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You may have noticed: during 2023, we innovated several times the interface of one of the most popular features of our platform: External Shares.
We did this guided by the objective of increasing usability and improving the layout.
In particular, in this latest release our design and development teams have focused on some of the classic sections of the interface, with the aim of innovating the tabs relating to the size and cropping of images of external shares via URL and Embed code.
As of this release, in fact, the section for defining image dimensions (width and height in pixels) has been redesigned and made available in the new External Share graphical interface.
The same goes for the manual cropping functionality, which can be managed through a tab for input of coordinates in pixels, which has been redesigned to make it even more intuitive.
We strongly believe that innovation not only comes from releasing new features, but also from continuously improving existing ones.
Have you tried them out yet? 😉
As of this release, it is possible to block domains considered suspicious directly from the Report presenti in piattaforma.
The domain blacklist feature – introduced in last month’s release – is also accessible on the fly from the monitoring dashboards of domains from which traffic originates and digital assets are used.
An even more agile way to secure your information heritage.
Thanks to the new feature, you can define up to 100 domains to which you can inhibit the distribution of content on the platform.
This is a measure to guarantee the protection of your information assets, both in terms of intellectual property and costs.
The blacklist not only prevents the illegitimate appropriation of your digital assets, but also averts the risk that the traffic generated to view and reproduce them falls on your company.
The functionality is in addition to others already present in view of information asset security, such as the Whitelist.
Want to activate it? Go to the Admin Area under Settings > General > Security.
Like your digital assets, each External Share is unique in its own way.
That’s why from this release you can associate a name with each one. If you don’t, don’t worry, THRON PLATFORM will take care of it, based on the date of creation.
With names, finding and accessing the share you are looking for will be even quicker. Try it to believe it!
How are you doing with abscissae and ordinates?
With the aim of making the governance offered by THRON PLATFORM even more comprehensive, in this release we have intervened in the last phase of the lifecycle of data and digital assets.
As of this release, in fact, the Monitoring functionalities of our platform can count on an additional ally: the Reports.
The tab Analytics, currently available in beta, provides dashboards for analysing the traffic generated for assets delivery.
Reports, in fact, provides each user with graphs offering a precise insight into traffic by domain, device and type of asset, as well as automatic suggestions for optimising traffic and the performance of communication channels.
Further functionalities will be announced in the coming releases, which will expand the options for monitoring the company’s entire information assets in an increasingly effective manner.
This, in other words, is only the beginning 😉
Before this release, the CDN had a two-minute cache. Translated: every two minutes any asset was requested from the main server, regardless of whether it had been changed or not.
Undoubtedly this ensured good responsiveness in the event of changes to the assets on the platform, and the updating of each channel was essentially in real time, but it could sometimes cause unnecessary stress on the system in terms of bandwidth costs and related environmental impact.
To overcome this issue, we acted on two fronts.
On the one hand, we raised the cache time to one day for all our customers (but can still be freely modified) and, on the other, we made our CDN fully reactive.
In concrete terms, this means that every time an asset is updated in the platform, the distribution of the new version to all communication touchpoints is instantaneous.
In this way, requests to the main server are only made when necessary and there is no risk of stressing the system, guaranteeing the highest possible performance at all times.
Power and control, then.
Con l’obiettivo di continuare ad elevare le prestazioni della nostra piattaforma, abbiamo avviato un graduale processo di dismissione dell’API getThumbnail che sarà completamente trasparente all’utente, sia in termini operativi che di prestazioni.
Da diverso tempo, infatti, consigliamo ai nostri clienti di utilizzare il gruppo di API pubbliche che garantiscono una qualità di distribuzione superiore all’API getThumbnail.
In particolare, a partire da questa release, l’API getThumbnail non distribuirà più gli asset direttamente ma attraverso un redirect verso un nuovo endpoint.
Nel concreto, anche se la tua organizzazione ad oggi utilizza l’API in questione, non ci sarà alcun impatto per te e non dovrai modificare nulla. Nel caso in cui dovessi aprire la rete del browser, noterai una duplicazione delle chiamate: è normale e ciò è dovuto proprio dal redirect in questione.
Dopo diversi test abbiamo rilevato che il reindirizzamento non ha alcun impatto percepibile sulle performance di delivery.
Nel corso dei prossimi mesi proseguiremo passo dopo passo alla graduale dismissione dell’API getThumbnail per favorire l’adozione completa e capillare di quelle pubbliche, che innalzeranno ulteriormente gli standard qualitativi delle performance della nostra piattaforma.
Torneremo a parlartene qui, ovviamente 🙂
Asset delivery also lands on Shopify.
For each product code in your e-commerce platform, you can automatically retrieve, update and publish the relevant media content in THRON.
Make the two platforms talk to each other and minimise the manual work involved in distributing digital assets, publishing unlimited images, videos and documents for each product.
In other words, you take the brakes off the representation of your products and give your creativity free rein, capturing your customers’ attention with as much multimedia content as you deem necessary.
