Dalim Software, makers of highly efficient, scalable
software solutions for the creation, production and management of
cross-media content, and Silicon Publishing (SPI), the leader in
automating web-to-print with Adobe technology, announce a partnership
that has brought Silicon Connector technology, known as the best way to
connect InDesign to DAMs, to DALIM ES. DALIM ES is an integrated media
production platform, offering a complete solution–including a
comprehensive asset management system–for the management and production
of many aspects of media services, regardless of final output.
Silicon ES Connector for Adobe Creative Cloud is a powerful extension to
Adobe technology that enables direct linking from InDesign, Photoshop,
and Illustrator to DALIM ES 5. Rather than creating copies of assets,
Connector allows ES5 to serve as the sole system of record. For
InDesign, ES Connector offers unique low-level linking to multiple
assets in the digital asset manager (DAM). When an asset changes, the
user is alerted and the asset is automatically updated to the latest
version. With Photoshop and Illustrator, single assets can be checked
out, updated, and checked back into ES.
The new ES Connector supports end-to-end creative processes. Features
* A comprehensive suite of in-app controls for InDesign. Users can
preview, place, and update DAM-resident assets, all without leaving the
* ES Connector creates links, not copies. This means no more duplicating
images or packaging entire projects just to share with others. File
transfers are reduced to a fraction of their former size.
* Automatic in-app notifications: the entire team can stay current with
the latest updates to every linked asset.
* Quick high-res/low-res toggling to accelerate image-centric workflows
and generate faster previews.
* Rich metadata searches that help users quickly find and link to the
* Revisions management within ES.
Linking directly to cloud-based assets is a liberating experience for
design shops reliant upon collaborative authoring, especially when
designers do not share the same network. It is quite common for agencies
and other organizations to work with freelance designers on InDesign
projects, which normally means packaging all related assets. With ES
Connector, users are no longer forced to download files, link to local
copies, or resort to cumbersome packaging, uploading, and re-linking
when they want to share or update InDesign documents. Instead, they just
distribute the InDesign file, and leave the assets on the DAM or Cloud.
The availability of a single, secure, central source of assets saves
huge amounts of time, while dramatically reducing redundant assets and
the consequent risk of error.
“Silicon Publishing offers some powerful solutions that truly extend the
use of DALIM ES, and ES Connector has an enormous impact on productivity
for publishing and creative workflows. It can easily be expanded with
custom features, or integrated with other products from Silicon
Publishing or DALIM SOFTWARE partners,” explains Carol Werlé, CEO,
DALIM SOFTWARE. “Users of our systems will really appreciate the amount
of time they will save with a direct link to assets, such as images,
from Adobe Creative Cloud applications.”
“Most of us at Silicon Publishing go back decades in the print industry,
and have encountered DALIM SOFTWARE’s technology often in the context of
client implementations. We believe that a formal partnership between our
two companies will certainly help our own customers, and hopefully
introduce us to a new set of customers who can benefit from a direct
link to Adobe applications,” comments Max Dunn, Silicon Publishing CEO.
“The is a relationship where everyone wins.”