updated 05:30 pm EST, Fri February 13, 2009
Quark Publishing System
In brief: A new file transfer service has been launched that allows clients to transfer large files at speeds greater than standard FTP transfers. Alternativly, a new partnership has been announced between National Electronic Attachment and MacPractice. This partnership will bring new functions to MacPractice's software that will allow clients to submit documents such as x-rays electronically. On another note, a presentation earlier this month demonstrated the functionality of the new Cumulus/Quark Publishing System integration.
GLOBALedit has launched a new service dubbed FileSociety that allows users to transfer large files across the web. GLOBALedit claims that this new service can transfer files at up to 100 times the speed of FTP transfers from any web browser. This service is optimal for the transfer of large files such as video, graphics and schematics. Customers can sign up for an account and then download the free Aspera Connect plugin to enable the high speed transfer capability. All of a users files can be managed via the FileSociety website which includes several security measures to keep documents private.
National Electronic Attachment (NEA) and MacPractice have announced a new partnership that will allow MacPractice clients to submit attachments electronically. Through the agreement MacPractice users will be able to interface with NEA's FastAttach system which allows dental offices to transmit attachments such as x-rays and lab reports via the Internet. "We are always looking for ways to increase productivity and reduce costs for our clients, and NEA's FastAttachtm is a proven value added service that we look forward to implementing with our client base" says Mark Hollis, President and co-founder of MacPractice.
At Tokyo's Page2009 exposition, held earlier this month, Hulinks performed a live demonstration of the new Cumulus/Quark Publishing System integration developed by Canto Professional Services. The integration offers Quark Publishing System users access to special Cumulus DAM services developed specifically for Quark products, including the ability to search for assets right from within QuarkXPress, drag and drop assets into layouts, and catalog new and edited layouts back into Cumulus. The integration will be available throughout Japan through the partnered marketing and sales efforts of Hulinks and Quark Japan.