Universal Type Server is easy to install, configure and administer using two web-based administration tools.
The server requires only one serial number to be entered at the server level. Connecting clients do not require any serial number, so are easy to deploy and connect. See how you can setup basic IT needs using the Server Administration interface.
User and workgroup management, license tracking and reporting are all accomplished using this web interface. It’s easy to setup users manually, or add them using an LDAP server (either Active Directory or Open Directory). See how you can setup the server to meet your needs.
See the Extensis website for more information about Universal Type Server.
I’m happy to announce that Thomas Phinney, Extensis Product Manager for Fonts and Typography will be speaking at the upcoming event for all things typography, Typecon.
Thomas will be covering CSS 3 Web Typography: More Than Web Fonts on Sunday, July 10th at 9:25 AM.
Web typography is changing dramatically thanks to browser support for @font-face and server-based fonts. Web designers now have thousands of font choices where they once had just a dozen. But beyond @font-face, CSS 3 introduces myriad new typographic controls, dramatically reducing the typography gap between web and print. Phinney shows both font-independent and OpenType-dependent features, including these features in action on web pages, from everyday workhorse typography to the strange and silly. He also covers other CSS 3 typographic features such as kerning and hyphenation, the current state and near future of advanced typography support in browsers, and issues around font rendering.
For registration details, schedule and more, see the Typecon website.
June 28th, 2011 by Jim Kidwell
We were able to secure an additional pass, so we gave away the two passes at random to:
- Prosenjit Mazumdar
Thanks to everyone who entered! We hope to see you at a future event soon!
We’re giving away a full conference pass, valued at $495 to FOSE, the most comprehensive government IT event in the country.
- July 19-21, 2011
- Walter E Washington Convention Center
- Washington, DC
Session tracks cover the most comprehensive needs to of IT professionals, including mobile applications, infrastructure strategies, cybersecurity, information management and more. We’ll be there in the Expo hall, so you’ll also be able to chat with us about maintaining font compliance with Universal Type Server, and digital asset management using Portfolio Server.
In addition you can hear keynote addresses from:
- Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder)
- General James E. “Hoss” Cartwright, USMC (Joint Chiefs of Staff)
- David McQueeney (IBM Watson research team)
To enter the contest, place a comment on this blog post by 12:00 Noon, Pacific time, Friday, July 8th, and tell us why you want to attend FOSE. We’ll choose a winner at random from all of the comments on this post.
Contest includes one full conference pass. Attendee is responsible for all transportation & accommodations while attending the conference.
June 27th, 2011 by Jim Kidwell
Adobe’s latest 5.5.1 release requires an update to the Extensis font auto-activation plug-ins.
We are currently building and testing new plug-ins and product installers for Suitcase Fusion 3 and Universal Type Client 3 to provide full compatibility with Adobe CS5.5.
We plan to release FREE updates to Suitcase Fusion 3 and Universal Type Server 3 in July to address these issues.
Adobe recommends downgrading InDesign CS5.5 to version 7.5.0 as a temporary solution until the new plug-ins are available. For more details, please see the following Extensis Knowledge Base Article.
June 27th, 2011 by Alexandra Barltrop
Last week, Jean-Michel Laurent, Extensis Country Manager for France presented a technical demonstration of Universal Type Server 3 for 30 French end users including TBWA, Lagardère Active, JWT, Marie-Claire, le Monde, Labrador, Mondadori, Louis Vuitton and l’UNESCO. Then after the Type Server technical training was completed, attendees enjoyed the famous Ladurée macaroons.
La semaine dernière, Jean-Michel Laurent, représentant Extensis en France a effectué une présentation technique sur Universal Type Server 3 devant une trentaine d’utilisateurs dont TBWA, Lagardère Active, JWT, Marie-Claire, le Monde, Labrador, Mondadori, Louis Vuitton, l’UNESCO . Après avoir découvert les fonctionnalités Universal Type Server nous avons pu déguster les célèbres macarons de Ladurée.
This is a guest post from our HR Generalist, Carli Edvalson.
This year, as with last year, our volunteer efforts at the Oregon Food Bank were a huge success, in addition to being a valuable team-building exercise and an opportunity to socialize with colleagues outside of the office.
The OFB reports that an estimated 240,000 people eat from an emergency food box in an average month in Oregon and SW Washington alone.
