... Ian Tolley - IT Manager, The British Postal Museum and Archive
Third Light's installation package and PDF walk-through made installing the server a cinch. Third Light's support team couldn't have been more helpful. I commend Third Light for a thoroughly professional response. We couldn't be more pleased with the support we have received.
A big thank you from the whole of the Teacher team. We really appreciated the way the trainer explained everything so clearly and made sure we all understood every stage of the process.... Elyssa Campbell-Barr, National Union of Teachers
... Chris Ryan, Chairman, Compassionate Eye Foundation
I have worked with Third Light for years - they have helped us from the very beginning. Enormous thanks to the excellent team at Third Light for the IMS software!
... Stuart Ford, Veolia Water Australia
The Third Light team has been totally committed to our requirements, and I recommend their product and services to anyone considering DAM software.
... Rod Ingersent, Scudamore's Punting Company
We send files directly to our suppliers at the right size and in the right format using Third Light's special 'publishing' feature - this way, what used to take all day is now just a few clicks. Best of all, when we publish files from IMS or send lightboxes to designers, we can continue to track these assets from the reporting tools in IMS.
Ideal for wide scale deployments. This edition is licensed outright, with flexible hosting, support and training options. From £6999.
The Third Light Enterprise Edition is designed for a large number of users, for example in a business with multiple departments or offices wishing to share a media library.
This edition includes all of the features of our Premium edition, and offers you a wider range of workflow functionality, and superior performance and integration options. It can be hosted on-site or in the cloud.
Your entire business will have access to an easy-to-use, searchable media bank, giving staff the ability to quickly find and reuse files. Simply upload and organize files with the minimum of fuss.
Third Light IMS keeps a total record of all activity, giving you complete visibility of how and where content is being used in your business.
We work with you to plan ahead to ensure the system will be perfect for you. The Enterprise edition is all about flexibility, and we're here to make sure you get the best possible match for your requirements.
We can help you fine-tune the amount of storage you'll need based on the number of users you have and the kind of content you plan to store. We'll help you plan for future growth, and deliver on our promises so that you never hit limitations. If you need them, we'll provide hardware, hosting and backups for your system.
To guarantee a smooth start, we can help you by coming on site to hand over your new server, with deployment and training delivered by experienced staff who have worked with our product for years.
You can benefit from an experienced and professional team supporting you from day one, with options for on-site installation, or remote hands to get the software loaded onto your server with a telephone training session.
If you're purchasing a new Enterprise license and also hosting the server with Third Light, you can take advantage of our data migration service. We will send you an external hard drive: simply copy the content you'd like in your new IMS onto the drive and return it to us. We'll prepare your server with your data already loaded and ready to use.
Your IT department can also benefit from the Enterprise Edition's mature and feature-packed server and hosting options. For example, the Enterprise Edition gives you:
The Enterprise Edition can be used as a File Server as well as a DAM application. You can mount your Third Light server on your Mac or PC, open, edit and save documents from any application (with no special plugins) and still keep track of your content inside the rich DAM features of our product.
The File Server Module offers you the ability to:
For example, if you have an InDesign project with dozens of linked assets, you can store it in Third Light from the start. Throughout the project, your whole team can access the InDesign files on a shared network drive provided by Third Light, and at the end it is already in your DAM server (with a complete revision history). The storage, folders and permissions are all completely unified by Third Light in the centre of your project.
To succeed in an enterprise environment, Third Light is much more than just a storage solution. It also helps you govern how files move in and out of your server and helps you capture metadata descriptions in an unobtrusive, streamlined workflow.
For example, when files are added to your server, you can request that the user categorizes their file before passing it to an administrator for approval, or do the same with downloads when a guest-user requests a particular file. Instead of being a complex and daunting process, in IMS we use a friendly and reassuring step-by-step process with a chat window to ask administrators for help.
Users don't need to be trained to use Third Light because at each step your server sends helpful prompts or alerts you with emails - intervening or helping you at just the right moment. For example, your IMS server can catch duplicates before they reach your site. It notices duplicates at the moment they are uploaded and alerts the user immediately (even if the files are different).
IMS helps your staff repurpose images and videos into different formats and sizes, such as reducing a high-resolution TIFF file down to a web sized JPEG. It takes care of all of the technical decisions without complexity.
The Enterprise edition includes support for images and documents, and makes working with video far easier than heavy-weight studio software. No waiting, no plugins and no unsupported file formats to worry about. Simply upload an image, document, audio clip or video in any common format, and your Third Light server will produce previews for you to browse, watch or listen and download.
The Enterprise edition gives you unparalleled access to customize the product. For example, you can add multiple theme packs and languages to your site, or set the search engine to show or hide metadata depending on the role of the user. Additionally, you can install multiple instances of IMS on a single server, offering even greater flexibility and cost savings.
