today announced the release of Suitcase Server 10.1, now for Mac OS X. The software is available for both OS X and Mac OS X Server, and is a free download for all registered users of Suitcase Server 8, 9 and 10.
Suitcase Server is a font management product that works in conjunction with Extensis’ Suitcase software. Suitcase Server enables business workgroups to share fonts. Workgroup members can control which fonts are downloaded and subscribed to so they only get those fonts they need. The software provides tools for updating, creating server font sets based on jobs and can also share graphics common to a job as well.
Cross platform compatible, Suitcase Server works with various flavors of Windows and Mac OS, but up until now has only worked on Macs running “Classic” versions of the operating system.
Citing his company’s commitment to migrating its products to Mac OS X, Extensis general manager Craig Keudell said that Suitcase and Suitcase Server are the first products to be available for OS X, with more to come. “We are very excited to provide users a complete system for managing fonts in Mac OS X,” said Keudell.
Suitcase and Suitcase Server work in conjunction with all of Mac OS X’s myriad font directories, and makes it possible for users to activate or deactivate fonts in Cocoa and Carbon applications, as well as Classic applications.
Suitcase Server 10.1 retails for US$999.95, and includes five copies of Suitcase 10.1. The update is free to all registered users of Suitcase Server 8 or higher for free.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac running Mac OS 8.6 or higher, including 10.1 or higher, 10MB HD space, 32MB RAM (128MB RAM for OS X).