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MEIs Integrated Production Suite Demos at NEXPO 2005

IPS already live in production at Belgium?s Passe-Partout (March 15, 2005)

Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), a Philadelphia-based provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced that the first public demonstration of MEIs new Integrated Production Suite (IPS) will take place at NEXPO 2005 in Dallas, March 19 22. IPS is an integrated suite of products, featuring MEIs QuickSilver-based production hub integrated with new versions of MEIs Ad Layout System (ALS), Classified Layout System (CLS), Roundhouse Ad Tracking System, and QuickLink with Adobe InDesign for editorial and ad-building.

At the heart of IPS is QuickSilver, the high-powered database hub through which user-selected MEI tools can connect and share data. Ad-order entry systems feed ad and job data into the QuickSilver database, where it is aggregated and distributed to the selected planning, makeup and pagination products. When connected to the QuickSilver hub, these products change from standalone tools to collaborative workhorses. Real-time communication and updating between components of IPS provide parallel workflows and interaction for todays sophisticated production groups.

IPS is live in production today at Passe-Partout, one of the largest newspaper publishers in Belgium. For Passe-Partout, which publishes over 100 editions of its popular shoppers and newspapers at five production sites throughout Belgium, IPS provides high-availability, end-to-end ad and editorial management in a fault-tolerant, multi-lingual, distributed production environment. MEIs reliable ad layout and ad tracking systems carry out everyday work in a smart, efficient workflow.


MEI representatives will be on hand at NEXPO to share the Passe-Partout success story with attendees and to demonstrate how the Integrated Production Suite can inform high-level business decisions that bring positive results?improved efficiency, unparalleled security and control, cost-savings and increased revenue?from one all-star suite of products.


Integrated Production Suite (IPS) Integrates:

Page Director Ad Layout System (ALS). The complete issue planning and ad layout system that provides powerful issue management tools, flexible integration with ad booking, built-in dynamic conflict management, complete integration with digital ads, and the ability to scale to specific publication size and workflow.

Page Director Classified Layout System (CLS). The smart system for classified pagination, featuring smooth, front-end system integration, an Action palette for automated workflows, one-step layout of displays and liners, automatic placement of headers and fillers, automatic justification, squaring, and line rules.

Roundhouse Ad Tracking System. Roundhouse offers powerful ad workflow management with complete tracking of the ad production process, including advanced deadline controls, collaborative workflow management, standard architecture, flexible integration, powerful automation tools, and quick return on investment.

QuickLink. This QuickSilver-enabled tool provides editorial user authentication within QuickSilver, associates editorial pages with issues and ads from the database, and dynamically updates page content to reflect ad changes in the database.


ALSO SHOWING AT NEXPO:
- New ALS and CLS (for IPS)
- New Roundhouse 4 with a preview of new reporting capabilities
- New K4 Publishing System 5.1
- PublishNow
- Wave2
- AdWorks
- New TruEdit 3.1

MEI will be at NEXPO 2005, Booth 3131, March 19 22. To schedule a demonstration of IPS, or any of MEIs products, contact Steven Haught at info@maned.com, or visit MEI on the Web at http://www.maned.com.


About MEI
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) is an industry leader in the development of quality, proven software solutions for the evolving publishing industry. The Page Director Series of Advertising and Classified Layout Systems, K4 Publishing System, TruEdit® Collaborative Workflow System, Integrated Publishing System (IPS) with QuickSilver, AdWorks Ad Management System, PublishNow, and the Roundhouse Ad Tracking System deliver automated pagination and workflow solutions to newspaper and magazine publishers, as well as to other print and electronic publishing markets. Founded in 1990, the company was named a laureate of both the 1999 and 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Collections. Managing Editor is a portfolio company of Adobe Ventures LP, the investment arm of Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE), as well as the exclusive distributor of the K4 Publishing System in the Americas.

Additional information regarding MEIs products and services can be found on the companys Web site at http://www.maned.com.

 


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