For more information and to immediately activate the dialogue between our platform and Shopify, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
Get ready to take a new step towards omnicanality.
In a sea of overinformation, our answer is selectivity.
This is why we have introduced, for API integrations, the possibility of selecting – during advanced search – which of the available information is to be returned from the list of platform results.
This is a functionality of cross-cutting utility, allowing each organisation, work group and user, to quickly access only the information they need.
From this release, the administrator user can now configure the OpenID connector completely autonomously, through which each user can be enabled to log into THRON PLATFORM using company username and password.
Autonomy and simplicity. Just the way we like it. And so do you.
In recent weeks, we have also updated the THRON connector for Magento.
In particular, the main novelties concern the correction of some existing bugs and, above all, the extension of the connector’s compatibility with the latest versions of the CMS.
As a result, the product sheets of your e-commerce will be even better performing.
If you have used share pages in the last few days, you will already have noticed this, otherwise we’ll tell you.
From this release all contents that populates the share pages is now sorted alphabetically.
So finding what you need will be even easier.
Access the digital assets you need on the fly, even from share pages.
With the preview of media content on share pages, you no longer need to open them all or look through the details before you find the right one for you.
Until yesterday, when you forgot your password you had to repeat the account activation process.
Nothing dramatic, however, if we can make our lives easier, why not?
There, we have done it. From today, recovering access to the platform will be easier and faster.
Know that if you forget your login credentials, you can request a link to be sent to the e-mail address associated with your account and reset the password of your choice, always respecting the policies defined by the system admin.
It doesn’t happen, but if it does…
We have increased the usability and evolved the drop-down menu interface that appears when you associate contents with the product data it represents.
Thus, when you start typing the name or code of a product from now on up to 25 suggestions will appear. In a word: speed.
There are two nice new features concerning hotspots, the feature with which you make your contents even more interactive and engaging.
As of this release, surfing through all the hotspots of an asset is even more immediate: just select one and you can scroll through them all on the fly, one after the other.
Moreover, in addition to the name, each can be accompanied by a descriptive text. The length is up to you and your desire for synthesis.
In both cases, the user experience gains, who will be able to browse the contents of your web pages in an even more agile, dynamic and complete way.
Goodbyes hurt. But not all of them.
From this release, when you create an embed code you will no longer be able to use Player 5.
You have probably been preferring THRON Customer Experience, which is far more powerful on all fronts: user experience, level of customisation and performance.
If you haven’t already done so… well, it’s time to do so, because after a distinguished career, it’s time for Player 5 to say goodbye. So we are sure that you will no longer risk giving up even a few grains of efficiency.
Ps: don’t worry about the embed codes you have already created using Player 5: they will continue to work as usual in the correct way.
Until a few hours ago, it could happen that files with the extension .dwg or .3ds and uploaded to the platform via Desktop Client were not recognised correctly.
Now it will never happen again.
HTTP/3, the third and most recent version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol used for exchanging information on the Web, is the third and most recent version of the HTTP protocol, which enables reduced latency times for each web request.
Concretely? Whenever THRON distributes an asset on your channels, it will do so even faster than before, especially on mobile networks and in the case of large geographical distances between the user and the distribution network node.
Note: HTTP/3 is used by all modern mobile browsers but is currently disabled on Safari (iOS devices). Safari users, therefore, will not benefit from the above-mentioned delivery improvements until Apple enables the protocol on its browser as well.
In this release, all the performance improvements in library downloads that we talked about in the previous release have been extended to share pages as well.
In summary? Downloading assets from share pages is even faster.
If the China Delivery feature is activated, the improved download performance also affects users connecting to the platform from China.
In addition to the performance improvement described a few lines ago, the share pages were also the protagonist of an enhancement of the user experience.
In particular, we intervened on several fronts with the aim of increasing usability, both in terms of desktop and mobile use.
Try it to believe it!
There are already too many things we have to keep in mind on a daily basis, which is why we consider it essential to make life easier for our users.
It is with this in mind that we have made changes to the rights management required to export product data from THRON PIM.
In particular, from this release you no longer have to worry about assigning users who wish to export product information write permissions to the library as was the case in the past. All this without having to give up the certainty that only those you want can access and download the information.
Thus, even stakeholders outside the organisation – such as dealers – can easily download product data.
In addition to simplifying processes and the day-to-day life of users and system admins, this simplification has made the export of products even faster than before.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Could we make you forego the benefits of the new PHP version supported by WordPress (version 8) when using our connector? The answer is obvious: no 🙂
In other words, THRON’s WordPress connector now also supports PHP 8.
Times are changing all the time, but the professional goal that we all continue to have is always the same; and it is also very simple: to get things done in less time.
That is why with this release we have intervened on the compression time of content.
From now on, it will take you up to 50 per cent less time to download your assets.
Get ready to make your operation eat dust.
Nice the shared playlists but what if I need to download a source on the fly?
Until yesterday, the only way to download the sources of a playlist’s content was to share each piece of content in a timely manner. Things, however, have changed.
