Asset Management--The Search Is On
BSolutions allows users up-to-date digital content access and distribution throughout the enterprise environment and the ability for an unlimited range of print and electronic media that also supports e-commerce.
Extensis Product Group: New additions to its Portfolio DAM family include Portfolio 5.0 for individuals, Portfolio Server 5.0 for client/server environments and Portfolio 5.0 SQL to connect organizations needing faster access to larger volumes of digital media. The new server version is scalable for creative workgroups and professionals. With the addition of SQL, Extensis has opened up the field to SQL database connectivity using Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 and 7, and Oracle 8i. All Portfolio products provide users with creative asset management, an extensive asset catalog in any file format and powerful preview thumbnails.
Imation: Media Manager is an enterprise solution supporting a 24-bit color thumbnail viewable file database, Web interaction, complete security, an "extensible" architecture, client management, online administration, a customizable interface and cross-platform compatibility with Windows 95, 98 and NT or Macintosh.
Iterated Systems: MediaBin is a cross-media solution for image production, repurposing and distribution. As an NT-based, mid-tier application server solution, it is designed to support high-volume image processing for large numbers of distributed clients. Currently, MediaBin's patent-pending image tracking system enables users to precisely control the company's image assets.
Marcus Technologies: WebDLMS/ Telescope.web is a customizable, Web browser-based front-end interface that provides connectivity to North Plains' TeleScope 1.3, Telescope Pro and Imation's Media Manager. Additional components include StorageLink, a database-driven archiving solution; and iStore Reader, which provides cross-platform networked DVD or CD-ROM jukebox solutions.
eBusiness Technologies: MediaBank has been in the DAM business even before the acro-nym. Its family of solutions now includes Engenda, a turnkey, XML-enabled content management and workflow automation solution, and the DynaBase dynamic Web publishing platform. In combination with other tools from eBusiness Technologies, MediaBank supports the increased needs of Web-based publishing.