K4 6.3 Showcases Adobe DPS Integration - New Remote Access Tools

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[prMac.com] Jenkintown, Pennsylvania - Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced the availability of version 6.3 of the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. Reader's Digest, Conde Nast, The Daily Racing Form and ASTM International are among the sites already running the latest version of K4, the leading workflow management system integrating Adobe(R) InDesign(R) and Adobe InCopy(R) for publishing to print, tablets, Web and more.

K4 version 6.3 optimizes connectivity with the Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe's new toolset for designing and deploying engaging reading experiences across mobile devices and marketplaces using Creative Suite(R) 5. K4 now comes standard with built-in features that make publishing to the iPad and other emerging platforms as intuitive and straightforward as producing for print: new metadata fields for handling tablet-specific content, powerful automation functionality for electronic issue creation, and more.

For example, K4 enhances productivity by substituting automated processes for routine manual tasks, such as converting individual pages into any format. In addition, K4 can automatically adapt styles and units of measure, such as converting picas to pixels.

Version 6.3 also incorporates the new K4 Distributed Enterprise System (K4 DES), which makes it easier than ever for publishers with distributed editorial and production environments to collaborate and work efficiently with the K4 system across remote locations. K4 DES allows remote users to work on content from their own K4 Local Data Storage (K4 LDS) setup rather than the primary K4 Server and access files at local network speeds. Layouts and articles, including all placed objects, open as quickly as the local network can deliver them, offering significant time savings. Back in the main office, the central K4 Server automatically updates and synchronizes all files across all K4 LDS sites so that any user in any location is always accessing the most current version.

"With every new release, K4 continues to grow as the central hub of production for thousands of users around the world," said Linda Bruce, vice president of enterprise sales at MEI. "It's the perfect solution for any creative team that wants to streamline and optimize its workflow for managing any type of input and publishing to any output."

The K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform version 6.3 is available now from MEI. All K4 customers on active maintenance agreements are eligible to receive free upgrades. To schedule an upgrade, contact an MEI sales representative at 800-638-1214. Additional sales information can be found on Managing Editor Inc.'s Web site.

About K4:
The vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform is a flexible, scalable solution that allows publishing professionals to manage their design and editorial workflows and deliver multimedia content to a variety of output channels - print, online and other electronic formats. With its multi-level security controls, open architecture and robust customization options, K4 provides a transparent and secure production environment for individual workgroups or entire publishing enterprises. K4 is a product of vjoon GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. With more than 380 systems installed in publishing houses, agencies and magazines worldwide, vjoon solutions have already revolutionized the editorial workflow for more than 18,000 users. MEI is the exclusive distributor of K4 in the Americas, with more than 150 installations managing nearly 9,800 users.

Managing Editor Inc. is a leading developer of quality, proven software for the evolving publishing industry. MEI specializes in providing versatile tools that manage content for any output medium - print, online, e-readers such as the iPad, mobile devices such as the iPhone, and other electronic formats. The Page Director(R) Series of Advertising and Classified Layout Systems, K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform, Integrated Production Suite (IPS) and IPS AdTrac deliver automated pagination, workflow and digital asset management for newspapers, magazines and other publishing markets. MEI is an Adobe premier development partner and has twice been named a laureate of the Computerworld Smithsonian Collections. Additional information regarding MEI's products and services can be found on the company's website.


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