Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have released new versions of their award-winning FontExplorer X font management solution. FontExplorer X Pro 3.1 for Macintosh and 2.3 for Windows systems, in addition to FontExplorer X Server 1.6, are available immediately.
FontExplorer X Server now features LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) functions, which support multiple domains, nested groups and the ability to monitor active or open directory groups for user changes. Version 1.6 also enables network administrators to disconnect users from the server and prevent server updates. Both server and client machines require updates to the latest versions of FontExplorer X in order to take advantage of the new server functions.
Among several new features, FontXplorer X Pro 3.1 for client machines introduces support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and also debuts with support for a full-screen mode. The latest Mac version also introduces a plug-in for Adobe InCopy CS5.5, and new Mac plug-ins are available for InDesign ,and llustrator and Photoshop applications. FontExplorer X Pro 2.3 for Windows also includes plug-ins for these applications, in addition to enhancements to the user interface.
Availability and pricing – free update for licenses purchased after Jan. 1, 2011
Available for Macintosh and Windows computers, FontExplorer X products may be downloaded and purchased from www.fontexplorerx.com, where users can also upgrade to new editions from earlier versions. Customers who have licensed FontExplorer X Pro after Jan. 1, 2011, may receive a free update. Customers of 2.x releases with a valid serial number may purchase an upgrade to FontExplorer Pro 3.1 (Macintosh) for $29 U.S. or €29 (including VAT) or £22 (excluding VAT).
A 30-day free trial version of FontExplorer X Pro is available to download for new customers. Pricing for new customers is $79 U.S. or €79 (including VAT) or £59 (excluding VAT) for a single user license.
FontExplorer X Server licenses are available online in packages of 10, 15, 20 or 25 user licenses, starting at $1,599 U.S. or €1,1999 (plus VAT) or £999 (excluding VAT). Larger packages of user licenses may be obtained by contacting Monotype Imaging or Linotype.