Xinet unveils updated asset management tools

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Xinet has released WebNative Suite 16.0, a new version of its online digital asset management tool. It features a streamlined, Web-based graphical interface, improved tools for administrators, and new features to improve the management of assets and to enhance efficiency. The main new feature, Annotations, speeds the approval process with a method by which authorized local or remote users can add visual comments to documents during the review process.

In addition, the company has released Video 3.0 for WebNative Suite, which, among a slate of improvements, introduces Video Reel Generator, a plug-in that lets users create new reels from different video and document segments.

The WebNative Suite release addresses many feature requests Xinet have received from its customers, according to Xinet CEO Scott Seebass. “The sleek GUI which provides tighter integration of our products, coupled with increased features in the suite such as Annotations, which speeds the review and approval process, gives our customers an unparalleled level of functionality and control over their assets," he said.

The new version of WebNative is an integrated product made up of features that had been previously available in other Xinet products: FullPress, a file server and production engine; WebNative, a server-based digital asset management system; WebNative Venture, an SQL database; and WebNative Portal, a secure multi-server asset management system. The new interface consolidates control of the WebNative server in one place. Accessible via a Web browser, it is designed to provide greater consistency of controls and presentation, especially for sites with many administrators and multiple locations.

Video component

Video 3.0 for WebNative Suite, a companion app, is designed to improve the process by which users manage and incorporate video files with their other assets.

With Video 3.0, users get a secure environment from which to access browser-based video files to search, view, annotate, approve, distribute, and create video reels. The Video product generates key frames by automatically detecting significant scene changes in the video. Users can add comments to key frames with the Annotations feature, streamlining the approval process. The Video product can also create a series of low-resolution versions of high-resolution videos and store them in the WebNative Suite database to be streamed from any Web-enabled device.

The new Video Reel Generator plug-in allows users to create new videos by repurposing segments of existing videos, PDFs, QuarkXPress, or Adobe documents and images. Via a Web browser, users can add files to a WebNative Suite shopping basket in order to build a storyboard from which they can make a new video reel.

WebNative Suite 16.0 is available on all supported server platforms at no additional cost to users with current Maintenance Program memberships who have licensed the full set of WebNative Suite products.

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