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An AI recipe for image processing workflows


April 29, 2021

Dainik Jagran Group, as part of its automation journey, has brought in Claro for its high volume image processing requirements. PrintWeek finds out what’s unique about this system, which has also been adopted by various other newspaper groups in India

Established in 1942, Dainik Jagran is one of the leading newspapers in India and a flagship brand of Jagran Prakashan – one of India’s top media and communications groups. Today, the Hindi-language daily has a readership of over 5.59 crores, with 37 editions in 11 states. It has also been the largest read daily of India for the last consecutive 21 rounds of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS).

These statistics show the scale of newspapers produced each day by the organisation. And to maintain quality across the board, the Dainik Jagran Group has been adopting new technology solutions to stay ahead of the curve.

Speaking of which, the company in September 2019 installed Claro image enhancement software developed by the Netherlands-based Elpical Software and marketed by TechNova to replace its manual image processing. The software is capable of processing and churning out over 1,000 images per hour during peak production hours, which has proved to be a boon for Dainik Jagran in many ways.

Describing the impact of Claro in the organisation’s business, Sandeep Gupta, executive director at Dainik Jagran Group said, “Claro has automated our image processing and optimised our image workflow to meet our production deadlines. We have greatly improved our image quality, which has resulted in Dainik Jagran having a more refined print newspaper.”

Amit Khurana, COO at TechNova played a key role in introducing the software to Dainik Jagran. Khurana was confident about Claro, as it was one of the successful products that were available with TechNova and that has been installed in many other prominent newspaper organisations such as Malayala Manorama, Dinamalar, Dainik Bhaskar and Eenadu in India and Nine Publishing (Australia), Gannett (US), New York Times (US), to name a few.

Meanwhile, Richard Laframboise, founder and president of News Hub Media says that he is pleased to work in partnership with TechNova to provide Dainik Jagran with the Claro V12 release and expanded processing capability.

Laframboise owns NHM and is a well-known figure in Indian newspaper circles. He says, “The TechNova-NHM product portfolio and service offerings are providing India’s publishers and printers with the best in technology and custom solutions from an experienced newspaper and print implementation team at a time of transformation in the India publishing industry”.

Functioning of Claro
According to Khurana, Claro is an automated, intelligent image enhancement software. The software is capable of processing high volumes of images utilising automated toning functions and controls to achieve consistent, high-quality results. The server-based software can be used in either physical or virtual environments.

The highlighting feature of Claro is that it supports multiple concurrent processing of images – capable of processing over 1,100 images per hour. It also comes with three support workflow types: automatic (no human intervention); semi-automatic (problem images are recognised after processing and sent to operators for approval); and pre-toning or manual (all images are processed and then sent to operators for approval and/or further toning or correction).

Claro examines each incoming image identifying and analysing sharpness, brightness, contrast, colour balance and more and then applies proper toning and image enhancement based on the available data. The software integrates with Google Vision AI engine to provide image understanding, auto-keywording and specific business intelligence-based toning for brands; and integration of Remove.bg to automate the creation of accurate cut-outs and editable clipping paths.



Software strengths
Claro also features excellent artificial intelligence capabilities for soft-masking to identify and tone various elements of each image by leveraging Google Vision AI engine. The Google Vision data is used by Claro for intelligent toning based on keyword results, dynamic cropping using face detection, comprehensive skin tone correction with Vision’s capability to identify all faces in an image, and extensive auto-keywording and SEO protocols.

Moreover, the Remove.bg integration into the Claro workflow for background removal and automatic cut-outs and editable masks is cost-effective on a per-image basis and significantly decreases manual work by 80%.

Claro’s Photoshop Inspector plug-in is a component of the software. It makes it easy for the Photoshop operator to open both the original and Claro-processed images side-by-side for comparison. The operator has the option to approve the processed image back into the Claro image workflow or use Photoshop to fine-tune the image.

The software can be set-up with multiple channels for image processing, clipping, routing devices and purge. The channel settings can be targeted for specific image types or processing based on the metadata.

Test and trial phase
To be precise, Dainik Jagran tested the Claro Version 12 in September 2019 with the help of Technova Imaging Systems and its partner News Hub Media (NHM), which provides innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

NHM also provides comprehensive personalised services to its customers – from the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper local, weekly newspapers and for magazine publishers, web printers and digital press operations – across the globe.

