INSCI Corp., a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced the release of WebWare ActiveMedia 5.5, the latest version of its Web services-based digital asset management (DAM) software. ActiveMedia 5.5 is designed to offer customers greater control over content from the perspective of security, collaboration, and scalability. Two new client-side plug-ins also streamline the delivery of compound assets to and from the ActiveMedia repository.
An ActiveSecurity feature provides a metadata-driven security model for enabling on-demand access to assets. By updating a metadata field, administrators can change which individuals can gain access to an asset. Security management and rapid workflow capabilities are further enhanced through single sign-on capability (SSO). Also new in ActiveMedia 5.5, Task Filters are administrative capabilities that enable dynamic distribution of assets to predefined user workspaces. This new feature facilitates collaboration and automated workflow by presenting users with only those assets required for their project role or stage in the review and approval process. Building on ActiveMedia's industry-leading metadata model flexibility, Task Filters move content through the approval process or make assets available to constituents with a simple administrative change to a metadata value.
INSCI is introducing two new Desktop Connections with ActiveMedia 5.5: QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins--without leaving their design application, users can directly access their ActiveMedia repository with complete search, upload, and download capabilities. Video Ingestion & Delivery Tool--users can ingest video into ActiveMedia, generate thumbnail previews of the video file, and transcode that file in a number of standard digital video formats. Other features of the new release include expanded SOAP APIs; dynamic watermarking capabilities; multiple-asset renditions; and end-user access for batch metadata editing for multiple assets. ActiveMedia 5.5 is shipping and available now.