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On the Supply Side

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On the Supply Side

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Harris Publishing Systems Corp., Melbourne, Fla., sold NewsMaker Web Tools to The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, where they provide the century-old, 31,000-circulation student paper with editing, page-layout, and remote correspondent capabilities. Harris is supplying six editing and page-design terminals, a Harris Data Center, and 52 NewsMaker Correspondent, Image Courier, and eProof licenses (NewsMaker's first use at a university and the most Correspondent licenses for one customer). Web Tools allow reporters, editors, and photographers to transmit Data Center files via the Internet and standard Web browser. The thin-client Correspondent module gives reporters Data Center access via the Internet or remote-access server; Image Courier provides similar Data Center access for graphic elements; and eProof allows editors to view completed pages anywhere.

Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., will install Unisys Publishing Solutions' Hermes editorial system, DocCenter archive, and WireCenter wire copy management system at Danish publisher Berlingske for its Copenhagen- based broadsheet Berlingske Tidende, tabloid B.T., and Saturday Weekendavisen. Selected for improved work flow, pagination and Web publishing capabilities, the client-server system will use 550 workstations and several Sun servers. Hermes will rely on an Oracle 8 database; DocCenter will use Open Text's Basis Document Manager.

Earlier, Unisys won contracts for similar systems: 65 workstations at Venezuela's Ultimas Noticias and El Mundo, both published by La Cadena Capriles, Caracas; 50 workstations at Brazil's Jornal do Comercio, Rio de Janeiro; and 50 workstations at Mexico City's Unomasuno. The latter two run dual Unisys Aquanta NT servers; all use MS-SQL Server editorial databases.

CCI Europe, Aarhus, Denmark, supplied a NewsDesk editorial system to Amsterdam-based De Telegraf, the Netherlands' largest daily, with weekday circulation exceeding 750,000. The 251-user system replaced an editorial system developed by the newspaper and the first pagination system ordered from CCI. Using an Oracle SQL database, NewsDesk consists of the DB Access system interface, customized to reflect work flow, the Edit/MS Word editor, and LayoutChamp for pagination.

Shira Inc., Woburn, Mass., announced the promotion of Prepress Technology Vice President Martin Breslow to CEO, succeeding Stuart Rudolph, who resigned. Breslow earlier was director of computer-to- plate and digital advertising technologies at Applied Graphics Technologies, New York. The developer of digital work-flow products also said it transferred European technical support from its office in the Netherlands to its headquarters in Israel.

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ECRM Imaging Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., acquired exclusive worldwide rights to the products and service business of Optronics International Corp., Chelmsford. Mass. Optronics' 43 engineering, manufacturing, and service-business employees are to move to ECRM's nearby offices. Its thermal platemaking and proofing and rapid-screening technologies join ECRM's under-$100,000, visible-light platemaking devices and variety of film imagesetters and related software.

Optronics Chairman and CEO Tony Fong becomes ECRM vice chairman. The chairman and CEO of Fong Brothers Printing, Brisbane, Calif., a longtime Optronics customer, bought Optronics from Intergraph Corp. in 1997. Fong Brothers Group's Graphic Systems Division distributes equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. …

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