Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the immediate availability of the Windows version of Suitcase Fusion 2, a completely new professional font manager supporting feature parity with its Macintosh counterpart. Windows users are now able to manage fonts with a modern, fast and completely new Suitcase Fusion 2. PORTLAND, Oregon, August 19, 2009 – Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the immediate availability of the Windows version of Suitcase Fusion 2, a completely new professional font manager supporting feature parity with its Macintosh counterpart. Windows users are now able to manage fonts with a modern, fast and completely new Suitcase Fusion 2.
"This is a truly huge leap in font management functionality, architecture, and user experience for Windows users," said Thomas Phinney, Senior Product Manager Font Solutions at Extensis. "Suitcase Fusion 2 is the most modern, stable and reliable font manager available."
Some of the new features in the Windows version of Suitcase Fusion 2 include:
— Unparalleled font previewing
— Highly configurable plug-in based auto-activation for the latest creative professional applications
— Modern technology
— Portable built-in font vault
— Font searching, tagging and classification options
— System font management
Suitcase Fusion 2 provides users with outstanding stability and reliability, coupled with a modern interface for working with type. It’s based on Universal Type Server, which allow users to search, activate and browse fonts much faster than before. "To my delight, Fusion 2 has done a remarkable job in stability, speed and usability," said James Dempsey, Macworld magazine.
Suitcase Fusion 2 offers the same best-in-class font previewing capabilities as the Macintosh version of the product, allowing users to easily browse, compare and select the ideal font for any project. "The real icing on the cake, and what sets this version of Suitcase ahead of the pack, is the preview features it offers," said Keith Martin, MacUser magazine.
Particularly unique is the ability to "tear off" a borderless preview panel from the application and float it over any document, appearing to be part of your layout.
This version offers more plug-in based auto-activation than ever before, including the latest professional creative applications: Adobe Illustrator® and InDesign® CS2, CS3 and CS4, as well as QuarkXPress® 7 and 8. Extensis utilizes Font Sense technology, which remains the only reliable way to handle conflicting font versions, and when combined with Suitcase Fusion 2’s plug-ins it ensures that the right font gets chosen for auto-activation.
To learn more about what’s new in the Windows version of Suitcase Fusion 2, visit http://www.extensis.com/en/products/suitcasefusion2/whats-new.jsp
Pricing and Availability
The Windows version of Suitcase Fusion 2 is available immediately at an estimated retail price of US $99.95. Upgrade pricing for Suitcase for Windows versions 9 and 11, as well as for standalone Font Reserve 2.6 is available at an estimated retail price of US $49.98.
Suitcase Fusion 2 is available in English, French and German. For more information on Suitcase Fusion 2, visit www.extensis.com/SuitcaseFusion2.
About Suitcase Fusion 2
The name is familiar. Everything else is groundbreaking. Suitcase Fusion 2 redefines professional font management. With Macintosh and Windows compatibility, it offers a sleek, modern interface with innovative features such as interactive font and glyph previews, floating previews and dynamic search and find. Unlike other font managers, Suitcase Fusion 2 centralizes fonts in a secure database and uses Font Sense to fingerprint and automatically activate the exact fonts used by your InDesign, Illustrator and QuarkXPress documents. It promotes a stable font environment, using advanced font corruption-checking and repair and easy-to-use system font management. Extensis holds many fundamental patents related to Font management functionality including: Previewing multiple fonts simultaneously in the same window, Font Sense technology for ensuring accurate font matching in documents, and examining font files for corruption.
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and securely manage their digital assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase for single-user font management and the Portfolio suite for digital asset management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit www.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.
Extensis, Suitcase Fusion, Universal Type Server, and Font Sense are trademarks of Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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