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USA Today Selects Autologic APS Content Management System

Press release from the issuing company

Nation’s Newspaper Testing Autologic’s Archiving System Thousand Oaks, CA – March 26, 2002 – Autologic, an Agfa Company, has announced that Gannett’s USA Today has chosen the Autologic APS Content Management System, a powerful digital asset management system. The APS Content Management System will provide USA Today with an advertisement archiving solution that will improve USA Today’s digital advertising workflow though digital asset management. The APS Content Management System manages advertising jobs and all their elements. The Autologic system allows USA Today to retrieve ads at a later date -- way beyond the original publishing date -- and re-publish an ad without having to go through the entire laborious production process. The initial focus of the project is to automate and manage the storage and retrieval of display ads and their elements from the point of entry through production and final archive. "The APS Content Management System is a key technology for our workflow. It allows us to extend the use of our advertising and other assets to other departments while also improving our own internal production processes," said Ron Cobbs, Manager, Prepress Operations – Production, USA Today. "We are pleased to undertake this project with USA Today," said Al Brunner, President, Autologic. "The concept of being able to re-purpose and re-sell information, which is becoming more and more important to newspapers, is a milestone in the APS Content Management System design," Brunner added. About Autologic’s APS Content Management System The APS Content Management System is designed to work with the APS Tera Publishing System or function as a dedicated archive system. Thanks to its seamless integration, all the data published in an edition - stories, pictures, display advertisements and complete pages - can be archived in a single step without requiring manual intervention, making photo and content sales an easy-to-achieve and effortless activity. The APS Content Management System is a full Web aware library system where data is maintained in a Web-compatible format (HTML for stories, GIF and JPEG for pictures and ads, PDF for pages and native formats for video and sound). It can be searched from any standard Web browser like Netscape or Internet Explorer, and therefore is available both internally and externally. About Autologic Autologic Information International, Inc., an Agfa Company, designs, produces, sells and maintains computer-based systems and output devices that automate the prepress production steps for companies such as newspapers, and others that require reliability and high throughput. In December 2001, Autologic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Agfa Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's leading imaging companies. For more information about Autologic products and services, go to www.autologic.com.