Administrate K4

State-of-the-art technology

With vjoon K4 you rely on powerful state-of-the-art technologies. This means a cost efficient environment and an easy roll-out on your existing infrastructure. These technology strategy ensures a scalable, robust and flexible platform, offering many advantages when compared to competitive solutions. This way you can easily administrate K4.

K4 is a multi-tier architectural solution, running on macOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. Mac and Windows clients in mixed-platform environments are supported as well. It supports Oracle, Microsoft SQL and MySQL database platforms. K4 is fully integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud.

 
K4 Architecture
K4 Admin

System administration made easy

K4 Admin puts you in the virtual pilot seat of your publication or project. This is where you administrate K4 including all your publications, users, meta data and directory services, manage all production sequences and define workflows for your various media output using the graphical workflow editor.

K4 Server Admin is a powerful management application extending your capabilities. This central entity administers all assigned publications, Adobe InDesign Servers and license pools as well as databases and schema connections.

K4 Server Platform is supporting two workflow models (can be mixed):

Task-based workflow

Workflow model for complex productions, with parallel processes, dependencies, rewinds and emergency assignments. A state-of-the-art workflow model, matching the publishers needs for a modern production.

Simplified tasked-based workflow

Workflow model for simplified processes and with less functionality. This model combines a traditional status-based workflow with some elements of a modern task-based workflow.

Publication administration

K4 Admin puts you in the virtual pilot seat of your publication or project. This is where you administer your publications, users, meta data and directory services, manage all production sequences and define workflows for your various media output using the graphical workflow editor.

K4 Admin Roles

Highlights:

  • Administer groups, users and rights as well as issues, variants and renditions in a single interface.
  • Define Admin Roles to assign specific administrative tasks to more than one user.
  • Make use of wizards, help systems and templates that speed up configuration of users, meta data, queries and publication settings.

Graphical workflow editor

Unique to vjoon K4 is its easy-to-use, web-based graphical workflow editor. This innovative tool allows administrators to rapidly set up, edit and duplicate simple to extremely complex cross-media workflows, and to print out the workflow chart for communication and reference.

K4 Admin Workflow Editor

Highlights:

  • Rapidly set up, edit and duplicate simple or extremely complex parallel cross-media workflows.
  • Generate dependencies between individual workflow channels.
  • Configure Rewinds or Emergency Assignments within your workflows.

Server administration

K4 Server Admin is a powerful management application extending the management capabilities in vjoon K4. This central entity administers all assigned publications, Adobe InDesign Servers, and license pools.

Highlights:

  • Configure publications or Adobe InDesign Server
  • Manage your license pools
  • Access different databases (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL) simultaneously from a single K4 server.
  • Migrate data from database to database, and distribute publications, as the situation requires.

Backup and restore

vjoon Storage Engine brings the “agile” to agile data management. It helps IT teams by storing layouts, videos, images, text and tables in a highly efficient way. All this happens in the background, at the push of a button or triggered by a scheduled automated routine, while users continue their work. 

In this way, the entire publication can be restored very quickly in the event of a crash. vjoon Storage Engine does the work in a fraction of the usual time. Fast recovery ultimately means less downtime and lower costs.

Your data – up in the cloud or here on the ground.

Companies that opt for vjoon K4 and vjoon Storage Engine are free to run their publishing workflows and maintain all data on their in-house IT infrastructure. They may also use Amazon’s highly scalable, cloud-based object storage S3 for vjoon Storage Engine. Or they can port the whole package, vjoon K4 and vjoon Storage Engine, to the cloud. This freedom of choice puts media companies, agencies and marketers back in the driver’s seat when it comes to their IT strategies.

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