The test and trial process included implementation of Claro set-up with full functionality and production capabilities for a limited duration. The trial period included the setup of image processing channels with client-specific settings based on Dainik Jagran’s image quality requirements. Based on Dainik Jagran’s daily feedback during the trial, the software was fine-tuned to exceed the photo editor’s expectations.

However, it should be mentioned that Claro only enhances the images and is not part of the colour management process.

Ease of use
Claro has been designed to be incredibly easy to use. Claro is invoked by dropping an image file into the input folder and the processed image is available in a few seconds in the output folder.

All of the multi-stage processing occurs in the background and will not affect the user’s workstation access. The image is quality-checked, routed to corresponding channels based on quality and enhanced, resized and remains as an RGB file or converted to either CMYK or Greyscale according to the naming convention. Moreover, Claro has been fully integrated for designers and editors using InDesign or selected CMS systems.

How it benefited Dainik Jagran
Claro greatly improved the production workflow at Dainik Jagran. Although, at first, the company was unsure how impactful Claro could be on its workflow. However, within just a few days of installation, Dainik Jagran was running Claro-enhanced images in the daily newspapers. Since then, Claro has become an integral part of the production process so much so that the company could not be without it.

According to Dainik Jagran, Claro maintains consistent image quality and has increased efficiency in the image workflow by substantially decreasing the number of images that were manually touched up. The productivity gain in the company’s operation and the capability to further improve with Google Vision and Remove.bg are said to be the significant factors in Dainik Jagran’s ongoing investment in the Claro platform. Dainik Jagran now has an automated image enhancement workflow that improves its operation, saves time and is cost-effective.

According to Dainik Jagran, Claro has replaced the manual process of enhancing images with a process where an operator can choose to inspect a processed image and compare it to the original and then approve or fine-tune based on the results.

Where it took minutes to enhance images manually, now takes only seconds with the help of Claro image enhancement tool. Dainik Jagran now has the flexibility and control to establish channels based on image type, publication requirements and workflow.

“This has substantially reduced our workload with significant time-saving and improved our overall image handling and resulted in higher quality images in our newspapers,” according to the company.





Automated custom solutions for a fast-changing media business


Apr 12, 2021

To an increasingly-challenging publishing environment, News Hub Media brings automated software solutions and an understanding of custom and critical business operations.

“Our strengths are strategic thinking, key partnerships including with Elpical for Claro automated image enhancement, and our expertise in creating and executing technological advances for the media industry,” says founder and president Richard Laframboise. “Customers form trusted relationships with our highly experienced global team and profit from this partnership.”

The US-headquartered company is a leader in providing software products and technology services for media companies, publishers and commercial printers. NHM offers customised prepress and content management solutions using the latest technology platforms and cloud infrastructure, to achieve automated and cost-effective content workflow and production management.

Core NHM prepress solutions WebImposer, Automator and ColorSaver are designed to be automated, scaleable and affordable for newspaper publishers. Content solutions include Elpical’s Claro for automated image enhancement, ARK for digital asset management, and GoMediaHub for automated media file processing – are available as an integrated solution or as standalone modules.

“At a time of digital and print technological transformation, coupled with the transition to cloud and security systems infrastructure and remote support for work-from-home staff, NHM delivers products which are cloud-enabled, workflow independent and accessible via web browser,” Laframboise says. “We offer managed services ranging from remote system administration, as well as application support and specific system monitoring.”

With more than 20 years of prepress and content publishing experience, NHM recognises that every newspaper publisher and commercial printer is unique. “Our clients’ business requirements, technology infrastructure, operations and workforce distribution involve creating software and integrated system solutions to meet their specific needs,” he says.

This is the approach NHM uses to work with the largest global publishers and commercial printers, in order to provide each client with exceptional products, quality automation and a competitive edge.

Nine Entertainment in Sydney has recently improved its image enhancement capabilities with Claro, including integrations with Google Vision AI for automated metadata, and Removebg for background removal.

Dainik Jagran in India continues to expand its use of Claro to automate image enhancement for thousands of images a day, and NHM, – with its key partner Technova Imaging Systems – has delivered the Claro and ColorSaver automated solutions to several other Indian newspapers and commercial printers during this challenging time.

