HumanIT Inc.

HumanIT Inc.
MG Production

MG Production

April 18, 2007 10:14 ET

North American First : Montreal Company HumanIT Signs Important Representation Agreement with European Firm

SMB will ensure pancontinental distribution of Edition Manager™ software

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2007) - Montreal-based HumanIT, a multi-OS infrastructure integrator for the content creation industry, today announced that it has been named the principal North American distributor of Edition Manager, the unique Web browser-based editing solution for QuarkXPress™ files. Edition Manager is an innovative, cost effective solution from MG Productions which shortens the revision and approval process of ready-to-print documents. The agreement reached with MG Production recognizes the singular capabilities of this SMB, founded in Montreal in 1994.

Edition Manager reduces the 'time to press' in the prepress workflow, a major concern for the printing industry. Using a Web browser from anywhere in the world, texts, images and fonts inside a QuarkXPress document can be modified in real time. All modifications are automatically displayed for a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) preview, and approvals are conducted through a secure interface. The file can be saved in multiple formats or sent directly to RIP (Raster Image Processor) to generate the plates and films required by printing presses.

"After more than four years in development and following successful deployments in Europe, with, among others, the PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroen™, Edition Manager is ready to launch in all markets. All European PSA Group agencies are already using Edition Manager to modify, translate and validate commercial brochures of Peugeot and Citroen cars," explains Philippe Traveilly, President of MG Production. "Our choice of HumanIT as our representative for the North American market is guided mainly by their high level of technical ability with heterogeneous infrastructures (Windows™, Apple™, Unix™ and Novell™) as well as their capacity to deliver innovative solutions using best practices project development."

"We are excited and proud to collaborate on the international expansion of MG Production and to bring a professional and fast ROI solution to our printing customers," states Stephan Pinheiro, President of HumanIT. We are convinced that Edition Manager will help them reduce costs and become more competitive, while allowing them to increase the services portfolio that they presently offer to their clientele."

Edition Manager will make its North American debut in Montreal, where it will be demoed by HumanIT and MG Production at booth # 712 of the Grafik'Art Tradeshow being held at Place Bonaventure on April 19, 20 and 21 (www.grafikart.ca), as well as at the Strategies, Communication, Marketing tradeshow on May 30 and 31. (www.marketing-expo.com booth # 25).

Edition Manager is available since March in two possible configurations :

Edition Manager Software + QuarkXPress Server 7 (self-hosted).

Edition Manager in SAAS (hosted).

Edition Manager is a registered trademark of MG Production. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About MG Production

MG Production (www.mgproduction.com) is a Web Agency, an ISP (Internet Solution Provider) and a multimedia production company, specializing primarily in animation, document management and management solutions for print and web content. Since 2003, MG Production has developed Edition Manager (www.edition-manager.com), an editorial solution that allows any authorized user to modify, adapt, translate and customize, through an easy to use web interface, internal and external documents created in QuarkXPress.

About HumanIT

HumanIT (www.humanIT.ca) is a turnkey consulting and integration firm based in Montreal, Quebec, which provides enterprise-class services and solutions in the fields of Identity Access Management and Data and Content Management to the digital content-creation industries (audio, video, design and pre-press). Recipient of Apple's Best Macintosh support company - Eastern Canada award, HumanIT has combined Apple's leading digital content-creation platform with more widespread corporate standards and heterogeneous infrastructures, providing government, educational and research institutions with best-of-breed competitive solutions and services since 1994.

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