Enterprise Edition

The Third Light Enterprise Edition library enables large numbers of users to manage centralized media files across many departments. The software is licensed outright, with flexible hosting, support, and training options.

Ideal for deployment on your own network, with the potential for unlimited storage on your own server.


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Why choose Enterprise

The Third Light Enterprise Edition is a multi-departmental digital media library that offers all the advanced features of the Premium Edition on an outright license.

This gives you the flexibility and freedom to choose your own hosting arrangements, tailored levels of support and maintenance, and optional extras such as Synchronisation or File Server modules.

Connect everyone. Give your entire organization access to an easy-to-use, searchable media bank that enables all your employees and partners to quickly find and reuse files.

Host your own library system

Choose your own storage: Keep the system close to your users by hosting it on your own network; put it in a public cloud such as Amazon EC2; have it hosted by Third Light in our data centres; or add it to your existing Virtual Machine platform.

Grow into unlimited space

Use the Storage Manager to introduce more disks whenever you need to expand, without disrupting your users. Prioritize your fastest disks for popular content, and work with any combination of hard drives, file servers (NAS), virtual server disks, SAN or iSCSI.

Rely on rock-solid architecture

Third Light software is built as a self-contained server with a carefully maintained, secure operating system which tunes itself to your hardware. It's been through generations of testing and use in the real world, which means high uptime, no surprises, and great performance.

Design your own metadata

Apply customized metadata systems to your files, and import or export metadata via spreadsheet with the Enterprise Edition. Access multi-tenant metadata options and tailor metadata language according to your in-house conventions.

Configure your own search fields

Add your own dropdown lists, tree structures, controlled vocabularies, and checkboxes to search functions. Organize and vary metadata and search result views according to user and project.

Test your choices

Simulate your new service in a test site or using spreadsheet dumps, then apply changes with confidence to your live Enterprise library.

Integrate with existing environments

Plug the Third Light library into a wide selection of third-party software, including FTP and content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress and Sharepoint. Simplify adoption by creative teams with free plugins for Creative Suite, and compatibility with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Use one login for everything

Retain your existing user logins with a library that supports ADFS and Shibboleth single sign-on (SSO). Connect to Active Directory or OpenID servers, so that you can instantly provide access to your existing users, including permissions connected to groups.

Tailor to your business

We'll help you plan for your installation. Third Light will propose how to tune your deployment to suit your storage needs, content types, and future growth.

Work with diverse file types

The Enterprise Edition supports a wide range of file formats, including numerous proprietary or complex file types.

Easily handle video and audio files

Eliminate the need for heavyweight studio software. The Enterprise edition makes light work of managing video and audio files. Simply upload, watch, listen, cut, and send links.

Include documents and presentations

Store and organize your PDF, Office, and other non-visual files, too. Third Light offers you a central storage space for everything. Apply search, tag, and share functions to all your text files and presentations, and enjoy the convenience of working on one platform.

Use as a file server

For businesses that depend on the task flows of a traditional desktop file server, the Enterprise Edition offers an optional File Server Module. This enables your Third Light server to be used both as a digital asset management tool and file server, simultaneously.

Get the best of both worlds

Unify the storage, links, folders, and permissions of your projects while retaining existing file and folder shares with the File Server Module. Access your files through your web browser, as well as on a Windows network drive or MacOS X network volume.

Simplify life for creatives

Mount your Third Light library on your Mac or PC and open, edit, and save documents from any application without special plugins. Users of InDesign and other creative programs can collaborate efficiently.

Use a trusted and secure product

Third Light software is designed with IT teams in mind. The Enterprise Edition's mature and feature-packed server and hosting options give your team tools for system admin, storage management, backup and replication, and uses end-to-end HTTPS encryption by default.

Access a rich API

The fully tested and reliabe Third Light JSON interface enables you to embed or extend features into other projects. With extensive documentation and example code, your developers are invited to share the same API used by Third Light's own development team.

Enjoy easy maintenance

Your Third Light Enterprise library is updated regularly throughout the year, simplifying your access to new features, security enhancements, and innovative tools, all as part of your standard support and maintenance subscription.

Get the best in support and training

Benefit from the support of an experienced and professional team from day one. To guarantee a smooth start, we can help you by coming on site to hand over your new library, with deployment and training delivered by our most experienced team members.

Free migration

Take advantage of our data migration service. We'll send you an external hard drive: simply copy the content you'd like in your new library onto the drive and return it to us. We'll prepare your server with your data already loaded and ready to use.

Personalized capacity planning

Third Light can help you fine-tune your storage needs based on the number of users you have and the type of content, and plan for future growth. Our capacity planning advice is free of charge.

Professional Services when you need to adapt Third Light

For custom development work and integration help, you have the option of engaging with Third Light Professional Services for highly skilled consultancy.

What our clients are saying

  • "Third Light's digital media system is an outstanding leap forward when it comes to safely storing and indexing huge volumes of data. "

    Phil Polishuk, Pictopia
  • "The library is user-friendly and helps our workload enormously."

    Ann Neilson, University of the Highlands and Islands
  • "We have a true cross-platform collaboration tool. Our customers are impressed by the level of sophistication presented by our DAM as they work with their catalogues of images."

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images
  • "Publishing files directly to social media or to unique URL's, creating Lightboxes and quickly distributing event links are just some of the ways to utilize this powerful yet simple tool! "

    Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • "The Third Light media server is a great product. It's easy to use and has plenty of powerful customisable features."

    Warren Singer, Director, Cambridge Technical Communicators Ltd.

Free 30-day trial without obligation

Please feel free to request a trial from our web site to see the Third Light software at work. However, if already you know that the Enterprise Edition will best serve your business, we also offer evaluation license keys so you can test Third Light on your own premises.

For evaluation keys, or expert advice, we’re always here to help. Just ask@thirdlight.com.

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Key product features

The Third Light Enterprise Edition library enables large numbers of users to manage centralized media files across many departments. The software is licensed outright, with flexible hosting, support, and training options.

Use Your Own Hardware
Simple, One-off License Cost of £6999
Full Email and Telephone Support
Optional Backups, Hosting, and Server Hardware
Custom Metadata Layout
Publish Files and Videos as Fixed URLs, with Tracking Graphs
Georeferencing and GPS Mapping
Drupal Image Library Plugin
WordPress Image Library Plugin
Video Playback and Storage
Collaborative Lightbox Chat/Conversations
Secure Public Upload/Submissions Forms
Upload and Download Approvals, Consent Tools
Intelligent Duplicate Detection
Version Control and Change Logs
Delegate Administration to Departmental Groups
Desktop and iPhone Tools
Secure Password Policies, Password Resets, and Encrypted Passwords
NFS and iSCSI (SAN) External Storage Support
Compatible with Intel server hardware
Compatible with VMWare ESX, Xen, and Hyper-V
Compatible with Amazon EC2 and Azure
On-site Delivery and Training Options
Optional Active Directory, ADFS, SAML2, Shibboleth (Users and Groups)
Optional REST API (JSON)
Optional OpenID Authentication Module
Optional Live Mirror Backup Module
Optional Multi-tenant Metadata Features
Optional Video Editing and Collaboration Tools
Regular Free Training Webinars

Looking for more details?

This page covers the Enterprise Edition of the Third Light library, but we also offer other media library solutions. You can compare editions, or view Chorus, our next-generation digital medial library solution. If you need us, please ask@thirdlight.com for help.

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