By: E&P Staff
Digital Technology International, Springville, Utah, announced titles now live on Version 7 of its editorial, Web-publishing and advertising systems.
U.S. sites include The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore., and The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. Germany’s Delmenhorster Kreisblatt and Austria’s Tiroler Tageszeitung, Innsbruck, also went live with the latest release.
Version 7 has been delivered to the Times Union, Albany, N.Y., Houston Chronicle, Hagadone Corp., and Argentina’s La Nacion. And signing for the software were The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Erie (Pa.) Times-News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington (D.C.) Times, and another Austrian daily, Oberoesterreichische Zeitung, in Linz.
Version 7’s browser-based tools enable newspapers to unify their print and Web applications. By including the full Adobe CS3 suite, supporting standardized use of Adobe XML, making greater use of DTI’s MediaPool content-management system, featuring new object-oriented tools, and further exploiting its Cache architecture, Version 7 “brings to bear the full power of a single database for publishing content to multiple channels,” according to DTI.
Version 7 provides universal access to applications through the Web. Features of the eBudget remote-budgeting tool have been enhanced. XML text in the Data Center now helps show changes made to stories, highlighting notes, text deletions and insertions, and indicating combined stories, making remote reporting directly to the Web a workable reality. In addition, Version 7 also automatically compresses InDesign documents before moving them over the network, for speedier transfers.
“Version 7 is the release platform for WebSpeed,” said DTI CEO Don Oldham. “Release 7 gives the newsroom flexibility to retrieve content_text, images, video, links, repurposed elements, documents, and so forth_from a wide range of sources, edit and organize it with ease, and then publish it to a variety of publications online or in print.”
A DTI development partner, The Register-Guard is now a 24/7 content operation through use of WebSpeed, publishing first to the Web, then to print. “Seamless integration allows us to squeeze more creative minutes out of every hour, and it’s already making our newspaper better,” Register Guard Associate Editor Jim Godbold said in a statement.
Also running WebSpeed in a Web-first workflow, Tiroler Tageszeitung was producing two publication within weeks of starting its Version 7 implementation, according to Chief Editor of Web and Radio Patricio Hetfleisch.