Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.6, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collecting process.
The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently released InDesign CS6. The update is free for licensed users of Package Central.
Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to hotfolders that reside on the network. Package Central automatically collects the files from its station using hotfolder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.
Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hotfolders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:
- Automatically process InDesign files from hotfolders
- Update modified links automatically
- Font auto-activation
- Create PDF and INX/IDML files on the fly
- Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
- Compose variable folder names
- Metadata-based processing
- Detailed processing logs
- Easy to install and use
Zevrix also makes BatchOutput Server software which automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hotfolders.
Pricing and Availability
Package Central can be purchased for $299.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central runs on Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, is a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS6.