Razuna 1.8 Release Candidate (RC) 2 now available

Following on the heels of last months Razuna 1.8 RC 1 release, we are happy to announce that Razuna 1.8 RC 2 is now available.

Razuna 1.8 RC 2 fixes some issues with the initial setup of the dedicated search server, issues with the basket and contains a few smaller fixes that came up after we released RC 1.

Please download Razuna 1.8. RC 2 and take it for a spin. You can read about some of the new features in Razuna 1.8 here.

As always please let us know in the Razuna forums about your experience. Thank you for using Razuna.


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Razuna DAM Walkthrough – every Tuesday

As you may have already noticed, we run a free webinar every Tuesday at 11 am EST. All Razuna users as well as prospective customers can sign up and join for free. These webinars are used to show how Razuna DAM works to new users as well as to answer questions to existing users, who may have more complex challenges. You can sign up here: Razuna Digital Asset Management webinar

For some customers, we also conduct customer specific training sessions, where we invite 10-12 users from the customer’s organization to be trained in specific aspects of Razuna.

If you are not able to join our online webinar because of time zone issues, you can also watch a recorded webinar online. If you are interested in watching one of our recorded webinars, you can watch this video to see a walkthrough of Razuna’s main feaures and functions. The video has a short agenda initially, so you can skip to any part in the video that is of particular interest to you.

If you are interested in arranging a demo or discuss pricing, please feel free to contact us on sales@razuna.com anytime.

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Razuna 1.8 RC1 (Release Candidate) is ready

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Razuna 1.8 RC1 is now available to the general public. This is the first release candidate, meaning we deem this release to be stable and if no bugs are being reported we will turn this into the master release.

You can help us test Razuna 1.8 by downloading it from http://razuna.org/download.

Razuna 1.8 contains over 60 new features and 0ver 100 fixes and enhancements to existing features. There are too many new existing features to list. Nevertheless, here are some of the top ones;

New search
The search has been completely re-written from scratch and runs now on its own server. This means that we can deliver the search results up to 300% faster than in Razuna 1.7. Additionally, indexing performs much faster, too. Whereas previously indexing would take up to 6 seconds for a new file, the new search indexing will to the same task in under a second.

Show custom fields in relation to labels
With this, you can show custom fields in relation to labels. This opens up quite a lot of possibilities for showing and handling metadata. Speaking of custom fields, you now have multiple selection fields and they are now also available in collections. Additionally, you can now see in which collection the file belongs to right within the file detail window.

As mentioned, over 160 issues have been addresses in this release. The API itself has seen a lot of improvement (paging, new methods, etc.), we’ve made tweaks to make uploading faster, fixed issues with foreign characters, added new options to the export of metadata, option to remove files after an import and many more options.

As always, please let us know how Razuna 1.8 works for you in our forums at http://help.razuna.com.


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European Patent Office (EPO) uses Razuna to handle press media

I often rant about the benefits of using the Razuna API to extend the functionality to other systems. Recently the European Patent Office went live with a DAM and CMS implementation that really uses Razuna’s DAM features and the API in an elegant way.

Together with our German partner, ]init[, we delivered a DAM solution that allows EPO, to maintain and distribute all their press material in 14 languages from the Razuna DAM.

The European Patent Office (EPO) offers inventors a uniform and centralised patent application procedure, which enables them to obtain patent protection in up to 40 European countries. The European Patent Office is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. Our partner,]init[ designs and implements individual client solutions for governments, public administration, business and NGOs. ]init[ has offices in 7 locations and employs more than 300 people worldwide.epo

The background for the Razuna implementation is EPO’s new website www.epo.org, where EPO needed to a web press section to provide journalists with up-to-date press material, images and video in a way that was easy to search and navigate. Razuna was chosen, because of its ability to catalog media and to provide access via our versatile API. Razuna was installed on a server hosted by ]init[ in Berlin. All of EPOs digital media was uploaded to the Razuna server, where it’s catalogued, tagged and converted into a number of lower resolution formats.


Using the Razuna API, the media is then fetched and displayed on www.epo.org in the media section. Searches are executed on the Razuna server itself, which then provides the content for the website directly.

The total implementation time, which included development of the interface, set up of Razuna, onboarding of media files and test took 8 weeks from start till go-live.

I’m pretty proud of this implementation. Not only was it fast, but it also goes to show the power of the Razuna API, since EPO staff only need to concern themselves with uploading to Razuna. once a media file is tagged, the correct version is immediately available on www.epo.org..

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