By: Meg Campbell
Publishing software and services provider Managing Editor Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., has named Manhattan-based DPCI as the newest distributor of Softcare’s K4 Publishing System.
The K4 system is a database solution used to integrate Adobe Systems’ InDesign and InCopy applications. A new Web-based K4 Web Editor module allows users to write, edit and copyfit articles in K4 remotely.
MEI is exclusive North American distributor of the K4 publishing system, developed by Germany?s Softcare, which has installations at magazines and newspapers throughout Europe.
In North America, K4 is used at a number of mid-sized dailies and college papers. Larger sites include the Mexican daily Excelsior, with more than 150 seats, and the Christian Science Monitor, which will soon go live with a 160- to 200-seat K4 installation.
MEI is targeting the U.S. daily market, and has introduced ALS Direct, which connects the K4 editorial system with MEI?s ad layout application, and is designed to reduce errors in ad layout, according to MEI spokesperson Paul Weinstein.