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Quark & SAXoTECH Forge Technology Alliance
SAXoTECH is currently working on plans to utilize the technologies and product integration opportunities, which the alliance has given us.
June 20, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Quark Inc. and SAXoTECH A/S announced an alliance at NEXPO that will allow SAXoTECH to develop solutions based on Quark core technologies that were previously unavailable to systems vendors.
In the wake of Quark's recent announcement that it will make its text
processing application QuarkCopyDesk(tm) Special Edition available to
developers, SAXoTECH will leverage the full suite of Quark tools to create a
state-of-the-art media-independent publishing solution for the newspaper
"We are delighted that SAXoTECH is the first company to take advantage of
this opportunity to build leading-edge solutions on the Quark(tm) technology
platform," said Jürgen Kurz, director of product management at Quark.
"SAXoTECH shares the Quark vision for media-independent publishing, and we look forward to helping them deliver solutions that will cut costs and
streamline processes for newspapers."
"This agreement will allow SAXoTECH to focus on the true needs of news
providers," said Werner Elhauge, SAXoTECH founder and chief technology
officer. "Using Quark technologies as a base, we can enhance our print tools while we continue to develop outstanding tools for publishing to multiple media."
SAXoTECH will use QuarkXPress(tm) and XML throughout the entire workflow management process in its next-generation cross-media publishing solution (codename: MediaBlast). Additionally, the system will have unparalleled media planning and content research capabilities.
"The original promise of open, standards-based systems was to allow
developers to integrate best-of-breed tools to provide solutions for their
customers," said Gil Roschuni, research and development manager at the
Washington Times. "Quark's openness will give developers like SAXoTECH the ability to bring Quark products together as integrated solutions. This is exactly what the industry needs."
"Our customers need a better solution, and Quark's technology strategy is
perfectly in line with SAXoTECH's product line and plans for future development. We are moving quickly to support new business models for news providers, and this agreement will supercharge SAXoTECH's effort to produce a streamlined production environment," continued Elhauge. "We're not going to lose focus by supporting InDesign. That's certainly not what the industry needs right now."
"SAXoTECH and Quark understand the pressing business issues facing newspaper publishers today," said Kurz. "Our customers need tools that can be embedded into their workflows that support publishing to multiple media. By embracing standard technologies such as XML, HTML, and PDF, Quark tools can easily be plugged into a variety of workflows."
SAXoTECH, A/S, is the developer of the SAXoPRESS Content Management System, which is a comprehensive suite of cross-platform and fully integrated tools for editorial publishing. The SAXoPRESS system is the best-selling publishing system in Scandinavia. SAXoTECH, Inc. -- the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of SAXoTECH, A/S -- is responsible for all North American sales, installation, and support of SAXoPRESS. For further information regarding SAXoTECH and its full range of products and solutions we invite you to visit to visit http://www.saxotechonline.com.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) develops and
distributes award-winning software for high-end, professional electronic
publishing and communication. Quark's products include QuarkXPress(tm);
QuarkXPress Passport(tm), the multiple-language version of QuarkXPress;
avenue.quark(tm), the intelligent way to re-use QuarkXPress content on the
Web; Quark Digital Media System(tm), or QuarkDMS(tm), the enterprise
solution for digital asset management; and others. Founded in 1981, Quark
Inc. is privately held.
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