Northampton, UK (PRWEB UK) 14 March 2012
Extensis today announces that the National Geographic Society, a media industry leader for over 100 years, has selected Extensis’ Universal Type Server to manage font distribution and font licences across its’ global organisation.
National Geographic Society has hundreds of creative professionals working across its portfolio of publications, including the flagship National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic Kids.
Their range of magazines, books and interactive media are read by more than 300 million people worldwide each month. As the brand demands visual and editorial excellence, National Geographic Society uses more than 10,000 fonts to produce its globally respected publications.
With such a vast library of fonts, it's imperative that National Geographic Society has a system to distribute fonts to their creative teams while maintaining effective font licensing control. Keeping all the various design groups in synch and compliant with the right fonts is critical.
Knowing that font compliance is crucial to its business, National Geographic Society has selected Universal Type Server for its superior capabilities for managing this process and safeguarding the business from compliance risk, while ensuring its teams retain creative freedom.
According to Dave E. Smith, VP of Publishing Systems Technology for National Geographic, “It’s imperative that we comply with font license terms without hindering production work. Universal Type Server allows us to manage font distribution and use across our organisation while delegating some control and freedom to our publishing groups.”
Taking the pressure off the Information Technology department, Universal Type Server allows workgroup administrators to grant or remove access to workgroup fonts, effectively controlling the number of individuals who consume font licences. The reporting and data export function of Universal Type Server also allows the team to easily analyse and share font usage data.
National Geographic Society is part of Extensis’ prestigious list of global customers who are using Universal Type Server, including Condé Nast, Future Publishing, Young & Rubicam, The Art Institutes and Conair.
To explore more about how Universal Type Server can help your team maintain font compliance, see http://typeserver.com.
Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis' award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com
About National Geographic
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; trips; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.
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