Widen Releases Media Collective 4.2 for Spring 2007

Mar 16, 2007

Widen Enterprises, a hosted provider of marketing and creative applications, has released Media Collective 4.2, a Digital Asset Management (DAM) and catalog publishing solution. Widen's focus for the spring release included rich media transformations, interface design around user requirements, and continued systems integration using web services.

Specifically the following items are part of the 4.2 release: improved handling of rich media with on-demand conversions of audio files designed for easier repurposing in various marketing channels; collaborative workflow additions with DAM integration complete with batch reviews for photography approvals; user interface upgrades include rollover functionality to reveal metadata and provide additional search results display options; an enhanced cropping tool advances creative support within the application to provide cropping on-demand permission for inline photo editing; additional web services support is designed to allow Widen customers to integrate custom workflows using data stored in third party systems for real time updates; and the ability to export to InDesign within the catalog publishing component which leverages Adobe InDesign server to create catalogs and brochures on-demand using approved brand assets.