Revolutionary editorial tool Atlas for automated newspaper production will be presented for the first time at Ifra show 2006 held in Amsterdam from 9th – 12th by young innovative company Citadela from Slovenia. Automated and simplified graphic content editing shortens the production time especially when managing repetitive contents with great number of structured data and significantly reduces the costs of production. Atlas brings new era to journalism as well as enables journalists to edit and preview their column from a remote location.
Atlas is a flexible editorial production tool for creating printed media with complete workflow. The heart of Atlas is a database-driven system which means that various independent yet connected databases are in operation behind the system offering users access to all types of data: photos, graphics, TV broadcasts, information on personalities, publications, stories, ads, and any other digital documents.
Atlas databases are a flexible tool offering unlimited enhancement possibilities, moreover, data can be imported from various content formats, and exported and published in multiple content formats. Completely new databases can be added without any consequences to the system.
Stop magazine was first to implement Atlas system. With 66 TV programmes, it is the most complete TV guide in Slovenia, which also means the most complex TV guide management.
Atlas saves time & money
The automated workflow management speeds up the production process, reduces the production costs and the number of people involved in the process, especially when managing repetitive contents and different versions of the publication. The Stop magazine example has shown that the use of Atlas could produce savings up to 30-40 percent per year.
»Since the beginning of its functioning, Atlas system has proved to be a fast and a reliable programme performing without any interruptions. A new, extended by 50% TV guide has been set up with Atlas system in a shorter period of time than the previous one and with the same number of employees« said Martin Senica, Stop magazine editor.
Atlas enables users to work from dislocated settings. Journalists are now able to create, design and edit their own column from the location of a sport event, crime scene or from home sofa any time 24/7. All they need is a PC or laptop with an internet connection. They can immediately get the exact preview of their work and see how the page will look in the newspaper or magazine.
Citadela d.o.o. is a Slovene software development company, which has in six years of operation created software for production of passports and ID cards, and software solutions including the ATM monitoring information system for controlling operation of the ATM network of Slovene banks, software for controlling ATM and POS terminals financial transactions as well as a software solution for transfer of biometric data in the production of personal IDs. In addition to software functionality, users also acknowledge its aesthetic design as applications include visually interesting icons, making the software easy to use and user-friendly. In 2004 Citadela launched the first ever public website in Slovenia www.bankomati.net where functioning of all ATMs can be checked in realtime.