DENVER - July 11, 2001 - Quark Inc. today announced the release of the Media Portal XTensions module for Quark Digital Media System (QuarkDMS). The QuarkDMS Media Portal gives everyone within an organization online access to valuable digital media. It provides a Web site for content consumers to find, view, and retrieve media files using popular Web browsers.
With QuarkDMS Media Portal, anyone within an organization can quickly and easily find the information they need to do their job. Upon installation with an existing QuarkDMS system, the company immediately gains an intranet site that can be used to access files from the digital media system.
"Now, with QuarkDMS Media Portal, important content is freed from the creative department and made easily available to everyone within an organization," said Scott Moore, strategic product manager. "Confidential files can be restricted to validated users, while public files can be made available to any site visitor. Users can collaborate securely, and content creators can leverage existing assets for efficient re-use in new projects."
Users can browse for files by category, or search across all media by name, file content, or custom-defined fields. Files that are accessed frequently can be stored in a "media basket," which functions like an online shopping cart. Additional media baskets can be created for special projects, and media baskets can be shared between users.
"The site generated by the QuarkDMS Media Portal looks great," said Rob Mekken, managing director at EP&PP. "This is a simple and non-threatening way to make media available to the entire company, not just the production experts."
Furthering Quark's commitment to open standards, QuarkDMS Media Portal is based on XML and XSLT technology. By creating or editing provided XSL templates, the Web site can be customized to provide new features and reflect brand identity.
Quark Digital Media System
QuarkDMS is a pillar of Quark's media-independent publishing strategy. It is a powerful enterprise-wide solution that lets customers manage a virtually unlimited number of text files, images, and other digital resources. QuarkDMS streamlines production and delivery processes, and makes organization a natural part of the creative process.
QuarkDMS combines the speed and reliability of an Oracle8 database with a scalable three-tier architecture capable of serving hundreds of concurrent users. The powerful XTensions interface allows developers to extend functionality and integrate QuarkDMS with business systems such as e-commerce, inventory, or accounting.
QuarkDMS and the QuarkDMS Media Portal XTensions module can be purchased from the authorized system integrators listed on the Quark Web site at www.quarkdms.com/purchase/dms.html. System integrators who are interested in learning more about QuarkDMS can contact Quark by sending an e-mail to [email protected]