Following the vacation season, DAM news is beginning to bloom again: updates for WebDAM, FocusOpen and Razuna, MediaBeacon and Aspera join forces, experts look at digital asset management trends.

WebDAM, FocusOPEN, Razuna

WebDAM Solutions has launched new features for its digital asset management solution. Designed to increase efficiency and streamline productivity, the new features include the ability to present and control PowerPoint presentations inside WebDAM, and to have WebDAM handle format conversion for downloads. The new capabilities come on top of collaboration functions added in July.

Open-source DAM vendor FocusOPEN has updated version of their system. New features include preview rollers, API extensions and security improvements, plus a variety of bug fixes.

And another open-source DAM solution, Razuna, has announced user interface changes designed to make the system  “more intuitive and easier to navigate.” The files detail page now combines info in one place, for instance, an entry page has been added, and folder navigation has been cleaned up.

MediaBeacon, Aspera Get Together

DAM solutions provider MediaBeacon and high-speed data transport vendor Aspera have announced a global partnership and technology integration. “MediaBeacon’s robust search tools let users find what they’re looking for,” Aspera’s vice president of marketing Richard Heitmann said in a statement, “and Aspera delivers the digital assets at line-speed.”

DAM Trends, Need to Know


Extensis’ DAM expert Edward Smith took a look at digital asset management trends last week here at -- including larger collections, integration with other systems and increased server-side/cloud processing.

And DAM pro Henrik de Gyor surveyed What a Digital Asset Manager Needs to Know on Tuesday. One of our favs: “Love information and data. Really. It may not love you back, but it is a give and take relationship. You get what you put into it….”