With recent enhancements to ColorSaver for image sharpening and ink savings, NHM continues to evolve its products to meet the needs of Indian publishers.

In the Americas, News Hub Media’s presence includes partnerships with Gannett and USA Today, the New York Times, Adams Publishing Group, Community Impact, and Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM). These media groups – some of which you can read about on our website – represent hundreds of newspapers that have installed NHM software to automatically process millions of photos and output thousands of news pages a year.

“Through its continued development of prepress and digital and print content core products, NHM continues to provide integrated print and digital software solutions that transform prepress and content delivery management,” says Richard Laframboise. “NHM invites you to explore our products and services at the News Hub Media website and to contact us with your requirements.

“We are here to help newspaper publishers and commercial printers with their unique print and digital challenges – and it all starts with a conversation.”

Contact for Americas and Europe: Mark Wasserman, Director of Sales, News Hub Media, sales@newshubmedia.com.

India and Asia Pacific: Sahaya Inbarajan, Business Development Manager, News Hub Media, APACsales@newshubmedia.com.



Dainik Jagran expands image enhancement capability with Claro Version 12


February 19, 2021

Dainik Jagran, one of India’s leading newspapers, has expanded its use of Elpical’s Claro image enhancement software to additional regional locations. Working with News Hub Media and its partner Technova Imaging Systems, the Claro version 12 release includes image enhancements, automation and integration capabilities that will support Dainik Jagran’s high-volume image processing requirements.

Claro examines each incoming image identifying and analyzing sharpness, brightness, contrast, color balance and more and then applies proper toning and image enhancement.

Claro delivers immediate results for high-volume image processing for digital and print content with consistent image quality, concurrent image processing, and supports integration of Google Vision AI engine for better image understanding and automated metadata creation; and Remove.bg’s background removal technology.

Sandeep Gupta, Vice President of Dainik Jagran, described the impact of Claro on the challenges of processing a high volume of images during peak production hours: “Claro has automated our image processing and optimized our image workflow to meet our production deadlines. We have greatly improved our image quality which has resulted in Dainik Jagran having a more refined print newspaper.”

Amit Khurana, Chief Operating Officer, Newspaper Group at Technova Imaging Systems, stated: “Technova will continue to provide India’s newspapers with products and services like Claro that improve newspaper operations, workflow efficiency, and the overall quality of our client’s newspapers”.

Richard Laframboise, News Hub Media’s Founder and President, is pleased to work in partnership with Technova to provide Dainik Jagran with the Claro V12 release and expanded processing capability. Laframboise stated: “the Technova – NHM product portfolio and services offerings is providing India’s publishers and printers with the best in technology and custom solutions from an experienced newspaper and print implementation team at a time of transformation in the India publishing industry”.

About Dainik Jagran
Dainik Jagran is the flagship brand of Jagran Prakashan Limited - India's leading media and communications group. In today’s dynamic media world , where consumers have an unprecedented array of choices, Dainik Jagran stands out as a brand that is the choice of millions of Indians as they start their day. With a readership of 5.59 cr, it has been the largest read daily of India for the last consecutive 21 rounds of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS). With 37 editions, Dainik Jagran covers 11 states of India. It has also been declared by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as the Largest read daily in the world. Not just the largest read, Dainik Jagran has also been voted as the Most Credible Source of News in a BBC-Reuters survey.

About Technova Imaging Systems
TechNova is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of analog & digital imaging products. Total imaging solution offerings from TechNova include violet & inkjet CtP systems; and a full range of consumables, such as offset printing plates; chemicals; offset inks; inkjet, laser and drafting media for various industries.

The Technova Newspaper Group offers complete integrated solutions that include consumable, systems, software solutions and services for the print, publishing, packaging, textile, engineering, signage and photo industries.

About News Hub Media  NHM creates and delivers innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper local, weekly newspapers and for magazine publishers, web printers and digital press operations, NHM provides comprehensive personalized services to their customers across the globe. 



