How does WebNative work?
- Customers can use a standard Web browser to access WebNative's search engine, resident on the server at the prepress site. Customers can review all of their images, then download FPOs of the images they select and use them for document layout.
- When customers send documents back to the service provider, via the Internet, Xinet's FPO-relinking Quark XTension, Picture Wrangler, relinks all images to their high-resolution versions on the FullPress server, so correct substitution takes place at print time.
- The WebNative digital archiving search engine allows customers to sort and search images by user, image type, date, name or comments and key words. Customers can browse the archived images like flipping through a catalog, with a condensed browsing option that allows users to see more images on each screen for quicker viewing.
What's the final word? WebNative is a slick, stable tool for Web image distribution and digital archiving—with a digitally nifty feature in Picture Wrangler—allowing customers to have just one more reason to put their digital assets in the capable hands of their commercial printing and prepress operations. For more detail on WebNative, FullPress and PictureWrangler, visit Xinet at www.xinet.com.
Canto Tips: Attention All DAM Shoppers!
Determine your business goals. An asset management system can put you leaps and bounds ahead in both workflow efficiencies and customer relations. But it's important to analyze your needs; are you trying to improve your internal efficiencies? Are you considering offering it as a service to your customers, or both?
Understand your options. Asset management solutions are not "one size fits all." Educate yourself over the solutions available based on your immediate and future needs. Do you want to eventually market your asset management service? Then remote access is critical. Your asset management solution should incorporate a CGI for Web access, be compatible for remote digital connections, or facilitate royalty-free browsing.