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K4 version 6.3 showcases Adobe DPS Integration, New Remote Access Tools for Publishers

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 availability of version 6.3 of the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. Reader's Digest, Condé Nast, The Daily Racing Form and ASTM International are among the sites already running the latest version of K4, the leading workflow management system integrating Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy for publishing to print, tablets, Web and more.

K4 version 6.3 optimizes connectivity with the Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe's new toolset for designing and deploying engaging reading experiences across mobile devices and marketplaces using Creative Suite 5. K4 now comes standard with built-in features that make publishing to the iPad and other emerging platforms as intuitive and straightforward as producing for print: new metadata fields for handling tablet-specific content, powerful automation functionality for electronic issue creation, and more.

For example, K4 enhances productivity by substituting automated processes for routine manual tasks, such as converting individual pages into any format. In addition, K4 can automatically adapt styles and units of measure, such as converting picas to pixels.

Version 6.3 also incorporates the new K4 Distributed Enterprise System (K4 DES), which makes it easier than ever for publishers with distributed editorial and production environments to collaborate and work efficiently with the K4 system across remote locations. K4 DES allows remote users to work on content from their own K4 Local Data Storage (K4 LDS) setup rather than the primary K4 Server and access files at local network speeds. Layouts and articles, including all placed objects, open as quickly as the local network can deliver them, offering significant time savings. Back in the main office, the central K4 Server automatically updates and synchronizes all files across all K4 LDS sites so that any user in any location is always accessing the most current version.

"With every new release, K4 continues to grow as the central hub of production for thousands of users around the world," said Linda Bruce, vice president of enterprise sales at MEI. "It's the perfect solution for any creative team that wants to streamline and optimize its workflow for managing any type of input and publishing to any output."


The K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform version 6.3 is available now from MEI. All K4 customers on active maintenance agreements are eligible to receive free upgrades.


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