Westpoint Peripherals are specialist Integrators of digital asset management solutions for newspapers and publishers. We distribute the full product range from the Software Construction Company.
SCC Digital asset management software overview: The Software Construction Company (SCC) of Atlanta, GA. is the leading provider of cross-platform digital asset management tools to the publishing industry.
SCC MediaServer® is a new and revolutionary large-capacity/high-performance digital archive system that allows you to merge, store, use and instantly reuse the valuable digital content that your company produces every day.
SCC MediaServer is a fully integrated Text, Photo, PDF Page, Graphics, Sound and Video content management system, tightly integrated with an industry standard SQL relational database and incorporating free-text search technology licensed from Verity Inc. Access to the MediaServer database is from SCC MediaGrid or from a standard Web Browser.
Files for inclusion in the MediaServer database are saved to one or more ‘hot’ network directories from where they are automatically processed by SCC MediaFactory and catalogued within the database.
A number of optional MediaServer modules are available allowing: management of Assignments; automated Delivery of content to Web sites and online vendors; hosting of electronic Tearsheets; dynamic integration with Microsoft Word; offsite MediaServer database Replication; and eCommerce.Innovative features include :
Large-Capacity Storage of Text, Page Elements, Advertising and Multimedia
Amass enormous quantities of digital files—including pages (PDFs), advertising (Illustrator, Freehand, PostScript), texts (plain text, MS Word), multimedia (MP3, MP4, WAV) and many other file formats.
Versatile element Browser, SCC MediaGrid®
Arm your newsroom staff with the most powerful and user-friendly browser and information locator on the market. Quickly find, document, move, crop and assign photos, images and pages. Work with elements that are stored in SCC MediaServer® databases or in network-folders using an intuitive interface.
Standardized Access to News Agency and In-House Photos
Standardize the way you access and use artwork and photos regardless of their origin or type. Now you can view, manipulate, process, classify and store all of your images in identical SCC JPEG files.
Autonomy® Indexing and Search System
Locate any stored element instantly and precisely using a wide variety of search parameters with the exclusive technology of Autonomy, Inc. In most cases, the information needed to identify and index each element is extracted automatically from the file, avoiding manual data-entry operations.
Multi-Terabyte Capacity and Juke-Box Support
Store hundreds of thousands or even millions of multimedia objects located on hard disks, or use “juke-boxes” for even larger storage capacity, and access your collection online.
Optional Internet Access
Publish your information to the Internet safely and easily. Define types of visitors (employees or clients) as well as full or partial access privileges.
Lucrative E-Commerce Option
Make the most of your information resources by selling content on a per-unit basis subscription or in customized packages on CDs or DVDs.