At NEXPO 2000 in San Francisco, SAXoTECH debuted new features for the SAXoPRESS Content Management System, release a major upgrade to the Publicus Web Publishing System, as well as preview the next major release of SAXoPRESS.
"Since America East, the SAXoTECH programmers have been working overtime to produce additional features for both of our core products," said Robert Laszlo, V.P. of Customer Fulfillment. "We were very excited about being able to show these new functions at NEXPO and Seybold SF 200 . All of these features have been developed at the request of SAXoTECH customers, and are all now finished and shipping in the current product."
In addition, SAXoTECH has begun building the next major release of SAXoPRESS (version 4.0), which will be released at the IFRA 2000 Expo in Amsterdam (Oct. 9-12). We are providing this preview at Seybold SF 2000 for our North American customers.
NEW SAXOPRESS FEATURES
At the request of customers, several new features have been added to SAXoPRESS version 3.0. These include the following enhancements:
TANSA: Our North American customers can now use the sophisticated Scandinavian system for computer-assisted proofreading. Tansa is a server-based dictionary of spelling, grammar, style and hyphenation rules customized exclusively for each customer. The dictionaries in Tansa are based on at least 12 month's worth of the customer's own published text. The Associated Press Stylebook is also available.
COMPUTER-TO-PLATE (CTP) INTEGRATION: The adoption of CTP technologies is accelerating. SAXoPRESS now has the ability to send imposition and page pairing information to CTP devices that enable them to automatically produce the proper page pairings on the plates. The system currently supports all the major CTP devices.
ADDITIONAL WORKFLOW TOOLS: SAXoTECH's customers now have several additional customizable fields in the database that can be tailored to meet their own unique workflow requirements. By adding these tools to the system's existing workflow attributes, SAXoPRESS can handle just about any organization's publishing processes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERATION: SAXoPRESS now includes tools that allow users to easily generate a table of contents for their publications and format that table for pagination.
SAXOPRESS 4.0 PREVIEW
The next major release of the SAXoPRESS Content Management System is being built today. SAXoTECH expects to show version 4.0 of SAXoPRESS at the IFRA 2000 Expo.
At SEYBOLD, we will be showing prototypes and discussing several of these features, including:
MEDIA TAGS AND XML: SAXoPRESS will soon give users the ability to tag sections of stories for different types of output. For example, an editor will be able to mark one paragraph of a story for a particular print product (perhaps a particular edition), while another paragraph might be written strictly for publication on the Web. This tagging scheme will be implemented using the Extensible Markup Language (XML).
QUARKXPRESS(TM)-BASED COPY EDITOR: To further empower our users and give them the ability to write and edit text to fit the exact layout and hyphenation and justification of a QuarkXPress page, SAXoTECH is building its own Quark-based text editor. Editors will be able to open and work with an exact representation of how that story will appear in print.
June 20, 2000
Quark & SAXoTECH Forge
Enables SAXoTECH as the first Media industry developer to obtain an unsurpassed level of integration between QuarkXPress and a workflow management & publishing system such as the SAXoPRESS and Publicus suite.
"This agreement will allow SAXoTECH to focus on the true needs of news providers," said Werner Elhauge, Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
"This will help us enhance and our print tools, while we continue to develop outstanding new media tools."
Read NEXPO 2000 Press Release
May 4, 2000
SEYBOLD reviewed SAXoPRESS and Publicus 3.0 at America East:
1:"Saxotech has done more to enhance its Web publishing than any other company at the show"
2:"The most notable aspect of Publicus at this stage is its completeness"
3:"Altogether, it provides the functionality needed for a newspaper to get going with an active Web site"
April 12, 2000
SAXoTECH releases version 3.0 of SAXoPRESS Content Managment system and Publicus Online Publishing System...