Nine automates image enhancement with Claro Version 12


January 11, 2021

News Hub Media, the publishing software leader dedicated to the development and automation of solutions for pre-press production workflow and the leading global integrator of Elpical’s Claro image enhancement software, is pleased to announce that Nine, Australia’s largest locally-owned media company, with mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, and The Age, is live on Claro Version 12 (v12), the leading automated image enhancement system for publishers around the globe.

Nine is partnering with News Hub Media to modernize its technology infrastructure and increase workflow efficiency by utilizing Claro V12 for automating high-volume image enhancement; Automator for editorial graphic and ad pre-flight and normalization; and GoMediaHub to extend image and file workflow automation and integration across its publishing division. The Claro V12 installation completes the first phase of automating Nine’s image enhancement and workflow.

Claro V12 blends extensive new image processing and functionality improvements with AI technology integration into Claro workflows including Google’s Vision AI engine for better image understanding and automated metadata creation; and Remove.bg’s background removal technology. Moreover, Claro V12 provides Nine with a proven, AI-based image enhancement platform that is built to manage high-volume image processing, increase image quality and improve efficiency of the workflow process, and is scalable for all digital and print media outlets.

Domagoj Filipovic, Technology Director for Nine’s publishing division, said: “Claro is the state-of-the-art image enhancement platform, capable of handling Nine’s high image volume and improving our image quality. We have leveraged the Google Vision AI and Remove.bg integrations with the Claro workflow to improve image enhancement even further, and to selectively remove backgrounds from some images. As we continue to deploy Claro, we will look to extend the Claro image enhancement platform to more areas of our enterprise.”

Richard Laframboise, News Hub Media’s Founder and President, reflects on working with Nine’s publishing division: “News Hub Media is ideally suited to work with Nine to deploy Claro today to increase image enhancement automation immediately and then improve their workflow process with GoMediaHub integration with Claro and Automator. Our products support Nine’s current workflow and will evolve with advancements to their technology stack going forward. This has been an excellent and productive partnership.”

About Nine
Nine is Australia’s largest locally owned media company with investments spanning television, video on demand, print, digital, and radio. Nine’s assets include Channel9, video on demand platform 9Now, talkback radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR, 2UE, 4BH, 6GT, Magic1278, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial ReviewM/em>, digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV and CarAdvice, subscription video platform Stan, and majority investments in Domain and Future Women.

About News Hub Media
NHM creates and delivers innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper local, weekly newspapers and for magazine publishers, web printers and digital press operations, NHM provides comprehensive personalized services to their customers across the globe. 



Automated Image Enhancement With Claro Version 12


May 18, 2020

News Hub Media is known for the Web Imposer, Automator, and Color Saver pre-press suite. NHM is also the most extensive global reseller and integrator of Claro, the premier automated image enhancement tool in use at major US newspapers, publishing groups, and corporations.

Claro examines each incoming image identifying and analyzing sharpness, brightness, contrast, color balance, and more and then applies proper toning and image enhancement.

The Claro Version 12 software takes image enhancement to the next level of automation, efficiency, and integration via EVR:



Enhance – Claro’s new and updated engines and analysis
Vision – Google AI engine for image understanding – cloud.google.com/vision
Remove – Automated clipping path/silo generation through remove.bg

The three separate tools are impressive; however, combined EVR takes image enhancement to a very different – and better – place than where it is today.

Claro delivers immediate results with consistent image quality, concurrent image processing, and integration with tools like Google Vision and remove.bg.

Call News Hub Media today for more information on Claro Version 12. Also, ask about our ColorSaver special promotion. Contact Mark Wasserman at 215-470-2386 or e-mail sales@newshubmedia.com.



News Hub Media Launches AI4Images.com for Automated Image Enhancement


October 30, 2019

News Hub Media (NHM), an industry leader in software solutions for design production automation and digital asset management systems, announces the launch of AI4Images.com, the Artificial Intelligence for Image Enhancement platform for publishers, entrepreneurs and enterprises.

Powered by the same automated image enhancement engine used by major US and international publishers including the Popular Science®, USA Today® and Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM), the AI4Images.com turnkey approach for achieving high-quality image optimization combines cloud-based image processing with predictive enhancement algorithms. The result is consistent and exceptional image quality for mobile, web and print channels. AI4Images.com will function as an integral service for businesses and publishers to boost brand and product awareness and advertising sales.

