Canto Releases Web Publisher Pro 2.0 and Internet Client Pro 2.0

Jun 29, 2004

Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Web Publisher Pro 2.0 and of Internet Client Pro 2.0, both of which are designed for users who do not merely publish their assets but also intend to use them for marketing and generating business. Both solutions are designed to enable users to create dynamic Web pages allowing customers around the world to search for images and other documents within Cumulus catalogs using standard Web browsers. The category tree is now realized by a Java implementation at the server resulting in an HTML output in an effort to ensure compatibility with all Web browsers. Customers can search, sort, and select items and place them in a collection basket. New features include sorting across several catalogs simultaneously, customization capabilities that extend to QuickSearch, so that fields can be added, a new search feature that allows searching within category fields, and an integrated ordering system that enables users to choose a preferred method of asset delivery. The Internet Solutions are compatible with all Cumulus 6 Workgroup Editions - Web Publisher Pro 2.0 is a component of the Cumulus 6 Publishing Server and Internet Client Pro 2.0 is a component of Cumulus 6 Business Server Solution and Cumulus 6 Enterprise.

Web Publisher Pro 2.0 and Internet Client Pro 2.0 now use the Cumulus 6 User Manager, which simplifies a variety of tasks for the administrator, such as the management of access rights. They also use Cumulus' format conversion functions so that assets can be converted into other file formats, color spaces, or resolutions before downloading them. Now different renditions for the conversion of file formats can be set up in the Cumulus User Manager according to specific needs. Internet Client Pro 2.0 no longer requires a Web Publisher Pro serial-number to support unlimited read access.

Canto's Internet Client Pro 2.0 is a Web-client permitting data upload and editing as well as cataloging. According to their user rights, visitors can also catalog new assets, assign assets to new categories, edit and update stored metadata, or check-in and check-out assets for local processing without having to install additional software. Internet Client Pro 2.0 features: catalog online; instant access to Cumulus catalogs with all standard Web browsers; search and sort functions across multiple catalogs; edit metadata and assign categories via Internet; interface fully customizable using Custom Style Sheets; customizable "QuickSearch;" re-designed, server-side implementation of category tree; uses Cumulus 6 User Manager; based on jsp and Java technology; integrated ordering system with collection basket and log file; content of collection basket saved across transactions; and integration with high-end HTML editors.

Internet Client Pro 2.0 and Web Publisher Pro 2.0 are immediately available for download from Canto's eShop or from a Canto Sales partner. Internet Client Pro 2.0 is $6,995 in the Americas or EUR 6,995 outside the Americas, respectively, and Web Publisher Pro 2.0 is $2,495 in the Americas or EUR 2,495 outside the Americas respectively. Both ship with English, German, French, and Japanese user interfaces on Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms.