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Japan Times Selects WoodWing Cross-Media Publishing System

Press release from the issuing company

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands – WoodWing Software, an innovation leader in the field of cross-media and tablet publishing, announced today that the daily newspaper The Japan Times has chosen WoodWing's cross-media publishing system Enterprise as its new editorial production system. The Japan Times went live with a 60-user system in mid-April. Established in 1897, the oldest English language daily newspaper in Japan is now being produced using Adobe InDesign, InCopy and WoodWing Content Station in a parallel workflow managed by the WoodWing Enterprise server.

"The new WoodWing Enterprise editorial workflow system represents a major investment in the future of The Japan Times – a future of new media opportunities in addition to print and Web," said Takashi Kitazume, Editor in Chief of The Japan Times. "I am looking forward to taking full advantage of the WoodWing system's capabilities to expand the world's window on Japan."

The WoodWing system has been implemented through a collaboration between Tokyo-based Visual Processing Japan (VPJ) and Kuala Lumpur-based Serioustec, both WoodWing Gold Partners, in close cooperation with The Japan Times staff.

"We are honored to have been chosen by such a prestigious newspaper for their next generation system," said Remco Koster, General Manager of WoodWing Asia Pacific. "I am particularly impressed by the staff's ability to handle this transition so well in the very difficult situation Japan currently has to deal with."

WoodWing Enterprise: Create once, publish many

WoodWing Enterprise is a true cross-media publishing system, enabling newspaper, magazine and corporate publishers to efficiently create media-rich content and publish it simultaneously to a variety of channels, including print, Web and mobile. Enhanced with WoodWing's Digital Magazine Tools, the system enables publishers to also create and publish interactive content for various tablet platforms, including Apple iOS, Google Android, HP webOS, and the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The open architecture of WoodWing's system leverages proven open-source standards and technologies, offering the flexibility necessary to quickly adapt to constant changes, while maintaining a low total cost of ownership. Enterprise includes Content Station, WoodWing's content management and multi-channel publishing tool for content producers. The Smart Connection plug-ins provide seamless integration with Adobe InDesign and InCopy, enabling a highly efficient parallel workflow – a key identifier of the Enterprise publishing system.


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