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Automatrix Makes First Sale of Quark Digital Media System by a UK Integrator

Press release from the issuing company

LONDON - July 11, 2001 - Automatrix PLC, a leading systems integrator, award-winning XTensions developer, and provider of innovative solutions for the publishing, design, and advertising industries, is pleased to announce the first sale of the Quark Digital Media System (QuarkDMS) by a UK integrator. Automatrix has been commissioned by Porto Editora, Portugal's leading book publisher, to supply and install QuarkDMS, Quark's powerful enterprise content management system. Porto Editora chose QuarkDMS after initial meetings and demonstrations by Automatrix earlier this year. Automatrix technical staff subsequently performed an extensive implementation study that researched Porto Editora's workflow, investigated future needs, and evaluated relative benefits of possible solutions. As the core of Porto Editora's book production system, QuarkDMS is expected to bring Porto Editora a variety of benefits, including: * Unified content management resource across all departments * Improved asset re-use across several publications * Reduced time-to-market for new and updated publications * Improved control of production procedures in line with strategic growth plans * Accurate, real-time management information for all publications Luis Fernandes, pre-press production director at Porto Editora, said, "Like more and more companies, Porto Editora appreciates the worth of its intellectual property, and QuarkDMS will provide an effective method for controlling our valuable digital media. Automatrix's all-around skill set and unrivaled industry experience were the keys to their winning our QuarkDMS business." Nick Smart, managing director of Automatrix, said, "We are delighted that our alliance with Quark has given us the opportunity to welcome Porto Editora to our growing client base of corporate, publishing, design, and advertising companies around the world." Quark Digital Media System is a powerful enterprise-wide solution that lets customers manage a virtually unlimited number of text files, images, and other digital resources. QuarkDMS streamlines document production and delivery, and makes organisation a natural part of the creative process. QuarkDMS combines the speed and reliability of an Oracle8 database with a scalable three-tier architecture capable of serving hundreds of concurrent users. It supports any file type and integrates with leading publishing applications, including unparalleled integration with QuarkXPress. QuarkDMS automates organisation, processing, and delivery of media assets, and makes valuable documents available throughout the enterprise.

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