Quark Launches Quark Publishing System 7 at Ifra



    Partners Embrace the New Architecture of Quark's Next-Generation
Collaborative Workflow System

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA, October 8 /CNW/ - Quark Inc. today announced the launch
of Quark Publishing System (QPS 7), the next generation of the world's leading
collaborative workflow system. Designed with a new open, standards-based
architecture, QPS 7 integrates seamlessly with existing business systems and
complementary publishing solutions - simplifying the editorial, creative and
production processes for publishers and corporations with demanding workflows.

    Quark made the announcement at the IfraExpo and conference in Vienna,
where the company will be demonstrating QPS 7 from October 8-11 in Hall A,
booth 620.

    Now supporting QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkCopyDesk 7, QPS 7 is re-engineered
from the ground up and introduces a number of compelling new features:

    --  Based on Java technology, true Service Oriented Architecture, and
Spring Framework Java(TM)/J2EE(TM), QPS 7 is one of the most advanced
publishing systems available today;

    --  An updated roles-based user interface simplifies daily tasks;

    --  Certification with HSQL and Microsoft SQL means QPS 7 supports
industry-standard databases; and

    --  QPS 7's Web Editor leverages QuarkXPress Server 7, Quark's powerful
core publishing technology. QuarkXPress Server 7 adds extensive new
capabilities and core functionality to the system, such as export of content
in a variety of formats -- including PDF and XML, as well as full-size
previews and thumbnails of QuarkXPress layouts and QuarkCopyDesk files.

    "We are very excited about the new architecture of QPS7," said Michael
Sweet, vice president of operations, PCI, a developer located in Broomfield,
Colorado. "By integrating Scriba, our XML-based rules engine, with QPS7, we
can offer our magazine, newspaper and book publishing clients a complete XML
solution for both print-to-web and web-to-print workflows."

    Other systems integrators and developers supporting QPS 7 include:

    --  Automatrix plc - Based in London, Automatrix serves corporate and
commercial publishers with product implementation, solution architecture and
other services

    --  Avatar Digital Publishing Solutions - Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Avatar
specializes in database application development, workflow analysis and cross
media publishing development

    --  A&F Computersysteme AG - Based in Switzerland, A&F provides 24x7/365
support, strategy, graphics, product implementation and solution architecture

    --  Blend Innovations, Inc - Based in Venice, California, Blend-In
provides 24x7/365 support, business process, strategy, graphics and product
implementation

    --  Canto - Based in Berlin, Germany, Canto uses a network of certified
partners to provide installation and integrations services

    --  CoDesCo IT Consulting GmbH (Extended Technologies) - Based in
Oststeinbek, Germany, CoDesCo specializes in customized client solutions that
integrate seamlessly with existing systems

    --  Dataplan - Based in Hamburg, Germany, Dataplan supports publishers
with the planning of their magazine structure and page setup for newspapers

    --  e-nvention - Lucerne, Switzerland-based software company e-nvention
develops user programs, server applications and web solutions

    --  InterRed GmbH - Located in Haiger and Siegen, Germany, InterRed is a
leader in the field of content management, knowledge retrieval and solutions
for process optimization for cross-media publications

    --  IPA Systems Limited - Located in Cheltenham, UK, IPA Systems provides
software solutions for editorial and pre-press, together with imagesetter and
CTP output devices for the printing industry

    --  Picturesafe - Located in Hamburg and Hannover, Germany, Picturesafe
specializes in multimedia data and logistics, business operations, and
information and communication processes

    --  Q-Integrators - Based in Ontario, Canada, Q-Integrators specializes
in the implementation of pagination at newspapers and magazines

    --  RECRO-NET - Croatia-based RECRO-NET has formed partnerships with
global hardware and software producers to deliver solutions to satisfy those
needs in a flexible and cost-effective manner

    --  Sinedita - Torino, Italy-based Sinedita built one of the first
European database publishing solutions to automate processes and streamline
workflow for the large-scale typographic pagination of data

    Like the original QPS, QPS 7 retains its out-of-the box simplicity, ease
of deployment, and refined overall end-user experience.

    QPS 7's service-oriented architecture built on Java Spring framework
enables systems integrators and developers to rapidly develop and integrate
unique solutions for their customers. QPS was re-architected to complement
system integrators' and developers' technology choices, reducing the cost and
time it takes to deliver a solution.

    "We are pleased to introduce QPS 7 into the market, setting a new
standard for collaborative workflow systems," said Linda Chase, general
manager of QPS for Quark. "With QPS7 we have built an open system that enables
our partners to quickly deliver reliable publishing solutions that help their
customers manage their demanding workflows."

    For more information visit www.quark.com/qps7.

    About Quark

    Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing
design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the
business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software
for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed
the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately
held.

    Quark and Quark related marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other
marks are the property of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Quark Inc. MacLean Guthrie, 303-894-3371
mguthrie@quark.com or Sarah Rector, 303-894-3753 srector@quark.com

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