Harris & Baseview's New Ad, Edit Sites

By: E&P Staff MediaSpan's Harris & Baseview division, based in Melbourne, Fla., recently announced advertising, pagination, and editorial system sales and installations, including an old customer in North America and a new site in South America.

The Conway (N.H.) Daily Sun moved to full pagination of ads and editorial copy, using Adobe Systems' InDesign, with ProductionManagerPro from Harris & Baseview, with which its owners have done business since buying WireManager on a MacPlus in 1989.

Building ads in Multi-Ad Creator and paginating through ProductionManagerPro, the free, five-day tabloid was able to move its ad deadline to noon before the day of publication.

By 4 p.m., ads are built and templates are handed over to editorial. With news copy in place, full pages output from a laser printer go to platemaking. Dispensing with paste-up has saved hours in the ad and production departments, according to co-owner Adam Hirshan.

The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times contracted for Harris & Baseview's AdPower system, including the AdPag pagination component and AdWebster Web order-entry system.

The 59,308-circulation Gannett daily will access the AdPower server installed at The Greenville (S.C.) News, saving money on hardware and personnel without decreasing functionality or efficiency.

Family-owned De Ware Tijd, in Paramaribo, Suriname, bought Harris & Baseview's IQue editorial system at Nexpo last month.

The system was chosen to meet the paper's need for an "adequate workflow" and "up-to-date archive," as well as the vendor's service and support for both Windows and Macintosh.

The 23,000-circulation De Ware Tijd will use NewsEditPro IQue on 36 reporter workstations and four pagination workstations, as well as Transporter and ArchiveIQue. While reporter workstations will run on Windows PCs, IQue Server 4.0 will reside on an Apple XServe.

IQue Server 4.0 uses a MySQL database and a JBoss foundation for its application server. Its new three-tiered structure affords many usability options and scalability.


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