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TAMPA, Fla. – October 19, 2009 – SAXOTECH announced today The Monroe Evening News and Bedford Now (Monroe, Michigan) are the first publications to use the SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center in live production. Designed to support both digital and print channels, SAXOTECH's Managed Hosted Mediaware Center allows media companies to achieve significant efficiencies in all aspects of the production of editorial products through the creation of a fully-integrated digital and print newsroom in a managed, hosted environment.

Residing within SAXOTECH's highly scalable cloud environment, both Monroe publications are now able to utilize the latest SAXOTECH software functionality together with the most current hosting technology without having to purchase and maintain new servers internally. The SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center also allows for automatic software upgrades, behind-the-scenes maintenance and server support as well as automated resource balancing and monitoring.

"We have a great relationship with Monroe and are very excited they are the first media company to implement the SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center," said Anders Christiansen, president and CEO, SAXOTECH. "Monroe can now focus more time and effort to delivering news and information and serving their readership."

The SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center also provides full Web integration effectively creating a virtual newsroom accessible from anywhere at anytime. Reporters, photographers, editors and all others can utilize all of the functionality of the SAXOTECH Mediaware Center from wherever they are located, greatly improving the ability of media companies to efficiently produce news in a collaborative production environment.

"We are very pleased with our decision to implement SAXOTECH's Managed Hosted Mediaware Center and our partnership with SAXOTECH, said Trent Langton, operations director, The Monroe Publishing Company. "This state-of-the-art technology provides us with the tools we need to efficiently deliver quality content to our readers while also allowing us to eliminate large capital investments in hardware."

About the SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center
Designed to support both digital and print channels, SAXOTECH's flexible and cost effective solution enables publishers to efficiently produce and share news and information in a streamlined and collaborative production environment. Offering true channel-agnostic content management, SAXOTECH's Managed Hosted Mediaware Center allows media companies to achieve significant efficiencies in all aspects of the production of editorial products through the creation of a fully integrated digital and print newsroom.

About Monroe
Monroe Publishing Company is a privately held media company located in Monroe, Michigan and serves Monroe County with The Monroe Evening News, Bedford Now, monroenews.com, bedfordnow.com, monroetalks.com, finditmonroe.com, along with additional publications.

About SAXOTECH
SAXOTECH helps media companies meet current and future challenges in the media landscape by providing cost efficient solutions for new business models based on multimedia, multi-channel consumer interaction. Our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan, create, edit, design and publish content as well as drive online directories and serve display advertising through multiple channels. Our customers receive world-class implementation, training and support complemented by ongoing development of products and best practices. Today, SAXOTECH's solutions are in use by more than 600 news organizations around the world.