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HELIOS indexes InDesign and PDF XMP metadata for Spotlight searches

HELIOS file server update improves Spotlight search capabilities by automatically indexing InDesign and Acrobat PDF XMP metadata, including custom XMP metadata fields. Find server files within seconds from Mac, Windows, and Web clients, based upon metadata attributes.

Hannover, Germany, October 18, 2012 – HELIOS Software, vendor of the well-known file and print server software HELIOS EtherShare, PCShare and WebShare, extended its cross-platform Index Server search system, which is fully compatible with Apple's Spotlight search technology, to include XMP metadata from InDesign and Acrobat PDF documents. Now Windows, Mac, and Web users can easily find InDesign and PDF files on large file server volumes within seconds by searching for criteria such as author, copyright, and other XMP metadata content. This improves efficiency, reducing costs for creative departments using InDesign, and small businesses, enterprises, or government departments that need to quickly find data stored in Acrobat PDF files.

“Photographers, designers and media service providers store their project metadata in default and customized XMP and IPTC fields. Adobe Bridge is used as a digital media asset management tool to edit and maintain this kind of metadata”, explained Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. “Our HELIOS Spotlight search completes Bridge for finding files on large server volumes based on their metadata. The Spotlight search works from any Mac, Windows or WebShare client without any Bridge installation and is lightning fast.”

The new Spotlight search capabilities include:

  • Adobe InDesign CS 3 to CS 6 XMP indexing support including author, title, description, copyright and other XMP metadata fields
  • Acrobat PDF XMP indexing support, which adds to the already supported indexing and search capabilities for basic PDF document information, PDF forms, and PDF text content
  • Custom defined XMP metadata fields in Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat documents

XMP and IPTC metadata can be created and modified in Adobe products like InDesign, Acrobat, Bridge, Photoshop, etc. HELIOS Spotlight search helps all users, even those who do not have any Adobe apps, to quickly find those files.

Additional details about the HELIOS File Server Bundle UB2  and the add-on image and PDF handling software HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview are available at the HELIOS website

Smart Ideas for Better Networking

HELIOS UB2 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web 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 that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

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HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3
30827 Garbsen
Phone: +49 5131 709320
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