Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., has announced Portfolio Server 8.5, an upgrade in its Portfolio Server digital asset management product. The Portfolio Server upgrade provides workflow features to organize and exchange digital files utilizing visual catalogs and embedded metadata. Portfolio Server is a multi-channel system designed for users to find and share creative assets within the creative workgroup, across the organization and externally with global partners. The Portfolio 8.5 product family includes Portfolio Server, Portfolio Client, Portfolio Express, Portfolio NetPublish, and SQL Connect modules, as well as a Single-User version of Portfolio.
Portfolio Server 8.5 includes new features designed to automate metadata-driven organization, tracking, and distribution of digital assets. Additionally, this release includes Portfolio Project Sync, designed to allow users a seamless interface with familiar Adobe Creative Suite applications. Users can simultaneously benefit from Portfolio Server's ability to provide access to other users through the Portfolio Client, Portfolio Express, and websites created with Portfolio NetPublish, Portfolio Server 8.5 provides access points for both internal and external users. Portfolio Server 8.5 comes with Project Sync and includes several enhancements, including improved XMP and file format support, as well as additional features designed to help automate management of complex metadata. Portfolio NetPublish 8.5 also includes a number of new features, including advanced logging for reporting user traffic as well as visual watermarking functionality, for images, to prevent unauthorized use.
Portfolio Server 8.5 for workgroups will be available for download and purchase in summer 2007. Portfolio Server 8.5 and all client components will be available free of charge for existing customers with Annual Service Agreements. Pricing for all other versions, including upgrades, will be announced prior to product availability in summer 2007. French, German, and Japanese language versions of Portfolio will also be available in summer 2007. Portfolio 8.5 is designed to support Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 or Vista, Pentium class processor at 1GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 500 MB Hard Drive space, Network Interface for server connection, Apple QuickTime version 7 or higher. Portfolio 8.5 is also designed to support Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher, G4, G5 or Intel Core Processor at 1GHz, 512 MB RAM, 500MB Hard Drive space, Network Interface for server connection, Apple QuickTime version 7 or higher.