Canto has announced Cumulus X, the next version of its enterprise-level asset management system. This sees a much greater emphasis on mobile users and is matched with a new Cumulus iOS app for both iPhone and iPad.
The main new feature is Cumulus Portals, designed for sharing content. The portals are free of charge but only for viewing and downloading images. The feature has been designed for massive scale consumption of assets by thousands of simultaneous users. It uses passwords to determine the level of access offered and works on mobile devices.
Canto claims to have improved the application programming interface to give faster data calls, even with multiple concurrent users, with much faster throughput for passing data to and from other systems into Cumulus.