Xinet announced WebNative Suite 17, the latest release of its digital asset management solution. The updated DAM suite includes a new interface and expanded search capabilities.
Xinet's announcement says that more than 150 new features are packed into the new release, including improved control and accessibility.
Xinet hasn't rolled out a new suite in a while. WebNative Suite 16 was announced way back in 2009.
WebNative Suite 17 includes support for mobile devices and a new Uploader Distributor, which allows off-site users to deliver files to a company's WebNative Suite environment without needing server privileges. With older releases, each Uploader needed to be configured and distributed by an admin. Admins now also have the ability to delegate portions of administrative tasks to select users.
The expanded search capability and criteria, such as file events or creator, lets users search content on various file types, including HTML, PDF, Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Office documents. Scott Seebass, Xinet's CEO, says that the features were in response to the various asset types in today's multimedia world, such as video, PDF or CAD files.
Asset Timer, which allows users to assign start and end dates to assets, now offers tighter control over expired assets. New Triggers and Actions provide automation functionality for routine tasks, such as sending email notifications of approved assets or adding metadata to a file. And an updated GUI allows users to manage annotations and approvals, create and order custom images, identify links between assets and more.
WebNative Suite 17 is available at no additional cost to customers with current Maintenance Program memberships. For new customers, the WebNative Suite is US$ 65,000 for four local production users and unlimited Web users. Additional production users can be added with the purchase of more licenses.