Citing a need for an entry-level digital asset management (DAM) system, and drawing from Medieval Europe for inspiration,
added to its product family with the birth of Hexafoo at
Macworld Conference & Expo.
The origin of the hexafoo lies in the Middle Ages. It’s a group of symbolic images meant to represent and protect a bearer’s goods, and NetXposure points out that Hexafoo does the same as it safeguards corporate digital assets needed for branding and production. The application offers customizable categories that include metadata for all assets, a search engine that queries both in-file text and metadata, permission-based access for individuals or groups, modular expansion that adds functionality as new needs arise, and integration with common databases.
Currently available Hexafoo modules include Web Services, LDAP Support and the InCaddy plug-in, which works with Adobe InDesign and allows users to import and export assets without leaving their software. In fact, Hexafoo doesn’t require additional hardware or individual software clients to work; users access the DAM system through a Web browser and can batch load of files if necessary.
Hexafoo is available now for US$4,995 per license.