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Bremerton, Wash., signs contract with SAXoTECH
Scripps-Howard paper will install editorial system integrated with Adobe InDesign CS(tm)

SAXoTECH, a recognized leader in providing content management and online production systems for media companies, is pleased to announce that The Sun (Bremerton, Wash.) has chosen the SAXoPRESS Publishing System as its editorial content and production solution.

The Sun, an E.W. Scripps Co., paper, will install SAXoPRESS R6, integrated with the Adobe InDesign CS™ page layout application.

"A committee broadly representative of our newsroom examined seven different front-end systems and unanimously selected SAXoTECH's as the best because of its features, interface and ease of use," said Jeff Brody, managing editor of The Sun. "We look forward to replacing a 10-year-old system with one that will allow us to automate many repetitive tasks and focus on editing and presentation of our content."

In addition the Base SAXoPRESS system, The Sun purchased:

  • Planning Module: Newsroom planning and budgeting tools, as well as a repository for group calendars, contacts, and story ideas

  • Automatic Image Processing: An application for automatically handling the majority of final pre-press imaging tasks, including color correction and image conversion

“We are excited to be working with the people in Bremerton, as well as E.W. Scripps Co.,” said Mark Prokosch, President of SAXoTECH, Inc. “This is an important milestone for us, because it is our first with Scripps, as well as the first sale of our Adobe InDesign integration.”

The 42-seat SAXoPRESS system replaces an aging editorial system from P.Ink. The Sun’s SAXoPRESS system will be integrated with Managing Editor’s Ad Layout System. The Sun will run SAXoPRESS R6 on Mac OS X.

The system implementation will begin in February and is expected be completed in May 2004.

About The Sun
For nearly seven decades, The Sun has been the must-read newspaper for the residents of West Sound, comprised of Kitsap, Jefferson and Mason counties in Washington state.

Today, the award-winning daily newspaper reaches more than 100,000 readers with a strong emphasize on local news, topnotch photography, well-designed content and community-based advertising. The Sun also provides content and advertising services via the Internet.

The Sun is a member of The E. W. Scripps Company family of newspapers. The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network.

About SAXoTECH
SAXoTECH is a recognized leader in the development of cross-media news publishing solutions. Our integrated applications give journalists a complete suite of print and online tools to plan, create, publish and archive the news. Our products include the multi-platform SAXoPRESS Publishing System (editorial print production), and the award-winning Publicus Online Publishing System (dynamic, automated Internet publishing). Over 300 clients worldwide depend on our software and services to help them meet their multi-channel deadlines and lower their production costs.

For additional details, contact:

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


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