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Equipment Prepress

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Equipment Prepress

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SaxoTech Inc.

Rockville, Md.

Now hosts, operated by CyberInk, a subsidiary of Times Publishing Co., Erie, Pa., and assists with the daily production of the Erie Times' various Web properties. From SaxoTech's Reston, Va., data center, Publicus replaces various products and partnerships and is integrated with the Times' Agile editorial system.

In addition to the base Publicus system (which automates much daily production and eliminates all image processing), CyberInk uses the following Publicus components: Agenda (allows visitors to submit community calendar information -- for online and print); Classifieds (enables users to search for any type of ad with many search criteria); Multi-channel (fast re-publishing for many formats, including different Web browsers, handheld computers, WebTV, e-mail subscribers, wireless phones); Community Publishing (permits area groups to easily publish stories and photos without learning HTML); E-commerce (for building an online mall); Multi-media (for streaming video and audio).

Tera US Inc.

Bedford, N.H.

Released the GN3XML module to provide a parallel copy flow for the Web and other new media within the existing GN3 publishing system. As an Active X object, GN3XML can query the editorial database and translate content on-the-fly, to and from XML. Making GN3XML content active requires only placing it in a specified basket in the editorial copy flow. GN3XML is being used by Panorama Economico to produce its Latin American financial Web portal. Available in Portuguese, Spanish, or English, this Web-only publication is a venture of Diario Popular, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Tera also released ToPS, which provides the capability to integrate PDF ads (or other elements stored in this format) into the pagination process by converting PDF files into a format that can be read into and displayed in GN3. Because it is a PostScript interpreter, ToPS also preflights files, alerting users of potential problems. ToPS uses variable resolutions to minimize file sizes -- for example, while linework may require 1200 dpi, halftones may require only 300 dpi, and text can be vectorized, resulting in a very compact file, preserving an advantage of the PDF. Tera is recruiting dealers interested in integrating ToPS into their prepress work-flow offerings.


Western Lithotech, St. Louis

Sold four computer-to-plate systems to the New York Post. …

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