Widen Enterprises, a premedia and software services provider, announced the release of its spring update (Version 5.3) of the company's Digital Asset Management (DAM) application. Widen’s spring release incorporates modifications in the company’s primary hosted software service-the Widen Media Collective which supports creative and marketing workflows for creating, managing and distributing digital media assets. The release also includes changes to the Widen Appliance, the on-site hardware/software configuration integrating the company’s hosted DAM with the client’s desktop. Other enhancements include enhanced asset versioning, metadata administration, and preservation; admin tools; security and tracking on ordered assets after leaving the system; and help/support within the application and through online chat. Version 5.3 also contains improvements to the Dynamic Media Building tool for brand controlled ad and brochure creation and document collaboration using Adobe PDF Shared Review.