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TACTIC TEAM now available for Mac OS X

A Mac version of Southpaw’s product asset management system has hit the market

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Southpaw Technologies, a leading developer of production asset management (PAM) technology for digital content creation (DCC) markets, announced that its open-source version of its production asset management system TACTIC TEAM is available for Mac OS X.

As of 6 Feb 2013, individuals and small teams working on Macs and producing 2D/3D files, visual effects, video and more can download TACTIC TEAM for free and start using it to manage files, tasks, projects and workflows. Every feature in the most recent Windows version of TACTIC TEAM (v3.9) is now also supported on Mac OS X. Since TACTIC TEAM is open source, individuals and teams can download the software and start using it for free.

“Once we launched our open source system, we began receiving more and more requests for Mac OSX support from individual and small teams,” said Gary Mundell, CEO of Southpaw Technology. “We’ve always said we would provide that Mac version when we could do so without sacrificing any functionality or performance. Today, I’m happy to say we’ve achieved that goal. And what’s better, with our new open source model, we can provide TACTIC TEAM to Mac users for free.”

Available to companies under the Eclipse Public License, TACTIC is a highly flexible web-based production asset management system that cures the headache of complex digital content creation. By combining digital asset management with project and workflow management, TACTIC keeps files secure, teams on track and projects on schedule as more and more digital content is created. TACTIC is currently being used by content creation teams of all types and sizes, including teams, studios and entire organizations in feature film production, visual effects, game development, advertising, marketing, and creative services across a number of industries.

To learn more visit them online here: http://www.southpawtech.com/

Architosh Analysis

Chances are like us you may have never heard of TACTIC before. The company (Southpaw Technologies) is actually rather new. Its founders are veteran CG industry guys who working very close to Alias/Wavefront’s original home location–Toronto, Canada–decided to found a company dedicated to creating a powerful asset management system that met the needs of CG studios. Their solution has since been recognized to materialize benefits beyond media and entertainment product studios and now includes advertising agencies and corporate marketing departments in consumer product companies, aerospace companies and other organizations with extensive 2D/3D digital files.

So, wouldn’t that also include engineers and architects with extensive 2D/3D CAD files too? Absolutely, which is why we are covering this news. With clients like Lockheed Martin and Proctor and Gamble, we’ll be keeping an eye on this space and how it may factor into the AEC and industrial design industries.

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