Unisys Announces Agreement with WoodWing Software

Unisys e-@ction Publishing Solutions (Published on: 3/21/2001)

Unisys Announces Agreement with WoodWing Software to Integrate Adobe InDesign with Unisys e-@ction Publishing Solutions

Leading Adobe InDesign Plugin Provider Hired to Provide Development Services

Milan, March 21, 2001 -- Unisys and WoodWing Software announced a development agreement in which WoodWing will provide Unisys with Adobe InDesign plug-in technology and development services to further the integration of the Unisys e-@ction News Content Manager - Hermes(tm) with Adobe InDesign, a page layout application which is rapidly becoming a market standard. The first step calls for the two companies to develop a solution to transfer layout information and gross typography from the Adobe application to News Content Manager, in order to allow Unisys clients to work with InDesign as well as the Unisys pagination engine. For publishers, these enhancements will ease the transition to the Unisys editorial and pagination solutions by reducing user-training time, resulting in a faster return on investment and systems implementation.


"This partnership is a win-win situation for both companies," said Erik Schut, managing director, WoodWing Software. "While WoodWing concentrates on its core competence of applying Adobe InDesign technology, Unisys is able to free development efforts and resources in other strategic areas."
This alliance is a significant step Unisys is taking to make its systems more flexible and open to enhancements, to help customers leverage new opportunities for business growth and to complement and expand the breadth of the publishing portfolio.


“In today's standards-based world, accepting page layouts from market leading applications like Adobe InDesign is critical for publishers that heavily rely on freelancer designers and graphics artists during peak production periods," said Massimo Barsotti, senior product manager, Global Publishing Solutions. "Based on their recognized knowledge of Adobe InDesign software development process, we selected WoodWing to move our solutions a step further in allowing page designers to work with their preferred layout application."

The new integration to allow layouts to be exported from InDesign and translated into News Content Manager layouts will be available for both the PC-Windows and Mac platform. It will be included in Release 6.0 of the Unisys e-@ction Publishing Solutions which is targeted for release in the third quarter of this year. A Beta version will be showcased at the Newspaper Association of America's annual technical exposition and conference for newspapers, NEXPO, in June.

About WoodWing Software

WoodWing Software is a Netherlands-based software development company specialized in software components for cross-media workflow. WoodWing is the leader in Plug-Ins and Solutions for Adobe InDesign and InCopy. WoodWing markets the Smart line of products, consisting of Smart Styles, Smart Layout and Smart XML Export. For more information, access http://www.woodwing.com/.

About the Unisys e-@ction Publishing Solutions

Unisys is a leading supplier of mission-critical solutions, services and innovative technology to the media and entertainment industry. With over a quarter-century of expertise in helping publishers meet dynamic business challenges, Unisys provides a comprehensive suite of editorial, advertising, web publishing and digital archiving systems to newspapers of all sizes. We complement our solutions portfolio with a wide range of business process consulting, outsourcing, and application-hosted services that combined with our domain knowledge allow Unisys to offer publishers a combination of services and solutions unique to the consulting and professional services industry. Over 200 newspapers in 17 countries around the world have selected the Unisys e-@ction Publishing Solutions. Current clients include New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, O Estado de S. Paulo, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Il Corriere della Sera, Le Monde and the Berlingske Group. For more information, access http://www.unisys.com/biz/publishing

About Unisys

Unisys is an e-business solutions company whose 37,000 employees help customers in 100 countries apply information technology to seize opportunities and overcome challenges of the Internet economy. Unisys people integrate and deliver the solutions, services, platforms and network infrastructure required by business and government to transform their organizations for success in this new era. The company offers a rich portfolio of Unisys e-@ction Solutions for e-business based on its expertise in vertical industry solutions, network services, outsourcing, systems integration and multi-vendor support, coupled with enterprise-class server and related technologies. The primary vertical markets Unisys serves worldwide include financial services, transportation, communications, publishing and commercial sectors, as well as the public sector, including federal government customers. Unisys is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, in the Greater Philadelphia area. For more information on the company, access the Unisys home page on the World Wide Web at http://www.unisys.com/.

Unisys is a registered trademark and e-@ction is a trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Unisys e-@ction Publishing Solutions Published on: 3/21/2001