FontAgent Pro Server Version 5 Rewritten to Add J2EE Support

September 13, 2011 in Publishing (E)

[] San Jose, California - Insider Software announced today the immediate availability of FontAgent(R) Pro Server Version 5, the world's most advanced solution for organizing, optimizing, distributing and tracking an organization's fonts. The V5 release is a brand-new, robust J2EE server application, adding to FontAgent Pro's substantial lead in performance, scalability and reliability, and includes new license-management, directory services and browser-based real-time usage reports.

New in FontAgent Pro Server 5

The latest version of FontAgent Pro Server adds speed and several new features:
* Documents manager that stores and displays font license information and EULAs
* Browser-based reports that track font usage by machine, user, date, time and activation status
* WEBSIWYG, the browser-based online catalog that shows server-based fonts in their native typeface outlines and includes a shopping cart that enables users to request access to specific fonts from administrators and purchasing managers
* New industrial-strength J2EE server architecture that guarantees flexibility and power now and in the future

New, easier, more robust Active Directory/Open Directory services:
As in prior releases, the new server includes FontAgent Pro's industry-leading font integrity manager, automatic font and set distribution, and administration of the server and fonts from any connected client.

Unrivaled Performance Saves Everyone Time:
FontAgent Pro 5's J2EE-based, multi-threaded, multi-processor aware architecture is designed for speed to provide even faster synchronization with networked client users.

Users can:
* Simply drop and drop fonts into FontAgent Pro to test their integrity and add them to libraries at dramatically higher speeds than competing products
* Drag and drop fonts and sets to groups of users to distribute them in seconds
* Sync clients to the font server at speeds 8 to 10 times faster that Extensis UTS
* Save bandwidth continuously with FontAgent Pro's unique network traffic optimization

In testing, FontAgent Pro activates fonts more than twice as fast as Extensis UTS local activation, and 10 to 20 times faster than UTS remote activation.

Proven in the World's Largest Organizations

FontAgent Pro Server 5 delivers important benefits to everyone in corporate and creative workgroups, departments, agencies and enterprises.
* Users enjoy the industry's fastest, easiest solution for synchronizing, verifying and managing fonts
* Purchasing and legal groups track font purchases and usage to minimize licensing costs and provide legal protection
* Managers improve productivity and ensure consistency across creative teams
* IT groups get the world's most dependable, fastest, cost-effective and scalable font server

About FontAgent Pro Server:
FontAgent Pro Server is the world's most advanced solution for managing, distributing and synchronizing fonts across creative workgroups in agencies, small businesses and large enterprises. FontAgent Pro's unrivaled font integrity, scalability, performance, server replication, license management, directory services, live backup, font-usage manager, simple installation and easy administration make it an easy choice for solving creative workflow, font distribution and license compliance challenges.

System Requirements:
FontAgent Pro Server runs on a networked Apple MacPro, MacMini or Xserve with 1 GB of memory and 130 MB of disk space running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion). It does not require dedicated server hardware and permits administrators to fine-tune performance to compensate for varying speeds on enterprise networks. The new release also includes a one-click installer for server and J2EE software; supports PostScript Type 1, OpenType, dfont, and Mac and Windows TrueType font formats; and supports both Mac and Windows users.

Pricing and Availability:
FontAgent Pro Server is priced at $1,695 (USD). Each user connecting to the server requires a licensed version of the FontAgent Pro connected client, whose suggested price is $129.95 per seat. Volume license pricing is available on request. For more information, users can visit To purchase FontAgent Pro products or obtain additional information, call Insider Sales at 866-366-8778 or 520-229-1212.

Founded in 1994, Insider Software makes products that streamline the creative process. With the most extensive array of font management utilities on the market, Insider has the ideal solution for every font management scenario. FontAgent is a registered trademark, and FontAgent Pro, Insider, and the Insider logo are trademarks of Insider Software. Other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.


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