HELIOS Software has made a pair of announcements. First is the developer’s integration of the HTTPS protocol in its WebShare real-time remote file access solution. The added security allows encrypted file transfers and support for security certificates. WebShare is a standalone application that runs on all major UNIX platforms, including Mac OS X.
The company has also released the HELIOS Preview plug-in, which brings Adobe InDesign CS support to ImageServer. The new plug-in allows you to preview InDesign documents from creation to final output, whether you’re on the local network or connecting remotely. You also don’t need access to InDesign or the document’s associated fonts or images to view the previews. ImageServer moves processor-intensive image replacement and conversion tasks to a central server, freeing up CPU cycles on your computer. It runs in Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. ImageServer users with software upgrade service can download the new plug-in for free.