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PRESS RELEASE: Extensis Ships Portfolio Server 8.5
Adds Seamless Integration with Adobe Creative Suite 3
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., has released Portfolio Server 8.5, a major upgrade to its Portfolio Server creative assets management product line. Portfolio Server 8.5 is the hub of Extensis' open system providing new capabilities to CS3 workgroups in need of a flexible archive and automated web delivery asset system. As a standard for managing creative assets within workgroups, Portfolio Server 8.5 includes powerful Mac and Windows clients, a complete web publishing solution and integration for CS3 applications.
Included with Portfolio Server 8.5 is Portfolio Project Sync for Adobe Creative Suite 3. Developed in close partnership with Adobe, Project Sync brings together the power of Portfolio Server with the convenience of the CS3 environment. Providing seamless integration between Portfolio Server and CS3, Project Sync enables powerful searching, archiving and automated web delivery from within creative applications. Project Sync ties transparently into Portfolio Server, providing teams real-time access to their assets.
This seamless integration allows creative workgroups to search, access, catalog and tag assets in Portfolio Server, via Adobe Bridge and other CS3 applications. Through this connection CS3 users tap into the powerful asset sharing and archiving capabilities of Portfolio Server, all without leaving their primary creative application. For example, a designer adds XMP data to an Adobe Photoshop file. Portfolio Project Sync instantly syncs this information making it available to other Portfolio workgroup clients and Portfolio NetPublish web sites. Users can now remain within CS3 applications to distribute creative assets.
"Creative and publishing professionals need a solution that combines the familiar CS3 interface with the power and capabilities of the leading SMB DAM solution -- Portfolio Server," said Davin Kluttz, Extensis Senior Product Manager. "By offering a seamless integration between these product lines, creatives are free to work in CS3 and quickly store and retrieve archived assets or automatically maintain dynamic web sites with Portfolio NetPublish."
• Users can access creative files and archives from within CS3 applications with new Portfolio Project Sync feature
• Initiate catalogs faster using new, preconfigured Catalog Types
• Automate metadata capture- en mass- by setting custom Default Field Values
• Apply consistent and standardized metadata in batches using the new Presets Palette
• Protect assets from unauthorized distribution using the new automatic Image Watermarking feature
• Track the demand and use of online NetPublish assets with the new detailed Assets Log
• Microsoft Windows Vista compatibility (Portfolio Client)
• Improved support for Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CS3 file formats
• Interoperability with CS3 applications via Portfolio Project Sync
• Enhanced EPS and PDF file-format support
• Support for new RAW Camera Formats: Canon 1D Mark III, Nikon D40x, Olympus E-410/E-510/SP550Uz, Fuji S5 Pro and Panasonic Fz8
• Portfolio Server SQL Connect support: MySQL 5, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Oracle 10g R2
Pricing and Availability
Portfolio Server 8.5 for workgroups is available now for download from the Extensis web site at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio85. Portfolio Server 8.5 and all client components are available free of charge for existing customers with Annual Service Agreements (ASA).
Portfolio Server 8.5 can be purchased at an estimated street price of $6,050US with included 1-year ASA; Server upgrades are available starting at $3,550US with included 1-year ASA; Portfolio NetPublish 8.5 for Server is available at an estimated street price of $6,050US with included 1-year ASA; Portfolio SQL Connect 8.5 is available starting at $6,050US with included 1-year ASA.
Professional service and consultation is also available through Extensis Integrated Consulting Services. Contact Extensis for more details.
French and German language versions of Portfolio are also available now. For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.
System Requirement 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, Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 or higher and Adobe Reader v5 or higher,. Portfolio Server 8.5 also requires SQL Connect support: Oracle 10g R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4 or 2005 SP2, Standard and Enterprise, MySQL 4.1.21 and 5.0.37. 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, Microsoft Office X 10.1.9 and Adobe Reader v5 or higher. Portfolio Server 8.5 also requires SQL Connect Support: MySQL 4.1.21 and 5.0.37. Portfolio Project Sync supports Adobe Version Cue Server v3.1, Adobe Creative Suite 3 with Adobe Bridge v2.1 and Adobe Version Cue Client v3.1.
About Portfolio 8.5
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 partners. Users can access assets through a variety of methods: within any application via Portfolio's patented Express Palette, on the web via a Portfolio NetPublish site, or directly through the Portfolio client. 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.
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://www.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.
(First posted on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 10:42 EDT)