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Extensis Announces Updates to Suitcase Server and Suitcase for Windows

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PORTLAND, Ore.-March 11, 2003--Extensis today announced two free updates to the Suitcase Server product line, extending the capabilities of its workgroup font management solution. Suitcase 10.2.1 for Macintosh offers server administrators additional control for their workgroup users, including individual font license management. Additionally, a free update to the Windows version of Suitcase, available in April 2003, will allow users to administer Suitcase Server from a Windows PC. The new Suitcase Server allows administrators to control local font access on a per-user basis, manage font licenses, be alerted of potential license problems, and even administer fonts remotely. These controls can be used to prevent users from adding their own fonts to Suitcase, stopping unlicensed fonts from entering a workflow, and enabling the administrator to monitor fonts in the System Font Folders. "Key frustrations with font management are license control and access to the right font sets - especially when working between different operating systems," said Michael Wong, product manager, Extensis. "With the new Suitcase Server and Suitcase for Windows, Extensis extends the oversight capabilities of workgroup administrators and diminishes the compatibility and licensing issues that surface when working with fonts." The updated Windows version of Suitcase will allow Windows clients to connect to the recently updated Suitcase Server. Additionally, it provides the same administration tools that were previously only available to Macintosh users of Suitcase. The updated Windows version also adds scripting support, enabling users to integrate Suitcase into their specific workflow. The Suitcase for Windows client (version 9.2) will be a free upgrade for registered Suitcase 9 for Windows users and will be available through the Extensis website. The free update will be available in April 2003. Free updates to Suitcase 10.2.1 are available immediately to registered users of Suitcase 10 from the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/suitcase.