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SAXoTECH and InfiNet announce partnership
Companies to jointly market and sell software and services
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- SAXoTECH, the leading supplier of content management and online production systems for media companies in Scandinavia, announces a new channel sales and marketing agreement with InfiNet, the fast-growing Applications Service Provider (ASP) for online publishing solutions.
The two companies made the announcement at NEXPO 2001, the Newspaper Association of America's annual convention and technology tradeshow.
InfiNet, based in Norfolk, Va., will soon begin offering SAXoTECH's Web publishing system, PublicusT, to its more than 300 online newspaper and publishing affiliate customers, as well as future prospects.
SAXoTECH will soon begin offering InfiNet's application hosting and support services to its current and future Publicus customers.
"This agreement with InfiNet opens up significant new markets for SAXoTECH," said Frank Loversky, President of SAXoTECH, Inc. "It gives us a very compelling solution by bringing together our best-of-breed applications, with InfiNet's best-of-breed hosting and support services."
"Publicus will be a strong content management addition to our portfolio of managed services," said Steve Fuschetti, president and CEO of InfiNet. "It will be a part of an increasingly important sector of the services that InfiNet provides to support our newspaper customers' integration of Internet technology into their core operations."
Publicus is a complete set of automated tools for creating rich online publications and portals. Publicus includes tools and procedures for automatically publishing news content from almost any legacy print production solution. In addition, Publicus includes add-on modules for online advertising, multi-media publishing, wireless publishing, community publishing, calendar and entertainment guides, and e-commerce.
Publicus is the number one online publishing solution in Scandinavia, and since SAXoTECH began selling it in the North America, it has been used to create Web sites for companies like:
- The Blade (Toledo, OH): www.toledoblade.com
- CyberInk (Erie, PA): www.goerie.com
- Swift Newspapers (Reno, NV): www.reno.com
- New Jersey Lawyer (Edison, NJ): www.njlnews.com
Publicus received a "Hot Pick" from the editors of Seybold Publications at Seybold Seminars San Francisco 2001.
Demonstrations of Publicus can be seen at SAXoTECH's booth on the NEXPO show floor (booth #3945).
Established in 1993, InfiNet provides managed Internet application services and web content delivery services for media companies. It is a recognized authority in online publishing solutions and technology management. Based in Norfolk, VA, InfiNet is jointly owned by Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI), Knight Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) and Landmark Communications. As the leading applications service provider (ASP) to the newspaper industry, InfiNet supports over 3000 Web sites for more than 200 media clients including some of the most prestigious media properties in the U.S. and Canada. Among them are investor-owned newspapers and a growing number of properties owned by
other public and private media companies.