Extensis® Portfolio" NetMediaMAX" Removes Manual Processes in Imaging Workflows for Faster Turn-around and Lower Costs
|PORTLAND, Oregon, November 24, 2009 – Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the immediate availability of Portfolio NetMediaMAX, an add-on for Portfolio Server 9. This media-processing software lets digital imaging professionals automate their media workflows for increased productivity and faster turn-around times.
Seasoned designers and marketers spend significant time performing repetitive production tasks as part of their imaging workflow. The NetMediaMAX add-on for Portfolio Server manages this repetitive work for faster production. Complex export operations no longer require manual work and multiple applications, meaning users spend more time on their core tasks, translating into faster output and profits for organizations.
“We have heard from many of our customers that their creative teams spend too much time doing repetitive, non-value added activities,” says Martin Stein, VP of Products and Services at Extensis. “NetMediaMAX is designed to automate manual processes, eliminate routine tasks, create consistency and standardize processes, resulting in individuals focusing back on their creative tasks.”
Converting batches of images into derivatives for use on the Web and in print would typically take many hours. With NetMediaMAX, which offers graphical tools to simplify processing tasks, file conversions are created on the fly for faster output. Templates can be utilized to accomplish common batch-processing operations—such as file resizing and format conversion—to ensure standardization and eliminate errors.
NetMediaMAX is built on the Portfolio Server platform that provides support for Windows® and Macintosh® environments and utilizes server-side processing, freeing up desktops from media-processing tasks. The MediaRich® technology inside NetMediaMAX provides organizations with heavy workloads the ability to process media-related tasks dynamically and automatically, saving significant time and manual effort. Organizations can distribute media-processing tasks to one or more external servers for even faster performance.
NetMediaMAX provides support for a wide range of image file formats. Users can convert to the most popular file types such as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, PSD, TGA, BMP, PDF and EPS.
Pricing and Availability
NetMediaMAX is available immediately. Current Portfolio Server 9 customers can purchase NetMediaMAX as an add-on to their existing installation for USD $2,964.50. A full NetMediaMAX Bundle is available for USD $9,161.64 and includes Portfolio Server 9 and three clients. All prices include an annual service agreement. Academic pricing is also available.
NetMediaMAX will be available in English, French, German, and Japanese. For more information visit www.NetMediaMAX.com
NetMediaMAX is an extensible media-processing engine that allows organizations to automate media-centric workflows and edit, update and convert digital assets on demand. It’s a turnkey solution that can be set up in hours to automate routine jobs and distribute media processing tasks. It is an open system built on trusted 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 managers, it delivers power and efficiency with central and remote web-based administration. In addition, the optional SQL Connect module provides greater scalability, superior data integration and advanced administration.
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and securely manage their digital assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase for single-user font management and the Portfolio suite for digital asset management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and 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.
Equilibrium MediaRich is an indispensable tool for the digital media world featuring a scalable, high-volume media distribution and repurposing engine. It enables companies to automatically create, process and auto-assemble image, audio and video files dynamically from original sources and then deliver them to websites, wireless and portable devices without human intervention. MediaRich seamlessly integrates with any Digital Asset Management (DAM) or Content Management System (CMS). MediaRich powers some of the largest B2B portals, web 2.0 infrastructures and websites in the world, including Cisco, Walt Disney Pictures, MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, Warner Bros., Ingersoll Rand, NetShops/Hayneedle, Sundance Catalog and uBid.
Extensis, Portfolio Server, NetPublish, NetMediaMAX and Portfolio SQL Connect are trademarks of Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. On-demand imaging and video transformation and processing powered by the MediaRich® Platform. MediaRich is a registered trademark of Automated Media Processing Solutions, Inc., dba Equilibrium. Copyright © 2004-2009. All Rights Reserved. U.S. Patent numbers 6,792,575 and 6,964,009, other patents pending.