Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0. The new product provides a centralized, server-based solution for high-volume Adobe PostScript to Adobe PDF file conversion. Distiller Server 5.0 gives IT and creative professionals greater control over large-scale Adobe PDF creation through enhanced document security options, sophisticated font and language support, tools for simplified administration, and support for XML. IT professionals who incorporate Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 as part of document management systems benefit from improved support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, granular file security options, and support for XML metadata. Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 is expected to ship by the end of January 2002 in English, French, German, and Japanese versions for Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 5 or 6, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and in English for Sun Solaris 2.6, 7 and 8, and Red Hat Linux 6.x and 7.1. The product will be offered in 100-user and unlimited-user versions. Pricing for 100 users will begin at an estimated street price of US$5,000, with licensing pricing for larger purchases as low as US$4,250. Pricing for unlimited users will begin at an estimated street price of US$15,000, with licensing pricing as low as US$12,750. Customers who purchase Acrobat Distiller Server 4.0 between Nov. 15, 2001 and 90 days of today’s announcement will be eligible for a free upgrade to Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0. www.adobe.com/products/acrdis/main.html

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