HELIOS Releases Adobe InDesign CS Document Preview Plug-Ins

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HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of file, print and prepress server solutions has updated its ImageServer product to support Adobe InDesign CS on Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of file, print and prepress server solutions has updated its ImageServer product to support Adobe InDesign CS on Mac OS X and Windows platforms. The "HELIOS Preview" Plug-in is available for free download for ImageServer users with software upgrade service.

The HELIOS Preview Plug-in allows creating preview files of Adobe InDesign 2.x or InDesign CS documents, on Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X systems. Utilizing these previews, local and remote Web based users can preview InDesign documents from creation to final output, without needing access to the application, documents, fonts, or images. Previews can be viewed via any Web browser using the included Web server CGI to publish directories with document previews. Sample document previews can be seen at http://www.helios.de/cgi-bin/docpreview.cgi. Full remote file viewing, management, and transfer is provided by the optional HELIOS WebShare, for easy and secure remote collaboration, using any Web browser.

These multi-page preview files facilitate finding documents, content verification, and local and remote collaboration. Preference settings specify the preview resolution. ImageServer Action Scripts allow fully automated processing for archiving, printing, converting to any major image file format, or to a customized workflow.

These new Plug-ins are components of HELIOS ImageServer 2.5 (formerly EtherShare OPI). ImageServer includes OPI image replacement, server-based ICC color management, color separation, and proof printing capabilities, as well as server-based image repurposing with conversion of image file format, resolution, color space, and compression, for Web and print needs.

HELIOS ImageServer 2.5 is part of the HELIOS 4th generation family of network and prepress server solutions. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations, while HELIOS EtherShare, PCShare, and WebShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Macintosh and Windows clients. Together the HELIOS suite offers the industry’s most advanced file, image and print server services.

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HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Computer Mac OS X, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX and Tru64 UNIX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, Sun Solaris, and Linux on Pentium based systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Macintosh, DOS/Windows and UNIX-based clients.

Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners (http://www.helios.de/products/partners.html) that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third party archive, asset management and workflow solutions. HELIOS software products are also available as part of OEM solutions by many major vendors in the prepress industry.

For U.S. Sales:

European MikroGraf Corp.: 916-923-3520; E-mail: sales (at) ugraf.com; http://www.ugraf.com

Editorial contact:


Helmut Tschemernjak

HELIOS Software

GmbH, Steinriede 3, D-30827

Garbsen, Germany

Tel +49-5131-709320

Fax +49 5131-709325;

E-mail: mktg (at) helios.de

Internet: http://www.helios.com


Thomas Hallinan

HELIOS Software

GmbH, 209-827-2760, mktg (at) helios.de

Bill Gram-Reefer



reefer (at) worldviewpr.com

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