Studies show the value of high-quality images and graphics drive website views, search results, print media sales and mobile device brand and product awareness. As the volume of user-generated and professional images increases exponentially each day, AI4Images.com is the image enhancement platform built to support both high-volume image processing for publishers and enterprises as well as the entrepreneur who is not a designer or photographer however needs pixel perfect images to promote a brand or product.

“Image quality is a key ingredient in creating unique and engaging mobile, web and print content.”, says Richard Laframboise, president of NHM. “AI4Images.com is the high-performance image enhancement platform that delivers high-quality images, total automation and is truly cost-effective.”

AI4Images.com has been developed based on AI technology, cloud-based storage, image file security and automation features. This platform is built-for-speed, high volume and ease of use. Check out AI4Images.com today and Try It Now !


About News Hub Media
News Hub Media is a leader in design production automation and management systems and digital asset management, with over a decade of experience meeting the needs of publishers, corporations and agencies across the globe.



Gannett Co., Inc. is deploying the News Hub Media ARK digital asset management (DAM) as its enterprise DAM solution


May 8th, 2019

News Hub Media (NHM), an industry leader in software solutions for design production automation and digital asset management systems, announces that Gannett Co., Inc. is deploying the ARK digital asset management https://www.arkdam.com/ (DAM) as its enterprise DAM solution.

“We have chosen to implement ARK from News Hub Media. Its feature set aligns with several of Gannett's Digital Asset Management requirements. Our initial implementation will be used by our designIQ team”, says Rick Baker, VP Revenue Solutions Gannett Technology.

The Gannett Creative Campaigns team identified critical functionalities and business requirements for the long-term success of ARK as their next-generation DAM. ARK’s key advantage was its ability to evolve with the changing requirements and diverse production challenges faced by Gannett.

“Gannett’s deployment of ARK validates our vision and design of a DAM built for creatives and production”, says Richard Laframboise, president of NHM. “We focused on solving the pain points associated with asset usage, discoverability and management within a large-scale creative workflow operation.”

ARK will initially manage digital and print advertisements, campaigns and projects across the Gannett enterprise. Gannett will create HTML ads and InDesign print ads with all content packages and associated ad components available for reuse as a complete package or per component. Ultimately, ARK provides Gannett with a DAM platform and infrastructure that will scale to support high-volume asset management for all Gannett business units and markets going forward.

About News Hub Media
News Hub Media is a leader in design production automation and management systems and now in digital asset management, with over a decade of experience meeting the needs of publishers, corporations and agencies across the globe.

About Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a publicly traded American media holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, near McLean in Greater Washington D.C. It is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation.



Organización Editorial Mexicana has selected Claro for their print and web image-processing workflows


March 29th, 2019

News Hub Media, an industry leader and software developer for design production automation and digital asset management systems, announces Organización Editorial Mexicana, also known as OEM, has selected Claro https://www.newshubmedia.com/claro for their print and web image-processing workflows.
As the largest Mexican print media company and the largest newspaper company in Latin America, OEM needed to streamline its image processing without sacrificing quality. By using Claro, OEM was able to improve its workflow efficiency while achieving a dramatic increase in image quality for both its newspapers and websites.
Ebodio Sanchez, national director of technology at OEM, said “automated, high-quality image processing is very important to OEM, so we extensively tested many potential solutions. In the end, the combination of News Hub Media’s deployment methodology and Claro’s technology were the clear winners.”
Richard Laframboise, News Hub Media’s founder and president, reflects on being chosen after such a rigorous selection process, “our team works very hard to build powerful, intuitive tools that can scale to meet the needs of publishers of all sizes. We are honored to have OEM as a customer.”
Claro delivers automatic image enhancement and correction for image assets in high volume while achieving improved image quality and cost and labor efficiencies. Claro analyzes a range of specific parameters in each individual image -- including those inside PDFs -- and then enhances each image for highest-quality results. Images look the way they should, automatically conforming to publications' resolution, color profile, and overall, unique “look and feel.”

About Organización Editorial Mexicana
OEM is the largest print media company in Mexico and the largest newspaper company in Latin America. The company owns a large newswire service, 70 Mexican daily newspapers, 24 radio stations and 44 websites. The daily circulation of the print edition of La Prensa, OEM's largest circulation newspaper, is more than 450,000 readers.

