Quark and Canto integrate content creation with DAM

Quark, maker of QuarkXPress desktop publishing software, and Canto, creator of the Cumulus digital asset management system, have announced a strategic alliance to tightly integrate their technologies.

The companies said QuarkXPress 7 with Canto's Cumulus digital asset management system will enable more efficiency and provide quicker time-to-market for creative professionals. In addition, Canto has announced two new products that provide integrated support for QuarkXPress 7 and Quark Dynamic Document Server (QuarkDDS) in the Canto Cumulus product line.

By leveraging Canto's DAM tools with two of the unique, new features in QuarkXPress 7 — Composition Zones and Job Jackets technology — QuarkXPress customers can manage assets and produce projects more efficiently while avoiding errors.

The companies said the integration between Cumulus and QuarkXPress allows significant improvements in time-to-market by providing QuarkXPress users with direct access to the Cumulus system so that they can exchange, store and retrieve media assets.

Canto said it also plans to integrate Cumulus with QuarkDDS — a core technology for creating customized, creative communications for multichannel delivery to print, e-mail and the Web.

For more information, visit www.quark.com and www.canto.com.