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Bissinger+ Opts for vjoon K4

vjoon, a leading global provider of software solutions for managing digital content, announced that media agency BISSINGER[+] has opted for vjoon K4 and is already using the cross-media publishing platform’s highly automated workflows to prepare Evonik’s media collateral.

L’APPART: Luxury Magazine App created goes global

Quark Software announced the availability of the L’APPART app, an interactive iPhone and iPad app version of the French luxury magazine. Each month L’APPART provides readers from around the globe the latest news about property, design, hotels, palaces, watches and automobiles. In addition to a range of articles, the new interactive app will feature videos, audio, slideshows, Web links and 360° views as well as geolocation and online reservation features.

Publishing Technology launches new interface and enhanced features for ingentaconnect

Publishing Technology, the leading provider of content services to the publishing industry, has announced a new interface for its ingentaconnect platform, the world’s largest resource for scholarly publications.

Cloud Technology Partners launches PaaSLane v2.5 Cloud Application Transformation Solution

Cloud Technology Partners, a leader in transforming businesses through cloud solutions, today announced the addition of major new features and functionality to PaaSLane, a solution to assess and optimise Java and .NET applications for modernization and cloud readiness. PaaSLane 2.5 enables Java and .NET developers and quality assurance (QA) professionals to assess and optimise applications more quickly, easily and efficiently; and enables businesses to reduce capital and operational expenses by simplifying applications and facilitating cloud adoption. In addition, PaaSLane 2.5 provides customers with even greater flexibility, as it is now offered as two targeted solutions: PaaSLane Assess and PaaSLane Optimize.

Dalet unveils integrated platform solutions at IBC2014

Dalet Digital Media Systems, a provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, unveiled today its new platform lineup: Dalet Brio (high-density ingest and playout), Dalet AmberFin (high-quality transcoding), and Dalet Galaxy (enterprise MAM). These three distinct, yet tightly integrated platforms enable Dalet to answer both the current and future requirements of the media industry with a range of complementary products and modules that address targeted applications as well as combine to offer best-in-class business solutions.

Equilibrium announces MediaRich 4.0 64bit native with A/V Core 2.0

The MediaRich 4.0 for 64bit and A/V CORE all media server with GPU acceleration is available now. This server is a 64-bit application. MediaRich CORE can now process any size document as long as the system it is installed on has enough memory. The file I/O is now also 64-bit so, which means files bigger than 4GB can be read and written with the image formats that support large files.

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Create amazing video features in your own apps with EQ Enterprise InstantOTT Video Connectivity

Equilibrium will be demonstrating EQ Network InstantOTT providing social, connected short or long-form video in Apps, DAM’s and SharePoint. This massively scalable hosted video platform provides seamless, ready-to-go cloud hosted video from “glass-to-glass” with public and private video channel capability.

WoodWing establishes Digital Publishing Production Services to support publishers and brands worldwide

WoodWing Software, a thought leader in multi-channel and digital publishing, has launched a new business unit called WoodWing Digital Services. With the move, WoodWing aims to support publishers and brands across the globe with comprehensive consulting and offshoring production in the field of digital publishing. Services offered pivot around the efficient implementation of strategies to tap the revenue and savings potential offered via a combined approach in print, online, tablet and mobile publishing. The team will work closely with WoodWing´s Authorized Solution Partners worldwide, enabling them to complete projects faster and to scale their business.

DATASERV CORP Meets Its High-Touch Customer Service Standards With Zetta.Net Enterprise-Grade Cloud Backup And Recovery Solution

Zetta.net to deliver enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions to its customers. After evaluating more than 10 cloud backup and recovery providers to replace its use of the discontinued Symantec Backup Exec.cloud, DataServ selected Zetta.net for its affordability, ease of use, and ability to scale from small companies backing up hundreds of gigabytes of data, to several hundred-person firms backing up multiple terabyte server databases.