About News Hub Media
NHM creates and delivers affordable, innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper local, weekly newspapers and for magazine publishers, web printers and digital press operations, NHM provides comprehensive personalized services to their customers across the globe.



Community Impact Newspaper Company partners with News Hub Media for their editorial and output production needs


November 9th, 2018

News Hub Media, an industry leader and software developer, announces Community Impact will use NHM Suite https://www.newshubmedia.com/suite for their print and web CMS editorial publishing needs. Community Impact’s multiple locations will take advantage of the centralized web based interface for creating and editing their stories for multi-channel publishing. Using a configurable status driven workflow, stories will be automatically positioned into templates for the page designers to save valuable time and permitting them to enhance the look and feel of the publication in confidence of meeting the needs of their time sensitive publishing. Without missing a step, they will be able to publish their content to their newsletters, websites and print publication in any order desired.
Community Impact’s growth in the micro-niche newspaper publishing industry demonstrates their keen focus on choice of efficient and flexible systems to rely upon. Having recently won the best non-daily newspaper website in the industry from E & P, they will benefit from NHM Suite to further grow upon this impressive achievement.
Community Impact has also expanded on their NHM production tools with the addition of NHM Automator Ad Preprocessing for automated advertisement preflight and fixing. Automator Ad Preprocessing will also parse their ad bookings and transmit them to NHM Suite for auto placement of the ads after they have been properly preflighted and corrected for common prepress issues.
NHM WebImposer, used with our standard Automator, and ColorSaver (NHM ink savings software) have been in use since June, 2016 by Community Impact commencing with the launch of their state of the art print facility in Pflugerville, Texas.

About News Hub Media
NHM creates and delivers affordable, innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper local, weekly newspapers and from magazine publishers, web printers and digital press operations, NHM provides comprehensive personalized services to their customers across the globe.



NHM notches new sales !


September 6th, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

PLYMOUTH, MI - News Hub Media notches new sales for WebImposer with the Dominion Post in WV, and Linco Printing in NY. Our best in class Page Pairing engine, that incorporates the functionalities that other competing systems require separate software vendors to achieve the same. WebImposer handles preflight checking, prepress fixing, page resizing, web growth, softproofing, approval, page pairing, output management and third party deliveries in one unified system.
It is our goal to always keep up engineering and innovation in all our products, including our legacy software line. We are proud that customers continue to see value in the continuous improvement we invest into our long standing newspaper output management suite of products: WebImposer, Automator and ColorSaver.

About News Hub Media
NHM creates and delivers affordable, innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper-local, weekly newspapers and from magazine publishers and printers to one of the largest automated digital print production facilities in North America.


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NHM releases new products !


Plymouth MI - August 30th, 2018

Release announcement:

News Hub Media is proud to announce the release of over 2 years of research and development for the start of our new line of Cloud based tools and software:

  • GoMediaHub: A complete Pre-media services management system. The only system that optimizes connectivity between your customers, your sales, their media files and your production systems.
    • www.gomediahub.com
    • Unique features:
      • Self updating and cloud distributed, desktop clients, mobile clients, and Adobe plugins.
      • 100% cloud based
      • Highly scalable and disaster proof architecture.
      • Custom Job Submission Forms creator for customer specific needs.
      • Branded customer portals.
      • Activity tracking and time clock systems integration.
      • Can automate any tool, and optimize any employee or contractor.
      • Realtime metrics dashboard and reports.
      • Works with identity management systems such as Okta.
      • Works with all digital and print media formats (images, logos, ads, videos, etc.).
      • No limitations on number of users or files.


  • Ark: A Digital Asset Management (DAM) system made for publishers.
    • www.newshubmedia.com/ark
    • Unique features not found elsewhere for publishers:
      • Ability to catalog and index native Adobe InDesign packages (including links, native files, and fonts) as a single asset.
      • Ability to catalog and index generic HTML digital ads, and native Adobe Edge / Animate, HTML packages, as a single asset.
      • Cloud Storage
      • Native mobile clients
      • and many more features


About News Hub Media
NHM creates and delivers affordable, innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper-local, weekly newspapers and from magazine publishers and printers to one of the largest automated digital print production facilities in North America.


