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First JSR 170-compliant solution to offer comprehensive management of digital and online assets


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Day Software (SWX: DAYN, OTC: DYIHY), a leading provider of global content management and content infrastructure software, is releasing a new, standalone digital asset management solution. Part of Communiqué, Day’s enterprise content management suite, Communiqué Digital Asset Management (CQ DAM) is the first to fully leverage a Java Content Repository (JCR) that is JSR 170-based, the industry standard for content access. The only native JCR-standard-compliant DAM solution available, CQ DAM is expected to distribute in mid-2007.

Delivering unparalleled global asset distribution and sharing through a centralized storage system, Day’s CQ DAM provides global, enterprise-wide access to digital assets via the web. The new solution includes essential DAM services such as a powerful metadata management engine, comprehensive version control, user and workgroup management, as well as integration with relevant third-party tools.

“Companies worldwide have witnessed a rich-media revolution, whereby Web content, images, audio and video have all become business-relevant media types,” said Michael Moppert, Chairman and CEO. “Day’s new CQ DAM solution easily connects organizations with their critical information, enabling them to streamline the way they manage digital assets of all types, while delivering the brand control and consistency that our blue-chip customers require.”

Day’s CQ DAM also provides intellectual property protection by creating dynamic rules for each asset or asset class, in order to control access and user rights. The system includes the ability to watermark and track digital information, and control the use of individual components. The product also offers a powerful workflow engine that enables the implementation of cross—organizational processes for content creation, editing, approval processing, quality control, metadata management, distribution and archival.

Key Features

Browser-based User Interface
CQ DAM provides an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface, delivering the power of a desktop application (including extensive drag & drop support), through the flexibility of a Web browser.

Graphics Support
Thumbnails are automatically generated from embedded images. CQ DAM allows the conversion and recompression of images, supporting image filters, scaling, cropping and watermarks.

Video Support
Allows importing and exporting of Final Cut Pro EDL. Scene sequences and clips can be produced in the system and keyframes can be extracted. Annotations and attachments can be added to all video assets.

Audio Support
Allows importing of an extensive variety of audio formats. ID3 tags are extracted and organized into an appropriate metadata structure. Embedded images are extracted for thumbnail generation.

Document Support
Compatible with an extensive variety of document formats, including Adobe PDF, MS Office and Quark Express. Documents are indexed when imported. Metadata is automatically extracted, enabling full text search in documents, as well as keyword search in metadata or taxonomy. In addition, documents can have any number of labels so that they can be put into any number of ‘virtual’ folders, keeping only one physical copy.

Process Support
CQ DAM provides a workflow and notifications functionality. The grouping of assets from various locations in trays allows joint processing and downloading of any set of assets. Access control on repository level allows to easily managing access rights.

Metadata support
Metadata from all digital assets is extracted and indexed during the import stage, and can be managed and extended on a fine, granular level. Additional Metadata information can be added at any stage. These metadata are consistently versioned together with the corresponding asset. Information about digital rights connected to the assets is maintained as a specific type of metadata.

Import & Export
CQ DAM supports the WebDAV protocol. Using a WebDAV folder facilitates the mass import and export of digital assets. XML import and export is also provided.

Versioning & Logging
CQ DAM uses the powerful JCR versioning functionality for consistent versioning of all digital assets. All relevant activities on the system are logged for later reference.

Applications developed that leverage the industry standard API can run on any JSR 170-compliant repository, which represents a revolutionary shift in the content management industry. Previously, companies found their content locked away in proprietary legacy repositories. This new standard, which Day spearheaded with the support of industry leaders, is focused on the customer by allowing them to access and use their most valuable information.


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