SAXoTECH has just signed a contract for delivery of a total SAXoPRESS editorial solution to the newspaper group DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis. In future the SAXoPRESS system will be the most important tool for the 90 employees in the newsrooms of DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis at the group's four daily newspapers: Dagbladet Ringsted, Dagbladet Køge, Dagbladet Roskilde and Frederiksborg Amts Avis when producing the daily newspaper.
Quite in accordance with SAXoTECH's strategy not to be dependent on platforms, DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis have chosen to use the SAXoPRESS system in a mixed environment with SAXoPRESS on Windows NT for the writers and on MacOS for the editors. Among others the solution contains facilities for full-page pagination, writing & editing, and automatic image processing from the page. Further, the new Danish de facto standard in archiving systems - SAXoBRS/Search Archiving System - is to be installed for archiving and search for text, pictures, graphics and pages in one and the same system.
Clear Development Strategy
Choosing SAXoPRESS is the second step in DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis' clear strategy of staying on the cutting edge in the digital transformation of the media world, which is taking place these years. Consequently, DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis has, for quite some time, used the SAXoTECH image reception integrated with the Norsk Data system, which SAXoPRESS is to replace.
The entire system will be delivered as a file-based solution with an option to upgrade to the database version of SAXoPRESS and the delivery of a full WAN-system for the entire newspaper group.
The gradual introduction of new information technology which DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis have bought or have an option for, respectively, means that in the near future they will have every opportunity to make use of all the synergy effects given to newspaper production by new technology.
With SAXoPRESS DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis is getting a long desired editorial system, which will give the journalists a better overview of the newspaper's elements, and ease many routines so that they can concentrate on what is essential - to produce the daily newspaper. For example, they will be able to see the day's images and wirecopy, and search in the archives for text, images and pages and at the same time deliver the articles and pictures of the day together for full-page pagination.
The archiving system automatically prepares the day's entire production for archiving, which enables the librarians to focus on categorizing all the elements in the archive. This drastically enhances the applicability of the archive for the users, who can now personally find information in the digital archive, which is online on all work stations.
The installation at DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis will be one of the more complex solutions delivered by SAXoTECH, with the central editorial office in Ringsted, the 4 main editorial offices in Ringsted, Køge, Roskilde and Hillerød, and the 14 remote offices. But SAXoTECH has the experience as we have previously delivered similar solutions for e.g. Vendsyssel Tidende, De Bergske Blade and A/S Sjællandske Dagblade, says Søren Bak.
The actual change to SAXoPRESS will take place in the course of the next six months concurrently with the education of all the editorial employees.
SAXoTECH, headquartered in Aalborg, is the Danish market leader in fully integrated PrePress solutions for newspapers. With the order for DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis the SAXoPRESS Publishing System will in short time be installed in 21 (50 percent) of the Danish daily newspapers. Furthermore, SAXoTECH dominates the market in Denmark of distributing and receiving text, images and graphics with SAXoWirePhoto Gateway.
Other Orders in 1997
SAXoTECH is the only company that has sold editorial solutions to the Danish newspapers in 1997. In addition to the contract with DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis SAXoTECH made sales of SAXoPRESS solutions for full-page pagination for De Bergske Blade's four daily papers and total solutions for the 2 newspapers of Sjællandske Dagblade, Herning Folkeblad and Medie Centret in Hillerød.
Outside Denmark SAXoTECH has sold total SAXoPRESS solutions to both Romerikes Blad, Røyken & Hurums Avis, Harstad Tidende and Agderposten in Norway.
With the order to DAGBLADET/Frederiksborg Amts Avis the SAXoBRS/SEARCH Archiving System has been sold to 10 Danish and 3 Norwegian daily newspapers, which means that the system is well on the way to becoming the Danish standard.