Tuesday May 9, 3:10 pm Eastern Time
Company Press ReleaseSOURCE:
Digital Creations Partners with ZapMedia To Develop Content Management System
ATLANTA, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ZapMedia.com, Inc. recently partnered with
Digital Creations of Fredericksburg, VA, to design the portal half of its
entertainment media web site. Utilizing its Open Source application server
Zope, Digital Creations implemented the server-side business logic that
communicates with ZapMedia's highly touted ZapStation(TM) hardware device to
deliver entertainment assets. The media library and registered member system
is built on a Zope content management architecture. The project began last
``We examined other content management systems for the server side of our
business and chose Zope for its time to market and flexibility,'' said
ZapMedia.com CEO, Kenneth O. Lipscomb. ``We then partnered with Digital
Creations as the Zope solution provider, and they played a vital role in
requirements discovery, architecture design, development and implementation.''
Digital Creations founder and CEO Paul Everitt said, ``ZapMedia.com is a
powerful player in the market for bringing digital content into the home. The
use of Zope as a high performance content management system and portal
architecture allows ZapMedia to integrate and deliver content from multiple
sources. By bringing the resources of Digital Creations into the developmental
picture, ZapMedia.com was able to decrease the time to market for the
ZapStation(TM). And ZapMedia.com gains by increasing their ROI by working
concurrently in a Zope-based business environment.''
The ZapStation(TM) device blends Internet access with a variety of in-home
entertainment hardware devices. Scheduled for delivery this fall, the device
will allow users to access and store videos, movies, music, e-mail and other
Web content, then direct it to TVs, radios, personal computers, and other
players. ZapMedia recently received a major boost from Gannett, parent company
of USA Today, which invested $270 million in the entertainment company.
ZapMedia.com, Inc. (http://www.zapmedia.com/) is a next generation
Internet Company delivering instant access to movies, music, and videos to web
to consumers of all ages through existing TVs and Stereos. The ZapMedia
ecosystem, developed in-house, consists of the ZapStation(TM) (Device),
ZapMedia Engine (Software), ZapAccess (Service), and ZapMedia.com (Portal).
Zope (http://www.zope.org/) is the leading Open Source application server,
specializing in content management, portals, and custom solutions.
ZapMedia.com joins the roster of high profile web-based businesses using Zope,
including VistaSource.com, HomeGain.com, and Healtheon/WebMD. Digital
Creations (http://www.digicool.com/) provides Zope solutions through
consulting, technology partnerships, and other services.