Adobe Ships Tablet Publishing Suite

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Adobe is shipping the Enterprise Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, a turnkey set of hosted software services and viewer technology to allow large publishers to create, distribute, monetize and analyze digital magazines, newspapers, and publications.

With output aimed at Android tablets, including Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab, as well as RIM PlayBook and iOS tablet devices, the Enterprise Edition allows large publishers to implement a custom tablet publishing solution without disrupting existing publish

ing processes and infrastructure. Today's news follows the announcement that Adobe Digital Publishing Suite will support both Apple App Store Subscriptions and Google One Pass for magazine and newspaper publishers.

"The publishing industry is energized by the emergence of tablet devices that showcase magazines and publications in new, exciting formats that engage readers and offer advertisers high-impact interactive placements," said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Creative and Interactive Solutions, Adobe. "By working with some of the biggest names in publishing during an extensive prerelease program, the Enterprise Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite has been battle-tested and we can now look forward to even more great content coming to a device near you."

The Enterprise Edition of Digital Publishing Suite allows publishers worldwide to implement a tailored digital publishing solution built on the foundation of Creative Suite 5 tools that tightly integrate with the Adobe Online Marketing Suite, existing backend editorial publishing platforms and third party subscription systems. A robust set of enterprise-level services allow publishers to cost?effectively create and distribute visually immersive digital content on a broad set of tablet devices, leverage editorial and advertising analytics to optimize their business and take advantage of flexible commerce models. Publishers can distribute digital editions through their own website, content aggregators or leading mobile marketplaces, including the Apple App Store and Android Market.

Aimed at large publishers, the Enterprise Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite has been adopted by leading publishers worldwide -- including Bonnier, Cond Nast, Globo Media Group, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and National Geographic -- to bring some of the world's most iconic titles to tablet devices.

"National Geographic is known for its award-winning content spanning more than 100 years," said Drew Onufer, vice president, Interactive and Digital Products, National Geographic. "With Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Enterprise Edition and Adobe's creative software, we are building on a legacy of inspiration and reader loyalty by enabling consumers to enjoy content across a range of tablet devices. With Adobe tools, we can amplify the reach of our content while transforming its presentation in new and engaging ways. We have already published 50 Greatest Photographs for app users and have many more titles for tablet devices in the works. It's an exciting time for National Geographic and for the mobile publishing industry as a whole."

The Enterprise Edition of the Digital Publishing Suite includes a spectrum of hosted enterprise services and features for publishers worldwide. These services include Distribution Service, for the storage and fulfilment of digital issues to a wide variety of Android, iOS and RIM QNX devices, and Analytics Service to analyse and optimise editorial and advertising content. This uses a set of included analytic reports or through an Adobe SiteCatalyst account for more expansive and detailed reporting and analysis

The suite also includes Viewer Builder Service, to preview, test and build publisher branded, signed viewers, Folio Producer Service, which supports upload of content directly from within Adobe InDesign CS5, and E-commerce Service for the sale of content through mobile marketplaces, including the Apple App Store and Android Market, digital retail channels and direct publisher subscriptions.

The Enterprise Edition of Digital Publishing Suite is available immediately, with pricing available through a custom quote

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