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Extensis' Portfolio Studio logo. Click here to visit the Extensis website! PRESS RELEASE: Extensis unveils new Portfolio Studio Digital Media Archive Server

New affordable and easy to use server software provides a central place for creative teams to quickly find and use photos and other digital media.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., has introduced a new addition to its Portfolio line of Digital Asset Management products: Portfolio Studio’Ñ¢ -- an image archive server that saves time within small teams by automatically archiving and centralizing access to photos and project files with consistent metadata. Portfolio Studio takes folder-based workflows to the next level by providing Web-based tools for teams to locate and convert photos and graphic files.

Portfolio Studio is the perfect choice for small workgroups to streamline their projects without any IT hassles. The entire system is available via an elegant web or desktop application and the included AutoSync’Ñ¢ technology continuously works behind the scenes to monitor network folders for the most up to date information to keep the archive searchable. Portfolio Studio's seamless and standards-based approach means keywords and other important metadata are automatically synchronized with Adobe Bridge, Lightroom and other Creative Suite applications.

"The system leverages MediaRichÆ server from EquilibriumÆ to expedite turnaround on repetitive actions -- such as file conversion and image resizing -- and frees up desktops and users," notes Davin Kluttz, Senior Product Manager. "Portfolio Studio can catalog virtually anything and supports a massive array of file formats including: images, Camera Raw and DNG files, graphics, PDF files, documents and videos."

Extensis Portfolio Studio -- browsing a variety of image formats. Screenshot provided by Celartem Technology, Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Extensis Portfolio Studio -- browsing a variety of image formats.
Screenshot provided by Celartem Technology, Inc.

Portfolio Studio highlights:

  • Allows up to 3 simultaneous connections to a single catalog

  • Performs fast visual searches of indexed thumbnails and full size previews

  • Saves time by providing a central place for teams to find important photos and projects -- regardless of file location (even discs stored offline)

  • Protects work by ensuring that important file information like usage rights, copyrights and dates are consistently applied and shared

  • Users quickly get back to work by offloading time-consuming file format conversion jobs to a media processing server

  • Includes user friendly Web, Mac and Windows clients

  • No IT team required -- Portfolio Studio is setup using a web browser and practically maintains itself

Pricing and Availability
Portfolio Studio is immediately available at a SRP of $1,999US. Product is available through distribution with Ingram Micro and Synnex (Canada), through North American resellers and direct from the Extensis Web site. English, French, German and Japanese versions are available.

Portfolio Studio is limited to 3 client connections and 1 shared catalog. Larger workgroups and organizations that need a scalable Digital Asset Management system should consider Portfolio Server 9.5. For more information on the Portfolio family of products, visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.

Extensis Portfolio Studio -- viewing an image slideshow. Screenshot provided by Celartem Technology, Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Extensis Portfolio Studio -- viewing an image slideshow.
Screenshot provided by Celartem Technology, Inc.

About Extensis
Extensis is a leading developer of software enabling creative workgroups and professionals to streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis' award-winning client/server, desktop and web service products include: the Portfolio suite for digital asset management, Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion for single-user font management and the WebINK web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis 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 (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.

Extensis, Portfolio Server, NetPublish and NetMediaMAX are trademarks of Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc. Equilibrium and MediaRich is a registered trademark of Automated Media Processing Solutions, Inc., dba Equilibrium. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

(First posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 16:55 EDT)

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