Magazine article Editor & Publisher

On the Supply Side

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

On the Supply Side

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EQUIPMENT

PREPRESS

Baseview Products Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Installed systems in 30 states, two Canadian provinces, Ireland, Belgium, and the Bahamas (where The Freeport News uses a 10-workstation NewsEditPro IQue system with QTools, DragX, WireManager IQue, and Transporter software). The Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal uses LiveIQue with its NewsEditPro IQue system for dynamic updating of its Web site. The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C., put AdManagerPro on 11 workstations and, to consolidate information, uses T1 lines to link its database with those of three other Freedom Communications papers in the area -- The Free Press, Kinston, The Sun Journal, New Bern, and The Havelock News, a weekly.

Gannet Media Technologies International, Cincinnati

Introduced the I-Commerce interface component of its DC4 text and image archiving system, enabling newspapers to make their historical databases available through unobtrusive integration with an existing Web site. Using a shopping-cart approach for finding and buying stories and pictures, visitors pay with a credit card. The new product is powered by an Oracle 8i database and search engine.

Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa.

Extended its Hermes editorial system with Hermes OnLine, enabling papers to create Web pages using all Hermes' capabilities and support for extensible markup language (XML). New Hermes modules include a plug-in for Adobe InDesign (to store, retrieve, and paginate InDesign objects in Hermes) and the Index2Business tool (to quickly create business or other indices for an entire publication).

The new MediaCenter is a tool kit for accessing Unisys' WireCenter incoming wire copy and photo management and its DocCenter archive via the Internet. Enhancements to AdCenter include better screen design and file backup, unlimited adjustments, per-appearance modifications, expanded rating structure, and Content Server ad tracking developed by MediaBridge Technologies Inc.

Harris Publishing Systems Corp., Melbourne, Fla.

Unveiled Jazstor, a text-and-image (including PDFs) archiving component of its Jazbox cross-media editorial system for midrange papers, which also can be integrated with other vendors' systems. Jazstor, which supports XML tagging, can capture content as it is produced or at defined times. Controllable access from the Web browser client permits quick and advanced full-text and data-field searching and assignment and routing of files back into a live database. …

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