Quark Inc. and Canto Inc. have announced an alliance to integrate QuarkXPress 7 with Canto's Cumulus digital-asset management (DAM) system. In addition, Canto has announced two new products that provide integrated support for QuarkXPress 7 and Quark Dynamic Document Server (QuarkDDS) in the Canto Cumulus product line.
By leveraging Canto's DAM tools within two of the new features in QuarkXPress 7-- Composition Zones and Job Jackets technology--QuarkXPress customers can manage assets and produce projects and avoid errors. The integration between Canto and QuarkXPress provides QuarkXPress users with direct access to the Cumulus system so that they can exchange, store, and retrieve assets such as QuarkXPress projects, Job Jackets, text, and picture elements. Canto also plans to integrate Cumulus with QuarkDDS--a core technology for creating customized, creative communications for multi-channel delivery to print, email, and the Web.