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SAXoTECH Signs New York Times Regional Newspaper Group
Group to Use Publicus Online Publishing System To Publish 13 Newspaper Web Sites


ROCKVILLE, Md.
SAXoTECH, a leading supplier of content management and online production systems for media companies in Scandinavia and North America, today announced that The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group (NYTRNG), a division of The New York Times Company, has purchased its Publicus Online Publishing System to produce the Web sites for 13 of its daily newspapers. Implementation of the system will begin this month.

"This contract with The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group confirms SAXoTECH's ability to provide real solutions to the challenges facing media companies today," said Anders Christiansen, chief operating officer of SAXoTECH. "This agreement, our largest to date in North America, significantly strengthens our position in the United States."

"The Publicis system will support our efforts to centralize Web site production and system management with one hosting provider," said Bruce Kyse, vice president of News and New Media for NYTRNG. "By using a single content management solution for our daily newspaper Web sites we will realize cost savings and other efficiencies in Web site production and maintenance."

Publicus will be used to publish the Web sites of the following 13 daily newspapers:

  • TimesDaily (Florence, AL), http://www.timesdaily.com/
  • The Gadsden Times (Gadsden, AL), http://www.gadsdentimes.com/
  • The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL), http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/
  • The Gainesville Sun (Gainesville, FL), http://www.gainesvillesun.com/
  • The Ledger (Lakeland, FL), http://www.theledger.com/
  • Star-Banner (Ocala, FL), http://www.star-banner.com/
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL), http://www.heraldtribune.com/
  • The Daily Comet (Thibodaux, LA), http://www.dailycomet.com/
  • The Courier (Houma, LA), http://www.houmatoday.com/
  • Times-News (Hendersonville, NC), http://www.hendersonvillenews.com/
  • The Dispatch (Lexington, NC), http://www.the-dispatch.com/
  • Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, NC), http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/
  • Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC), http://www.goupstate.com/

"We are pleased to add The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group to our list of publishing clients," said Niels Grinsted, sales executive, SAXoTECH. "The Publicus content management system is ideally suited to help them achieve their new media goals."

The NYTRNG contract includes the Publicus Base System, as well as the following add-on modules:

  • Publicus Query Module for polling
  • Publicus Agenda Module for event scheduling
  • Publicus Multi-Channel Module for wireless and handheld devices and email publishing
  • Publicus Forums Module for threaded discussion groups
  • Publicus Guides Module for entertainment and business directories
  • Publicus E-Commerce Module for online sales
  • Publicus Multimedia Module for audio and video publishing

Publicus will be integrated with the various existing editorial and advertising front-end systems in use by the 13 papers, including systems from Unisys, Atex, SII, DTI and Baseview. The NYTRNG contract also includes training, consulting services, support, and software maintenance.

ABOUT SAXOTECH
SAXoTECH is a leading editorial system supplier in Scandinavia and North America. We create systems that enable media companies to create, edit, manage, and publish news content anywhere they choose -- in print and online. The SAXoPRESS Content Management System, is a comprehensive suite of cross-platform and fully integrated tools for newspaper and magazine publishing. The Publicus Online Publishing System is an open, dynamic, database-driven Web production and portal-building solution.

ABOUT THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2001 revenues of $3.0 billion, publishes The New York Times, The Boston Globe and 16 other newspapers; owns eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York radio stations; and has more than 40 Web sites, including NYTimes.com and Boston.com. In 2002 the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's list of America's Most Admired Companies. Among all 530 companies on the list, the Company ranked No. 1 in quality of products/services and No. 1 in social responsibility. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS

SAXoTECH North America:

Robert A. Laszlo, V.P. Customer Fulfillment
SAXoTECH, Inc.
Phone: (941) 447-6662
E-mail: rlaszlo@saxotechonline.com

SAXoTECH Europe:

Heidi Heunecke, Marketing Coordinator
SAXoTECH, A/S
Phone: 45 96 31 42 11
Email: heidi_heunecke@saxotechonline.com




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