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Globe & Mail Joins Oce Digital Newspaper Project

Press release from the issuing company

Canadian daily takes advantage of new high-speed link to reach European readers earlier September 24, 2002 -- A combination of Oce's Digital Newspaper Network and a newly installed high-speed broadband connection has enabled the Globe & Mail newspaper to be available in the UK four hours ahead of its availability in Canada.   It is believed to be the first time that a newspaper from the American Continent has been able to publish and distribute on the day of production in the UK.   The ADSL connection was installed by NTL at the Stroma digital printing plant in Wembley, west London, with protocol addressing and networking being configured through Oce's highly-skilled staff. The connection allows entire newspaper files to be transmitted and downloaded in less than five minutes.   It has made a huge difference for the Globe & Mail, Toronto, Canada's premier newspaper, which has worldwide sales of 330,000 copies. When the newspaper is put to bed in Canada at about 4am UK time, the files are instantly transferred, and after being printed on Stroma's Oce Digital Newspress 8000, the first batch of papers are ready for distribution, wrapped and labelled, by 4.40 am.