Canto has announced the return of Canto-branded digital asset
management (DAM) for individuals. Based on Cumulus 8 technologies,
Canto Single User offers state-of-the-art file management for
professionals, hobbyists and smaller organizations that don’t need
the network (multi-user) capabilities of Canto Cumulus 8.

“A single-user version of Cumulus has been a popular request from
those using Cumulus at work who wanted the same capabilities at
home,” explains Canto CEO Ulrich Knocke. “Of the many personal file
management tools available now, none come close to Cumulus.
Individuals serious about asset management know this, so now there’s
a solution for them too.”

Available for Mac and Windows, Canto Single User catalogs and manages
any type of digital file–photos, office documents, audio, recorded
TV and video, or anything else. XMP, IPTC and EXIF metadata are
supported, and users can add any additional metadata they need.
File-finding options include category browsing, keyword searching,
complex query construction, file relations and more. Watermarking, a
built-in image editor, and file processing options enable users to
manage document masters and create on-the-fly variants that are
copyright-protected, format or color converted, resized and more.

Perfect for today’s home media centers, Canto Single User can manage
files stored on local drives, CDs/DVDs, networked computers or
network attached storage appliances (NAS). Users can continue to
search cataloged DVDs or other media, even when they’re offline.

Canto Single User will be sold and supported exclusively through
select Canto partners, who will handle all promotions, sales
distribution and support directly. Canto partners can optionally
fine-tune Canto Single User for specific market needs, in addition to
offering a standard configuration suitable for general use.

“Selling Canto Single User through Canto partners makes the most
sense for everyone,” explains Canto Marketing Director Steffen
Setzer. “Canto partners offer sales and support in many more regions
and languages than Canto. This level of personalized attention is
perfect for individual users.”

Users of MediaDex (formerly Cumulus Single User edition), will be
offered upgrade paths to Canto Single User through Canto partners.

At the time of this press release, Canto partners CDS Gromke
(Germany), DataBasics (Australia) and Idea7 (France) have each
announced availability of Canto Single User.

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