MEI Releases InPorter Add-on for K4 Publishing System

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[prMac.com] Jenkintown, PA - Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced the release of InPorter(R), a new add-on utility developed by MEI for the vjoon K4 Publishing System. InPorter automatically ingests several different types of external content and their metadata into the K4 workflow.

InPorter is a server-side tool that streamlines the process of moving content into K4, the leading editorial solution integrating Adobe(R) InDesign(R) and Adobe InCopy(R), for use in production. It handles any kind of object that can be managed in the K4 system, including InCopy documents, InDesign layouts, pictures, ads, multimedia and more.

Using InPorter's Web interface, an administrator can configure workflows for different types of content to be dropped in InPorter's watched folders. When content arrives - from a digital asset management system, wire service, database, syndication partner, Web site or another K4 publication, for example - InPorter checks it into K4, applying the defined metadata for that type of content. The files immediately show up on the to-do list of the users to whom they've been assigned and can be incorporated into a publication workflow.

InPorter also has specific XML-processing capabilities for ingesting XML content, automatically turning it into a new InCopy article and checking it into the K4 workflow with its metadata. Additionally, InPorter can tap into the scripting and automation features built into InCopy and Adobe InDesign Server to perform various functions to articles and layouts being imported into a K4 publication.

Designed to help publishers unify cross-media environments such as print-plus-online, InPorter automates tasks that previously required time-consuming manual intervention.

"InPorter opens up a world of possibilities for K4 users by simplifying the process of getting content into the system from a multitude of sources," said Linda Bruce, vice president of enterprise sales at MEI. "It's a great multipurpose tool that provides the flexibility to publish to and from multiple channels with minimal impact to production."

Availability:
InPorter 1.1 is available now. It is compatible with K4 version 5.9 and Adobe Creative Suite 3 and 4. For more details, contact an MEI sales representative at 215-886-5662 or an authorized MEI distributor. Additional information can be found on Managing Editor Inc.'s Web site.

About K4:
The vjoon K4 Publishing System, integrated with Adobe InDesign and InCopy, allows publishing professionals to manage design and editorial workflow and to control the entire production process. With its multi-level security controls, open SQL architecture and robust customization options, K4 supports a transparent and secure production workflow for individual workgroups or entire publishing enterprises. K4 is a product of vjoon GmbH (formerly SoftCare) of Hamburg, Germany. With more than 340 systems installed in publishing houses, agencies and magazines worldwide, K4 has already revolutionized the editorial workflow for nearly 17,000 users. MEI is the exclusive distributor of K4 in the Americas, with more than 150 installations managing more than 9,700 users.

Managing Editor Inc. is an industry leader in the development of quality, proven software solutions for the evolving publishing industry. The Page Director(R) Series of Advertising and Classified Layout Systems, K4 Publishing System, Integrated Production Suite (IPS) and IPS AdTrac deliver automated pagination, workflow and digital asset management solutions to newspaper and magazine publishers, as well as to other print and electronic 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 Web site.

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