May 31, 2012

Using Amazon S3 Storage with NetXposure

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a distributed, highly available and cost effective storage system that is part of Amazon’s Web Services offering.

NetXposure can be configured to store and manage files and metadata stored at Amazon S3, providing a simple interface for accessing files from your Digital Asset Management system at any time, from anywhere on the web.

 

Take Advantage of Cost-Effective and Reliable Cloud Storage

NetXposure can be configured to utilize your Amazon S3 account to store all your assets. The location and update synchronization is managed with NetXposure, so files and metadata can be browsed or searched as if they were stored locally.  All changes are stored local in a temporary directory, then  synchronized with the original file on S3 to preserve version control.


Keep a Remote Copy for Off-site Disaster Recovery

Your Amazon S3 account can also be used to store a backup copy of your asset repository files. This backup can be performed on either a local or an S3 repository. The backup synchronization can be configured to run daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly to maintain a clone of your repository. Additionally, you can configure this synchronization to support only additions and modifications while ignoring deleted files which can maximize resources and provide a remote “trash can” in cases of user error.

Your Data is Safe and Secure

All communication between NetXposure Core and Amazon S3 is done securely over an encrypted HTTPS connection, to assure files and data are not exposed as they travel between NetXposure and Amazon.

By integrating NetXposure with Amazon S3, organizations of any size can realize scalable, reliable, fast, cost-effective data storage for their digital assets.

Amazon S3 graphic

May 10, 2012

Box.com Integration

Netxposure is announcing full integration with Box.com. Some may ask “Why integrate my Enterprise Digital Asset Management system with something like Box?” For us the answer was simple: We have clients that utilize Box in a variety of ways. One impetus is related to permissions and user group requirements.  There may be particular users or groups that are utilizing Box directly for access, but have no need for workflow, or approval/review processes commonly managed via Netx.

Administrators may prefer to keep particular user populations outside of the Netx-LDAP-SSO  authentication groups. These groups don’t need the full-fledged DAM feature set, and more importantly, may not be in an LDAP or other group management system which is integrated with the DAM.

Box may also be called utilized by mobile-focused groups, who may already be utilizing Box as a primary point of access mor interacting with assets.

The NetXposure Box plug-in, allowing direct correspondence between the NetXposure DAM and  Box directories, was a collaborative effort between our existing clients and the Box development team. Existing Box users can now use NetXposure to search, browse and collect assets, and seamlessly push into any specified Box folder.

In addition, all of the enterprise features relied upon by Netx clients can be integrated into Box.com-specific workflows. For example, Adobe Creative Suite users can push directly into the Netx DAM as usual from InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator, and then push directly to Box.com from the Netx UI.

Voila! Let us know if you have any questions about integration of Enterprise DAM with your Box.com Acccount

June 22, 2011

NetXposure and Snowbound Partner to Enhance Asset Processing

NetXposure and Snowbound Software, provider of document viewing and conversion solutions, announce an OEM partnership to  offer combined solutions to improve image and document viewing and processing at every point in the content lifecycle.  NetXposure will integrate Snowbound’s technology into their DAM offerings, delivering a  front-end imaging engine that also provides document manipulation and clean-up functionality.

DAM is the process an organization undertakes to collect, catalogue and store their electronic file assets – with the goals of creating an organized repository for easy asset retrieval and distribution. Digital asset management systems (DAMS) include computer software and hardware systems that aid in the process of digital asset management.

NetXposure’s Digital Asset Management solution is an enterprise software application for managing large libraries of digital image, document, and rich media files. An effective DAM will reduce the time and cost of content production, maximize ROI from media assets, and streamline creative and marketing workflows. NetXposure is proud to count world-class enterprises including Cornell University, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Daimler Trucks North America as clients.

Snowbound’s solutions provide the tools needed to add document viewing and conversion functionality into an organization’s workflow application(s) including ECM, BPM and, of course, DAM. Imaging functions include viewing, conversion, annotation and manipulation – which features fast retrieval, revision (without altering the original file), and archiving – for streamlined processing and review. An optional module, DocClean, automatically detects and cleans flaws on scanned and faxed documents, as they are added to the repository.

