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CMS Media Cockpit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202280D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Dec-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Dec-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 835K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

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Abstract

The usage of a Content Management System (CMS) is part of everyday work. It is helpful, because no skills in informatics are required to create or change different contents for example on a website. Especially when creating and handling graphics and MMA (Multimedia- Applications), in a CMS step by step, this includes the following separate workflows: • Formatting of graphics out of different original formats • Administration of original graphics and MMA • Notation of the title of the graphic and its legend • Mark of specific points in a graphic • Translation of graphics and MMA to prepare them for localization

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CMS Media Cockpit

Idea: Dieter Feichtinger, DE-Erlangen; Uwe Danner, DE-Erlangen

The usage of a Content Management System (CMS) is part of everyday work. It is helpful, because no skills in informatics are required to create or change different contents for example on a website. Especially when creating and handling graphics and MMA (Multimedia- Applications), in a CMS step by step, this includes the following separate workflows:

• Formatting of graphics out of different original formats

• Administration of original graphics and MMA

• Notation of the title of the graphic and its legend

• Mark of specific points in a graphic

• Translation of graphics and MMA to prepare them for localization

• Use of standard names for all graphic and MMA files.

• Creation of a print and online preview

• Import of graphics and MMA as Standard format into CMS database

• Update of graphics and MMA in the CMS database

• Integration of graphics and MMA into documentation

To accomplish each of the workflows listed above, today many templates and software applications are necessary. Several import-processes are needed to save graphics in the CMS database and a large variety of software applications are unavoidable to change graphics within the CMS. Some workflows, such as the update of graphics and MMA in a CMS database, the translation of graphics and MMA for localization or the administration of original graphics and MMA are not supported by any application in particular. This is the reason, why creating or handling of graphics and MMA in a CMS is still complex and time-consuming. Furthermore, there is no support of standardization regarding to formats and no quality control.

A novel solution to the problem mentioned above is presented in the following. A new tool, named CMS Media Cockpit, supporting the import and the update of graphics of a CMS is proposed. With this tool, only one import-process is necessary to implement graphics and MMA into a CMS database. The updating process for graphics is simplified as well, which leads to a more clearly arranged and faster workflow. It also assures the compliance with all the standards and quality requests for these database objects. The proposed CMS Media Cockpit is depicted in figure 1.

The CMS Media Cockpit is sectioned into 3 different fields. On the left side of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), an overview of all media elements is given. The import directory for the graphics and MMA is pointed out there. Graphics are by default, added and removed in that field. The right side of the Media Cockpit GUI is arranged for the depiction and modification of media properties. It is divided into two tabs, physical and logical properties. At the first tab the import path, detected from a program for production and manipulation of complex documents or a navigator, is shown. Action...