Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) has announced the release of InPorter, a new add-on utility developed by MEI for the vjoon K4 Publishing System. InPorter is a server-side tool that streamlines the process of moving content into K4, which integrates Adobe's InDesign and InCopy.
Using InPorter's web interface, an administrator can configure workflows for different types of content to be dropped in InPorter's watched folders. When content arrives - from a digital asset management system, wire service, database, syndication partner, Web site or another K4 publication, for example - InPorter checks it into K4, applying the defined metadata for that type of content. The files immediately show up on the to-do list of the users to whom they've been assigned and can be incorporated into a publication workflow.