As of this release, in fact, any user – with share rights – will be able to download all the sources of a playlist’s content without sharing the assets within it one by one.
In other words? We minimise clicks between you and your content.
Our joint content-product vision continues, undeterred, to drive us in the development of each platform evolution.
From now on, in fact, up to 500 product codes (such as SKUs or EANs) can also be used simultaneously for searches in THRON PIM.
Searches, even complex ones, now become hyper-fast!
In addition, we have also improved the user experience of the THRON PIM search interface.
Completed, in progress or in error?
In particular, in case of unsuccessful uploads the tab will turn red making it even more intuitive to understand the actual upload status of your assets.
For more conscious asset management. In all respects 🙂
Per rispondere all’evoluzione tecnologica e degli standard normativi per la Transport Layer Security (TLS), in data 20 giugno 2023 verrà aggiornata la configurazione TLS per tutti gli endpoint delle API dei servizi THRON a un minimo di versione TLS 1.2.
A seguito di questo aggiornamento non sarà più possibile utilizzare le versioni 1.0 e 1.1 di TLS nelle chiamate a tutte le API THRON.
I moderni browser come Chrome, Firefox, Safari ed Edge hanno già abbandonato l’utilizzo di questi certificati da diverso tempo, così come i maggiori cloud provider leader di mercato (es. AWS, Azure, GCP) ne stanno dismettendo il supporto.
Alcune applicazioni di integrazione con THRON sviluppate internamente da alcuni clienti o dai loro system integrator (ad esempio in Java o PHP) potrebbero ancora utilizzare questi certificati obsoleti.
Il nostro team di Customer Service, per agevolare l’individuazione di eventuali applicazioni che ancora effettuano chiamate con le versioni di TLS 1.0 e 1.1, ha analizzato le chiamate effettuate negli ultimi mesi verso i nostri endpoint segnalando e supportando caso per caso i referenti delle organizzazioni interessate.
Qualora ti riconosca in questa situazione e la tua azienda non è stata contattata o, semplicemente, vuoi ricevere maggiori informazioni, puoi contattare il nostro Customer Service all’indirizzo firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to break current platform search speed records.
Why? We have introduced the ability to filter up to 500 SKUs (product alieases) at the same time.
From this release, therefore, you can use long lists of SKU codes to filter the content you need and perform massive actions on the fly, such as download.
Agility matters. For the hearth of your digital ecosystem, let’s even say fundamental.
That is why we have slashed the time it takes to load THRON PIM’s conditional rules.
In particular, we have significantly reduced the time it takes to complete the loading of the conditional rules detail.
Go, fast. Your eperience can buckle down.
You should also please the eye. That’s what they say, isn’t it?
As of this release, the words of each comment in Workflow will end correctly, without the truncations previously generated by a somewath annoying bug.
We have oiled the editor the allows the construction of Workflow Jobs.
Creation, movement and interaction between Transitions are smoother.
From this release, the approval time for each shot has been greatly reduced.
In addition, we have decoupled the time it takes to create and upload content from the time it takes to convert it, so that you can navigate the interface far and wide while the system processes.
With this release, massive and unlimited downloading of assets into THRON DAM has been introduced.
More specifically, you can download:
Once the download has started, the system will compress the contents and then download them through one or more .zip files, depending on the total size.
The possibility of unlimited downloads makes the platform even more scalable and performant, increasing the productivity and efficiency of users who need to download assets locally from the Throne.
Una volta avviato il download, il sistema procederà ad una compressione dei contenuti e, successivamente al loro scaricamento attraverso uno o più file .zip, a seconda della dimensione totale.
La possibilità di effettuare download illimitati rende ancora più scalabile e performante la piattaforma, aumentando la produttività e l’efficienza degli utenti che necessitano di scaricare in locale gli asset presenti nel Trono.
New year, joint vision on content and products as always. In addition to expanding the number of downloadable contents, we also intervened on the product front.
We have introduced the possibility of exporting up to 1,000 products in THRON PIM to .CSV and .XLSX. The export can be started after setting up some filters on the fly or by calling up one or more of the previously saved filters.
With this update, THRON PIM users can export a large number of products quickly by simply specifying one or more attributes.
We are very sensitive to DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) issues: this is also why the development of our platform has always been oriented towards maximising accessibility.
For this reason, in order to avoid possible negative impacts on the web experience of users with disabilities, we have taken steps to improve the accessibility of the platform.
In particular, in the case of several players incorporated in the same page, it could happen that two or more of them were characterised by the same identification number (‘ID’) and this compromised the work of automatic readers for the blind and visually impaired, who were therefore no longer able to correctly distinguish the various sections of the web page.
With this release, we have resolved this issue, eliminating the IDs that could generate criticality.
This intervention is the first of a series of improvements that will be made to the entire platform and expansions, in order to make the entire solution more and more inclusive for all people within the organisation, as well as for external ones such as partners, customers and stakeholders, also in line with the provisions of the European Accessibility Act, which will come into force in 2025.