Open Text Announces Latest Version of DAM; Provides Creative Support

Sep 30, 2005


Open Text Corporation, an independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, has announced the latest digital asset management (DAM) software from its Artesia subsidiary will provide support to creative professionals in media and entertainment companies and in corporate marketing departments.

The new version includes comprehensive integration with Adobe InDesign, the layout and design software from Adobe, as well as the integration of Open Text's Livelink Discovery Server, providing advanced natural language search capabilities embedded in the Artesia solution. Artesia DAM 6.5 adds the Creative Desktop, which allows users working from Macintosh-based design applications, such as Adobe InDesign CS2 and QuarkXPress, to leverage the content management functionality of Artesia DAM running on enterprise-class Windows or Unix servers. Another key feature of Artesia DAM 6.5 is Artesia Folders, which offers either Windows or Macintosh users a folder-based interface to the Artesia DAM repository within the native file system viewer. With Artesia Folders, users can search, browse, access, view, edit, import and export digital content, all within the context of the rich security policies defined within Artesia DAM.

Version 6.5's integration with Adobe InDesign software is designed to leverage features of both solutions to ease users' workload, while maximizing content workflows. This includes ingest of compound document layouts from Adobe InDesign into Artesia DAM, with optional XMP capture. XMP is an open-standard XML-based metadata interchange framework from Adobe. Users can import a layout and the components of the layout, such as graphics, as separate assets in the system, each with separate metadata. Other features include automated generation of XML and PDF renditions and the ability to drag a graphic from Artesia Folders directly into an Adobe InDesign layout, even work-in-progress graphics stored on the server. Livelink Discovery Server is designed to support customized applications to meet large-scale, information retrieval requirements, helping to speed searches and improve productivity. The product offers a range of search technology, including natural language queries, search federation, text analysis, concept mining, result clustering, and categorization. This capability will be included as part of the base Artesia DAM product license.