Day Software has announced general availability of its stand-alone digital asset management solution. Part of Day's family of products, Communique Digital Asset Management (CQ DAM) leverages JCR (JSR 170), making a native JCR standard-compliant solution. CQ DAM provides centralized management for digital media files and essential metadata information, all within the context of creative workflows. The new solution includes DAM services such as a metadata management engine, comprehensive version control, user and workgroup management, and integration with relevant 3rd party tools. CQ DAM is designed with property protection by creating rules for each asset or asset class in order to control access and user rights.