Extensis Enhances Web-Based Digital Asset Management Software with Portfolio Server 9.5 Release - Extensis.com

Extensis Enhances Web-Based Digital Asset Management Software with Portfolio Server 9.5 Release

PORTLAND, Ore., September 8, 2010 – Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the immediate availability of Portfolio Server 9.5, the latest version of the market leading digital asset management (DAM) software. Portfolio Server has helped thousands of companies improve efficiency and save time by helping teams quickly access photos, graphics, documents, and videos. This new release includes features and improvements that streamline management of large collections of digital media.

“In almost every company there are people responsible for maintaining collections of images and documents that need to be accessed by others,” said Davin Kluttz, Senior Product Manager at Extensis. “It”s important that these files are easily available to others, including those unfamiliar with the collection. Otherwise, time and money is lost when these files cannot be located”.

Portfolio Server 9.5 makes finding digital media extremely easy by providing a central place to locate and use files via the web or Mac and Windows desktop software. This release further improves efficiency with simplified setup options and new Web Client features for viewing and selecting files.

Portfolio Server remains the easiest digital asset management software and includes simplified web-based administration features for setting up users, catalogs, and other settings remotely. In addition, the powerful MediaRich® media-processing engine from Equilibrium® that is included with Portfolio Server has been updated along with support for additional file and metadata formats.

New version highlights include:

  • Augmented Web Client: Robust new features provide desktop-like experience
  • Enhanced Previewing: Introducing flagged items, full screen and filmstrip previews
  • Simplified Setup: New setup options making installation and upgrades even easier
  • File Format Support: View and manage Adobe SWF and DNG formats
  • Offline Data Cataloging: Save server space by cataloging removable media like CDs and DVDs
  • New Web Templates: NetPublish now includes the modern ImagePro NetPublish template
  • Operating System Support: Added support for Windows® Server 2008 R2 and Apple® XSAN support

 

Portfolio Server continues to offer an open system built on industry-leading technologies such as Java J2EE, Adobe® FLEX®, JBoss and OpenOffice.org. For end users, this translates into superior usability and unique integration with their existing workflow. For IT administrators, it delivers power and efficiency. In addition, an optional SQL Connect module, coupled with Extensis’ industry-standard database, provides greater scalability, enhanced performance and superior integration.

Pricing and Availability

Portfolio Server 9.5 is available immediately in English, French, German, and Japanese. Solutions start at an estimated retail price of $6,416. All Portfolio Server solutions include a one year annual service agreement. Discounted academic, government, and non-profit pricing is also available.

Portfolio Server 9.5 Editions:

  • Professional Edition includes three Client connections
  • Enterprise Edition includes 10 Client connections, SQL Connect for added scalability and performance, and 10 percent off add-on Client connections and modules.

 

Modules & Additional Clients

  • Additional Web and Desktop Client connections can be purchased for both Portfolio Server 9.5 editions
  • NetPublish is an optional module for instantly delivering assets to the web
  • NetMediaMAX is an optional module for added scalability and performance.

Existing Portfolio Server customers under a current annual service agreement (ASA) will receive the product free of charge, and upgrade pricing is also available for existing Portfolio Server customers.

For more information on the Portfolio Server family of products, visit cde.extensis.com/portfolio.

 
 
About Portfolio Server

Portfolio Server improves efficiency by ensuring users have immediate access to the correct files in the desired format. It is the only digital asset management solution that is affordable, simple to use, and easy to setup. Portfolio Server provides a single place to for teams to locate important files with consistent metadata information using a web browser or Mac and Windows desktop applications. Portfolio Server is ideal for demanding environments with large collections of images, including product and people photos, as well as videos, marketing collateral and sales literature.

Originating as a file management program from Adobe, Extensis took the Portfolio product line to market as a desktop application and quickly developed it into a server-based platform. In 2009, after several years and product releases, the Portfolio Server solution was reborn with an entirely new server platform that combined Extensis’ knowledge of digital asset management and creative workflows with the power and flexibility of modern technologies.

About Extensis

Extensis is a leading developer of software enabling creative workgroups and professionals to streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning client/server, desktop, and web service products include: the Portfolio suite for digital asset management, Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion for single-user font management, and the WebINK web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit 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 Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.

Extensis, Portfolio Server, NetPublish, and NetMediaMAX are trademarks of Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc. Equilibrium and MediaRich is a registered trademark of Automated Media Processing Solutions, Inc., dba Equilibrium. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 
 
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Edward Smith
Extensis
503.274.2020 x180
esmith@extensis.com