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Canto Cumulus 8.1 to Ship in December

Canto says December will see the release of Canto Cumulus 8.1, built
upon technological and usability advances made possible by the new
Cumulus 8 system architecture introduced last May.

“The Cumulus 8 architecture has freed Canto to take Cumulus in
exciting new directions, and Cumulus 8.1 offers just a glimpse of
what’s to come,” says Canto CEO Ulrich Knocke.

Among the new capabilities are a standalone version of the Cumulus
Client, which enables users to create and work on local catalogs,
connect to Cumulus Server catalogs, and update assets and metadata
between the two. This enables traveling professionals to work with
catalogs even when Internet access isn’t available.

New report types include assets cataloged during a period, check-out
“time spent” reports, asset inventories by format, and the ability to
use search queries as the means for selecting report assets. Reports
can now be saved to PDF format and automatically emailed.

A new image comparison mode makes even subtle differences between images clear.

Asset cataloging starts up faster, and a bulk editor offers users an
“apply to all” option when adding metadata to cataloged assets. Users
can also easily create asset “placeholders” for assets in production,
which enables them to add metadata and track production long before
an asset is ready to catalog.

Sorting improvements can display the pages of PDFs, layouts,
presentations etc. by page number, regardless of the primary sort
field. A secondary sort order is now available, and algorithm changes
speed sorting operations and ensure all field types sort as expected.

New centralized email administration makes it easy for administrators
to manage user email addresses for automatic notifications, emailed
reports, etc.

Catalog back-up reports and system log (syslog) messages generated by
Cumulus can each be emailed automatically, helping administrators
monitor system status and performance.

Added support for Microsoft’s Failover Cluster technology offers
added protection for Cumulus Servers running on Windows Server 2008.

The Cumulus Web Client (formerly Internet Client Pro) has been
updated for Cumulus 8.1. A retooling of Canto’s Web publishing
technology is scheduled for release early next year.

Cumulus 8.1 will be available for download the first week of December.

Find out about other new features and benefits available in Cumulus

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