Extensis Announces Updates for Portfolio 7 - Extensis.com

Extensis Announces Updates for Portfolio 7

PORTLAND, Ore. – November 8, 2004 – Extensis Inc. today announced immediate availability of an update to Portfolio 7, its leading Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution, offering new and updated SQL connect modules for Microsoft SQL, Microsoft MSDE, MySQL and Oracle databases. The SQL Connect add-on modules enable companies utilizing Portfolio to scale to millions of assets and provide even more automation to their workflow. These modifications enable end users access to the data they need faster and easier, without time consuming requests and administrator bottlenecks.

“Businesses are looking for ways to improve efficiency and workflow that impact their bottom line and create new or improved revenue streams,” said Derek Fine, senior product manager at Extensis. “By expanding Portfolio’s file format support and offering the SQL Connect Modules, our clients can extend their DAM implementations to get more value out of their purchases.”

In addition a free update to Portfolio 7 includes file format support for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4; as well as an updated filter for digital camera Raw images, extending usability for the professional photographer and creative community.

The Portfolio 7.0.4 desktop update offers support for additional digital camera formats, including the following vendors:

  • Adobe DNG
  • Canon – EOS 20D, EOS 1Ds, EOS 1D Mark II, EOS Digital Rebel
  • JPEG 2000
  • Hasselblad/Imacon – Flexframe 3020, Flexframe 4040, All iXpress Backs and All Flextight Scanners using FFF format
  • Kodak – DCS SLR/n DCS SLR/c
  • Konica-Minolta – Dimage A1, Dimage A2
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • Nikon – D2h, D70
  • Olympus – E1, C5050, C5060
  • Pentax – *ist D
  • TIFF and JPEG conversion to PixelLive and PixelSafe formats

For a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://cde.extensis.com/p7formats. For a complete list of supported camera models, please visit http://cde.extensis.com/rawsupport.

Some of the more than 2000 companies with multi-workgroup implementations of Portfolio Server include: Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Land Management, Conair Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, MTV Networks, REI and Young & Rubicam. Extensis was recently honored for outstanding performance and achievements in industrial technologies at Frost & Sullivan’s 2004 Excellence in Customer Value Enhancement Awards banquet. Frost & Sullivan specifically recognized Extensis for its commitment to customer service.

About Portfolio 7
The Portfolio suite of Digital Asset Management (DAM) products is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding content creation workgroups through four components: Portfolio Client, Portfolio Server, Portfolio NetPublish and Portfolio SQL Connect. Portfolio provides powerful Client/Server digital asset management for both desktops and networked workgroups, allowing collaborative teams to organize, find and share digital files quickly and easily.

Pricing and Availability
Portfolio 7 is available at an estimated street price of $199.95US with a single NetPublish license. Additional NetPublish licenses can be purchased for an estimated street price of $199.95US (five concurrent web connections) or $999.95US (unlimited web connections). In addition, upgrades to Portfolio 7 are available for an estimated street price of $99.95US from versions of Portfolio 4, 5 and 6.

Portfolio Server’s estimated street price is $3,499.95US. Upgrades to Portfolio 7 Server are available for an estimated street price of $1,199.95. NetPublish Server licenses can be purchased for an estimated street price of $1999.95US. SQL Connect for MSDE is available for $4,499.95. SQL Connect for MySQL is available for $4,499.95. SQL Connect for Oracle 9i/10 is available for $7,499.95. SQL Connect for MS-SQL is available for $7,499.95. Please contact Extensis or your local reseller for more information.

For more information on Portfolio 7 or to download your free update to Portfolio 7.0.4, please go to http://cde.extensis.com/portfolio. To locate and Extensis reseller partner, please go to http://cde.extensis.com/en/store/resellers_search.jsp

System Requirements
Portfolio 7 Client supports Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional and QuickTime 6.4 or higher. Portfolio 7 Server supports Windows 2000 and 2003 Server. 256 MB (512 MB recommended) of physical RAM and 150 MB of free hard disk space required for installation. Portfolio NetPublish requires Microsoft IIS Versions 5.1 or 6.0.

Portfolio 7 Client and Portfolio 7 Server supports Mac OS X (10.2 or higher), Apple Macintosh G3 (G4, G5 or higher recommended) and QuickTime (6.4 or higher).256 MB (512 MB recommended) of physical RAM and 150 MB of free hard disk space required for installation. Portfolio NetPublish requires Mac OSX 10.2 or higher, Apache 1.3, Macintosh PowerPC G3 at 1GHz (2GHz recommended). 256MB of system RAM (512MB recommended) and 30MB of available hard disk space are recommended. Note: Additional disk space is required to store sites created with NetPublish and cache files. Internet Explorer 5.2 or higher, Netscape 7.0 or higher, or Safari 1.1 or higher.

About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis Inc., a Celartem company, is the world’s leading provider of software solutions that empower digital asset creators and users. Extensis’ award-winning products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase and Font Reserve for font management, Portfolio for asset management, and plug-in enhancements for Photoshop and QuarkXPress. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom.

Extensis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celartem Technology USA Inc., which is completely owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information, visit http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology, Inc, develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Technology USA INC. with headquarters in New York. Celartem also operates in the US and Europe through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Extensis, Inc. and LizardTech Inc.

Nicole Andergard
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