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Wan-Ifra India 2017:
News Hub Media to promote cloud solutions

Wan-Ifra India 2017 Conference


By Rahul Kumar — September 06, 2017 — At the show, News Hub Media will showcase the new cloud solution versions of its editorial system suite and or digital asset management system ARK.

“Taking the already successful editorial and DAM systems in to the cloud allows full flexibility for publishers,” said Ramsay McAllan of News Hub Media, adding that cloud solutions is the future for the company’s solutions and it will present this at the show, together with its diverse solution portfolio complimenting every aspect of the publishing process.

The company will also promote Automator Version 5.5, its latest prefilght and file normalisation software while complements its other production solutions such as solutions for automated page pairing, automated image enhancement and ink saving.

While the company is targeting newspaper publishers, McAllan said magazine publishers also are of a key interest. “Our solution portfolio has offerings for both sectors. Furthermore, our solutions cater for large and small publishers meaning all visitors, including printers and agencies would benefit from viewing our solution line up,” he added.

McAllan said NHM views India as a unique market quite unlike any others. “NHM is bringing new solutions to the Indian publishing and printing industry and the trend that we are seeing is that the forward thinking publishers have a hunger for newer technology that surpasses the technology of before, and as a result, we are engaging more and more with newspaper and magazine publishers and being requested to ‘show them something new’,” he added.

The company wants to build on our existing Indian client base at the show, while at the same time having exposure to key Industry decision-makers. McAllan said the company also look to connect with new regional channel partners and develop new business relationships with industry experienced partners.

News Hub Media Moves To New North American Headquarters


Novi, Michigan — July 10, 2017 — News Hub Media (NHM), a leading global provider of content publishing software and software-enabled services, is excited to announce that it has signed a lease to move its North American headquarters to new, larger offices on August 1, 2017.

The new location in Plymouth, MI will accommodate the organization’s continued growth and evolution in software development as well as supporting the ongoing global sales and marketing operations.

Richard Laframboise, president of News Hub Media said: “We've been looking at this move for some time now. We need the additional space a larger building provides to support our advancement as a company with both the physical requirements of a growing team along with optimizing operational efficiencies. With this move, the company is appropriately celebrating its 10 year milestone.”

News Hub Media’s new address is: 14492 Sheldon Road, Suite 310, Plymouth, MI 48170

About News Hub Media
News Hub Media’s innovative software enables publishing across the globe. From the largest newspaper group in the USA to hyper-local, weekly newspapers and from magazine publishers and printers to one of the largest automated digital print production facilities in North America, NHM is focused on creating affordable, innovative systems to enhance automation and efficiency in the industry.

NHM, previously PuzzleFlow Solutions US, has been located in Novi, MI since its inception in 2007 and operates offices in Latin America, Europe and Asia and Australasia.


For additional information
News Hub Media
www.newshubmedia.com
+1 248.412.8810

Richard Laframboise, President
richard@newshubmedia.com

Mark Wasserman, Director of Sales
mwasserman@newshubmedia.com

WebPairer Renamed WebImposer


NOVI, Michigan — February 13, 2017 — News Hub Media (NHM) announced today that WebPairer has been renamed WebImposer. The name change is part of the company’s rebranding strategy and better reflects the product’s purpose. WebImposer is an intelligent production management and automation system that enables the dynamic pairing of pages without the need for numerous templates. Additionally, WebImposer provides industry standard preflighting, hard and soft-proofing and automated file distribution.

“WebImposer adopts industry terminology that is easily recognized throughout the global web offset market,” said Richard Laframboise, President, NHM. “The renaming speaks to the product’s functionality and worldwide opportunities.”.

NHM offers a full range of software products: SUITE (multi-channel editorial workflow), ARK (digital asset management), WEBIMPOSER (page pairing workflow + more), AUTOMATOR (page and ad preflighting and prefixing), CLARO (automated image enhancement), COLORSAVER (mobile friendly PDF transformation).

About News Hub Media
NHM creates and delivers affordable, innovative systems to establish and enhance automation and efficiency in publishing and media with operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.


For additional information
News Hub Media
www.newshubmedia.com
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