Lee Enterprises upgrades Press Control Systems at The Times-Munster and Quad City Times


Munster_PRLee Enterprises have selected Harland Simon to upgrade their press controls and upper level management information systems at both their Munster, IN (The Times) and Davenport, IA (Quad City Times) facilities.

A few of the enhancements seen by Lee Enterprises and other recent installations like Birmingham News, AL;  Gaston Gazette, NC;  Ann Arbor, MI;  Des Moines Register, IA,  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA;  Desert Sun, CA and Total Trib. Media, PA are:

  • Moves from a set of individual modules to a seamless workflow based process.
  • Adopts familiar Windows look, feel and operation methods
  • Use of wizards for job creation
  • More configurable – tabs , ribbons, buttons etc than before
  • Seamless integration of manual and automatic impositioning tools
  • Enhanced graphic displays and operations in impositioning
  • Integrated import and export functionality
  • Configurable Stop Reasons entry
  • Wide-screen [22”] touch-screens on the press consoles

Furthermore, the platform on which the above has been developed and installed supports the latest Operating System and database versions from Microsoft. Munster will be running live by the end of October and Davenport, by end of November.

For further information, please contact John Staiano at our Chicage Office.  Tel: +1 630 572 7650.