Palo Alto, 10/24/2006 – Michael Kieran, president of RoboCatalog, today announced it is adding support for the next major release of QuarkXPress into its RoboCatalog Suite and RoboCatalog OnDemand products.
“Many of the printers we talked to while developing RoboCatalog OnDemand told us that QuarkXPress support was essential,” said Mr. Kieran. “Fortunately, Quark has been working hard to move their software to an XML-based model, which makes it a lot easier for our engineers to integrate QuarkXPress and QuarkXPress Server into our existing products.”
RoboCatalog’s software engineers have already begun work on an XTension to support the next major update of QuarkXPress 7, with the objective of releasing the XTension at the same time the new release ships. RoboCatalog will also work with Quark to support the next major release of QuarkXPress Server, a powerful dynamic publishing technology for creating catalogs on the fly.
“We are extremely excited about working with RoboCatalog to provide automated publishing solutions to the catalog and retail industries,” said Doug Liles, Quark’s Strategic Business Development Manager responsible for OEM and System Integrator Partners. “Quark is very select in the partners we work with, especially in such technically complex areas as automated publishing.
“RoboCatalog’s OnDemand innovation in catalog merchandising and production workflow is truly unique, especially for the small and mid-market categories. RoboCatalog also has a smart business approach in the way they partner with the print industry and with system integrators. The net effect is that RoboCatalog solutions with Quark technology both drive sales and reduce costs. “
RoboCatalog Suite is a complete layout automation system for catalogs, merchandising guides, and other visually sophisticated, data-driven publications. RoboCatalog OnDemand is based on RoboCatalog Suite, with a page-based metering system that enables printers, marketing providing automated page layout via the included RoboCatalog Builder and RoboCatalog Manager modules. End users have secure Web-based access to their images (and only their images), via the Xinet WebNative Venture asset manager, which has been integrated directly into RoboCatalog OnDemand.
RoboCatalog OnDemand runs on the Apple Xserve platform, and is available directly from RoboCatalog or from its authorized reseller, IO Integration of San Francisco (iointegration.com).
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