Open Text's Digital Media Group Announces Release of Artesia DAM 6.8



    Latest Version of Software Includes Web Services, Enhanced Search, even
    broader Video Support, and an industry leading graphical Metadata
    Configuration tool

    CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that its
Artesia Digital Media Group has unveiled Artesia DAM 6.8 - the latest version
of its industry-leading digital asset management software.
    This release reflects the rapid maturation of the overall digital media
ecosystem for which the keys to success increasingly are: robust media
workflows, broad format support (including HD), ease-of-use, interoperability,
and flexibility. With the release of 6.8, Artesia DAM delivers on all these
points with enhanced Web services, even better search and discovery (including
the ability to search within search results), broad video support with
broadcast-quality storage integration, and a unique graphical metadata
configuration tool.
    "Whether talking to marketing directors or network programmers, we've
found customers consistently asking for the features that 6.8 now delivers,"
said D. Scott Bowen, President of Open Text's Artesia Digital Media Group.
"Digital asset management is rapidly becoming a mission-critical area for many
organizations and Open Text is leading the way in the industry with a wide
range of integration options for overall solutions that meet the needs of
system integrators, global marketing departments, and even the most modern
digital video operations centers."
    "Artesia DAM 6.8 further embraces the needs of system integrators like us
and, for that matter, any organization with a complex digital ecosystem, with
its industry-leading commitment to robust interfaces, modularity, and system
robustness," noted Chris Rodriguez, a Managing Director in BearingPoint's
Technology, Communications, and Media group. "For example, with 6.8 we can now
leverage true web services to more easily integrate storage systems and rights
management with Artesia DAM, all while providing a near 100% High Availability
architecture."
    Magan Arthur, a Senior Principal Solutions Consultant with Infosys
Technologies' Media and Entertainment practice, said, "We have many clients
with complex and varied digital media workflows, and Artesia DAM 6.8 extends
what was already a system integration-friendly architecture with even further
flexibility and simplification that taken together greatly speeds
implementation and delivery of either Java or .Net media platforms."

    Solutions for the Digital Ecosystem

    With Artesia DAM 6.8 customers will continue to experience the intuitive,
streamlined interface and workflow found in earlier versions of Artesia DAM,
but this latest release also includes many new features that significantly
expand the product's scope and functionality, in particular:

    
    -   Web Service interfaces that allow interoperability with both .Net and
        Java clients. Major DAM functions are also incorporated, including
        submitting and monitoring asset import and export jobs, searching for
        assets, and retrieving and storing asset metadata.

    -   Broader video support enables enhanced video logging and transcoding,
        improved video review and annotations, and an even greater level of
        flexibility and control of video shots, including shot re-sequencing
        and seamless playback of multiple shots.

    -   New video export facility eases the operation of exporting and
        distributing video content from Artesia DAM via asynchronous export
        and leverages export templates that store pre-configured export and
        transcoding parameters.

    -   Broadcast video storage and manipulation is now fully integrated via
        Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive and supports rich video workflows
        that include ingestion of HD video from remote devices, partial
        restore from media files, and stitching of video clips.

    -   Creative Desktop plug-ins now support workflows with Adobe(R)
        Creative Suite(R) 3, including Adobe(R) InDesign(R) and Adobe(R)
        Illustrator(R).
    

    Availability: Artesia DAM 6.8 is available now. For more information
please visit: www.artesia.com.

    About Artesia, The Open Text Digital Media Group

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. For more information about Open Text, please visit:
http://www.opentext.com/.

    Artesia, The Open Text Digital Media Group provides leading enterprise
Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions that help companies manage their rich
media content for more efficient, collaborative, consistent, and creative
marketing and production workflows. For more information, go to:
http://www.artesia.com.

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