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Web Publisher Pro 2.0 allows creating dynamic web pages that allow customers to search for images and other documents within Cumulus catalogs using standard Web browsers. Customers can search, sort, and select items and place them in collection basket, and several catalogs can be sorted simultaneously. Other features include context-sensitive enabling and disabling of buttons, as well as implementation of find all and logout buttons.

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Canto Announces Release of Web Publisher Pro 2.0

Web Publisher Pro 2.0 offers a host of new features, ease of use and extensive customizability.

June 28, 2004 - San Francisco, Berlin. Canto, a global leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Web Publisher Pro 2.0. Designed for users who do not merely publish their assets but also intend to use them for marketing and generating business, the Option upgrade contains a list of new features and capabilities. This Internet Solution is compatible with all Cumulus 6 Workgroup Editions - it is a component of the Cumulus 6 Publishing Server.

With Web Publisher Pro 2.0 users can create dynamic web pages allowing customers around the world to comfortably search for images and other documents within Cumulus catalogs using standard Web browsers. Compatibility with all Web browsers is ensured as the category tree is now realized by a Java implementation at the server resulting in an HTML output. Customers can search, sort and select items and finally place them in a collection basket. Sorting across several catalogs simultaneously is a new feature. Customizability also extends to QuickSearch, so that fields can be added. A new search feature allows searching within category fields. The integrated ordering system enables users to choose a preferred method of asset delivery, be it download, email or physical fulfillment, e.g. CD-ROM.

The re-designed user interface boasts context-sensitive enabling and disabling of buttons. Further increasing ease of use, Web Publisher Pro 2.0 features a "find all" button as well as a "logout" button. Customization is raised to a higher level in Web Publisher Pro 2.0. Asset Handling Sets can be employed for customization in the creation of previews. Furthermore, all aspects of Web pages can be customized with the use of Cascading Style Sheets, making the choice of fonts, sizes and styles a breeze. The user can also choose to customize the navigation bar. Compatibility with Web pages created with Web Publisher Pro 1.0 is ensured.

Web Publisher Pro 2.0 now uses the Cumulus 6 User Manager, which simplifies a variety of tasks for the administrator, such as the management of access rights. Web Publisher Pro 2.0 also uses Cumulus4 format conversion functions so that assets can be converted into other file formats, color spaces or resolutions before downloading them. Now different renditions for the conversion of file formats can be set up in the Cumulus User Manager according to specific needs - an ideal tool for Cross Media Publishing.

Like all Option Upgrades Web Publisher Pro 2.0 offers significantly enhanced performance and stability. Web Publisher Pro 2.0 is based on Cumulus Java Classes. Web pages with very high traffic reveal the real power of this technology as response time becomes extremely fast. Contrary to Java script implementation, all actions are performed on the server with the Java implementation used here. Web Publisher Pro 2.0 is a step forward for both users and administrators with its obvious benefits: State-of-the-art technology, central, easy maintenance and adjustment of the JSP pages, high performance and fast response due to server-side operation. Web Publisher Pro 2.0 can be used right out of the box yet is also extremely flexible and completely customizable using high-end HTML editors. It ships with a Tomcat 4.1.30 Web application server and is compatible with Tomcat 5 and other Web application servers, such as WebSphere 5.1. Integration with Macromedia Dreamweaver is perfect as the existing possibilities like Custom-Java-Tags and online reference are fully supported.

Pricing and Availability

Web Publisher Pro 2.0 is immediately available for download from Canto4s eShop at or from a Canto Sales partner for USD 2,495 in the Americas or EUR 2,495 outside the Americas respectively. It ships with English, German, French and Japanese user interface on Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris and Linux platforms. Upgrades for existing Web Publisher installations will also be offered at attractive rates. Customers who have bought Upgrade Advantage (UAP) receive the Upgrade of Web Publisher Pro 2.0 for free. For more information on all Canto products and services go to:

About Canto

Founded in 1990, Canto is the leading supplier of Digital Asset Management products and services with over one million Cumulus licenses sold and more than 12,000 client/server systems installed worldwide. Canto is committed to deliver world-class solutions at an inexpensive price to the creative arts, publishing, corporate communications and other industries. The company's product line "Cumulus" is designed to manage and archive all types of digital assets used in production, publishing, communication, and other workflows. The Cumulus product line offers cross-platform and Internet technology that scales completely from Enterprise to Single Users.

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