Extensis Awarded Patent for Digital Asset Management Technology - Extensis.com

Extensis Awarded Patent for Digital Asset Management Technology

PORTLAND, Ore. — August 31, 2005 — Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced that it has been awarded a patent for its popular Express Palette feature within Portfolio, its leading digital asset management solution. The Express Palette is a floating application that brings the digital library of files within Portfolio directly into the user’s existing workflow, providing instant search and drag-n-drop access to files from anywhere on the user’s system.

“Extensis developed the Express Palette by listening to our customers and supporting their desire for an asset management system to complement their existing workflow,” said Carlos Domingo, CEO of Celartem, Inc. “Through our customer research, we developed the Express Palette – eliminating the need for users to open yet another application in order to access vital files and images. In short, it enables users to get the right file at the right time with very little effort.”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the patent, entitled System for using a floating palette for a digital asset management system in a plurality of different applications to Extensis for its unique technology advancements in digital asset management. Extensis cultivates an environment that is committed to breakthrough technology and currently owns several patents and has additional patent applications pending in the United States. Earlier this year, Extensis was awarded a patent for identifying corrupt font files as part of a font management solution.

“We understand how vital it is for our customers to have transparent access to their files,” said Domingo. “The Express Palette allows access to files stored anywhere on the network through seamless integration with the creative professional’s workspace – whether that be Adobe’s Creative Suite, QuarkXPress or other applications. Portfolio is flexible enough to adapt to the working style of its users and not force them into a rigid predefined workflow.”

About Portfolio
The Portfolio suite of Digital Asset Management (DAM) products is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding creative professionals and 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.

 
 
About Extensis
Extensis, a brand of Celartem, Inc., 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, and Portfolio for asset management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Celartem, Inc. is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://cde.extensis.comor 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 Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.

 
 
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