Extensis® Portfolio Server" 9 Leverages Best-in-Class Technologies to Deliver Powerful, New Digital Asset Management Software - Extensis.com

Extensis® Portfolio Server" 9 Leverages Best-in-Class Technologies to Deliver Powerful, New Digital Asset Management Software

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2009 –Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the immediate availability of Portfolio Server™ 9, a market leading digital asset management and media delivery solution. This powerful release allows organizations to seamlessly deploy multi-channel marketing, control their brand, manage and process rich media, and deliver assetsthrough the Web. 

With this release, Extensis offers significant new features and many enhancements to its digital asset management solution. Portfolio Server 9 introduces an innovative Web Client to allow users to catalog, search, edit, batch convert, automate tasks and manage assets from anywhere at anytime. This new Web Client and the optional NetPublish™ component for instantly publishing assets to the Web provide a mechanism for organizations to easily share all types of rich media assets to internal and external teams.

New Version Highlights:

  • New Adobe® FLEX Web client delivers a powerful dashboard for creative workflows
  • All-new Java-based server architecture for outstanding stability and easy integration
  • Scalable MediaRich® media processing engine for extensive file format support and fast media delivery
  • Web-based server administration for remote management of server and users
  • Industry-standard Adobe® XMP® Toolkit integration for read/write metadata exchange across applications
  • Best-in-class integration with Adobe® creative applications with drag-n-drop functionality through Portfolio Express palette.
  • Added support for Windows® Server 2008 and Microsoft® SQL Server®

“Portfolio Server is very reliable and straightforward to install and administer,” said Colin White, Head of Photography at the National Gallery of London. “With the Portfolio suite of products, we’ve created branded web portals that allow us to distribute a wide range of digital content extensively within the Gallery.”

Portfolio Server 9 is easy to implement and provides a new web-based administration console to manage the server, catalogs and users remotely. In addition, the new server offers greater scalability, enhanced performance and extensible media processing architecture. Under the hood, Portfolio Server utilizes a new powerful media-processing engine from Equilibrium®. The MediaRich® Server offers a new metadata architecture, resulting in extensive file format support and allowing users to catalog and thumbnail virtually any file.

“In Portfolio Server 9 we have enhanced our metadata support, by leveraging the Adobe XMP Toolkit,” says Martin Stein, Vice President of Products and Services at Extensis. “This is an important capability, as it ensures the highest level of compatibility and gives the user the assurance that the information they enter in Portfolio will be transferred to and be readily available within other applications and vice versa.”

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, the optional SQL Connectmodule, coupled with our industry-standards database, provides greater scalability, enhanced performance and superior integration.Pricing and Availability

Portfolio Server 9 is available immediately and available at an estimated retail price of $6,050 for the Server plus $315 per Client (Desktop or Web Client). The optional modules include: NetPublish for instantly delivering assets to the web and retails for $6,050, and SQL Connect for added scalability and performance priced at $6,050. All prices include an annual service agreement. Academic pricing is also available.

Existing Portfolio Server customers under a current annual service agreement (ASA) will receive the product free of charge. Upgrade pricing is available for all current Portfolio Server customers.

Portfolio Server will be available in English, French, German, and Japanese

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

Portfolio is an affordable, easy to implement, and market leading digital asset management and media delivery solution. As an open and centralized platform, Portfolio controls, automates, and ensures the correct generation, access and delivery of images, videos, documents, and marketing collateral like logos or sales literature. Portfolio enables easy to deploy multi-channel marketing, image, photo and video management, brand control, and web based on-demand solutions.

 
 
About Extensis

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.

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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