SOURCE: North Plains Systems

June 05, 2007 16:04 ET

North Plains Announces Major Advances in Digital Asset Management Solution With Release of Latest Version of TeleScope Suite of Products

Leading Publishers, Advertising Agencies, and Media Companies Using TeleScope Will Be Presenting at Henry Stewart 2007

TORONTO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - North Plains, the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) software and solutions, today announced the release of its highly anticipated TeleScope™ 8.3 suite of products that will be showcased at the Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management Conference held at the Javits Center in New York City on June 6th and 7th. This latest release provides many new industry-defining features, including enhanced virtual collaboration, improved communications, simplified searching, enhanced workflow, and more. North Plains also announced today that customers Boeing, Hachette Filipacchi Media, HarperCollins, IMF, MarketForward, Ogilvy & Mather, Playboy Enterprises, Quebecor World, and Rodale will be speaking at this world renowned digital asset management show.

North Plains' flagship product, TeleScope, was designed to meet the global business challenges of companies looking to create an end-to-end digital media supply chain that supports the creation, integration and repurposing of rich media and time-based information in mission critical applications. Originally created in 1995, this novel application has become the industry's most advanced, feature-rich, scalable digital asset management platform for media management and distribution, centralization, workflow optimization, and virtual collaboration. The platform serves as the central repository for an organization's digital media content, information about the content (metadata), and the business logic that turns content into currency.

TeleScope 8.3 features many notable advancements including:

--  Redesigned workflow and rights management functionality
--  Increased upload and download speeds of up to 80%
--  Simplified searching
--  Improved navigation and customization by end-users
--  Enhanced virtual collaboration
--  Improved communications systems
--  Simplified order processing and tracking
--  Extended functional rules framework
--  Sophisticated metadata capabilities
--  Comprehensive permissions model
    

Also included in this release are TeleScope MDP™ and TeleScope Studio™. TeleScope MDP is a pre-configured, full-featured digital asset management solution that is ideally suited for deployments at a single office site or department. TeleScope MDP™ offers a simple, convenient way to provide an organization's department or workgroup with a secure, shared repository and workflow solution to manage all digital assets without the complexity of an enterprise-wide solution.

TeleScope Studio is a new line of stand-alone media management applications that provide digital asset management functionality in an inexpensive and easy-to-use software package that can be administered out-of-the-box. TeleScope Studio is primarily deployed at the departmental level and delivers targeted solutions for managing Power Point presentations, video files, creative workflows and much more.

"The increased creation and usage of digital media assets across the enterprise has reached unprecedented levels with this trend continuing for the foreseeable future," explains Venecia Liu, Research Director for Gartner. "Organizations who leverage digital asset management solutions for ingesting, managing, archiving, searching, retrieving, organizing, and distributing, have the potential to realize significant benefits in terms of greater efficiency and quality, as well as incremental revenue."

"TeleScope 8.3 will empower organizations with the industry's most advanced, feature-rich, scalable digital asset management platform," said Hassan Kotob, President & CEO of North Plains. "This latest release reaffirms to our customers and partners that TeleScope remains the de facto digital asset management solution, supporting many of the most demanding, complex, workflow-intensive environments in leading organizations today."

North Plains customers speaking at the Henry Stewart show will be discussing a variety of topics such as managing the digital supply chain, workflow automation, efficient marketing practices, and emerging technologies. Keynote speaker Rick Schwartz, CIO of HarperCollins Publishers, will discuss how this leading publisher has achieved significant benefits through the digital enablement of their business operations.

"Implementing TeleScope has allowed us to redefine the way we interact with our customers and partners, while also achieving a strong return on investment," explains Schwartz. "North Plains' tiered approach to its product family has lowered the barriers of entry for many organizations by offering a highly capable, enterprise-scalable digital asset management solution to organizations of all sizes."

About North Plains Systems Corp.

Founded in 1994, North Plains Systems Corp is the leading provider of digital asset management solutions providing full workflow support from creation, to production, to delivery. Its pioneering technology, focus, and vision have been recognized throughout the industry and are evident in such innovative products such as TeleScope 8.3 and TeleScope Video Manager 2.0. With its agnostic approach to managing digital assets, over 450 customers benefit from North Plains' expertise in delivering industry defining solutions for video asset management, digital media management & distribution, centralization, workflow optimization, and virtual collaboration. Customers include AOL, Boeing, Bowling Green State University, Gallaudet University, Harcourt, HarperCollins Publishers, Microsoft, Ogilvy and Mather, Playboy, Publicis Groupe, Publishers Clearing House, Rodale Inc, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Thomson Learning, The Utah Education Network, Viacom, and Warner Bros. For further information please visit www.northplains.com.

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