Zevrix Solutions has released BatchOutput Server 4.9.1, a maintenance update to its powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting to PDF and PostScript to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.
The new version improves application’s XML processing engine which allows users to dynamically assign variable output file names based on InDesign document’s XMP metadata. Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is an XML-based labeling technology that allows users to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself. By taking advantage of this technology, BatchOutput Server offers output operators an easy way to include the desired information about their projects directly in the final PDF and PostScript file names.”BatchOutput Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine, “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”
BatchOutput Server offers the following key features and benefits:
- Process InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
- Export as single pages
- Update modified links automatically
- Variable output file names
- Auto-activate document fonts
- Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
- Easy to install and set up
BatchOutput Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for licensed users. BatchOutput Server is a Universal Binary, runs on Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.