A solution for the future
Pratsam Server is an online platform for the distribution of accessible books and newspapers to the visually impaired and other reading disabled. Pratsam Server supports DAISY and DAISY Online.
Distribution via the Internet is less expensive and quicker than sending CD's, memorycards or special devices for offline playback. At the same time online distribution is a more environmental friendly and sustainable solution.
Scalable distribution with many options
Accessible audio publications can be managed with Pratsam Server and delivered to computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart speakers and devices customized for the visually impaired. Users, books, loans and distribution channels can be managed with a web admin or via an API, which enables integrations with existing library and customer management systems.
Accessible publications can be streamed directly to the player or downloaded for later listening without the need to connect to the Internet. Pratsam Server supports several distribution methods, among other the DAISY Online Delivery Protocol.
The online distribution platform is designed to be scalable, and it is easy to increase the number of users, publications and channels in a previously installed system. Online distribution systems with over 50.000 end users have been deployed by Pratsam.
Administration through a web browser
The Pratsam Server system includes an administration interface were it is possible to:
- Manage the platform with a web browser interface or via an API
- Manage books, players and users
- Retrieve statistics and tailored reports (for invoicing, etc)
- Follow-up end user problems
For end users, there are user webpages where:
- Publications can be downloaded (subject to vendor agreement)
- Publications can be opened directly using Reader Web or Reader Win
- Software can be downloaded
- Automated e-mails with links to books can be activated
Cloud service or dedicated server
Pratsam Server is delivered as a cloud service, and a cloud provider can be chosen in accordance with client wishes. We have experience of several types of server solutions and configurations, including operation.
For larger installations, we can directly deliver dedicated server solutions to a client’s premises or to a server hotel. If necessary, the server system can be spread out geographically in order to minimize the risk that a server might not be available if an Internet provider is experiencing problems.
Security is always a high priority, and we carefully monitor and update all systems.
Supports DAISY standards and protocols
Pratsam Server supports DAISY Online Delivery Protocol 1.0, zip-file download and playback in a web app. Pratsam Server features extensive DAISY 2.02-support and optional watermarking of the books, which makes each distributed copy of a book unique and traceable.