Adobe Systems Incorporated has introduced Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3, the latest version of its complete single source authoring and multi-device publishing toolkit for the creation and publication of rich, standards compliant technical information and training material. The new improved version of Adobe's industry leading suite will enable authors and instructional designers to efficiently author, enrich, manage, and seamlessly publish content to multiple channels and devices. Adobe also introduced new versions of the suite's core components: FrameMaker 10, a powerful template based authoring and publishing solution for technical content; and Adobe RoboHelp 9, an HTML and XML help, policy and knowledge base authoring and publishing solution. Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Acrobat X Pro round out the suite, integrating powerful image editing, eLearning and demo creation, and dynamic PDF functionalities. "Today's technical communication end user - from an average consumer to a design engineer - expects content experiences that are clear, concise and more engaging," said Naresh Gupta, senior vice president, Print and Publishing Business Unit, Adobe. "Technical Communication Suite 3 customers can meet this demand by creating documentation that is increasingly interactive, rich and socially enabled - all with one set of tools, within one user interface."
Adobe FrameMaker Server 10 and Adobe RoboHelp Server 9, the server versions of the client solutions, are the other two releases that complement this launch. The new offering enables enterprises to better streamline end-to-end authoring and publishing workflows while significantly reducing localisation costs by leveraging the enhanced SDL Author Assistant in FrameMaker 10. Users can also automatically schedule and publish content to multiple channels and screens, and gain analytical insights into content usage for effective optimisation.
Pricing and Availability
Technical Communication Suite 3, FrameMaker 10 and RoboHelp 9 are immediately available through Adobe Authorised Resellers and the Adobe Store. Estimated street price for Technical Communication Suite 3 is £1509 (upgrades from £556). FrameMaker 10 and RoboHelp 9 are also available as standalone products. Estimated street price for FrameMaker 10 and RoboHelp 9 is £794 each (upgrades from £317). www.adobe.com.uk