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Que-Net Media Selects North Plains Systems Digital Asset Management System

Press release from the issuing company

TORONTO — July 12, 2001 — North Plains Systems Corp., the global leader in enterprisewide digital asset management (DAM), today announced Que-Net Media , a member of the Quebecor World Group, expanded its branded product offering to include DAM for its magazine, catalog, retail and commercial customers and selected North Plains TeleScope Enterprise as the foundation for its DAM solution. Que-Net Media“ products using TeleScope Enterprise include SKUCaster, ImageValet, PubValet and CatalogValet. Que-Net Media hosts back-end support for the DAM system within its new Technology Solutions Centers in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. Many of our customers are large enough to benefit from enterprise-level digital asset management, and we received many requests for just such a service, said Nicky Milner, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Que-Net Media . To compliment our ability to create and capture digital content, digital asset management is another critical step in fulfilling the Que-Net Media commitment to improve customer business performance. North Plains TeleScope Enterprise, is the only true enterprise-wide DAM solution. Based on an open XML architecture, TeleScope enables users to extract components of existing documents and dynamically generate new rich-media assets and re-purpose them through multiple delivery channels. Built on open standards, TeleScope s distributed architecture enables organizations, world-wide, to centrally store and systematically share and distribute their digital assets. TeleScope offers a robust and open API that allows third party technologies and legacy systems to seamlessly integrate into the TeleScope environment. TeleScope supports over 300 file formats ranging from graphics, and text, to audio and video. North Plains TeleScope.web solution empowers internal and external users the ability to collaborate, approve and review all aspects of the production process through an easy-to-use and fully customizable, web interface. TeleScope.web, combined with TeleScopes robust and enterprise scalable architecture, gives TeleScope users the ability to solve the needs of global organizations with a single technology infrastructure. The decision was the result of an extensive search, with as many as 25 digital asset management vendors being considered, said Milner. North Plains Systems TeleScope Enterprise provided the best combination of features, flexibility and price. TeleScope Enterprise enables organizations to maximize the value of their digital assets by transforming them into strategic corporate assets and new digital products, said Hassan Kotob, President and CEO of North Plains Systems. In addition to creating new digital products, TeleScope enables organizations to extend their service offering and create additional revenue streams. Quebecor World, Que-Net Medias parent company, first purchased and implemented TeleScope Pro, North Plains workgroup solution, in 1996. Since that time, Quebecor has upgraded to TeleScope Enterprise in its Chicago office.