The Enterprise edition is available as a core product with a range of optional services. Start with a primary server license and add licenses only for the extras you feel you need.
|Third Light Enterprise Edition license||£6999|
|Annual telephone support and software maintenance||£1799|
|Backup Server software license||£2799|
|High-performance 2TB Intel Server with RAID, fully installed*||£1999|
|Annual hosting for your server||£1850|
|Annual Subscription: File Server Module||£500|
|Annual Subscription: API and Developer Access||£500|
|Annual Subscription: Active Directory and OpenID||£300|
|Annual Subscription: multi-tenant metadata features||£300|
|Annual Subscription: HTTPS certificates and encryption||£300|
|Annual Subscription: video editing and collaboration||£300|
|Extended hardware support||£250|
|On-site Training Workshop (4 administrators)||£799|
|Telephone training session||£299|
|Remote hands installation help||£299|
|Migrate your existing data to a server hosted by Third Light||Free|
We can help you choose an appropriate server or cloud solution for your project, including specifying the server equipment you need. We commonly deal with capacities between 500GB and 80TB. We're able to host your server and offer multi-site hosting for critical systems - please ask for details.
Scion is a Crown Research Institute, based in Rotorua. Scion is dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of New Zealand's forest industries and building a stronger biobased economy for New Zealand. Scion's vision is to advance the widespread utilisation of renewable materials and products derived from plants for economic, environmental, cultural and social returns.
Scion uses a Third Light Enterprise Edition to store and manage New Zealand's largest forestry-related image collection, including an extensive stock of digital and analogue media. These files need to be searched and retrieved by marketing, communications and scientific staff at short notice from any of the four offices, with a total of approximately 350 staff accessing the system.
Bringing these assets together in an electronic image library has allowed Scion to save time and gain additional benefit from its ongoing investment in images. The enhancements provided by Third Light have extended the image library to be a powerful digital hub, particularly through the highly configurable metadata support - essential for correctly indexing scientific material - and the overall convenience afforded by the intuitive user interface. Files in a wide range of different formats, including scans from slides, can be easily downloaded in the desired format with no specialist tools and only a standard web browser to access the site.
These benefits have made IMS a valuable day-to-day tool for the organisation, as Gerard Rooijakkers explains:
Gerard Rooijakkers, Knowledge Centre Manager, Scion
The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). In 2011, the marketing team at the Pittsburgh Penguins deployed a Third Light Enterprise server to centralise their media storage and streamline digital brand activities through a single, definitive media bank.
Erik Watts, Senior Director, Technology - The Pittsburgh Penguins
The Toronto Star is Canada's largest daily newspaper, reaching over 2.2 million readers each week. From an archive of almost one million images, covering local, national and international events for the past 100 years, Torstar Syndication Services offers reprints and rights-managed licences for more than 60,000 Toronto Star photographs, using Third Light's IMS software.
The Toronto Star online archive is offered for two main types of buyer: members of the public can visit the site to purchase high-quality photo reprints, while business users can register to access a rights-managed library for commercial re-use of valuable photo stock. IMS offers exceptional convenience by providing a single front end web application to provide both print and licensing functions - the result is a large saving in time and significant cost savings compared to running two separate systems."Since the launch of our new Toronto Star Photo & Page Sales site, we have received many words of appreciation from our clients. They praise the site's clean and attractive appearance, and its user-friendliness. We are thrilled to have an application that allows us to quickly and easily deliver the top quality services and products that our customers deserve. We would recommend Third Light, and the IMS application, without any hesitation."
Claire Wollen Manager, Torstar Syndication Services, Toronto Star Newspapers Limited
Veolia Water is a world leader in managing, operating and providing water and wastewater infrastructure services. It operates treatment plants and networks to provide drinking water, treat wastewater and produce recycled water for reuse. Across Australia and New Zealand, Veolia Water provides water and wastewater services to up to four million people.
Stuart Ford, Graphics Designer at Veolia Water in Pyrmont, New South Wales, explains how Third Light IMS has fitted conveniently into his team's daily routine:
"Third Light IMS has significantly improved the way we manage our digital media. The software has proved to be flexible and robust, and has transformed the way we use these valuable files. IMS allows our users to search, share and track digital files conveniently, and from any location. We are especially pleased with the upload download tools as they fit very well with our existing workflow, greatly enhancing our productivity without requiring us to learn new ways of working."
As with any Digital Asset Management project, adoption of new ideas and technologies requires a partnership between the authors of the software and the end users. Stuart Ford goes on to explain how Third Light has supported and maintained this important relationship:
"The support we've received from the team at Third Light has been consistently excellent. They were always on hand to answer queries as we started using IMS, and they've continued to offer timely and insightful advice as we discover new opportunities for using the software. Their team has been totally committed to our requirements, and I recommend their product and services to anyone considering DAM software."
