Press Release Summary:
WithÃ‚Â embedded file transfer acceleration technology for securely sending/receiving media files, OpenText Media Management v7.2 helps entertainment and media companies streamline digital media creation, publishing, and distribution. Add-on feature, OpenText Portal for Media Management, enables creation of branded, customized, Web-based and mobile portals for users who need to view and consume content within OpenText Media Management asset repository without being professional media editors.
Original Press Release:
OpenText Enhances Digital Media Creation and Multi-Channel Distribution with New Digital Asset Management Solution
OpenText Media Management 7.2 accelerates secure file delivery, fostersÂ collaboration and enables integration with leading customer experienceÂ technology
WATERLOO, ON - OpenText(TM) (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC),Â the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today unveiled OpenText Media Management 7.2 - an enterprise software solution that empowers entertainment and mediaÂ companies to securely streamline their digital media creation,Â publishing and distribution processes. It is the industry's firstÂ Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution to deliver embedded fileÂ transfer acceleration technology, allowing users to securely send andÂ receive massive media files up to 80 times faster than traditionalÂ methods.
The company also announced OpenText Portal for Media Management - aÂ cost-efficient add-on feature that allows customers to create branded,Â customized, web-based and mobile portals for users who need to view andÂ consume content within the OpenText Media Management asset repositoryÂ without being professional media editors.
Every day, entertainment and media companies suffer costly delays as aÂ result of inefficient DAM and slow, unreliable file sharingÂ technologies. While the creation and distribution of a single digitalÂ media asset frequently involves teams of people working acrossÂ departments, organizations and geographies, many of those teams haveÂ adopted disparate DAM technologies over time. Compounding the issue,Â digital media file sizes are only growing larger. A photo or graphicÂ file is easily hundreds of megabytes, and high-definition video inÂ high-end digital formats - such as 2K, 4K and 3-dimensional - areÂ hundreds of gigabytes. Exchanging files between media centers for workÂ in progress, review and distribution via traditional technologies -Â such as FTP and HTTP or by shipping hard drives - can waste dozens ofÂ hours and subject IP to increased security risks.
Addressing these problems, OpenText Media Management features integratedÂ capabilities that connect all key stakeholders to their processes andÂ related content in a fast, secure and scalable solution that eliminatesÂ inefficient silos. More complete than any offering on the market, thisÂ functionality increases workplace productivity and ROI for theÂ management of all digital media assets across the enterprise, fromÂ digital media creation to multi-channel, multi-platform distribution.
"Our customers strive to create content that can be easily repurposed,Â reused, reformatted and transformed for use across multiple platformsÂ and devices," said Kevin Cochrane, OpenText's CMO. "The latest releaseÂ of OpenText Media Management meets these demands by providingÂ integrated tools for world-class digital asset management of video,Â audio, images and all of your digital media files throughout theÂ enterprise. Integrated into the entire digital marketing andÂ distribution process, Media Management 7.2 ensures a highly compellingÂ and impactful customer experience."
OpenText Media Management 7.2 delivers robust features and benefits:
--Â Embedded OpenText Managed File Transfer allows users to send and receive files up to 80 times faster than traditional methods, arming users with file encryption for added security to protect valuable media assets. It also provides flexible auto-resume and an audit track feature to ensure integrity of transferred files.
--Â Digital marketing and collaboration capabilities bridge creative production centers, operational execution, and distribution areas to increase productivity and lower costs.
--Â OpenText Media Management's workflow engine improves efficiencies by automating repetitive tasks and providing task assignment, task status updates and notifications.
--Â A central repository reduces the risk of inconsistent branding and loss of valuable IP, as it enables personnel to manage, organize, search, audit and track and report on all digital assets.
--Â Connector to AdobeÂ® Drive provides Media Management integration with AdobeÂ® Creative SuiteÂ® 6 (CS6), enabling users to perform asset management functions without switching applications.
--Â Compatibility with OpenText Customer Experience Management product suite enables dynamic two-way integration and the ability to publish to OpenText Web Experience Management, Customer Communication Management, and other OpenText EIM solutions for consistent branding and publishing of digital media to multiple channels.
New Portal for Media Management affordably extends access to more users
The optional OpenText Portal for Media Management add-on allowsÂ individuals inside or outside the firewall to view, search, browse andÂ download digital assets from a customizable, web-based browser. ThisÂ means organizations can more easily, cost-efficiently and securelyÂ share content with a much broader population of users internally andÂ with partners such as agencies to further streamline review andÂ distribution processes. Customers can also selectively share contentÂ with their end-customers and create custom, branded portals to giveÂ consumers specialized views with multiple navigation features. ToÂ address today's mobility demands, the Portal for Media Management isÂ accessible via tablets and mobile devices.
Experience Media Management at NAB Show 2013
OpenText Media Management 7.2 will be showcased at NAB Show(Â®) 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 8-11 (Booth N5611). On Tuesday, AprilÂ 9, from 10:30am-12:30pm join OpenText in rooms N231/233 in the NorthÂ Hall for two very informative sessions:
--Â Session 1: Collaborative Review in Creative Operations Management, featuring ConceptShare
--Â Session 2: Accelerated File Transfer for Media Management
For further information on these sessions and to request meetings withÂ OpenText at NAB Show(Â®) 2013, please visit: http://www.opentext.com/nabshow2013.
OpenText Media Management 7.2 and the OpenText Portal for MediaÂ Management are immediately available from OpenText, as well as throughÂ OpenText's global partners. For further information on OpenText's MediaÂ Management offerings, please visit: http://www.opentext.com/2/global/products/digital-asset-management/products-opentext-media-management.htm
To learn more about OpenText EIM:
--Â Read the blog of Mark Barrenechea, OpenText's CEO
--Â Visit the OpenText EIM Resource Center, to review the latest customer videos, whitepapers and more
--Â Read about OpenText in CIO Magazine and discover how to maximize the value of your information and minimize risk with EIM
--Â Come meet with us in person at our upcoming OpenText EIM Days
--Â Follow OpenText on Twitter @opentext and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/opentext
OpenText provides Enterprise Information Management software thatÂ enables companies of all sizes and industries to manage, secure andÂ leverage their unstructured business information, either in their dataÂ center or in the cloud. Over 50,000 companies already use OpenTextÂ solutions to unleash the power of their information. To learn moreÂ about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit: www.opentext.com.
Copyright Â©2013 Open Text Corporation. OpenText is a trademark orÂ registered trademark of Open Text SA and/or Open Text ULC. The list ofÂ trademarks is not exhaustive of other trademarks, registeredÂ trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service namesÂ mentioned herein are property of Open Text SA or other respectiveÂ owners. All rights reserved. For more information, visit: http://www.opentext.com/2/global/site-copyright.html_SKU.
CONTACT:Â Peter Gorman
Ogilvy Public Relations for OpenText