Today, Zevrix Solutions announced the release of BatchOutput Server 4.5.6, an important update to its powerful output workflow automation solution made exclusively for InDesign by Adobe. This software automates InDesign output by processing files from hotfolders.
For those who don’t know, BatchOutput Server offloads printing and exporting to PDF and PostScript to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.
The workflow setup process is very easy. The first step involves installing the Server product on a stand-alone Macintosh system that has InDesign installed. After starting the Server application, one sets up workflows for various output needs, which are linked to their own hotfolders on the network.
Other useful server options include exporting as single pages, appending file names with variable info, links auto-update, error handling, and email notification.
Under the workflow, production artists and prepress operators simply submit InDesign files to hotfolders that reside on the network. BatchOutput Server automatically outputs the files from its dedicated station using hotfolder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well.
Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the output process. The workflow also ensures that correct output settings will be always used.
Version 4.5.6 improves handling of long queues and addresses an issue which could cause an error when processing queues over fifty-six files long.
Other improvements include file counters in processing tables, better handling of hotfolders that are missing, more precise reporting of processing time, and a number of interface enhancements.
This update is strongly recommended for all BatchOutput Server users.
BatchOutput Server 4.5.6 can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions web site for $699.95 USD. This software is also available for purchase from authorized resellers across the globe.
You can also try BatchOutput Server for free. users who already purchased a license before can download this latest version of BatchOutput Server for free.
BatchOutput Server is a Universal Binary, runs on Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.6 and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.