New Extensis Forums site is looking for your two cents.
Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today officially launched its new online forums site for open discussion on all things related to Extensis and its product lines. The Extensis Forums can be accessed at http://forums.extensis.com/ and community members are encouraged to post tips, tricks, questions and general discussion on font and digital asset management markets.
“Extensis’ Forums site is a great way to communicate user to user experience and share creative solutions from other users,” said Mark Anderson of Shoantel Limited and Extensis Forum contributor. “This site is a great resource for Extensis users; it is always on and connects customers and company.”
The new Forums site is an interactive environment where Extensis users and employees can communicate with, support, search for, and share industry knowledge with one another on topics ranging from font management in Mac OS X and Windows to Portfolio best practices. Extensis Forums is a neutral location for all font and digital asset management dialogue and strives to provide interesting discussion and topics for user to user conversation.
“Extensis has long been known as a company that has close ties with its customers,” said Brian Berson, Extensis General Manager. “Developing an online community where we can better share information and communicate more efficiently with the people that use our products was a no brainer for Extensis. We have already seen a tremendous amount of interest and activity on Extensis Forums and we anticipate and encourage engaging discussion moving forward.”
August 6th, 2006 by Jim Kidwell
Company presents in panel discussion with Apple, Linotype and other font industry leaders.
Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced that Halstead York, font solutions product manager for Extensis will present in a panel discussion in conjunction with TypeCon2006 — The Boston T Party, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston.
On Friday, August 11th from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., York will discuss font management in OS X by participating in a panel session titled “Demystifying Font Management in OS X.” The session will be moderated by well-known book designer and typographer Kent Lew; other panelists in this session will include Peter Lofting of Apple Computer, Bruno Steinert of Linotype and Stephen Coles of FontShop/Typographica.
Extensis will also have a presence on the TypeCon2006 exhibition floor. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Extensis booth and take the Extensis Font ID Challenge to win prizes. The event runs from August 9-13th, 2006.
TypeCon2006 is the eighth annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
August 1st, 2006 by Jim Kidwell
More than 30,000 images of the World Series Championship team are catalogued and distributed across multiple departments using Extensis Portfolio.
Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the Chicago White Sox organization upgraded to Portfolio 8 as its digital asset management solution, managing images of the World Series Championship baseball team. Despite housing more than 30,000 images in just one of the many White Sox catalogs, Portfolio allows instant access to the team’s image library from multiple departments within the organization, including public relations, sales, corporate partnerships, scoreboard operations, publications, design services, and marketing. Implementation is underway for Portfolio NetPublish Server which will allow outside partners, vendors or sponsors access to White Sox images via a dynamic website.
An Extensis customer since 1999, the White Sox organization began the implementation of Portfolio as a solution for the team photographer to manage the hundreds of images collected during each game. Before long, Portfolio Server was installed, enabling dozens of additional users to access the photographs without requiring the photographer to find and manually distribute them.
“When people learned how easy it was to access my images using Portfolio, it took a lot of the work off of my back and allowed our departments to self-manage themselves in regards to the photographs they required,” said White Sox team photographer, Ron Vesely. “I would always rather work smart than hard, and Portfolio helps me work smart.”
In addition to facilitating the internal distribution of images, Portfolio is also used for external distribution of images to partners, sponsors, and members of the press. Using Portfolio’s email feature, it is easy to email original files, or dynamically generate low-resolution preview files, directly from within the program.
“It can be hard to quantify value when it comes to a sponsorship deal. Using Portfolio, the White Sox are able to easily show our partners photographic documentation of what their sponsorship includes,” reports Jorie Sax, coordinator of corporate partnerships for the White Sox. “Portfolio has been in the organization since I was hired and I can’t imagine not having it.”
The Chicago White Sox are just one of the many professional sports teams to use Portfolio for its digital asset management needs, including the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cleveland Indians, the Texas Rangers, and the St. Louis Cardinals.