Canto has announced "Internet Client Pro," part of the Cumulus Enterprise Edition. Internet Client Pro is based on the Cumulus Java Classes and JSP technology and replaces the "Internet Client" based on CGI technology. Internet Client Pro is designed for users who do not merely publish their assets but also intend to use them for marketing and generating business, as is the case in marketing departments, ad agencies, publishing houses, and PR departments. Internet Client Pro is only compatible with the Cumulus Enterprise Edition. Internet Client Pro enables users to create dynamic Web pages allowing visitors to search for images and other documents within Cumulus catalogs using a standard Web browser, then they can sort and select and finally place the items in a collection basket for download. According to their user rights visitors also can catalog new assets, assign assets to new categories, edit and update stored metadata, or check out and check in assets for local processing without having to install additional software. The integrated ordering system enables users to choose a preferred method of asset delivery download, email, or physical fulfillment, e.g. CD-ROM. Internet Client Pro is due to be available in the middle of February 2003 with English, German, and French user interface on Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms. Upgrades for existing Internet Client installations are offered at attractive conditions. Customers who signed an UAP (Upgrade Advantage Program) agreement for their Enterprise Edition will get the upgrade to Internet Client Pro as part of the UAP.
Canto has also announced the availability of Mac OS X versions of the Cumulus Client Software as well as of the Cumulus Single User Edition. Server products and Cumulus Options have been available as OS X versions for quite some time now and Canto offered all Server products for Mac OS X as soon as Apple's new operating system was launched. Mac OS X versions of the Cumulus Client software for Workgroup and Enterprise Editions as well as the Single User Edition will be available at the end of September 2003. Customers who signed an UAP (Upgrade Advantage Program) agreement for their Cumulus Edition will get the respective upgrade to the versions according to their contract within the UAP. Prices will be announced at a later date.