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AlterMedia rolling out rebuild of its Studio Suite 12 at NAB

At this year’s NAB, AlterMedia is showing Studio Suite 12, a ground-up rebuild of its studio, production and post management application. The rebuilt codebase and streamlined interface have made the application lighter, faster and more intuitive; it functions as a web application and yet still has the ability to be customized easily to adapt to varying workflows.

“We literally started over with a blank slate with this version,” says AlterMedia founder Joel Stoner. “The goal was really to reconsider everything. We took the opportunity to shed tons of old code and tired interface paradigms. That said, we maintained the basic structure and flow so existing users would feel comfortable jumping right in. Although there are countless new features, the biggest is that every user can now access Studio Suite 12 through a browser from anywhere.”

Studio Suite 12 now provides better integration within the Internet ecosystem by connecting with Slack and Twillio (for messaging), as well as Google Calendar, Exchange Calendar, Apple Calendar, IMDB, Google Maps, Ebay, QuickBooks and Xero accounting software and more.

AlterMedia beefs up Studio Suite Xi, adds Aspera, FileCatalyst Integration

At NAB 2015, AlterMedia will highlight new features for its Studio Suite Xi studio management software, as well as workflow enhancements achieved through new integration partnerships with Aspera and FileCatalyst.

New additions to AlterMedia‘s Studio Suite Xi include charting for productions and projects; new task timers; a call sheet optimized for smaller productions; a refreshed Web Glancer with UI improvements and a QuickLog feature for mobile users; new calendar features; improved QuickBooks integration; as well as the ability to upload video to online media platforms or self-hosted sites and automate monitoring, logging and graphic of video play counts.

The integration partnership with Aspera will enable Studio Suite Xi users to send and receive large data and media asset files using their Aspera Connect accounts. The integration of FileCatalyst with Studio Suite Xi will enable pros to perform fast, reliable and secure file transfers using their existing FileCatalyst Direct accounts.

Studio Suite Xi is designed to simplify management of contacts, resources, schedules, budgets/actuals, and other details of day-to-day studio operations. AlterMedia offers three versions of Studio Suite Xi —Solo, Pro, and Network — with Web and iOS access available on all Network solutions.

Studio Suite Xi runs on Mac, PC, iOS, and desktop browsers. It integrates with Final Cut, Avid, Pro Tools, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, MYOB & AccountEdge, Address Book, iCal, and Google Calendar and syncs and runs cooperatively with many other widely adopted systems.

Altermedia’s WebGlancer free until January 1

In September, Altermedia updated its studio management software to Studio Suite Xi, with a focus on accessibility — from anywhere and any device. One of the features bundled into Studio Suite Xi is called WebGlancer, which allows an unlimited number of users the ability to securely view Studio Suite data and lets you log time into the Projects module and submit project requests — without having to purchase or occupy additional seat licenses.

Since the launch in September, WebGlancer has been in beta and free to new customers. The company has announced that the beta program is coming to a close on January 1, 2015, and they will begin charging for this feature.

If you’re a current Studio Suite Xi customer, you already have WebGlancer, so there’s nothing you need to do. However,  if you’re considering Studio Suite Xi, or if you’re a current customer with an older version of Studio Suite, now’s a good time to upgrade. Starting January 1, WebGlancer will be out of beta and selling for $1,200.

SSXi Screenshot - Projects copy

Here’s more information on Studio Suite Xi:

– Web, iOS and Desktop Accessibility:  Studio Suite Xi is accessible everywhere, creating a seamless experience, transitioning easily between desktop and tablet or smartphone when portability is necessary (web and iOS accessibility is available on Network solutions only).
– New Modern Calendar:  Completely rebuilt, the Calendar includes Resources, Projects, Tasks, Employee Schedules and Daily Notes, giving users immediate visibility into their workflows and timelines.
– QuickLog:  Allows staffers and freelancers to log their time into Projects from anywhere, on any device, for free, without occupying a seat license.
– Enhanced Media Management:  Improved media asset management now includes automatic storage of media assets on a shared server, automatic folder naming, intelligent backups, the ability to link those assets to Contacts and Projects and the ability to access this data from anywhere.
– Budget Organization:  Improvements to AICE and AICP Production Budgeting, Project Groupings and Reporting.
– Notifications:  Email, SMS and Twitter alerts help users stay on top of Projects and Tasks, as well as equipment maintenance issues.
– New UI:  A refreshed interface offers a clean, simple and intuitive user experience.

Studio Suite Xi runs on Mac, PC, iOS and any browser. With the ability to integrate with Final Cut, Avid, Pro Tools, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, MYOB, AccountEdge, Address Book, iCal and Google Calendar, it syncs and runs cooperatively with many of the other systems you use.

Studio Suite Xi is available immediately as a stand-alone perpetual license, with assisted installation, Annual Support and customization available.