DETROIT – With the debut of version 6 of its Enterprise publishing platform WoodWing Software in Detroit and Zaandam in the Netherlands is introducing Content Station a client application intended to allow journalists to focus on creation of stories without concern for technology needed to move them to various publishing channels.
"What this does is provide a combined integrated environment for the creation of print and online content in a way that s never been done before " WoodWing President Erik Schut said in a statement who calls the latest offering "one combined environment for the entire operation."
Content Station is built with Adobe s AIR technology which is devoted to managing content from conception through distribution in both print and online channels. Before content is distributed a user can preview for each channel.
With Content Station users can quickly create and assign tasks: easily gather and organize text images video audio into folderlike objects called dossiers (which can also contain information coming back from a Web CMS including page views or story rating); upload into Content Station any sort of content from any mobile device or the desktop directly; and access any content source connected to the Enterprise publishing platform (all content is available through one user interface); participate in discussions about content with the new LiveBlog feature in each dossier; assign content to multiple output channels simultaneously simply by selecting check-boxes; and publish to any Web CMS system directly from the application.
New features also enable users to take advantage of parallel page design and link articles between two separate InDesign documents with Smart Jump (with automatic placement of continued to/from elements). Other benefits include automatic caption and credit frames placement of articles multiple times across documents storing libraries in the database and publishing metadata as text variables.
Shawn Duffy VP Business Development