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The Next Generation of Content Management

OPYN CMS by Synapse offers a flexible, scalable, client-managed approach to media websites. This true, Web 2.0 solution, is designed for organizations with constantly changing information that also need to deliver video content over the web.

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OPYN CMS Features and Capabilities
  • Drag and drop technology allows users to visually manage the Website’s page layouts, sorting and navigation
  • Perma-links are created for each content entry
  • META keywords and descriptions collected for each content element
  • Scheduling allows content to be automatically published or removed at a specific date/ time
  • Associate video and text-based content
  • Flash video player with integrated advertising features for post roll and pre roll ads
  • Targeted Ad Manager for banner and video ad content*
  • Capable of launching an unlimited number of sites in the network – Verticals*
  • Content lifecycle management tools allow users to effectively move information through creation, approval, publishing, and archiving
  • Browser-based image editing and extensive authoring features

 

Widgets

Standard widgets include:

  • Ad Blocks: Insert ad sizes of your choice – target to content-type or zone
  • Blog: Roll out blogs for an unlimited number of users. Blog tools
  • Calendar, Thumbnail: Generate an unlimited number of calendars on the fly; use this small version on a home or portal page and link to the Full Page version.
  • Calendar, Full Page: Consuming the full width of the screen, this calendar shows linked event titles to the full description.
  • Comments: Visitor feedback is a powerful draw for news, polls, and videos.
  • Form Builder: This is a developer’s dream come true. Managers can create forms for contests, questionnaires, and other consumer input pages without developer assistance. Built in validation for fields, create drop downs, add text box, insert calendar or time, choose button type, even insert anti-spam CAPTCHA™ codes.
  • Gallery, Photo
  • Gallery, Video
  • Header
  • Iframe
  • Images (stand alone)
  • Include
  • Most Popular, Select one or all – News, Blog, RSS Feed
  • News, Current: Add stories across the site with title, byline, primary image, and use WYSIWYG manager.
  • News, Most Read
  • Poll, Standard: Voting and results have separate scheduling options; the manager creates poll start and end for voting and results.
  • Poll, Embed in Blog or News Article
  • Poll Results
  • RSS Feed Publisher: Post external RSS feeds to the site
  • Video List
  • View Article
  • View Blog
  • View Calendar
  • View News
  • WYSIWYG: For simple pages this option allows a user to free type content with the formatting options available from powerful word processing applications. This feature also includes image editing tools for cropping and resizing.

Standard external widgets include:

  • Embeddable Video, Code with Embeddable Flash Player: “Add this video to your site” text will appear with each video on the site – user will copy the line of code and use as needed
  • RSS Feed for all content published to site: Give the Member what they want by allowing them to subscribe to their favorite topic(s). Every content element is a distributable feed that can become part of someone else’s site, Blog or Podcast.

 

Social Networking Tools

Keeping with the Web 2.0 philosophy the CMS is packed with tools that empower visitors.

  • Ratings on all videos, images and articles
  • Email to Friend
  • Bookmark on Digg, Del.icio.us, Facebook, Technorati, and over 30 more
  • Comments
  • Accepts user submitted images and video – automatically converts any video file type to Flash

 

Mobile Capabilities
  • Easily plugs into the text service of your choice
  • Visitors can send images and video from their cell phone

*Feature may not be included in basic Synapse CMS.

 

Vertical Sites

The multi-site approach allows one entity to launch an unlimited number of niche market websites. The localized content becomes attractive to audiences and advertisers. Rapid implementation allows media organizations to launch several verticals per quarter with minimal effort. Built in RSS feeds and third party ad networks help supplement local and user generated content. Templates are currently available for:

  • Community Events
  • Entertainment
  • High School Sports
  • Kids Network
  • Politics
  • And more…

 

Technical Specifications
  • Cold Fusion and PHP versions available
  • Leverages MS SQL Server's robust performance and high availability features
  • Fully AJAX based (Script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript)
  • Utilizes memcached to enhance website response time
  • Supports clustered installations for load balancing
  • Cross platform with MAC and PC
  • Windows and Linux OS versions available
  • 100% web based
  • Developer tool kit available

OPYN Video Management System: Convert, Record, Edit

Elements can be purchased as a package or as independent features that will work with the CDN of your choice.

 

Synapse Flash Video Player

The Synapse Flash Video Player supports Wowza Media Server and Flash Media Server streaming platforms.

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  • Categorized Play Lists with Social Networking Features
  • Supports Live TV and Video on Demand
  • Advertising Opportunities for Video, Banner, and Player Overlay Ads
  • Manage Store Products with Buy Now Links & Conversion Tracking

 

Video Recorder
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The video recorder allows users to select a live video input feed and begin recording immediately or at a specific date and time. Once recorded, data is sent to a CDN or to the Synapse Flash Video Editor for further processing.

 

Editor
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The Editor is designed to give users the ability to create new clips by cropping a video between pairs of edit points and selecting images to associate with the clip before publishing to the CMS.

 

Media Converter

Using On2 VP6 technology, the system will convert files to Flash or MPEG4. The system supports .avi, .dv, .mov/.qt, .mpeg, .mp4, .3gp, .asf/.wmv, .flv, .mp3, .wav, and .wma.

 

Want more reasons?
  • You own the content.
  • Integrates with third party ad networks
  • Simple to monetize through localized, targeted content and advertising
  • Drag and Drop technology manages layouts, sorting and navigation
  • SEO Friendly to improve organic rankings
  • Freedom from development bottlenecks with the easy to use features created for non technical users
  • Content lifecycle management tools allow users to effectively move information through creation, approval, publishing, and archiving
  • Scheduling allows content to be automatically published or removed at a specific date/ time
  • Feed YouTube Channels with video content
  • Every content element is a distributable feed that can become part of someone else’s site, blog or Podcast.
  • Easily plugs into the text service of your choice

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