Canto has introduced an upgrade to the Cumulus product line that includes significant feature additions to Cumulus Sites, the company’s browser-based Web publishing and file sharing tool.
New to Cumulus Sites is an option that sends e-mail links that enable users to download requested files at later times so they can close browser windows without having to wait for large-file downloads to complete.
File sharing via Sites has also been improved, says the company. Collection links can now be viewed, edited and reused, so users can see which settings were employed, and more quickly re-share files. Embargo dates can ensure shared files are not available until specified times, and new social media sharing options make it easy to post files to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and 12 other social networks.
Flash movies and MP3 files can now be streamed from within Sites, and PDF files can be previewed at full resolution without additional plug-ins or software. An in-browser slideshow feature has been added, as well.
New Sites interface design flexibility means administrators can disable the filters and category views, show files as lists, choose mouse-click behavior, show file info as tooltips, and more.
Cumulus 8.1.2 is available free of charge to customers on maintenance contracts, and is recommended for all customers. The upgrade is available both on-premise and hosted. Considering the product name, it’s, ironically, not yet available in the cloud but is expected to be so by the end of the year.