Zevrix Solutions has updated BatchOutput Server (http://zevrix.com/BatchOutputServer.php), an output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, to version 4.9.1. The new version improves the XML processing engine that allows users to dynamically assign variable output file names based on InDesign document’s XMP metadata.
Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is an XML-based labeling technology that allows users to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself. By taking advantage of this technology, BatchOutput Server offers output operators an easy way to include the desired information about their projects directly in the final PDF and PostScript file names.
Under BatchOutput Server workflow, production artists and prepress operators simply submit files to hotfolders that reside on the network. BatchOutput Server automatically outputs the files from its dedicated station using hotfolder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well.
BatchOutput 4.9.1 can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. A demo is available for download. BatchOutput 4.9 is available for Mac OS X 10.5 and higher, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS-CS5.