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Memphis Commercial Appeal Installs Tera Cross Media Publishing System

Press release from the issuing company

Washington, D.C. – NEXPO (Booth #2502) – June 19, 2004 – Agfa announced today that The Memphis Commercial Appeal, ranked in the top 100 newspapers in the United States in daily circulation, has installed a 215-workseat GN3 Publishing System and digital asset management system from Tera Digital Publishing. Agfa is the primary distributor of Tera products in the United States and Canada. The installation began in mid-March 2004. The GN3 Publishing System went live for The Commercial Appeal’s first section in May. After 27 years of using other systems, The Commercial Appeal decided a system with more flexibility was needed. Tera’s GN3 publishing system and Tera’s Tark archiving system, which integrate together seamlessly, allow for all of the data published in an edition – editorial, images and complete pages – to be automatically archived in a single step. “We are pleased that The Memphis Commercial Appeal chose Tera’s systems for its publishing and digital asset management needs,” said Anton Andrea Speciale, CEO, Tera Digital Publishing. “Newspapers in the U.S. and Canada are recognizing the importance of such advanced systems, watching what we are accomplishing in Memphis, and will soon realize the time and cost savings our systems could provide to them.” The Commercial Appeal, owned by the E. W. Scripps Company Group, is a metro-paper based in Memphis, Tennessee, and serves more than 70 counties across Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, with the largest circulation (Daily: 175,000; Sunday: 235,000) of the mid-south U.S. states. Founded in 1841, the paper has survived a civil war, a yellow fever epidemic and civil rights tension in the 1960s, to become the only daily paper produced and printed in Memphis. In 1994, The Commercial Appeal won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.