This week, the DAM Lowdown looks at Extensis Portfolio Server 10.2, ADAM Software's tool for integration with Adobe Creative Suite, digital asset management for the athletics industry and a DAM Conference in New York.

Extensis Unveils Open API

Extensis announced the latest release of its web-based DAM solution, Portfolio Server 10.2, which includes an open API. The announcement explains:

Portfolio Server helps groups of people manage and find all of their digital media in one location, and the new API offers the same benefits -- but to other computer systems used throughout the organization. Customers can integrate the graphic, video and document assets and media processing tools within Portfolio Server with their other IT systems, including ecommerce systems, content management systems, websites, intranet sites, and more."

In the Extensis example of how the open API works, images managed within Portfolio Server can be retrieved from within a CMS, such as WordPress, and synchronized with a museum's collection management system.

The latest Portfolio Server release also supports more professional video formats and supports searching for OCR text within PDF documents.

Creative Suite Connector 3.0

ADAM Software rolled out Creative Suite 3.0, a tool that integrates ADAM Platform capabilities into Adobe Creative Suite. Users of CS 5.0 and 5.5 can now search and create assets in ADAM, check assets in or out and trigger ADAM Workflows. "It’s easy to adopt, Mac- and PC-compatible and has all the tools that users will need to use ADAM without leaving Creative Suite," ADAM Software Product Manager Petra Tant says.

WebDAM Collaborates With Box

WebDAM announced an app that integrates with Box. Box users have access to files from -- or can send files to -- WebDAM, and WebDAM users can now collaborate in real time with Box users.

Createasphere's DAM Conference

Createasphere shared highlights from last week's conference in Los Angeles and is already promoting a September event in New York. Createasphere's next Digital Asset Management Conference will be held September 27-28 in The New Yorker Hotel in New York.

DAM for Sports

Integrated Media Technologies (IMT) announced a DAM solution created for the athletics industry. "IMT worked with the Tennis Channel to design and build a new state-of-the-art file-based workflow, which allows their broadcast operations, editorial, graphics, and post-production teams to share and archive content," the announcement says.