Extensis will continue to develop the Suitcase product line of font management tools by bringing Suitcase Server to the Mac OS X Server platform. The server will bring fully scalable system-wide font management to networks and enterprises.
“In 2001, Extensis demonstrated its commitment to its users by releasing the first Mac OS X compatible font manager,” company spokesperson Nicole Andergard told MacCentral. “Not only did Suitcase for Mac OS X remain intuitive and easy to use, but it solved the many font management problems introduced by the new operating system.”
The upcoming Suitcase Server for Mac OS X will offer increased performance, she said. It will come with flexible workgroup management tools that will let you create and assign specific font sets to your workgroups. Suitcase Server’s font license tracking will take the hassle out of maintaining compliance with your font licensing agreements by tracking users and alerting you of potential violations, Andergard said.
Suitcase Server prevents corrupt fonts from making their way onto workgroup sets. The upcoming version will sport new tools to monitor font licensing, distribute preferences to all workgroup users, even generate reports of Suitcase Server activity.