updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon July 25, 2005
Canto delivers Cumulus 6.6
today announced Cumulus 6.6, an update to its digital asset management solution that brings security enhancements, enhancements to its existing workgroup-level Cumulus Server Solutions, an a new enterprise-level Cumulus Server Solution. Cumulus 6.6 Server offers version control features including the ability to save all versions of an asset. Featuring check-in/check-out functionality, Cumulus 6.6 allows only one person at a time work on a file, but offers others read-only access to previously saved work for transparent and efficient workflow. Version 6.6 also allows specific security settings for specific users and specific catalogs, enables the use of FTP servers, offers the ability to automatically read metadata from RAW files, and can render any number of images to the same user-defined size without any distortions.
"Cumulus 6.6 is packed with workflow and security features that cater to the needs of small, medium and large enterprises," said Ulrich Knocke, Canto's Senior Product Manager. "Organizations are recognizing that workflow and secure handling of assets are integral to brand protection. Canto is making it easy for them to live up to that demand."
Canto has reorganized its server product line to offer three different solutions for enterprises and workgroups. While the Workgroup Server Family manages and archives all types of digital assets, the Enterprise Server Family offers advanced functionality and superior security including users and roles management and live filtering.
The Cumulus Workgroup products consist of: the Publishing Server Solution (starting at $6,000) allows instant publishing of marketing and sales collateral on the Web; the Business Server Solution (starting at $10,000) is designed for a remote workforce that works on assets across the internet; the Archive Server Solution (starting at $3,500) provides central access to assets.
The Cumulus Enterprise products include the Enterprise Publishing Server Solution (starting at $30,000), which can bed used for web content management or other creative, production or sales and marketing workflows; the Enterprise Business Server Solution (starting at $35,000) provides a fully integrated DAM solution for companies with different groups of a remote workforce that accesses assets across the internet; the Enterprise Archive Server Solution (starting at $28,000) provides sophisticated workflow and asset security.
All Canto Server Solutions include one year of upgrades and support. Cumulus 6.6 for Workgroup and Enterprise is immediately available as Server versions for Mac OS X (including full compatibility with Mac OS 10.4 Tiger), Windows, Linux and Solaris; client applications for Mac OS X and Windows are also available. offered. All products are localized in English, German, French and Japanese.