2014 FOX Special Award for Workflow Efficiency Goes to Siemens AG’s Annual Report Created with vjoon K4

vjoon K4 customers are remarkably creative and successful as a host of international corporate publishing awards attests. This year’s takings were again impressive, but vjoon K4’s contribution often goes unmentioned. This was not the case at the 2014 FOX Awards when Siemens AG’s annual report won the Special Award for Workflow Efficiency. vjoon K4 was on stage with the service provider ccs.tirol to accept this honor. ccs.tirol prepares the integrated annual report for all media and to Siemens AG’s specifications using the cross-media publishing platform vjoon K4 in innovative and effective ways. The agency taps the application’s potential to maximize synergetic effects when incorporating print ads, video clips and corporate collateral, tying in the web and intranet, and delivering content to the business units and countries. vjoon K4 was also used to forge an innovative link to the Federal Gazette’s database enabling the required data to be exported automatically and in compliance with statutory provisions.

Suitcase Fusion 5, a new version of font management

Depending on how big a creative company is, the designers may need a font server or a desktop font manager. Extensis offers both. Universal Type Server delivers the same functionality to the desktop user as Suitcase Fusion, but adds more stringent and centralised font management, including the ability to control and manage for legal compliance. The desktop client, Suitcase Fusion, has just been upgraded to version 5. Its focus is on making creatives work more efficiently and with more creative control over the fonts they use.


EU accepts ebook commitments from Penguin

In March 2011, the Commission of the European Union (EU) opened proceedings against Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin and Apple. The Commission had doubts concerning the joint switch by these companies from a wholesale model, where the retail price of e-books is determined by the retailer, to agency contracts that all contained the same key terms for retail prices. The commitments now offered by Penguin, complementing those made binding by the Commission on the other four publishers and Apple, are accepted as creating a favourable environment for creating a competitive e-books market for the time to come.


QuarkXPress 10: what to expect

It’s no secret Quark has lost many QuarkXPress users to Adobe InDesign CS over the past years. If you thought the company would see this as a reason not to upgrade QuarkXPress and try win over InDesign users again, you were wrong. And with version 10, QuarkXPress might win over even hard-core InDesign users.

Big data publishing

Big data publishing: too good to be true

Cross-referencing and analysing huge amounts of data and reporting on your findings is what we understand to be big data publishing. It’s the new buzzword in publishing because it has the potential to open up new opportunities for making money with content. But big data analysis is extremely difficult and expensive.


How online publishers implement a paywall determines its success

Metered or paywall-limited access to online and digital publications is the buzz these days, but it takes more than a pay button to make it work. Press+ is one of the platforms that got a bit of coverage lately. A platform that has had some success in the Eastern part of the EU is Piano Media. Piano Media has recently started to penetrate the Western part of the EU so it’s interesting to see what makes their offering successful.

EU funding

IMPACTTRACKER analyses texts’ influence; AllYours notifies of interesting online events without privacy breach

The EU often funds academic research that can lead to business applications. The goal is to put European firms at the forefront of technology. Two interesting projects are reaching their conclusion. One is an application with which you can measure a text’s influence across the Internet. The other analyses online events and pushes personalised notifications to the user without storing data on remote servers (and therefore keeping privacy issues at bay).

Digital Asset Management

Understanding metadata in Digital Asset Management

Digital Asset Management or DAM for short is not as easy to understand as many people think it is. Understanding a DAM project starts with understanding the difference between asset and metadata. Metadata is data about data. This most common description doesn’t tell you the problems it hides.

Big Data

Big Data in publishing: pitfalls

A group of 80 journalists across multiple EU-countries decided to go on a Big Data analysis adventure. They wanted to expose tax fraudsters in the EU. The results were so-and-so. It shows that Big Data needs Big Brains and a new kind of self-discipline.


How to prevent spammers from using your mail server as their own

When we write about CMS or Web CMS, we think of WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal and what you can do with those systems. But we never think of the servers on which these run, and the many ways people with bad intentions can use them to harass or hurt others. Here’s at least one tip to prevent spammers from using your mail server as their own.

Ovum predicts turbulence for the Internet economy, as more than two-thirds of consumers say “no” to Internet tracking

New research from Ovum shows that the Internet economy is at risk of crumbling, following the recent data privacy issues of WhatsApp and the ongoing concerns surrounding Facebook and Google. Ovum’s research shows that these incidents have significantly harmed the reputation of Internet companies as a whole — only 14% of consumers now trust that their personal data placed online would not be exploited.