WebWare Corporation, a digital asset management software company, has announced the introduction of WebWare ActiveMedia Access--an enterprise-ready digital asset management system for under $50,000. ActiveMedia Access is engineered for the enterprise but designed for the needs of the workgroup. It enables enterprise workgroups, creative agencies, video post-production facilities, and similar environments to create a digital library for rich media: key graphics, layouts, illustrations, slide presentations, and video. ActiveMedia Access lets project managers assign sophisticated business rules to a company's digital assets at the workgroup level without the need for database administrators or outside professional services. It also allows authorized users worldwide to access, approve, track, audit, and transform product and marketing content over the Internet. Features of ActiveMedia Access include: Full-text search--ActiveMedia Access indexes the text content of Microsoft, Adobe, Quark, and other file types, then allows users to perform natural language searches. Microsoft Office ingestion--ActiveMedia Access can store Microsoft Office documents as searchable PDFs. Adobe Graphics Server--ActiveMedia Access can convert image files to any required size and format while retaining the original image file in the library. Video and audio support--ActiveMedia Access finds, streams, and manages video and audio assets including MPEG, QuickTime, RealMedia, and Windows Media. Visual annotations--ActiveMedia Access provides collaborative, graphical tools for marking up file proxies without affecting the master file. High security protection--Only authorized individuals and workgroups have access to appropriate sets of assets and metadata and the ability to add, delete or modify those assets. The system administrator sets and changes permissions as needed. LDAP authentication and Netegrity integration is also available. ActiveMedia Access runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 and SQL Server, or Sun Solaris. It is available as both an installed software solution or a fully hosted service.