TORONTO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- North Plains Systems, the leader in helping companies effectively connect with and engage their customers through visual media, today kicks off Ngage 2013, its global conference, with the announcement of Xinet 17.6. This latest version of Xinet provides a faster search experience and the introduction of faceted search. At the conference, North Plains is showcasing developments across its product portfolio, demonstrating how its proven, market-leading solutions are optimized to meet customer needs at every stage of the Creative Marketing Lifecycle. Additionally, North Plains is introducing new strategic alliances with leading technology solution providers Filemobile, Equilibrium and iBrams.
Ngage, the first annual worldwide gathering for users and partners of North Plains, is taking place October 3-4, 2013 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The conference features presentations from North Plains’ customers and staff, updates and demos on the company’s product portfolio, previews of North Plains’ future technology, and MasterClass workshops for in-depth training. Leading brands such as Diageo, Wilson Sporting Goods, Shell, Boxer, Arnold Worldwide, Turner Broadcasting and the National Film Board of Canada will present their success stories throughout the two-day conference.
North Plains’ product developments taking center stage at Ngage include Xinet 17.6, which is being debuted at the conference. The latest version of Xinet provides an optimized production environment for creative teams, enabling dynamic and efficient production of high quality visual assets. Xinet’s search capabilities have been dramatically improved with an intuitive faceted search experience that delivers extremely fast full text results, consistency and scalability.
In addition to empowered search, other new features in Xinet include:
Ngage attendees will also see the latest developments in:
“We are excited to debut Xinet 17.6 at Ngage; the new Xinet release radically improves the ability for creative teams to quickly locate assets needed for production,” said Kevin Tureski, Vice President of Product Development at North Plains. “In addition, we’re showcasing a variety of innovations across our product line that will provide new insights into how North Plains’ solutions fit into the broader digital marketing ecosystem.”
Ngage sponsors include GLOBALedit, as well as new alliance partners FileMobile, a software developer specializing in solutions for uploading, moderating and publishing user-generated content; iBrams, a provider of brand management and web-to-print solutions; and Equilibrium, the publishers of EQ Enterprise, a cloud-based video platform that cuts the cost of preparing and delivering HD, web and mobile videos over a variety of channels and devices. North Plains’ solutions, along with technology from the sponsors will be actively showcased during the conference in a novel way that allows attendees to get hands on experience on how technology can be utilized to better engage with visual media.
About North Plains
With over 1,400 installations supporting over one million active users worldwide North Plains is recognized as the leader in helping global brand managers, marketers, content creators, publishers and media companies to efficiently and effectively engage and connect with their target audiences through visual media including images, photos, videos and 3D designs. North Plains’ market-leading software portfolio enables companies to address a number of needs across the Creative Marketing Lifecycle, including work-in-progress creative production systems, digital asset management infrastructure and comprehensive marketing and brand asset management solutions. In addition to providing a complete portfolio of software products, North Plains is uniquely positioned when it comes to the integration and implementation of product and software solutions with its professional services team and a rich network of resellers and global technology partners. Since 1994, North Plains has helped its customers stay ahead of their rapidly changing marketing needs. With offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan, North Plains counts many of the world’s leading companies and brands among its satisfied clients. For more information, please visit http://www.northplains.com.