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LightRocket Media Manager is a comprehensive browser-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) system designed to give your organisation the tools it needs to manage, publish and distribute a vast range of digital assets including
Manage contributors in different locations around the world, tag and edit batches of files, track downloads and popularity and set access filters. Get creative with LightRocket Media Manager by compiling and publishing to our contemporary online interface.
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Created by media professionals, built by an experienced team of developers and intelligently designed for intuitive use, the LightRocket Media Manager software uses smart ideas and cutting edge technology to transform your digital
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Release the value of your digital media. Your files, be they image, video, audio or PDF are a valuable resource. Get your media collection sorted, archived, backed up and gain control of who accesses and uses your digital assets while collecting about usage.
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- 15/08/2012 – Permissions functionality upgraded: We are pleased to announce that our development team has just posted a significant upgrade to LightRocket Media Manager’s permissions functionality. The upgrade will allow for greater control and granularity in the granting of viewing and download permissions, while retaining our system’s signature easy-to-use style. “We’re excited about this new update,” said Managing Director Peter Charlesworth. “Managing permissions goes to the heart of our system and is a key area of value.”
- 02/05/2012 – Forbes Magazine Licenses LightRocket Media Manager: After putting our DAM system through its paces by using a designated Forbes test site to edit an issue of their Asian edition, Forbes Magazine purchased a license to LightRocket Media Manager DAM software. “The Forbes photography department had very specific requirements for a system to manage their incoming pictures. Each month they assign dozens of photographers who need to upload their shoots within tight deadlines,” said Peter Charlesworth, LightRocket Media’s Managing Director. “They also needed privacy, so the new Forbes site is hidden behind a gateway page meaning only registered and logged in users can access the system,” said Charlesworth. “Our digital asset management software will really save the picture editors a ton of time. Once uploaded, the pictures are instantly viewable and in minutes they can have an edit in front of the art directors.”
- 25/04/2012 – World Scout Bureau Purchases LightRocket Media Manager: After a thorough review of the competition, the World Scout Bureau based in Geneva, Switzerland, has decided to purchase LightRocket Media Manager as its primary tool for managing media assets across the organization. “The World Scout Bureau was very diligent in reviewing our product. We’re confident LightRocket Media Manager will be everything the World Scout Bureau needs and more.” said Yvan Cohen LightRocket Media’s Business Development and Marketing Director.
- 14/11/2011 – Uploading files just got even easier with the launch of new FTP functionality on LightRocket Media Manager: Contributors using our Digital Asset Management (DAM) system can now upload and import files via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) providing a useful alternative to the system's 'Standard Upload' page. “When uploading a large quantity of files, or files that are very large, it is often easiest to use FTP functionality,” said Yvan Cohen, LightRocket Media’s Business Development and Marketing Director. “Uploading using FTP means a user can instantly see if a connection breaks or if files have not uploaded or are corrupt.”
- 30/08/2011 – OnAsia has released a major upgrade of its browser-based digital asset management system known as LightRocket Media Manager: The new version, 2.0, expands significantly on the system’s intuitive interface and efficiency-boosting workflow, say company founders Peter Charlesworth and Yvan Cohen. Among the roster of innovations in the 2.0 release are a brand new User Groups tool, a ‘push FTP’ function, more granular search filters and a host of refinements to the system’s slick-looking interface. The new User Groups functionality allows administrators to create groups for targeted communications or for contributor management within the archive. “The idea is that you can now use our digital asset management system for customer relations management and for delegating limited publishing authority over a group of contributors that might be linked to a department or a regional office somewhere. We think our clients are going to love the freedom this kind of functionality gives them,” said LightRocket’s Managing Director, Peter Charlesworth.
- 11/04/2011 – UNAIDS picks LightRocket Media Manager for their Media Library DAM System: The United Nations organization UNAIDS has licensed LightRocket Media Manager as their Digital Asset Management System. “We are very proud to be working with one of the world’s most important organizations,” said Peter Charlesworth, LightRocket’s Managing Director. “They have offices and contributors around the world who need to upload images and video on a regular basis,” he added. Having tried other DAM solutions, UNAIDS chose LightRocket. “We helped them migrate over 40,000 files into the LightRocket system,” said Charlesworth, “and now they are able to use the extensive functionality such as batch editing of keywords and creation of galleries to showcase segments of their existing archive as well as to illustrate the important humanitarian work they are involved with globally.”
- 07/04/2011 – ‘Editors’ Picks’ functionality added to gallery administration: For companies with large archives and extensive gallery collections the LightRocket Media Manager system now allows administrators to pick out the best galleries so they can be brought to the ‘front’ of the site. “Using ‘Editors’ Picks’, archive administrators can ‘flag’ the best or most important galleries giving them prominence at the front end of the site, so clients won’t be swamped by less interesting material,” said Yvan Cohen, LightRocket Media’s Business Development and Marketing Director. “Users can of course see everything if they want by just turning off the ‘Editors’ Picks’ filter. But for large archives it is important to let the cream of the galleries filter to the top.”
- 23/03/2011 – Usage History feature update: Staff users of the LightRocket Media Manager system can now view any digital file’s usage history at a glance. Once a file’s usage has been reported using LightRocket’s unique Download Follow Up system, the file’s ‘history’ can be viewed by staff users when browsing the archive. “The instant availability of this information adds tremendous value to an archive,” said LightRocket Media Managing Director, Peter Charlesworth, “being able to see how many times a digital asset such as a video or photograph has been viewed along with actual usage over a period of time lets archive managers know which files work best or even which ones have been over-used. It also helps avoid duplicate usage which can be a problem in large organisations.”
- 03/02/2011 – Editable Gallery Categories feature added: Now administrators can instantly add a category and change the gallery category order. “Apart from giving administrators the flexibility to define appropriate categories for their gallery collections, this new functionality allows organisations such as Non Government Organisations (NGOs) or News Media to instantly create a relevant category for a news event,” said Yvan Cohen, Lightrocket’s Business Development and Marketing Director. “If there is a major event such as an earthquake or tsunami, a news organisation using the LightRocket system can instantly create a gallery category for the event, move it to the top spot and fill it with the latest stories.”
- 17/12/2010 – User Groups Feature Added: LightRocket launches User Groups and Publishing Editors feature. The User Groups function allows administrators to delegate publishing authority. This is a perfect tool for publishing companies with multiple titles and art departments. Administrators can designate users as Publishing Editors and assign them to user groups, giving them editing and publishing rights over their groups’ folders, files and galleries. “This allows administrators to delegate specific areas of their archive management and is ideal for advertising companies or publishers running a stable of magazines or newspapers and sections,” said Peter Charlesworth, LightRocket Media Manager’s Managing Director. “An art director and his or her department can, for example, administer a group of photographers’ work from conception through to final layouts.”
- 25/11/2010 – Download Follow Up feature added for monitoring and auditing file usage: LightRocket Media Manager launches a unique automated system for tracking digital file usage. Clients who download files from the LightRocket system are prompted by email to complete usage history details online. “The great thing about this system is that not only is it automated, but an administrator can totally control how often each individual user is prompted by email to complete usage details.” Said Yvan Cohen, LightRocket Media Manager’s Business Development and Marketing Director. “This tool allows a company to build up a complete picture of the usage history of their digital assets.”