July 27, 2011 in Publishing (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto (ON), Canada - Zevrix Solutions today is pleased to announce Package Central 1.5, a feature update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collecting process.
The new version lets users automatically export InDesign documents as PDF and IDML files during packaging and save them into the final package folder. In addition, it introduces several stability and performance improvements, as well as compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
"Package Central is perfect for companies that want to automate and streamline their InDesign project archiving and preparation for output," says Leo Revzin, founder of Zevrix Solutions, "It makes life much easier for both operators and managers by taking care of all heavy processing as well as notifications, logging and error checks."
Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to hotfolders that reside on the network. Package Central automatically collects the files from its station using hotfolder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.
Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hotfolders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:
* Process InDesign files from hotfolders
* Update modified links automatically
* Font auto-activation
* Create PDF and INX/IDML files on the fly
* Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
* Compose variable folder names
* Metadata-based processing
* Detailed processing logs
* Easy to install and use
Zevrix also makes BatchOutput Server software which automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hotfolders.
Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for $299.95 (USD) from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central runs on Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, is a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.5.
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit their website. Copyright (C) 2011 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved.