Studio Network Solutions (SNS) demonstrated Postmap—its latest software product for Mac OS X and Windows—at NAB 2006. Postmap can easily find, manage and catalog files located on a SAN, file server and removable storage such as FireWire drives and DVDs. Postmap is designed to fill the void in the post-production industry that exists between simple OS-native search tools and highly complex digital asset management applications.
With Postmap users can immediately locate folders and files stored locally, remotely, offline or online. It also allows users to easily create and attach “enhanced” metadata to describe and classify specific files and folders. This custom information can be used to reduce search times, share production notes and organize files to create a more efficient workflow process.
Postmap offers utilities that can be easily tailored to the needs of creative workgroups of all sizes. The software’s customizable features include a sophisticated indexing and searching platform, and the ability to easily build customized templates (digital forms) consisting of free text fields, date fields, keywords, hyperlinks, and so on.
Postmap will be available for purchase through SNS resellers in July 2006. A trial version of Postmap will be available for download from the SNS Website. Licensing for the full version will be based on concurrent users at $429 each.