|R.R. Donnelly, one of largest commercial printers
in North America employing more than 26,000 people and revenues near
5 billion for 1997, turned to Marcus Technology for creating a turn-key
management solution incorporating a reliable and cost-effective CD\DVD
Library System. As the leading provider of printing and related services
to the merchandising, magazine, book, directory, and financial industries,
pre-press companies are constantly searching for innovative ways to
save time and money for its business and clients.
R.R. Donnelly specializes in the production of high-quality fashion
catalogs, for companies such as JC Penney, Spiegel, Lands
End, Eddie Bauer, and Coldwater Creek. This site implemented a digital
library for managing its customer image files contained within more
than 1.5 terabytes of files that continue to climb! Marcus Technology
is responsible for finding cost-effective solutions for the storage
and archival of those images and data for its pre-press customers.
No small task when dealing with thousands of files for hundreds
Since R.R. Donnelly is managing such a large amount of image files
and data, it is imperative that it is able to quickly and easily
track the images. R.R. Donnelly chose a solution that would allow
near-line access, across multiple platforms, in a user-friendly
environment, a Digital Library Management System (DLMS) created
specifically for R.R. Donnellys by Marcus Technologys
innovative software management with an NSM CD\DVD Library System
for creating a turn-key digital asset management system.
The NSM CD\DVD library featured as a key component of the system.
CD\DVD storage was chosen for several reasons the CD\DVD
system performed near-line access to thumbnails of images, in approximately
4 seconds, with consistent reliability. The components of the system
include: NSM Modular Series jukebox for CD\DVD storage, iStore DISCacher
for jukebox control, iStore Macintosh Writer for authoring CDs,
and TeleScope for content management. The jukebox for this particular
DLMS included four high-speed drives, 340 disc capacity, and the
fastest time-to-deliver data (TDD) in the market.
Once completed, the DLMS created for the pre-press application
allowed for easy cataloging, searching, open viewing, storage, and
management with detailed image files. The synthesizing of these
different elements into one common interface is essential in the
Marcus can already see the day when he will be adding more or larger
capacity jukeboxes to his turn-key solutions customized for the
pre-press industry. CD\DVD jukebox technology and a Digital Library
Management System have helped Marcus Technology stay ahead of the
competition in servicing the catalog pre-press market.
Other prepress, publishing and graphic design companies utilizing
NSMs digital asset management systems include TrialGraphix,
Intergraph and Polaroid.