“We are very excited about the business opportunities that the partnership with Snowbound Software opens up for us,” explained Jason Wehling, president of NetXposure, Inc. “Our technology partnerships enable us stay ahead of the curve and enhance our solutions so they remain flexible for the rapidly changing technology industry.”

Snowbound Solutions

June 7, 2011

InDesign Workflow: Place images from the DAM

NetXposure’s Creative Suite Workflow application allows designers to browse, search, open, import, check in/check out  files, from a desktop Creative Suite Apps.

Using NetXposure’s CS Workflow application, teams connect to the centralized repository, keeping all assets organized, easily retrievable and secure.

InDesign users  have several specific functions made available for InDesign workflows. Creatives can checkout and open their INDD files from the DAM. They can browse and search for imagery, and place those DAM-managed files into InDesign layout. When the INDD is checked back into the DAM, the system automatically detects placed assets and records updates.

 

With your layout complete, production managers can easily retrieve the project files, convert it into a PDF to be sent to the printer.

The ability to manage images and text without having to leave the application saves designers, layout workers and editors streamlines and supports creative workflow and saves teams lots of time so they can focus on what’s important — being creative.


InDesign Workflow Video

Capabilities & Benefits:

  • Centralized asset management – Open, edit, and save INDD  files from the DAM repository from directly within Adobe InDesign and other Creative Suite applications.
  • InDesign “Place” command –  images can be placed from the DAM directly into InDesign.
  • Version Control – Version your InDEsign files and changed embedded images with each check-in.
  • Linked Assets – When INDD files are checked in, the DAM detects placed images and stores them as Linked Assets

NetXposure’s CS Workflow application is available through the company’s Workflow Module, a collection of applications that help media workers, admins and creatives manage workflows and digital assets from origination to publication.

More information about the NetXposure CS Workflow Module

June 6, 2011

NetXposure Announces Digital Asset Management Integration with Amazon S3

PRWEB) June 02, 2011

The enterprise Digital Asset Management company NetXposure has announced an integration with the offsite storage service provided by Amazon. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a distributed, highly available and cost effective storage system that is part of Amazon’s Web Services offering.

NetXposure clients are now able to configure, store and manage files and metadata stored at Amazon S3. This new cloud storage connection offers a simple interface for accessing files from NetXposure’s Digital Asset Management system at any time, from anywhere on the web.

“NetXposure’s Amazon S3 integration allows our DAM customers to take advantage of Amazon’s popular and cost effective cloud storage” said Jason Wehling, CEO of NetXposure. “We are excited to offer this compatibility to our enterprise DAM clients.”

NetXposure configured its enterprise Digital Asset system to utilize Amazon S3 as an additional storage option for clients. NetXposure clients can have access to features such as S3 update synchronization, so files and metadata stored on the cloud can be easily managed, browsed or searched as if they were stored locally. In fact, the NetXposure integration is so seamless that each and every change that is stored locally is synchronized with the original file on S3 to preserve version control.

Amazon’s cloud storage is a popular choice for backup copies of asset repository files. The Amazon S3 integration makes it simple for NetXposure clients to backup all digital assets to the S3 repository. The NetXposure system allows for backup synchronization to S3 that can be configured to run daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly or to maintain a clone of a customers S3 asset repository.

“The S3 integration is just another example of NetXposure’s ability to meet the evolving demands of our customers” said Wehling.

All communication between NetXposure Core and Amazon S3 is done securely over an encrypted HTTPS connection, to assure files and data are not exposed as they travel between NetXposure and Amazon. By integrating with Amazon S3, NetXposure offers organizations of any size scalable, reliable, fast, cost-effective data storage for their digital assets.

About NetXposure

NetXposure delivers software solutions that help organizations improve productivity and advance their business goals by reducing the time and cost of content production, maximizing ROI from media assets, and streamlining the workflows of managing large libraries of digital files. An industry pioneer in developing Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), and the first company to deliver a DAM solution built in Adobe Flex, NetXposure’s award-winning DAM solution can be found in many of the world’s elite organizations across a wide range of industries.

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