Canto has released Cumulus 7.1, the latest version of its award-winning digital asset management software.

The new version is available now for immediate download.

The update includes upgrades across the product: Cumulus users can now personalise Native Client workspace layouts to better suit specific tasks. Web Access Client users now enjoy asset relationship management options previously available only in the Native Client. All users will benefit from tighter feature parity between the two clients.

Workflows benefit from enhanced client/manager approval options. Users can set up trigger notifications that automatically email clients when files are ready for review. In addition, Web-direct asset links can be copied from within the Native and Web Access Clients for easy pasting into email and other applications. When the recipient clicks the link, the asset is presented for download via the user's preferred browser.

Improvements to the Cumulus Native Client include a category pane that can be split to additionally show the selected asset's thumbnail, preview, metadata and a calendar.

The Cumulus Web Access Clients have been updated to support split view and asset relations options first introduced in the Cumulus 7 Native Client.

Cumulus Server can also now be mirrored to another Cumulus Server for backup and Web Access Client load balancing.

Canto products are distributed by JPY in the UK.