Last modified: January 15. 2002 3:42PM
SAXoTECH to Release SAXoPRESS R5 at America East
New version of content management system features QuarkCopyDesk SE integration
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- SAXoTECH will officially release the next major version of the SAXoPRESS Publishing System at the America East Newspaper Operations and Technology Conference in Hershey, Penn., March 25-28.
QuarkCopyDesk SE Integration SAXoPRESS R5 allows editors to write to fit QuarkXPress page layouts using the QuarkCopyDesk SE text editor.
SAXoTECH will be giving continuous demonstrations of SAXoPRESS R5 in booth 63 on the show floor.
"SAXoTECH understands that in a time of uncertain economic conditions, system vendors should focus on helping their customers increase efficiency," said Anders Christensen, Chief Executive Officer of SAXoTECH A/S. "The next release of SAXoPRESS will give our customers an even larger toolbox that allows them to work more productively -- both in print and online."
The upgrade to the company's flagship cross-media editorial system, labeled SAXoPRESS R5, will include several major enhancements, including:
- QuarkCopyDesk SE Integration: The QuarkCopyDesk SE text editor will be integrated into SAXoPRESS, giving customers the ability to do true WYSIWYG write-to-fit editing. SAXoTECH's QuarkCopyDesk SE integration will also include several enhancements to the editing environment, including the ability to work with SAXoPRESS formats (shapes library), Internet publishing tags and the Tansa Proofing System.
- Asset Management Module: Users will be able to store and manage any type of file in the SAXoPRESS system, including word processing documents, spreadsheets, and multimedia assets (video and audio). From the SAXoPRESS database, they will be able to track the progress of these documents in their workflow, attach them to other objects in the system and edit them in the applications used to create them. Users will also be able to publish multimedia objects directly to World Wide Web sites from the system.
- Planning Module: A major upgrade to the Planning Module will present a completely revised set of functions and a new user interface for creating and tracking calendar items, tasks, contacts and resources.
SAXoPRESS R5 has completed customer beta testing, and will be ready for implementation in late March.
SAXoTECH expects most of its current North American customers to upgrade to the new release before the end of the summer.