Quark Announces Quark Publishing System 7.4
New Maintenance Release of Quark's Collaborative Workflow System Supports Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, Full Text Search, LDAP, and New Languages
DENVER - 4/15/2008 -
Quark announced today Quark
Publishing System® (QPS®) 7.4, the second maintenance release of its industry
leading collaborative workflow system. Released in October 2007, QPS 7 is based
on Java technology, true Service Oriented Architecture, and Spring Framework
Java/J2EE, setting the new standard in advanced publishing systems. QPS 7.4
offers users additional capabilities, such as support for Mac OS® 10.5 Leopard,
full text search and LDAP support.
"QPS 7 is a completely re-engineered, open system that addresses the changing
requirements that newspapers, magazines and corporate publishers face. Since its
release six months ago, we’ve enhanced QPS to address even more of our
customers’ editorial and creative workflow needs," said Linda Chase, general
manager of QPS for Quark. "QPS 7.4 demonstrates Quark’s focus on quality and
commitment to responding quickly to customers’ requests. The new capabilities
allow customers to simplify user management, gain greater flexibility in
deployment options, and increase user productivity."
"I’m pleased with
Quark’s follow-through and attention to our needs. We look forward to installing
QPS 7.4," said Vickie Bales, production director of Chicago magazine. "Our
migration to QPS 7 was seamless. With the help of Quark’s knowledgeable and
friendly staff, we were up and running between production cycles. QPS 7 improved
the way we work and brings us into the next era of publishing."
brought to market an open standards-based architecture that is platform
independent, scalable, fast to deploy, and that supports an unlimited number of
publications and projects in one system. QPS 7.4 offers even more advanced
features and functionality, such as:
- Support for Mac OS 10.5 Leopard:
QPS and its clients are now able to run on the latest version of the Mac
- Safari®: The new QPS Web Hub now runs with Apple’s Safari browser as
well as Firefox®.
- LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Support: QPS
user names and passwords can now be managed through a company’s active directory
to streamline and consolidate user management.
- Full Text Search: Users can
now search document content within any assets that are stored in QPS.
Check-in Multiple: The ability for users to check in multiple assets at the same
time saves valuable time.
- Additional User Interface Languages: Russian and
Polish interfaces are now available in QPS.
Like QPS 7, QPS 7.4 supports
QuarkXPress® 7 and QuarkCopyDesk® 7, enabling real-time collaboration among
editorial and creative staff by allowing them to work on publications and
projects simultaneously. This release of QPS includes QPS Web Hub, a Web tool
that enables users to create, edit, and preview content online, as well as
manage assignments, publications, and projects remotely. Server-side scripting
is also available to support integration with other publishing systems and to
automate processes that streamline workflows and improve
QPS 7 is the workflow publishing system of choice for
industry leaders worldwide - including Chicago magazine, Chicagoland Publishing
Company, Coolwise, O’Sullivan Communications, Tuning Magazin, and Univers
Workplace Benefits - to control their workflows, empower collaboration among
teams, and produce quality publications on time.
Quark will demonstrate
QPS, QuarkXPress, QuarkCopyDesk, and Quark DPS in booth #732 at NEXPO from April
12 to April 15 in Washington, DC. For more information about QPS and Quark DPS,
please visit http://dynamicpublishing.quark.com/en/qps and
(euro.quark.com/en) provides both desktop
publishing and dynamic publishing software that helps customers design and
publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two
decades ago, our flagship product - QuarkXPress - changed the course of
traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in
the desktop publishing market, but now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again
with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet
enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced
technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately
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