Stuart Ford, Veolia Water Australia
Xstrata is a major global diversified mining group, listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, and the fifth largest diversified metals and mining company in the world, with operations and projects in 19 countries on 4 continents and top five market positions in each of its major commodities. The Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has approximately 24,000 employees world-wide, including contractors.
Xstrata use IMS to manage marketing and public relations materials globally, using their corporate intranet to access a pair of high-performance IMS servers located in the Swiss headquarters in Zug.
Staff can easily access digital media irrespective of location and timezone to efficiently create documents, presentations or populate online media. Best of all, IMS's intelligent download feature ensures the media is prepared in the appropriate size, shape and format for the application."Since the IMS library was installed, we have been able to manage our images in a fraction of the time. Our new electronic library allows us to search and track a very wide range of marketing and corporate photography.
Brigitte Mattenberger, Corporate Affairs Xstrata (Schweiz) AG
The Third Light Enterprise edition is perfect for integrating with your existing business systems, and offers a wide range of technical advantages to IT teams and integrators.
The Enterprise Edition comes with a storage manager that lets you add more space when you need it. Storage can be expanded without disruption â€“ local disks or other storage servers on your network can allow you to grow to unlimited sizes. You can even prioritize your fastest disks for the popular content.
With the Enterprise Edition of IMS, a full range of workflow solutions are available, including:
A Third Light Enterprise server will periodically notify you about new updates. Our product updates keep you completely secure and bring you new features and enhancements at no extra cost as they're included in our annual support and maintenance subscription.
You can host your site with Third Light, or with Amazon EC2 in the Cloud - and for on-site deployments, you can install the Enterprise edition directly onto your own equipment. Installing IMS locally is ideal for fast, local network access with unlimited bandwidth, or you can totally outsource the system if you need flexibility.
|Install on new or existing Intel Xeon server||Host with Third Light|
|Host with Amazon EC2||Host with your own service provider|
|Host internally||Install on VMWare|
|Install on Xen||Install on Hyper-V|
The Enterprise edition is ready to connect to Active Directory or OpenID servers, so that you can instantly provide access to your existing users. Your software comes with with an easy-to-follow user guide showing each step in the installation.
This edition of IMS supports a very wide range of file formats, including numerous proprietary or complex file types.
Never worry about losing your server or data again - not only can the Enterprise edition automatically synchronize to a secondary server (local or remote) it can roll back to a previous version. You can connect IMS to any existing backup service you wish, as the server comes with all administrator passwords.
We offer a rich and easily accessible restful API as well as SOAP. You can use these interfaces to embed features from your Third Light server into other projects using ready-made example code. We use the same API to power our product, so it's documented and completely ready for you to get creative!
Built on Linux with a carefully managed and maintained operating system package that has been through generations of testing and proving in the real world: high uptime, no surprises and no reboots.
GIF (including animated GIFs) JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) PNG (Portable Network Graphic) BMP (Bitmap Image File) TIFF (Intel and Motorola, uncompressed, ZIP and LZW) JPC (JPEG 2000 Code Stream File) JP2 (JPEG 2000 Core Image File) EXR (Industrial Light And Magic OpenEXR) IDD (Adobe InDesign) WEBP and WEBPLL (Google image format) TGA (Targa Graphic) AI (Adobe Illustrator) PSD (Adobe PhotoShop) SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) PS (PostScript)
RAW (Leica and others) CR2 (Canon) RAF (Fuji) DCR (Kodak) MRW (Motorola) NEF (Nikon) ORF (Olympus) DNG (Adobe) PEF (Pentax) SRF (Sony) X3F (Sigma) ERF (Epson) MOS (Mamiya) RW2 (Panasonic) FR3 (Hasselblad) R3D (Red)
TXT (Text, including RTF files and UTF-8 text) CSV (Comma Separated Values) DOC and DOCX (Microsoft Word) XLS and XLSX (Microsoft Excel) PPT and PPTX (Microsoft Powerpoint) PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) OpenOffice and LibreOffice documents
TTF (TrueType fonts) OTF (OpenType fonts) ZIP Archives CD-ROM ISOs Apple DMG Generic file storage (eg. HTML, JS, CSS, proprietary formats)
MPEG1 (MPEG-1 Layer 1 Video) MPEG2 (MPEG Layer II Compressed Video) WMV (Windows Media Video) MOV (Apple QuickTime) AVI (Audio Video Interleave) MPEG4 (MPEG-4 Video File) FLV (Flash Video File) RM (Real Media File) M4V (iTunes Video File) H264 / MP4 (H.264 high definition video) Apple ProRes Avid QuickTime
MPEG1 (MPEG-1 Layer 1 Audio) MPEG2 (MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio) MP3 (MP3 Audio) WAV (WAVE Audio) OGG (Ogg Vorbis Audio) AAC (iTunes Advanced Audio Coding) WMA (Windows Media Audio)
If you need help with your Third Light site, please let us know and we'll be very pleased to help.