Extensis on Wednesday announced the release of Universal Type Server 2.0, its font management system for Mac OS X and Windows workgroups. It’s priced starting at $1395.
New to the 2.0 release is support for Active Directory and Open Directory, an External Database Module that supports Microsoft SQL Server, report generation on font license compliance; support for “system font policy,” font previews with “tear off” functionality, and auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CS2, CS3 and CS4, as well as QuarkXPress 7 and 8. Other new features have also been included.
Universal Type Server comes in two versions: A $1395 “Lite” edition that is suitable for workgroups of 10 users or fewer (it includes the server software and a 10-user license), and an $1800 “Professional” version suitable for larger workgroups (it costs $165 per client connection, as well).
Server system requirements call for Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, G5 or Intel-based Mac, 1GB RAM, 250MB hard disk space plus spae for fonts, Safari 2.0 or Firefox 2.0 or later and Adobe Flash Player 10 or later.