Today we released Portfolio NetMediaMAX, an entirely new add-on for the our digital asset management solution, Portfolio Server 9. This media-processing add-on allows digital imaging professionals to automate their media workflows for increased productivity and workflow efficiency in high-output creative and image-intensive environments.
Designers and marketers spend significant time performing repetitive production tasks as part of their imaging workflow. The NetMediaMAX add-on can automate these repetitive tasks for faster production. Complex export operations no longer require users to locate, download and process files in multiple applications. With NetMediaMAX these tasks are offloaded to Portfolio Server so that users can spend more time on their core tasks, translating into faster output and profits for organizations.
“We have heard from many of our customers that their creative teams spend too much time doing repetitive, non-value added activities,” says Martin Stein, VP of Products and Services at Extensis. “NetMediaMAX is designed to automate manual processes, eliminate routine tasks, create consistency and standardize processes, resulting in individuals focusing back on their creative tasks.”
Converting batches of images into derivatives for use on the Web and in print can take many hours. With NetMediaMAX, which offers graphical tools to simplify processing tasks, file conversions are created on the fly for faster output. Presets can be utilized to accomplish common batch-processing operations—such as file resizing and format conversion—to ensure standardization and eliminate errors.
- Automates repetitive image production tasks
- Increases efficiency, quality and output
- On-demand generation of digital assets
- Download files and ‘save as’ many file types you choose- on the fly
- Batch-convert images and other files into any standard format
- Utilizes MediaScript™, an open, standards-based scripting language to automate and customize for many different workflow needs
- Publish web portals that allow users to download files in a variety of file types
- Distributed processing for high-volume environments with multiple media engines
NetMediaMAX is built on the Portfolio Server platform that provides support for Windows® and Macintosh® environments and utilizes server-side processing, freeing up desktops from media-processing tasks. The MediaRich® technology inside NetMediaMAX provides organizations with heavy workloads the ability to process media-related tasks dynamically and automatically, saving significant time and manual effort. Organizations can distribute media-processing tasks to one or more external servers for even faster performance.
NetMediaMAX provides support for a wide range of image file formats. Users can convert to the most popular file types such as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, PSD, TGA, BMP, PDF and EPS.
For more information, see www.netmediamax.com.
If you are based in the Manchester or Belfast areas and are interested in learning more about font management, we’ll be hosting a font management best practices session at the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Roadshows, taking place in both cities over the next couple of weeks:
We hope to see you there.
November 19th, 2009 by Jim Kidwell
We’ve got a great community here at Extensis, and every so often we like to celebrate that community. Today, the Extensis Customer Service department got up early to cook everyone in the Portland office breakfast – with a little bit of flair. Jennifer, Jason and Daryl cooked us some letter-shaped French toast, brontosaurus shaped pancakes, along with all of the eggs and sausage of a typical American breakfast. So, in addition to providing great customer service, these guys also cook up a great meal!
Thanks Customer Service!
November 10th, 2009 by Jim Kidwell
Today we released an updated version of our single-user font manager, Suitcase Fusion 2 for Windows, version 13.2.
This release adds compatibility with Windows 7, enhanced plug-ins for Adobe® Illustrator® CS4, CS3 and CS2 and Adobe® InDesign® CS4 and CS3, as well as an updated migration process for Suitcase for Windows version 11 users.
If you are a current Suitcase Fusion 2 for Windows user, you can download this maintenance update at no cost. If you have Suitcase for Windows versions 9 and 11, or standalone Font Reserve 2.6, you are eligible for upgrade pricing.
Suitcase Fusion 2 is available in English, French and German. For more information on Suitcase Fusion 2, visit www.extensis.com/SuitcaseFusion2.
Later this week, we will be exhibiting and presenting at Media Pro, the unique event for those involved in the creation, production, procurement and distribution of media and marketing communications.
We’ll be presenting a digital asset management case study and best practices session. You’ll see how BB Printing, a UK-based commercial printer uses Portfolio Server, to create an easily accessible and searchable catalog with thousands of digital files.
• 4th November: 10:45 – 11:15, Apple Solution Expert Theatre
• 5th November: 11:00 – 11:45, Apple Solution Expert Theatre
Also, be sure to drop by the Extensis stand (24), where we will be demonstrating both Portfolio Server and Universal Type Server. We’ll also be on hand to answer any font or digital asset management questions.