Xinet Inc. has released FullPress 14.0 and WebNative Venture 7.0. The former is a server software suite for managing workflows that heavily use graphic media; the latter is a Web-based front end for FullPress that offers remote workflow tools, including database and file access. Xinet has added support for AFP (Apple File Protocol) 3.1 and Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP), preview tools for Quark XPress and Adobe InDesign layouts, a Versioning plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, a Linked Files Viewer tool and more.
AFP 3.1 support enables the use of up to 255 characters when naming files and folders on the FullPress server. In addition, Unicode encoding is used, allowing support for a broader range of characters, and files can be larger than 2GB. XMP support enables the embedding of metadata, such as keywords, in files and other creative assets. When the data is added to files from within Adobe applications, it is automatically imported into the WebNative Venture database.
The Versioning plug-in is a FullPress add-on for Photoshop that automatically creates and saves different versions of files, enforcing naming conventions for backup files in the process. It can also be used to review and manage versions.
Linked Files Viewer extends FullPress document previews by including visual asset searching. Users can select an image in a layout and preview every other document using it, including those moved from their original spot in the file system or already archived.
FullPress requires Mac OS X Server v10.2.x or higher while WebNative Venture 7.0 requires Mac OS X v10.2.x or higher. Xinet uses a proprietary AppleTalk protocol to connect clients to the FullPress server system.