Miles 33 Chinese-Language Editorial System for United Borneo Press

By: E&P Staff

United Borneo Press, publisher of the Chinese-language United Daily News in East Malaysia, has contracted with Miles 33 for an integrated Asset editorial and archiving system.

Encompassing editorial authoring and workflow, Web content management, picture workflow, media feeds, page planning and tracking, page make up, archiving, and e-commerce for online subscriptions management, the system will be rolled out across all seven sections in three editions of the United Daily News.

The cloud-based, fully integrated editorial solution uses thin clients and plug-ins to third-party applications such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop – criteria important to the newsroom for managing the way content is linked, authored, edited and published in the distributed organization. Based in Miri city, in northern Sarawak, United Borneo Press also has plants in Kuching and Sibu and editorial offices at Bintulu, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei.

Asset is a browser-based digital workflow system designed to provide fast and cost-effective control of digital assets for print and/or Web. Server-based licensing carries no client fees – all Asset applications allow an unlimited number of users to run on one server.

At the United Daily News, content is created at offices across Malaysia and submitted electronically through its own intranet. In their old system, content had to be manually gathered, then cut and pasted into its legacy layout software. Asset centralizes editorial content while managing content from remote editorial staffers. The system also can operate from within mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad according to Miles 33.

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