Chuckwalla Inc. on Monday introduced a new version of its Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for enterprises —
v5. While the new version leverages Microsoft technology including Windows 2000 Server and .NET, it also supports the Mac natively.
Chuckwalla organizes audio, video, text and image assets using a software development kit (SDK) for Microsoft .NET, which publishes the content as a set of Web services. The software’s “FileSmart” technology manages popular image, drawing, document, Web and multimedia formats, and indexes textual content, as well as metadata — stored using MS SQL or Oracle databases.
Of specific interest to Mac users is a new native Macintosh client that enables them to use Chuckwalla on a Mac equipped with Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.2 or higher. The software uses TCP/IP to connect to the server and supports drag & drop asset management, basic and advanced searching, viewing and editing of metadata, and more. Administrators can also use the Mac client to mange folder permissions within the system.
Pricing is not offered on the Web site, but users or administrators interested in more information about Chuckwalla can access contact information on the Web site.