Our team of 13 along with 34 others worked diligently to help sort and pack 13,793 pounds of food. Our activities and assignments included sorters, recyclers, quality control, pallet movers, and box assemblers.
In just 2 hours, we helped pack enough food to provide 10,610 meals for people in need (at the standard calculation of 1.3 pounds equaling a meal)…that’s about 226 meals per volunteer!
Thanks to everyone who participated…your efforts are much appreciated and should be applauded.
What’s your title?
VP of Marketing
How long have you been at Extensis?
13 years (gulp…)
What’s your cog in the Extensis machine?
Figure head over the hard-working marketing team.
What is your favorite Extensis product?
Its always the one we are working on that no one knows about yet! ☺
If you were a font, which would you be?
What’s your most treasured possession?
My wedding ring (schmaltzy, I know)
Function or fashion?
Function (or maybe fashion? I’m not sure…)
Favorite daytime beverage?
Coffee (or water)
Favorite after hours beverage?
Jack. Definitely Jack.
What website do you visit daily?
Bridges of Madison County (ug… so NOT)
Favorite movie (guilty pleasure)
Grosse Point Blank (True Lies, Die Hard, Tomb Raider, you get the idea…)
What do you most like to read?
Vanity Fair (or Charlie and Lola)
Food you can’t live without?
Thai food (or squash? Depends on the day)
Strangest office decoration?
Can’t pick just one…Dr. Evil Bobble Head, Sully and Mike mini figurines, ameba-shaped thumb drive, Photo of a Nerd Herd Mobile.
Something people don’t generally know about you?
I lived in Japan.
In a former live you were…?
A Restaurateur- likely in India
Visiting Japan with my husband and reuniting with my host family
My one and only talent- I’m a whiz with a cocoa bean.
Overcoming indecisiveness (!)
Every once in a while something comes along that’s just tailor made for our community. These bookcases are definitely one of those. With a handy cube design, you can spell out whatever you want, and still have a functional bookcase. From Italian designer Saporiti, these are gorgeous. Perhaps I’ll pull put on my wishlist for the office.
More information available from the Saporiti website. Production notes indicate they were supposed to be available last year, let’s hope that they’re released soon!
You can win a huge treasure trove of prizes, and it’s pretty darned simple to enter using your Twitter account. All of the prizes are focused on the design community, so pretty much everything would be on my wish list anyway. Might as well win them, right?
We’ve added copies of our digital asset manager, Portfolio Studio and single-user font manager, Suitcase Fusion 3 to the list of prizes. There’s also training from MOGO Media, Adobe Creative Suite, a subscription to InDesign magazine and oh so much more.
Take a second today and sign up. I’m off to do that right now.
Today we’re happy to announce the release of the latest upgrade to our font server, Universal Type Server® 3. With this update, we’ve focused heavily on what we’ve heard from our customers. To this end, Universal Type Server 3 focuses heavily on enabling companies to police their font usage to prevent font misuse and license infringement.
Universal Type Server centralizes an organization’s font collection into a single, secure location and delivers them to users—no matter where they are.
Some of the new features included in Universal Type Server 3 are:
Font Usage Reporting & Enforcement
Administrators can now monitor and assess the number of licenses in use for any font at any given time. Licensing restrictions can now choose how to enforce licensing restrictions, or a strict or notification-only basis.
In addition to existing automatic backup procedures, Administrators can now configure Server Failover to keep users working even in cases where catastrophic events prevent access to the primary Universal Type Server. Macintosh Client users can also now clean their machine’s font caches directly from the client application, providing font stability on all client machines.
Creative Freedom for Client Users
- QuickMatch allows users to find similar’ fonts quickly
- Font Snapshots provide an easy way to export a PNG preview file of a font
- Auto-activate fonts in Adobe®CS applications including InCopy and Photoshop.
- Create sets from selections in the Client
- Modern user interface
Product Versions available
Universal type Server 3 is available in 3 versions: Lite, Professional and Enterprise. If you have a current annual service agreement, you will receive a free upgrade from Universal Type Server Professional 2 to Universal Type Server Professional 3, including client upgrades.
Universal Type Server Lite has an estimated retail price of US $1395, with an upgrade price of $698 US. Pricing for Professional and Enterprise editions is available from Extensis corporate sales.
For a complete list of new features and more information about the benefits of server-based font management, see Typeserver.com.