates immediately upon availability;
° Enjoy free access to a vast range of print and web fonts;
° Subscribe to font management services for a low, predictable fee;
° Eliminate separate software maintenance costs.
With FontAgent Pro CloudServer users don’t need to purchase, manage and maintain server hardware and software to manage your fonts and creative workflow across the enterprise. It provides font management on a subscription basis. No server software installation or network configuration is required.
FontAgent Pro CloudServer creates a centralized library of fonts of virtually any size that licensed users can share. It downloads fonts to user workstations automatically, automatically removes fonts from user workstations, provides and enforces consistent font usage across all users and projects and ensures font license compliance.
When users of FontAgent Pro CloudServer log in for the first time, they install software, and fonts automatically download to their computer. Subsequently, FontAgent Pro automatically logs into the CloudServer and maintains their font collection, keeping it consistent with enterprise font licenses and the requirements of current projects.
FontAgent Pro CloudServer delivers all the power of the FontAgent Pro font manager, which enables Mac and Windows to access, search, preview and print fonts as well as auto-activate fonts in top design apps including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy, QuarkXPress and other Mac OS X applications.
FontAgent Pro CloudServer administrators can authorize users, designate who can upload fonts to the server, and specify which fonts get automatically delivered to which users. The CloudServer also enables them to manage font licenses and track their usage in real-time.
After a free trial period, FontAgent Pro CloudServer is available by subscription and includes the use of the FontAgent Pro font manager, CloudServer access, free software updates, and access to web fonts, as well as centralized font storage and backup. Introductory prices range from US$3.50 to $6.95 a month per user. For more information, go to http://www.fontsinthecloud.com .
To access FontAgent Pro CloudServer, you need a broadband Internet connection. CloudServer users need a Mac running OS X 10.6 or later, or a PC running Windows 7, Vista or XP.