Built from the ground up with modern, open source-based architecture,
Universal Type Server serves up an impressive menu of features that gives
administrators and end users the control, visibility and ease-of-use needed
for effective workgroup font management.
All the Control; None of the Hassle
Web-based user/group and server administration
Administrators now have the flexibility to perform
their duties from anywhere with modern, web-based interfaces for
managing users, fonts and server maintenance.
Flexible font delivery
With Universal Type Server, administrators can
choose how server fonts are delivered to users—either
downloaded all at once for users who need to work while
not connected to the server or on demand as
needed by the user. These settings can be designated on a user-by-user
Universal Type Server allows administrators to
create Server-Based Workgroups. Within these saved groups, an
administrator can designate user roles and permissions as well as select
which fonts are available for use.
Administrators can create User Roles with
specified permissions and settings for the most common types of job
roles. Universal Type Server offers a selection of pre-defined User
Back-up and restore
By equipping administrators with automated
database back-ups, Universal Type Server minimizes downtime and allows
you to get up and running quickly in case of disaster recovery.
Import from Active Directory
Administrators can streamline the set up process
by importing user information directory from LDAP/Active Directory.
Activity logging allows administrators to monitor
client-server interactions in real-time as well as designate the level
of detail for the log files (e.g., on a warning level or on a much more
granular level when needed.)
Eliminate Conflicts; Ensure Consistency
Universal Type Server gives administrators the
flexibility to meet their company’s requirements and their users’
individual needs. Granular user and group permissions give
administrators the ability to create an open system or a much tighter
“locked down” system depending on their situation.
Permanently Active Shared Sets
An administrator has the power to designate a
Workgroup Set as permanently active. This allows administrators to
determine not only which fonts a user has access to, but also which
fonts should always be active for a user.
Professional Font Auto-Activation
Clients are equipped with professional
auto-activation plug-ins for the most current and popular creative
applications, including Adobe InDesign® and Illustrator® CS2*, CS3 and
CS4 and QuarkXPress® 7* and 8*. These plug-ins offer
Font Sense™ identification and
auto-activation to ensure the exact versions of the fonts needed are
activated every time.
Corrupt font handling
Universal Type Server will check fonts for
corruption and repair them before adding them to a workgroup. This keeps
problem fonts from entering the workflow.
Keep It Legal
Font license management
View all license information pertaining to any
font in one location, create a font licenses and apply it to multiple
fonts (Administrator), and search for fonts based on license status.
Workgroup font visibility
Administrators can create license reports and all
users view licensing status of fonts within their individual workgroups.
Server-Based user settings/preferences
With user settings and preferences, Administrators
can prevent rogue fonts from entering the workflow by controlling who
can add fonts and track when a font has been added an by whom.
Keep Users Happy and Productive
Modern, intuitive UI
Universal Type Client (both Macintosh and Windows)
have been completely remodeled and modernized. Full-featured previews,
customizable windows and intuitive tools give end users the freedom and
flexibility to optimize their interface and streamline the way they work
Work uninterrupted whether online or offline
End users can ‘go mobile’ by using the offline
mode. The local cache of fonts is downloaded from the server before
disconnecting, giving users the ability to work uninterrupted even when
not connected to the server.
The Administrator can grant a user the permission
to have a Personal workgroup- a user-specific “sandbox” on the font
server- they can use to test new fonts without compromising the
integrity of the company’s font workflows.
Professional Font Auto-Activation (w/ Font Sense)
Universal Type Client offers
plug-in based professional auto-activation for the most common
creative applications, including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator and
QuarkXPress. These plug-ins are equipped with
Font Sense to ensure exact font matches and eliminate font conflicts
or silent font substitutions. These plug-ins also auto-deactivate fonts
when documents are closed.
Smart Sets (automated sorting)
Client users can create their own Smart
Sets—similar to an iTunes playlist—which update dynamically based on
their search criteria for quicker access to the fonts they need.
Preview any server font instantly. Multiple
preview options allow users to view fonts side-by-side in Paragraph,
Waterfall, ABC 123 and QuickType™ formats.
Permissioned users can easily add or modify font
attributes to include information such as classification, foundry,
style, keywords, etc.
QuickFind and advanced search
Client users can perform quick searches using any
of the font metadata stored within the UTS database such as foundry,
licenses, style, client, project, etc. More robust and multi-level
searches can also be performed quickly and easily.
View fonts by family
Users have the flexibility of viewing fonts
individually or by font family. Viewing fonts by family provides a quick
and easy way to search through larger font libraries.
Looks Just As Good On The Inside.
Excellent IT citizen
With support for both Mac and Windows servers,
Universal Type Server meets the needs of the most demanding IT
professionals. Built on a J2EE platform, with an embedded SQL database,
this architecture provides a superior level of performance, stability,
and scalability with very low overhead. Universal Type Server supports
PPC and Intel-based Mac environments natively.
Easy deployment and serialization
Universal Type Server has an integrated installer
application that installs all the components of the server for you, with
serialization done at the server level. The clients are remotely
installed via package installers, drastically reducing deployment time.
Universal Type Server is the only client/server
font manager to support both Mac and Windows operating systems for its
server and client components. Mac and Windows clients offer full parity
in feature set and performance.
Universal Type Client runs as a background
application called Universal Type Core, which allows for uninterrupted
font activation/de-activation even when the client is not open and