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MEI releases InPorter Add-on for K4 Publishing System

Press release from the issuing company

Jenkintown, PA – Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced the release of InPorter, a new add-on utility developed by MEI for the vjoon K4 Publishing System. InPorter automatically ingests several different types of external content and their metadata into the K4 workflow.

InPorter is a server-side tool that streamlines the process of moving content into K4, the leading editorial solution integrating Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy, for use in production. It handles any kind of object that can be managed in the K4 system, including InCopy documents, InDesign layouts, pictures, ads, multimedia and more.

Using InPorter's Web interface, an administrator can configure workflows for different types of content to be dropped in InPorter's watched folders. When content arrives - from a digital asset management system, wire service, database, syndication partner, Web site or another K4 publication, for example - InPorter checks it into K4, applying the defined metadata for that type of content. The files immediately show up on the to-do list of the users to whom they've been assigned and can be incorporated into a publication workflow.

InPorter also has specific XML-processing capabilities for ingesting XML content, automatically turning it into a new InCopy article and checking it into the K4 workflow with its metadata. Additionally, InPorter can tap into the scripting and automation features built into InCopy and Adobe InDesign Server to perform various functions to articles and layouts being imported into a K4 publication.

Designed to help publishers unify cross-media environments such as print-plus-online, InPorter automates tasks that previously required time-consuming manual intervention.

"InPorter opens up a world of possibilities for K4 users by simplifying the process of getting content into the system from a multitude of sources," said Linda Bruce, vice president of enterprise sales at MEI. "It's a great multipurpose tool that provides the flexibility to publish to and from multiple channels with minimal impact to production."

InPorter 1.1 is available now. It is compatible with K4 version 5.9 and Adobe Creative Suite 3 and 4. For more details, contact an MEI sales representative at 215-886-5662 or an authorized MEI distributor. Additional information can be found on Managing Editor Inc.'s Web site at http://www.maned.com/products/inporter.