|Henry Stewart DAM Symposium, NEW YORK, N.Y. – June 6, 2007 – Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., today announced Portfolio Server 8.5, a significant upgrade in its Portfolio Server digital asset management (DAM) product. The Portfolio Server upgrade provides industrial-strength workflow features to organize and exchange digital files utilizing visual catalogs and embedded metadata. Portfolio Server is a multi-channel system that makes it fast and easy to find and share valuable creative assets within the creative workgroup, across the organization and externally with global partners. The Portfolio 8.5 product family includes Portfolio Server, Portfolio Client, Portfolio Express, Portfolio NetPublish and SQL Connect modules, as well as a Single-User version of Portfolio.
Portfolio Server 8.5 includes new features to automate metadata-driven organization, tracking, and distribution of digital assets. Additionally, this release includes Portfolio Project Sync™, designed to allow creative users a seamless interface with familiar Adobe® Creative Suite® applications. Creative users simultaneously benefit from Portfolio Server’s ability to provide access to other users through the Portfolio Client, Portfolio Express and websites created with Portfolio NetPublish, Portfolio Server 8.5 provides unique access points for both internal and external users.
“Portfolio Server 8.5 enhances the Adobe Creative Suite 3 by providing a multi-channel solution to digital asset management” said Davin Kluttz, Extensis Product Manager. “We know that creatives work most efficiently in a familiar environment like Adobe CS3. This release of Portfolio Server 8.5 allows creatives to remain in their preferred environment while allowing themselves and the rest of the organization to harness the power of the Portfolio Server database.”
“Portfolio Server’s metadata-driven functionality extends the value of Adobe CS3 as a powerful distribution and dynamic web publishing system,” said Mike Wallen, senior product manager for Adobe’s Creative Solutions Business Unit. “This level of integration achieved through the new Version Cue CS3 SDK benefits users in almost any organization, simplifying complex workflows through direct connectivity to DAM solutions.”
Portfolio Server 8.5 comes with Project Sync and includes several enhancements, including improved XMP and file format support, greater performance and stability, as well as additional features that help automate management of complex metadata. Portfolio NetPublish 8.5 also includes a number of new features, including advanced logging for reporting user traffic as well as visual watermarking functionality, for images, to prevent unauthorized use.
Pricing and Availability
Portfolio Server 8.5 for workgroups will be available for download and purchase in Summer 2007. Portfolio Server 8.5 and all client components will be available free of charge for existing customers with Annual Service Agreements (ASA). Pricing for all other versions, including upgrades, will be announced prior to product availability in Summer 2007.
French, German and Japanese language versions of Portfolio will also be available in Summer 2007.
For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://cde.extensis.com/portfolio.
Portfolio 8.5 will support Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 or Vista, Pentium class processor at 1GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 500 MB Hard Drive space, Network Interface for server connection, Apple QuickTime version 7 or higher. Portfolio 8.5 will also support Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher, G4, G5 or Intel Core Processor at 1GHz, 512 MB RAM, 500MB Hard Drive space, Network Interface for server connection, Apple QuickTime version 7 or higher.
Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets 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 http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
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.