Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, has announced Cumulus 6 Single User. Expected to ship in December, this is the first version of Canto's Single User application supporting Apple's Mac OS X. Cumulus 6 Single User Edition offers new features and explicit improvements that are designed to simplify the users' daily work when managing their assets.
The design concept behind Cumulus 6 Single User Edition is to improve the application_s ease-of-use. With the new version, all assets can be managed and made accessible centrally in one window. Also, an extra keyword list and the asset location can be displayed in addition to the categories. In Cumulus 6, users can switch between different views with preconfigured View Sets and display the information they find relevant regarding to format or task. Cumulus 6 also offers Asset Handling Sets for optimized handling of different formats. These preconfigured sets can be edited by the user.
Under both Mac OS X and Windows Cumulus now features a toolbar with the most important functions such as Quicksearch. The toolbar's layout has been adapted to that of Canto's Internet solutions. The menu structure has been simplified, a new central settings dialog being the most apparent change. Now all settings for catalogs and sets can be made in this one dialog. The new Cumulus product generation also offers various performance improvements.
Though the Cumulus Single User Edition is now also available for Mac OS X it also offers improved integration with the classic environment. Cumulus 6 Single User Edition is estimated to be available in December 2003. Versions for Mac OS X and Windows will be offered. Upgrades will be offered for existing installations.