Chris Knight - Acutus Trading Ltd.
K4 Becomes Integrated with Adobe Digital Magazine Solution for iPad
June 1, 2010 in Publishing
[prMac.com] Hamburg, Germany - vjoon is integrating Adobe(R)'s new digital magazine packaging tools into the K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. K4 customer WIRED is already making use of the new technology for the magazine's successful digital edition on the iPad platform - with 24,000 issues sold its first day in the Apple iTunes App Store. The WIRED Reader is the first in a series of steps by Adobe to enable magazine publishers and retail catalogers to deliver groundbreaking experiences across tablets, smart phones and other devices using InDesign CS5. vjoon now is developing features to streamline the creation of the alternative layouts and aspect ratios required to deliver quality digital pages to the iPad and forthcoming alternative mobile platforms.
By aligning its development efforts with Adobe, vjoon will help its customers create a standard for monetization by means of paid content and advertising with user analytics. This will help publishers benefit quickly from the transition from print to electronic distribution while retaining their traditional customer base. By using InDesign as a tool for both print and electronic formats, publishers can leverage their creative teams and assets, all managed by K4, for repurposing in either medium as well as new formats in the future.
"Adobe's technology is positioned to set a new standard in digital publishing," says Andreas Schrader, CEO of vjoon. "With PostScript(R), PDF and Flash(R), Adobe has already established powerful software solutions that work across multiple platforms. At this new milestone, we are happy to be working with Adobe and providing our customers with a deep integration between K4 and tomorrow's standard publishing technologies."
vjoon's impact on digital editions
In conjunction with the new features in Adobe Creative Suite 5 and the new tools for digital editions, vjoon K4 version 6 is the optimal solution for managing multimedia publishing. It enhances the creative team's ability to manage alternative layout designs - for example, one for the printed edition in addition to separate portrait and landscape layouts for tablets. This feature lets users produce and easily preview any number of different layout options in parallel, with changes to source articles and photos updated on all the layout designs from the database.
In K4, the same content is not simply reused for different channels. Instead, the system's task-based architecture easily adapts articles, layouts and more to meet the demands of specific media as those objects move through different workflows. For digital editions, publishers can enhance their printed content with interactive elements such as video and animated infographics. Advertisers can take advantage of these possibilities as well by incorporating interactivity and enhancements such as 360-degree images, slide shows and videos - all managed within K4 and created in Adobe Creative Suite 5.
K4 is already successfully in use with installations ranging from ten to more than 1,000 users. Publications using K4 include ADAC Motorwelt, BusinessWeek, Conde Nast (USA), Cosmopolitan, DIE ZEIT, Focus, Hubert Burda Media, Le Point, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Us Weekly, Vogue, and Wired; corporate publishers include ABB, Addison Corporate Marketing (Part of WPP Group) Akzo Nobel, BASF, Beiersdorf, Credit Suisse, KircherBurkhardt, Square and Publicis.
vjoon, formerly SoftCare, is a leading provider of software workflow solutions based on Adobe Creative Suite. The enterprise’s Cross-media Publishing Platform K4 enables publishers, media companies, agencies, and corporates to tailor and optimize contents for presentation on any media channel at far lower production cost. Prestigious publishing houses and corporate publishers rely on K4 as their central production tool. Its powerful workflow engine streamlines and controls processes, even across connected third-party systems such as Web CMS.
K4 is already successfully in use with installations ranging from ten to more than 1,000 users. Publications using K4 include ADAC Motorwelt, BusinessWeek, Condé Nast (USA), Cosmopolitan, DIE ZEIT, Focus, Hubert Burda Media, Le Point, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Us Weekly, Vogue, and Wired; corporate publishers include ABB, Addison Corporate Marketing (Part of WPP Group) Akzo Nobel, BASF, Beiersdorf, Credit Suisse, KircherBurkhardt, Square and Publicis.
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