Jenkintown PA (February 13 2009) — Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry today announced that the vjoon K4™ Publishing System is now compatible with Adobe® Creative Suite® 4. The newly released Version 5.9 R8 along with new versions of add-ons and related products makes K4 the first full-featured publishing solution to work with CS4.
The K4 layout and editing plug-ins for Adobe InDesign® and Adobe InCopy® as well as all K4 modules including K4 Web Editor K4 File Manager and K4 Overview have been fine-tuned to work with the latest Adobe CS4 software. In addition popular K4 plug-ins Notes Manager Overset Manager and Revision Manager have also been enabled for use with CS4.
vjoon (formerly SoftCare) adapted its K4 modules to the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite within just three months of CS4’s launch at IFRA Expo 2008. Additionally the K4 Web Editor has been upgraded to run on the brand-new InDesign CS4 Server which Adobe released just a few weeks ago.
“This release allows K4 customers to work with their familiar publishing tools while taking advantage of the new features in CS4 such as built-in support for creating Flash-based digital magazines and ePub-based books as well as improved editing of tables in InCopy ” said Linda Bruce vice president of enterprise sales at MEI. “K4 is the first publishing solution to allow users to move up to the latest Adobe software without having to change their workflow system.”
Along with bug fixes this release comes with new installation software including silent installer technology that makes it easier to roll out K4 for large installations. This cuts software implementation costs especially for first-time K4 sites. As part of the adaptation to CS4 K4 also now supports Adobe InCopy’s ICML format. Documented by Adobe this format facilitates links to third-party systems and improves data exchange.
K4 5.9 R8 with CS4 compatibility is available free of charge to all K4 sites with active support agreements.
The vjoon K4 Publishing System integrated with Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy allows publishing professionals to manage design and editorial workflow and to control the entire production process. With its multi-level security controls open SQL architecture and robust customization options K4 supports a transparent and secure production workflow for individual workgroups or entire publishing enterprises. K4 is a product of vjoon GmbH of Hamburg Germany. With more than 300 systems installed in publishing houses agencies and magazines worldwide K4 has already revolutionized the editorial workflow for more than 16 000 users. MEI is the exclusive distributor of K4 in the Americas with 140 installations managing nearly 9 000 users.
Managing Editor Inc. is an industry leader in the development of quality proven software solutions for the evolving publishing industry. The Page Director® Series of Advertising and Classified Layout Systems K4 Publishing System Integrated Production Suite (IPS) and IPS AdTrac deliver automated pagination workflow and digital asset management solutions to newspaper and magazine publishers as well as to other print and electronic publishing markets. MEI is an Adobe premier development partner and has twice been named a laureate of the Computerworld Smithsonian Collections. Additional information regarding MEI’s products and services can be found on the company’s Web site at http://www.maned.com.