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WoodWing releases Elvis DAM 4.0 – more speed, Linux support and integration with Content Station to boost efficiency

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

WoodWing has released version 4.0 of Elvis DAM, its next generation digital asset management solution. The new version features a seamless integration with Content Station – the editorial management application of WoodWing's multi-channel publishing solution Enterprise. Elvis 4.0 offers support for Linux, leverages the latest version of the Lucene search engine, and includes various other improvements for even better performance and usability.

Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software: “The integration of Elvis DAM and Content Station allows for a level of efficiency in publishing workflows that couldn’t have been imagined.”

WoodWing´s innovative digital asset management solution Elvis DAM now enables publishers to combine the strengths of both Elvis and Content Station. Easily accessible via a tab in Content Station, Elvis DAM can be utilized to search and manage millions of media assets from within the publishing workflow. Using drag-and-drop, assets selected in Elvis DAM can be easily placed and linked to dossiers in Content Station. 

“Many of our customers in the publishing segment worldwide requested that we further blend digital asset management and multi-channel publishing,” said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. “The integration of Elvis DAM and Content Station allows for a level of efficiency in publishing workflows that couldn’t have been imagined.” 

Significant performance increase
Elvis DAM has always been known for its high performance and speed when searching large archives. With version 4.0 of Elvis DAM, WoodWing upgraded to version 3.6.2 of Lucene, the search engine also used by Wikipedia, LinkedIn and others. Extensive benchmark tests conducted by the Elvis DAM development team showed that even with 22 million assets, hundreds of heavy users were able to search, click, edit and preview assets simultaneously without losing performance.

Support for additional platforms
With Elvis DAM 4.0, WoodWing ported the main server of Elvis DAM to Linux, enabling customers to integrate Elvis also in Linux-based environments. WoodWing will continue to add support for additional platforms throughout the year. Elvis 4.0 also features improvements for stability and ease-of-use. As an example, Java is now included in the installer, making installation and deployment much easier.

“We strongly believe that in any organization, speed and ease-of-use are crucial to successfully adopt a digital asset management solution,” Schut added. “Given the ever-increasing asset collections and the much wider acceptance of DAM in all areas, we will keep pushing the limits in this regard.”

Customers any segment, any size
Elvis DAM has been well received by customers of all sizes in various areas, including publishing, advertising, marketing, the public sector and non-profit organizations. A reference list is available at  www.woodwing.com/clients


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